Turbulent Plumes in Nature

Woods, Andrew W. (2010) Turbulent Plumes in Nature. Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 42 (1). pp. 391-412. DOI https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-121108-145430

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This review describes a range of natural processes leading to the formation of turbulent buoyant plumes, largely relating to volcanic processes, in which there are localized, intense releases of energy. Phenomena include volcanic eruption columns, bubble plumes in lakes, hydrothermal plumes, and plumes beneath the ice in polar oceans. We assess how the dynamics is affected by heat transfer, particle fallout and recycling, and Earth's rotation, as well as explore some of the mixing of the ambient fluid produced by plumes in a confined geometry.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 09AREP; IA60; BPI
Subjects: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Journal or Publication Title: Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics
Volume: 42
Page Range: pp. 391-412
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-fluid-121108-145430
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2010 16:26
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:57
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471

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