Lagrangian model of copepod dynamics: Clustering by escape jumps in turbulence.

  title={Lagrangian model of copepod dynamics: Clustering by escape jumps in turbulence.},
  author={Hamidreza Ardeshiri and I. Benkeddad and François G. Schmitt and Sami Souissi and Federico Toschi and Enrico Calzavarini},
  journal={Physical review. E},
Planktonic copepods are small crustaceans that have the ability to swim by quick powerful jumps. Such an aptness is used to escape from high shear regions, which may be caused either by flow perturbations, produced by a large predator (i.e., fish larvae), or by the inherent highly turbulent dynamics of the ocean. Through a combined experimental and numerical study, we investigate the impact of jumping behavior on the small-scale patchiness of copepods in a turbulent environment. Recorded… 

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