Double-diffusive convection

  • The left figure is salinity distribution of boussinesq fluid double-diffusive convection.
  • The basic stratification is stable for temperature and unstable for salinity.
  • On the lower and upper boundary, temperature and salinity is fixed and tangential stress is equal to zero (free-slip boundary condition).
  • The horizontal boundary condition is cyclic.
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  • See also result of laboratory experiment presented by Atmosphere and Ocean in a Laboratory
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