Kinematic viscosity

From Glossary of Meteorology
Revision as of 15:32, 20 February 2012 by imported>Perlwikibot
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)

kinematic viscosity

A coefficient defined as the ratio of the dynamic viscosity of a fluid to its density.

The kinematic viscosity of most gases increases with increasing temperature and decreasing pressure. For dry air at 0°C, the kinematic viscosity is about 1.46×10-5 m2 s-1. Common symbols for these variables are μ for dynamic viscosity and ν for kinematic viscosity.

List, R. J. 1951. Smithsonian Meteorological Tables. 6th rev. ed., . 394–395.

Copyright 2022 American Meteorological Society (AMS). For permission to reuse any portion of this work, please contact Any use of material in this work that is determined to be “fair use” under Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act (17 U.S. Code § 107) or that satisfies the conditions specified in Section 108 of the U.S.Copyright Act (17 USC § 108) does not require AMS’s permission. Republication, systematic reproduction, posting in electronic form, such as on a website or in a searchable database, or other uses of this material, except as exempted by the above statement, require written permission or a license from AMS. Additional details are provided in the AMS Copyright Policy statement.