Slab model

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slab model

A model of a surface or bottom mixed layer in which all quantities (scalar and vector) are assumed to be completely and instantaneously homogenized.

The assumption is that the processes affecting the mixed layer as a whole act slowly in comparison to the mixing time of the large eddies that stir the layer.
See also mixed-layer models, jump model.

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