Faculty of Physics
M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
Regular Article

Effect of water surface pollution by petroleum products on the formation of Langmuir circulations and the energy exchange between a basin and the atmosphere

N.S. Blokhina, A.E. Ordanovich

Moscow University Physics Bulletin 1997. 52. N 3. P. 71

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A novel mathematical model is used for investigating the effect of oil pollutions on the characteristics of Langmuir circulations and the streams of sensitive and latent heat from a basin into the atmosphere. Calculations have been performed for a wide range of wind velocities over the basin and for the values of Dalton's number which depends on the surface pollution. A range of parameters in which the Langmuir circulations disappear has been found. Estimates have been made of the temperature differences between the water surface and the air, as well as between the water surface and the bottom, as functions of wind velocity and Dalton's number.

N.S. Blokhina, A.E. Ordanovich
Department of Marine and Inland Water Physics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Control, Faculty of Physics, Moscow State University, Leninskie Gory, Moscow, 119992, Russia
Issue 3, 1997

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