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A theoretical model for horizontal convection at high Rayleigh number

Hughes, Graham; Griffiths, Ross; Mullarney, J; Peterson, William H

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We present a simple flow model and solution to describe 'horizontal convection' driven by a gradient of temperature or heat flux along one horizontal boundary of a rectangular box. Following laboratory observations of the steady-state convection, the model is based on a localized vertical turbulent plume from a line or point source that is located anywhere within the area of the box and that maintains a stably stratified interior. In contrast to the 'filling box' process, the convective...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/34990
Source: Journal of Fluid Mechanics
DOI: 10.1017/S0022112007005630

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