Patchy turbulence

From AMS Glossary
Jump to: navigation, search


patchy turbulence

Turbulence that is not continuous in space, but is separated by regions of stability and laminar flow.

Examples include the turbulence in a horizontal plane across the entrainment zone of the convective boundary layer, or a stable, nocturnal boundary layer with patches of turbulent flow caused by windbreaks scattered across the landscape.

Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants