A turbulent mixture theory for the atmospheric mixture of snow and air.

R. Decker, R. L. Brown

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A theory based on classical fluid mechanics for an incompressible, chemically non-reacting, atmospheric mixuture of air and entrained snow particles is derived. These continuum equations of motion are then expanded to include turbulent flow. The reduced, one-dimensional equations of this theory are further refined by order-of-magnitude analysis and correlation of the turbulent terms to mean flow parameters. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-41
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Glaciology
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes


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  • Earth-Surface Processes

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