Simulations of two-dimensional turbulent convection in a density-stratified fluid

Tamara M. Rogers, Gary A. Glatzmaier, S. E. Woosley

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The high resolution computer simulations of two-dimensional convection using the anelastic approximation were discussed. The convection was found to be dominated by a large-scale coherent flow composed of ascending and descending superplumes. A power law exponent of 0.28 for the Nusselt-Rayleigh number scaling was also elaborated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026315
Pages (from-to)263151-263156
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2 2
StatePublished - Feb 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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