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Eddy diffusion

Eddy diffusion or Eddy dispersion or turbulent diffusion is any diffusion process by which substances are mixed in the atmosphere or in any fluid system due to eddy motion [1]. In another definition [2] it is mixing that is caused by eddies that can vary in size from the smallest scales Kolmogorov microscales to subtropical gyres.


  1. ^ IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology 2nd Edition (1997) Gold Book Link.
  2. ^ Glossary of Meteorology Link
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