Gravity current propagation along an incline in the presence of boundary mixing

Y. Noh, H. J.S. Fernando

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Boundary mixing was generated by oscillating the incline along its plane. It was observed that when the background turbulence is strong, such typical characteristics of the gravity current as the "raised-head' structure and the sharp front disappear. Quantitative measurements on the frontal velocity, density structure, and the thickness of the gravity current were made, and their dependencies on the intensity of turbulence at the boundary are presented. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12,586-12,592
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Issue numberC7
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Jan 1


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  • Geophysics
  • Forestry
  • Oceanography
  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Soil Science
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Earth-Surface Processes
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Palaeontology

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