Wind-Induced Mixing in Stratified Fluid

by C. Kranenburg,

Serial Information: Journal of the Hydraulics Division, 1981, Vol. 107, Issue 5, Pg. 632-637

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this note a simple model is offered for mixed-layer deepening caused by wind action at the free surface of a density-stratified fluid. Solar radiation, cooling advection, and Coriolis effects are not considered. To include an aspect of mixing in waters of limited horizontal extent, a steamwise pressure gradient is taken into account.

Subject Headings: Wind forces | Solar radiation | Terrain models | Free surfaces | Density stratification | Advection | Water pressure | Hydrologic models

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