### Abstract

Turbulence under strong stratification and rotation is usually characterized as quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. We develop a "quasi-two-dimensional" energy spectrum which changes smoothly between the Kolmogorov -5/3 law (no stratification), the -2 scalings of Zhou [Phys. Fluids 7, 2092 (1995)] for the case of strong rotation, as well as the -2 scalings for the case of strong rotation and stratification. For strongly stratified turbulence, the model may give the -2 scaling predicted by Herring [Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 38, 106 1988], and the -5/3 scaling indicated by some mesoscale observations.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 6187-6190 |

Number of pages | 4 |

Journal | Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics |

Volume | 57 |

Issue number | 5 SUPPL. B |

State | Published - May 1998 |

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- Condensed Matter Physics
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics

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*Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics*,

*57*(5 SUPPL. B), 6187-6190.

**Energy spectra of strongly stratified and rotating turbulence.** / Mahalov, Alex; Nicolaenko, Basil; Zhou, Ye.

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*Physical Review E - Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics*, vol. 57, no. 5 SUPPL. B, pp. 6187-6190.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Energy spectra of strongly stratified and rotating turbulence

AU - Mahalov, Alex

AU - Nicolaenko, Basil

AU - Zhou, Ye

PY - 1998/5

Y1 - 1998/5

N2 - Turbulence under strong stratification and rotation is usually characterized as quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. We develop a "quasi-two-dimensional" energy spectrum which changes smoothly between the Kolmogorov -5/3 law (no stratification), the -2 scalings of Zhou [Phys. Fluids 7, 2092 (1995)] for the case of strong rotation, as well as the -2 scalings for the case of strong rotation and stratification. For strongly stratified turbulence, the model may give the -2 scaling predicted by Herring [Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 38, 106 1988], and the -5/3 scaling indicated by some mesoscale observations.

AB - Turbulence under strong stratification and rotation is usually characterized as quasi-two-dimensional turbulence. We develop a "quasi-two-dimensional" energy spectrum which changes smoothly between the Kolmogorov -5/3 law (no stratification), the -2 scalings of Zhou [Phys. Fluids 7, 2092 (1995)] for the case of strong rotation, as well as the -2 scalings for the case of strong rotation and stratification. For strongly stratified turbulence, the model may give the -2 scaling predicted by Herring [Meteorol. Atmos. Phys. 38, 106 1988], and the -5/3 scaling indicated by some mesoscale observations.

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VL - 57

SP - 6187

EP - 6190

JO - Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics

JF - Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics

SN - 1539-3755

IS - 5 SUPPL. B

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