Why Didn't Rayleigh Discover Salt Fingers?

  1. Alan Brandt and
  2. H.J.S. Fernando
  1. Raymond W. Schmitt

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM094p0003

Double-Diffusive Convection

Double-Diffusive Convection

How to Cite

Schmitt, R. W. (1995) Why Didn't Rayleigh Discover Salt Fingers?, in Double-Diffusive Convection (eds A. Brandt and H.J.S. Fernando), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM094p0003

Author Information

  1. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900766

Online ISBN: 9781118664520

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Keywords:

  • Ocean mixing;
  • Turbulence;
  • Salinity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • W. Stanley Jevons

  • Rayleigh's 1883 Paper

  • The Rayleigh-Sidgwick Experiments of 1880

  • V. W. Ekman

  • Stommel, Arons And Blanchard

  • Stern's Discovery

  • Discussion