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Particle diffusion on a three-dimensional random sea

Buick, J. and Morrison, I. and Durrani, T.S. and Greated, C. (2001) Particle diffusion on a three-dimensional random sea. Experiments in Fluids, 30 (1). pp. 88-92. ISSN 0723-4864

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Abstract

The diffusion of particles on a random sea surface, due to the random fluctuations of the Stokes drift velocity, is examined. Experimental results are presented for the diffusion of particle pairs on the surface of a three-dimensional random sea with a Pierson-Moskowitz surface spectrum and a cos2 spreading function. The results show good agreement with theoretical predictions, particularly at low separations where other affects are negligible. Diffusion of surface particles in different sea states is also discussed.

Item type: Article
ID code: 7071
Keywords: water pollution, sea surface, surface diffusion, sea state, physical simulation, three dimensional system, drift velocity, fluctuations, Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mechanics of Materials, Computational Mechanics, Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
Subjects: Technology > Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Department: Faculty of Engineering > Electronic and Electrical Engineering
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2008
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:36
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/7071

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