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# Turbulent convection at very high Rayleigh numbers

@article{Niemela2000TurbulentCA, title={Turbulent convection at very high Rayleigh numbers}, author={Joseph J Niemela and Ladislav Skrbek and Katepalli R. Sreenivasan and Russell J. Donnelly}, journal={Nature}, year={2000}, volume={404}, pages={837-840} }

- Published 2000 in Nature
DOI:10.1038/35009036

Turbulent convection occurs when the Rayleigh number (Ra)—which quantifies the relative magnitude of thermal driving to dissipative forces in the fluid motion—becomes sufficiently high. Although many theoretical and experimental studies of turbulent convection exist, the basic properties of heat transport remain unclear. One important question concerns the existence of an asymptotic regime that is supposed to occur at very high Ra. Theory predicts that in such a state the Nusselt number (Nu… CONTINUE READING

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