mixing layer

mixing layer

A turbulent boundary layer formed where there is a velocity shear between two media at different temperatures. The turbulence draws long shreds from each side that mix and form a thick buffer layer at the mean temperature of the two media.
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In investigations of the mixing layer, averaging intervals of 10 minutes are sufficient, whereas for fog which forms rapidly, very short measurement frequencies are often requested.
Figure 6 describes how, when operated at vertical incidence, the backscatter signal and its Doppler shift can provide an unambiguous estimate of the height of the mixing layer, the turbulent dissipation energy rates, and the origin of the daytime and nighttime convective motions.
shown that they can measure the height of the mixing layer, the decay of turbulent kinetic energy, the origin of vertical convective motions, and the vertical exchange in the boundary layer.
As the canopy develops and the potential for longer distance spread of the pathogen from other vineyards increases, the sampling head should be placed into the turbulent mixing layer at the top of the canopy.
The eddies deposit spores onto vines further down the same vine row or on the ground and rarely eject them into the turbulent mixing layer for long distance dispersion.
Smayda (2002) states that when the mixing is restricted to only the upper layers, despite penetration of light to the deeper layers, it imposes differentiated distribution of the phytoplankton, with fewer species and lower densities below the mixing layer.
Thickness remain constant until the heat flux in air-water boundary decreases, then thickness increases and expansion of diurnal mixing layer is observed.
The growth in the mixing layer was found to be affected primarily by the difference in velocity between the fiber flow and the water flow when the jet was highly turbulent.
The mixing layer was found from the surface to 30 m of depth, after which the water mass could no longer be identified during the rainy and hurricane seasons.
Woodward and Porter, both astrophysicists, ran their turbulence code, Piecewise Parabolic Method, on the XT3 to simulate turbulent fluid dynamics in shear mixing layers.