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The Growth and Structure of Double - Diffusive Cells Adjacent to a Side - Wall in a Salt - Stratified Enviroment

Phillips, OM; Malki-Epshtein, L; Huppert, HE; (2004) The Growth and Structure of Double - Diffusive Cells Adjacent to a Side - Wall in a Salt - Stratified Enviroment. Presented at: XXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Warsaw, Poland. Green open access

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Abstract

August 15-21, 2004 Measurements are reported of the rate of horizontal extension of the cells in tanks of different lengths with a range of initial salinity gradients and cooling rates (which determine the vertical height of each cell). A simple model for the cell evolution is developed. It predicts that cell growth is dependent on tank length. The mean rate of increase of cell length decreases linearly in time, as does the density gradient inside the cells, supported by both temperature and salinity gradients. The results are found to agree quantitatively with the measurements.

Type: Conference item (UNSPECIFIED)
Title: The Growth and Structure of Double - Diffusive Cells Adjacent to a Side - Wall in a Salt - Stratified Enviroment
Event: XXI International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Warsaw, Poland
Dates: 15 August 2004 - 21 August 2004
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Keywords: fluid mechanics, geophysical fluid dynamics, double-diffusion, applied mathematics
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Civil, Environ and Geomatic Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10991
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