Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows / Edition 1

Transport and Mixing in Geophysical Flows / Edition 1

by Jeffrey B. Weiss
     
 

This volume collects a number of theoretical and experimental lectures on various aspects of transport and mixing of active and passive particles in geophysical flows.

Transports in fluids can be approached from two complementary perspectives: in the Eulerian view of mixing, the focus is on the concentration field - advection stetches and folds the

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This volume collects a number of theoretical and experimental lectures on various aspects of transport and mixing of active and passive particles in geophysical flows.

Transports in fluids can be approached from two complementary perspectives: in the Eulerian view of mixing, the focus is on the concentration field - advection stetches and folds the concentration field and sharpens the gradients, while diffusion smoothes the field. In the Langrangian view, fluid parcels are followed around as they move with the flow, experiencing chaotic or shastic motion.

Both pictures are considered in the present lectures, with passive particles carried freely by the flow and reactive particles, where chemically or biologically induced reactions change the character of the particles.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540752141
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Series:
Lecture Notes in Physics Series, #744
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
0.69(w) x 6.14(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Scalar Decay in Chaotic Mixing.- Transport of Inert and reactive Particles: Lagrangian Statistics in Turbulent Flow.- Diffusion and Reaction-Diffusion in Steady Flows at Large Peclet Numbers.- An Introduction to radiative Tranfer for Geophysicists. Coherent Vortices and Tracer Transport.- Dispersion and Mixing in Quasi-Two-Dimensional Rotating Flows.- Quatntifying, Inhomogeneous, Instantaneous, Irreversible Transport Using Passive Tracer Field as a Coordinate.- Lagrangian Statistics From Oceanic and Atmospheric Observations.- The Modulation of Biological Production by Oceanic Mesoscale Turbulence.

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