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Canuto 2002

Canuto, V.M., 2002: Diffusion in stars: The case of gravity waves, rigid rotation and stable stratification. Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc., 337, 713-719, doi:10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05962.x.

We study mixing in the tachocline in the presence of a source (gravity waves of power Π) and two sinks (rigid rotation Ω and stable stratification of strength ∇ad-∇ > 0). The Reynolds stresses Rij are found to be proportional to ΠΩ-1rij, where the dimensionless tensor rij may increase, decrease or saturate with Θ depending on the component (ij). The heat fluxes are found to be proportional to Πhi, where the dimensionless hr,ε first decrease with Ω and then saturate while hε always decreases with Ω. Numerical values of the momentum and heat diffusivities are derived and discussed. Future studies will include differential rotation, the μ-barrier and meridional currents.

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@article{ca06400f,
  author={Canuto, V. M.},
  title={Diffusion in stars: The case of gravity waves, rigid rotation and stable stratification},
  year={2002},
  journal={Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc.},
  volume={337},
  pages={713--719},
  doi={10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05962.x},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ca06400f
AU  - Canuto, V. M.
PY  - 2002
TI  - Diffusion in stars: The case of gravity waves, rigid rotation and stable stratification
JA  - Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc.
VL  - 337
SP  - 713
EP  - 719
DO  - 10.1046/j.1365-8711.2002.05962.x
ER  -

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