## An experimental study of evolving turbulence in uniform mean shear flows with and without stable stratification |

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### Contents

Investigation of the Growth of Turbulence in | 3 |

Chapter Page | 90 |

References for Chapter 3 | 142 |

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asymptotic Atta buoyancy forces centerline velocity cm/sec comparison cospectra decaying turbulence decrease density gradient dependence dimensionless development dimensionless downstream distance dissipation distance H Downstream development eddy Figure Fluid Mech frequencies function of dimensionless gradient Richardson number grow growth Helland increasing initial length scale inlet internal waves isotropic Itsweire KUOM laboratory layer linear Longitudinal turbulent intensity mean shear flows measurements mixing efficiency nearly constant nondimensional Normalized turbulent kinetic observed One-dimensional spectra overturning scales Ozmidov Reynolds number Reynolds stress spectra of density stability Ri stably stratified uniform Stillinger stratified fluid stratified shear flows stratified uniform mean Symbol Tavoularis 1985 tion turbulent flows turbulent kinetic energy turbulent shear flow uniform mean flow uniform mean shear unsheared unstratified values velocity profile velocity spectra Vertical turbulent intensity vertical velocity viscous water channel wavenumber Webster wind tunnel