Mixing in turbulent gravity currents

Laboratory measurements of mixing in a turbulent gravity current.
This gravity current was produced by releasing dense fluid from a lock at one end of a rectangular channel. The false colours and contours show across-channel averaged density structure. Contours are at levels of 80%, 60%, 40%, 20%, and 5% of the intial density, respectively, with the 5% contour outermost. For more information see: Hacker, J., Linden, P.F., & Dalziel, S.B. 1996 Mixing in lock-release gravity currents. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans.24, 183-195.
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