High Rayleigh number convection with strongly variable viscosity: a comparison between mean field and two-dimensional solutions.

F. Quareni, D. A. Yuen, G. Sewell, U. R. Christensen

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Abstract

We have studied single-mode mean field equations associated with variable viscosity convection for both steady state and time-dependent situations. Both temperature-dependent and temperature- and pressure-dependent viscosity with the surface viscosity fixed have been studied. Our results show that the differences between the 2 approaches grow with both viscosity contrast and convective vigor.-from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12,633-12,644
JournalJournal of Geophysical Research
Volume90
Issue numberB14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

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