Sediment and plankton lift off recirculations in strong synthetic turbulence (KS)
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The study of particle diffusion and of turbulent sedimentation is of great importance in many geophysical fields, such as in Environmental Science or Oceanography as well as in Bio-environmental and industrial processes. For a long time, the study of diffusion was numerically computed with random free paths, which gives Brownian behavior. These stochastics methods have the objection that do not take into account the flow profile. On the other hand, there are many ways to simulate a fluid flow, but when this is turbulent our aim is to simulate the behaviour of neutral or heavy and inertial particles of biological or geological nature in a turbulent flow, in a simple way with a kinematically simulated model and to validate the results. We use the Kinematic Simulation (KS) model, also known as Synthetic Turbulence to model several environmental situations, both in the Atmosphere and the Ocean.
CitationRedondo, J. [et al.]. Sediment and plankton lift off recirculations in strong synthetic turbulence (KS). A: European Geosciences Union General Assembly. "Geophysical Research Abstracts, vol. 16". Vienna: 2014, p. 15338-15339.