A Spectrum of Turbulence at Very High Reynolds Number

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THE downstream component of the turbulent velocity has been recorded in a sea-water channel with a Reynolds number, based on the depth, of 4 × 107. The measurements were made near the southern end of Discovery Passage (50° 00′ N., 125° 12.5′ W.) with a tidal current of 100 cm./sec. flowing northward at the point of observation. At this point the channel is about one mile wide and the water has been flowing with a depth of about sixty metres for a little over a mile, having entered the passage from the wide and deep basin of Georgia Strait.

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GRANT, H., MOILLIET, A. & STEWART, R. A Spectrum of Turbulence at Very High Reynolds Number. Nature 184, 808–810 (1959) doi:10.1038/184808b0

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