Journal of Fluid Mechanics

Double-diffusive convection

Herbert E.  Huppert a1 and J. Stewart  Turner a2
a1 Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EW
a2 Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra ACT 2600

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In this paper we present a rather personal view of the important developments in double-diffusive convection, a subject whose evolution has been the result of a close interaction between theoreticians, laboratory experimenters and sea-going oceano-graphers. More recently, applications in astrophysics, engineering and geology have become apparent. In the final section we attempt to draw some general conclusions and suggest that further progress will again depend on a close collaboration between fluid dynamicists and other scientists.

(Published Online April 20 2006)