A laboratory study of the velocity structure in an intrusive gravity current

  title={A laboratory study of the velocity structure in an intrusive gravity current},
  author={Ryan Joseph Lowe and James W. Rottman}
Laboratory experiments were performed in which an intrusive gravity current was observed using shadowgraph and particle tracking methods. The intrusion was generated in a two-layer fluid with a sharp interface by mixing the fluid behind a vertical lock gate and then suddenly withdrawing the gate from the tank. The purpose of the experiments was to determine the structure of the velocity field inside the intrusion and the stability characteristics of the interface. Soon after the removal of the… CONTINUE READING
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