Using random walk models to simulate the vertical distribution of particles in a turbulent water column

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Abstract

Random walk simulation has the potential to be an extremely powerful tool in the investigation of turbulence in environmental processes. However, care must be taken in applying such simulations to the motion of particles in turbulent marine systems where turbulent diffusivity is commonly spatially non-uniform. The problems associated with this nonuniformity are far from negligible and have been recognised for quite some time. However, incorrect implementations continue to appear in the Literature. In this note computer simulations are presented to illustrate how and why these implementations are incorrect, and a simple technique that can properly simulate turbulent diffusion in the marine environment is discussed
Original languageEnglish
JournalMarine Ecology - Progress Series
Volume158
Pages (from-to)275-281
ISSN0171-8630
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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