Dynamics of laboratory diapir and plume models

@article{Whitehead1975DynamicsOL,
  title={Dynamics of laboratory diapir and plume models},
  author={J. Whitehead and D. Luther},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1975},
  volume={80},
  pages={705-717}
}
The low Reynolds number dynamics of a thin layer of fluid bounded below by a flat horizontal boundary and moving buoyantly through a fluid of another viscosity and density is observed by means of model experiments and is described theoretically. Three distinct stages of growth were observed. The first stage is described by a linearized Rayleigh-Taylor instability, for which previous literature, present theory, and experiments exhibit close agreement. In this stage, disturbances of one specific… Expand
447 Citations