Vertical density currents—II

Limnology and Oceanography



Examples of vertical density currents wholly within the domain of laminar flow, one in a water solution, the other in air, have come to my attention. Both examples illustrate new ways of introducing and dispersing microscopic particles into static fluids and both demonstrate that a stable, clearly defined layer of dispersed particles forms first and that the vertical density currents originate and flow from the lower part of this layer. The new information comes from wholly unrelated lines of research, one in virology, and the other in mycology. Neither investigation was aimed at hydrodynamics yet both provide good experimental support for vertical density currents.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Vertical density currents—II
Series title Limnology and Oceanography
DOI 10.4319/lo.1969.14.1.0001
Volume 14
Issue 1
Year Published 1969
Language English
Publisher Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography
Description 3 p.
First page 1
Last page 3
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