eddy diffusion

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eddy diffusion

[′ed·ē də‚fyü·zhən]
(fluid mechanics)
Diffusion which occurs in turbulent flow, by the rapid process of mixing of the swirling eddies of fluid. Also known as turbulent diffusion.
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The eddy-diffusion coefficient, K, is an approximation of the average dispersion rate of passive particles in the ocean.
In the initial case in which larvae diffuse between the coast and a stationary front, both the one-dimensional [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 3 OMITTED] and two-dimensional [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 11 OMITTED] analyses illustrate the baseline effect of the interaction of eddy-diffusion, larval mortality, and front position on the adult dynamics.