Lee eddies

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lee eddies

The small irregular motions or eddies produced immediately in the rear of an obstacle in a turbulent fluid.

For sufficiently high Reynolds number and for very irregular obstacles, the region of lee eddies may extend a considerable distance downstream. As an example in the atmosphere, mountain waves may be thought of as lee eddies

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