Relative Dispersion of Particles in a Stratified Rotating Atmosphere

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Abstract

An analysis of the kinetics and dynamics of the relative dispersion of particles in a stratified rotating fluid is made. The expressions for the relative displacement tensor, and the power- and cross-spectra of the relative velocity are derived. Their characteristics for large and small diffusion times are examined. The governing equations for the motion of marked fluid particles are separated into two sets of equations, one governing the motion of the center of mass and the other governing the motion of individual particles relative to the center of mass. Discussions of the concentration distribution in clusters of marked fluid particles are made. A turbulent diffusion model is constructed for the estimate of the effects of thermal stratification and rotation on the dispersion of particles in the atmosphere.

Abstract

An analysis of the kinetics and dynamics of the relative dispersion of particles in a stratified rotating fluid is made. The expressions for the relative displacement tensor, and the power- and cross-spectra of the relative velocity are derived. Their characteristics for large and small diffusion times are examined. The governing equations for the motion of marked fluid particles are separated into two sets of equations, one governing the motion of the center of mass and the other governing the motion of individual particles relative to the center of mass. Discussions of the concentration distribution in clusters of marked fluid particles are made. A turbulent diffusion model is constructed for the estimate of the effects of thermal stratification and rotation on the dispersion of particles in the atmosphere.

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