eddy kinetic energy

eddy kinetic energy

[′ed·ē kə′ned·ik‚en·ər·jē]
(fluid mechanics)
The kinetic energy of that component of fluid flow which represents a departure from the average kinetic energy of the fluid, the mode of averaging depending on the particular problem. Also known as turbulence energy.
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The methodology of calculations of eddy kinetic energy per unit mass was that used by Sharma et al.
Interannual variation of eddy kinetic energy from TOPEX altimeter observations.