Table-top rotating turbulence: an experimental insight through particle tracking

L. Del Castello*, H. J.H. Clercx, R. R. Trieling, A. Tsinober

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Background rotation may seriously affect the dynamics of fluid flows when the relative importance of the nonlinear acceleration over the Coriolis force becomes small enough. It has a relevant effect on turbulent dispersion and mixing in geophysical and engineering flows, and acts with different mechanisms: the Coriolis force makes the flow strongly anisotropic and reduces the energy dissipation [1, 2]. The background rotation reduces the overall dispersion and particularly in the direction parallel to the rotation axis. At the same time, it leads to the formation of Ekman layers close to the horizontal no-slip boundaries, responsible for an enhancement of the vertical mixing by pumping effects.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Turbulence XII - Proceedings of the 12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, 2009
EditorsBruno Eckhardt
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642030840
StatePublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, ETC12 2009 - Marburg, Germany
Duration: 7 Sep 200910 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference12th EUROMECH European Turbulence Conference, ETC12 2009


  • Coriolis Force
  • Ekman Layer
  • Horizontal Velocity Component
  • Turbulent Dispersion
  • Vertical Vorticity


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