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https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-627-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-17-627-2024
Research article
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26 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 26 Jan 2024

Estimating the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate from one-dimensional velocity measurements in time

Marcel Schröder, Tobias Bätge, Eberhard Bodenschatz, Michael Wilczek, and Gholamhossein Bagheri

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The rate at which energy is dissipated in a turbulent flow is an extremely important quantity. In the atmosphere, it is usually measured by recording a velocity time at a specific location. Our goal is to understand how best to estimate the dissipation rate from such data based on various available methods. Our reference for evaluating the performance of the different methods is data generated with direct numerical simulations and in highly controlled laboratory setups.