Buoyant subrange

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buoyant subrange

A range of turbulent eddies in a stably stratified atmosphere, too small to be influenced by shear but large enough to be affected by buoyancy.

Dimensional considerations give a power law dependence of energy versus wavenumber, or spectral slope, of −11/5.
See turbulence spectrum.