Structure of Turbulent Boundary Layers

Ronald Adrian

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The coherent eddy structures that have been discovered to date are reviewed and discussed. These include the nearwall low speed streaks and quasi-streamwise vortices, hairpin vortices and hairpin vortex packets, large-scale motions and very large-scale motions. Interactions between the different scales are discussed and the experimental problems of observing coherent structures in geophysical flows are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoherent Flow Structures at Earth's Surface
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118527221
ISBN (Print)9781119962779
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)


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