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Convection, turbulent mixing and salt fingers

Wells, Mathew Graeme


In this thesis I address several topics concerning the interaction of convection and density stratification in oceans and lakes. I present experimental and theoretical investigations of the interaction between a localized buoyancy source and a heat flux through a horizontal boundary, and of the interactions between salt fingers and intermittent turbulence or shear. ¶ An extensive series of laboratory experiments were used to quantify the stratification and circulation that result from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2001-03
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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