Estimates of the temperature flux–temperature gradient relation above a sea floor

  title={Estimates of the temperature flux–temperature gradient relation above a sea floor},
  author={Andrea A. Cimatoribus and Hans van Haren},
  journal={Journal of Fluid Mechanics},
  pages={504 - 523}
The relation between the flux of temperature (or buoyancy), the vertical temperature gradient and the height above the bottom is investigated in an oceanographic context, using high-resolution temperature measurements. The model for the evolution of a stratified layer by Balmforth et al. (J. Fluid Mech., vol. 355, 1998, pp. 329–358) is reviewed and adapted to the case of a turbulent flow above a wall. Model predictions are compared with the average observational estimates of the flux… 
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