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turbulent compressible convection in a deep atmosphere. i - preliminary two-dimensional resultsThe turbulent convection of a compressible fluid in a deep atmosphere is simulated by two-dimensional numerical computations, displaying coexisting 'cells' whose sizes range from the total depth of the convection zone to the smallest scale height at the top. While the largest cells traverse the entire zone, smaller ones are clustered near the top. The vertical correlation length of the vertical velocity is proportional to the local pressure or density scale height, in a way reminiscent of the concept of mixing length.
Document ID
19830035799
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
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Authors
Chan, K. L.
(Applied Research Corp. Landover, MD, United States)
Sofia, S.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Wolff, C. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Laboratory for Planetary Atmospheres, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 15, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: Astrophysical Journal
Subject Category
ASTROPHYSICS
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Public
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