Large eddy simulation of particle settling in the ocean mixed layer

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dc.identifier.uri Noh, Y. Kang, I.S. Herold, M. Raasch, S. 2019-10-09T10:27:13Z 2019-10-09T10:27:13Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Noh, Y.; Kang, I.S.; Herold, M.; Raasch, S.: Large eddy simulation of particle settling in the ocean mixed layer. In: Physics of Fluids 18 (2006), Nr. 8, 85109. DOI:
dc.description.abstract The settling process of suspended particles in the turbulent flow was investigated by analyzing the Lagrangian motion of a large number of particles in the ocean mixed layer simulated by large eddy simulation (LES), focusing on the role of Langmuir circulation (LC). At the beginning, particles released near the surface are swept down rapidly following the downward jets in the presence of LC, contrary to the case of the horizontally uniform downward propagation in the absence of it. The strong vertical mixing by LC keeps the particle concentration almost uniform after the initial period in the presence of LC, while its mean concentration continues to decrease through particle settling. Under the influence of turbulence in the ocean mixed layer, the particle settling velocity W is always smaller than ws, and W∕ws decreases with decreasing ws∕u∗, where ws is the terminal velocity of a particle in the still fluid and u∗ is the frictional velocity. The presence of LC causes a further decrease of W ultimately, and the difference between the cases with and without LC is the largest at ws∕u∗∼1. The analysis of LES data reveals that particles spend more time in upward flows and that more particles tend to accumulate in the high vorticity region in the presence of LC. It suggests that particle trapping is more likely when the length scale of vortices is larger, which may lead to the decrease of W in the presence of LC. It was also found that the preferential concentration occurs away from the regions of high horizontal vorticity and divergence when ws∕u∗∼1. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher College Park, MD : American Institute of Physics
dc.relation.ispartofseries Physics of Fluids 18 (2006), Nr.8
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dc.subject large eddy simulation (LES) eng
dc.subject.ddc 550 | Geowissenschaften ger
dc.subject.ddc 551 | Geologie, Hydrologie, Meteorologie ger
dc.title Large eddy simulation of particle settling in the ocean mixed layer
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.essn 1089-7666
dc.relation.issn 0031-9171
dc.relation.issn 1070-6631
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 8
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 18
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 85109
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