5. Structure of Turbulent Chemical Plumes

  1. Ronald L. Woodfin Ph.D.
  1. Donald R. Webster Ph.D.

Published Online: 18 MAY 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470085202.ch5

Trace Chemical Sensing of Explosives

Trace Chemical Sensing of Explosives

How to Cite

Webster, D. R. (2006) Structure of Turbulent Chemical Plumes, in Trace Chemical Sensing of Explosives (ed R. L. Woodfin), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470085202.ch5

Editor Information

  1. Sandia National Laboratories, retired, PO Box 55, Sandia Park, New Mexico 87047, USA

Author Information

  1. Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, 790 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30332–0355, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAY 2006
  2. Published Print: 13 DEC 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471738398

Online ISBN: 9780470085202



  • turbulent chemical plumes structure;
  • turbulent mixing of chemical concentration;
  • tracking chemical odor plumes


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Turbulent Mixing

  • Instantaneous Structure

  • Time-Averaged Characteristics

  • Information for Tracking Chemical Odor Plumes

  • Variation of the Plume Structure

  • Acknowledgments

  • References