Instability and diapycnal momentum transport in a double-diffusive , stratified shear layer

@inproceedings{Smyth2005InstabilityAD,
  title={Instability and diapycnal momentum transport in a double-diffusive , stratified shear layer},
  author={William D. Smyth and Satoshi Kimura},
  year={2005}
}
We investigate the linear stability of a stratified shear layer in which stratification is generated by both temperature and salinity in a diffusively unstable configuration. We compute the effects of doubly diffusive stratification on inflectional shear instabilities and the effect of both shear and finite layer thickness on double diffusive instabilities. Momentum fluxes driven by salt sheets and diffusive convection cells are computed and parameterized in terms of Schmidt and Prantdl numbers… CONTINUE READING

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