Laboratory Experiments on the Interaction Between Surface Waves and Free Convection in Water

  • K. B. Katsaros
  • W. J. Shaw
  • K. Drummond

Abstract

Laboratory experiments have been performed to explore the effects of interaction between surface waves and free convection. This work is an extension of an earlier set of experiments on high Rayleigh number (109) free convection in water. In particular the temperature drop across the thermal boundary for convection below a free upper surface was related to the net upward heat flux and a relation of the form
$$ \text{N} = \text{AR}^{{\raise0.7ex\hbox{$\text{1}$} \!\mathord{\left/ {\vphantom {\text{1} \text{3}}}\right.\kern-\nulldelimiterspace} \!\lower0.7ex\hbox{$\text{3}$}}} $$
(1)
was found (Katsaros et al., 1977), where A is a constant.

Keywords

Quartz Convection Platinum Calorimetry 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. B. Katsaros
    • 1
  • W. J. Shaw
    • 1
  • K. Drummond
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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