Note on the effect of rotation on diffusion processes
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Welander, Pierre
(2011)
A gas in solid rotation that is subjected to a radial temperature gradient develops a component of heat diffusion at right angles to the gradient. The magnitude of this diffusive flux, relative to the radial component, is 2λΩ/v?, where λ and v? are the mean free path and the mean radial speed of the molecules, respectively, and Ω is the angular velocity of the system. Corresponding effects occur in diffusion of mass and momentum. It is suggested that the same effect becomes important in the largescale turbulent transports in the atmosphere and the oceans. The prediction is that a general eastward eddy heat flux should occur.DOI: 10.1111/j.21533490.1966.tb01444.x

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