Do Tidal-Channel Turbulence Measurements Support k-5/3?

Author: Long, R.R.

Source: Environmental Fluid Mechanics, Volume 3, Number 2, June 2003 , pp. 109-127(19)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:



We seriously challenge the belief that tidal-channel data of Grant et¬†al. support the theory for the classical energy-spectrum behavior, φ∝k-5/3 in the inertial subrange [where k is wave number and φ(k) is the one-dimensional energy-spectrum function]. The behavior revealed by our re-examination is explained in terms of a more recent theory.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 3989 Myrtle St., Sarasota FL 34235, U.S.A.

Publication date: June 1, 2003

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