The Spectrum of Nearly Inertial Turbulence in a Stably Stratified Fluid

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Abstract

The assumptions leading to the classical inertial subrange spectral forms are critically examined. It is shown how, by slightly relaxing the assumptions, a form can be obtained for the spectrum in the presence of other energy sinks. The technique is applied to a stably stratified medium, and the results compared with experiments and other theories.

Abstract

The assumptions leading to the classical inertial subrange spectral forms are critically examined. It is shown how, by slightly relaxing the assumptions, a form can be obtained for the spectrum in the presence of other energy sinks. The technique is applied to a stably stratified medium, and the results compared with experiments and other theories.

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