The Dynamics of Two Dimensional Turbulence

  • T. Maxworthy
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASIC, volume 318)


The diffusive and spectral character of a decaying quasi two-dimensional turbulent field has been determined experimentally. The spectral slopes found are steeper than those expected from classical theories but comparable to those found in numerical simulation. The geometry of the resulting vorticity fields has been explored using the techniques of fractal geometry. A fractal description has been found to be a useful adjunct to the more conventional measures of turbulent activity.


Fractal Dimension Internal Wave Fractal Geometry Spectral Slope Vorticity Distribution 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Maxworthy
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  1. 1.Departments of Mechanical & Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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