Lagrangian views on turbulent mixing of passive scalars

Katepalli R. Sreenivasan, Jörg Schumacher

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The Lagrangian view of passive scalar turbulence has recently produced interesting results and interpretations. Innovations in theory, experiments, simulations and data analysis of Lagrangian turbulence are reviewed here in brief. Part of the review is closely related to the so-called Kraichnan model for the advection of the passive scalar in synthetic turbulence. Possible implications for a better understanding of the passive scalar mixing in Navier-Stokes turbulence are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1561-1577
Number of pages17
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Issue number1916
StatePublished - Apr 13 2010


  • Kraichnan model
  • Lagrangian turbulence
  • Passive scalar mixing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Mathematics
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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