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dc.contributor.authorSchmitt, Raymond W.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-23T18:30:15Z
dc.date.available2012-04-23T18:30:15Z
dc.date.issued2011-07-01
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Marine Research 69 (2011): 779-795en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/5144
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © Sears Foundation for Marine Research, 2011. This article is posted here by permission of Sears Foundation for Marine Research for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Journal of Marine Research 69 (2011): 779-795, doi:10.1357/002224011799849471.en_US
dc.description.abstractNew experimental results on haline convection show a surprising preference for narrow fingers over large-scale convection when even a small stabilizing temperature gradient is present (Hage and Tilgner, 2010). This regime has heat/salt density ratios below one, a parameter range that has not been explored in traditional salt finger theory. Here the properties of the exact (long finger) solutions of Schmitt (1979, 1983) are explored at low density ratios. It is found that narrow finger solutions are indeed obtained and remain the fastest growing in some circumstances, though the selective advantage of the “Stern scale“ can disappear as the density ratio decreases. The variation of solutions with Prandtl number and the relation to the Stern (1975) approximate solution are examined and discussed.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe financial support of NASA for this work under grant NNX10AE19G is also gratefully acknowledged.en_US
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dc.publisherSears Foundation for Marine Researchen_US
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1357/002224011799849471
dc.titleThermohaline convection at density ratios below one : a new regime for salt fingersen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1357/002224011799849471


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