TERMIUM Plus®

The Government of Canada’s terminology and linguistic data bank.

HAUTEUR MELANGE [1 record]

Record 1 2004-01-28

English

Subject field(s)
  • Atmospheric Physics
DEF

Mean distance of travel analogous to the mean free path of a molecule, characteristic of a particular motion and over which an eddy maintains its identity.

CONT

mixing length [is] a concept used in the parameterization of turbulent transport processes. According to this model, fluid masses called eddies, distinguishable from the ambient fluid, spring into existence in some undefined way and then, after moving unchanged over a certain path length, become indistinguishable from the surrounding fluid. This path length, over which the eddy mixes with the surrounding fluid, is called the mixing length. This model is analogous to the mean free path of a molecule or atom between collisions.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Physique de l'atmosphère
DEF

Distance moyenne de parcours, analogue au parcours libre moyen d'une molécule, caractéristique d'un écoulement particulier et sur laquelle un tourbillon de turbulence conserve son identité.

Spanish

Campo(s) temático(s)
  • Física de la atmósfera
DEF

Distancia media de recorrido, análoga al recorrido libre medio de una molécula, típica de un movimiento dado y durante la cual el torbellino conserva su identidad.

Save record 1

Copyright notice for the TERMIUM Plus® data bank

© Public Services and Procurement Canada, 2022
TERMIUM Plus®, the Government of Canada's terminology and linguistic data bank
A product of the Translation Bureau

Features

Language Portal of Canada

Access a collection of Canadian resources on all aspects of English and French, including quizzes.

Writing tools

The Language Portal’s writing tools have a new look! Easy to consult, they give you access to a wealth of information that will help you write better in English and French.

Glossaries and vocabularies

Access Translation Bureau glossaries and vocabularies.

Date Modified: