Kinematic viscosity

From Glossary of Meteorology



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.


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