National Institute of Aquatic Resources

Turbulence Mixing & Stirring

Turbulence is one of those phenomena that everybody has an intuitive feel for, but one which is frustratingly difficult to quantify. Having said that, there have been some useful theortical advances by Richardson and KolmogorovĀ that can be used to give phenomonlogical descriptions.

This chapter is a brief overview of the physics of turbulence, how it can be measured, estimated and modelled. The aim is to give a solid basis for how the effects of turbulence can be quantified for marine organisms, particularly how it effects their interactions on the individual level.

Last updated 24.09.2013