Diffusion velocity

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diffusion velocity

  1. The relative mean molecular velocity of a selected gas undergoing diffusion in a gaseous atmosphere, commonly taken as a nitrogen (N2) atmosphere.

    The diffusion velocity is a molecular phenomenon and depends upon the gaseous concentration as well as upon the pressure and temperature gradients present.

  2. The speed with which a turbulent diffusion process proceeds as evidenced by the motion of individual eddies.

    Lettau, H. 1951. Compendium of Meteorology. 320–321.

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