scales of motion

scales of motion

[′skālz əv ′mō·shən]
(oceanography)
A series of increasing characteristic magnitudes of motion, ranging from tiny eddies of turbulence to oceanwide currents, each member of the series interacting with the adjacent members.
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Progress in understanding and controlling wall turbulence has been somewhat incremental because of the massive range of scales of motion involved-from the width of a human hair to the height of a multi-floor building in relative terms.