Taylor microscale

From Glossary of Meteorology



Taylor microscale

Of the three standard turbulence length scales, the one for which viscous dissipation begins to affect the eddies.

Thus it marks the transition from the inertial subrange to the dissipation range.
Compare integral length scales, Kolmogorov microscale.

Tennekes, H., and J. L. Lumley 1972. A First Course in Turbulence. MIT Press, . 65–66.

Townsend, A. A. 1976. The Structure of Turbulent Shear Flow. 2d ed., Cambridge University Press, . 46–47.