熱水プルームの挙動 [in Japanese] Behavior of hydrothermal plume [in Japanese]
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Physical behavior of plumes in the ocean was demonstrated by model calculation with some applications to a hydrothermal plume observed in the Okinawa Trough. In a special case where the initial momentum of a plume is so large that the plume was driven mainly by the momentum, a water mass of a colder and lower salinity campared to the surrounding water was formed. In other cases, a wamer and saltier water mass was formed. Concerning the behavior of the plume cloud, some phenomena caused by the differenece between diffusivities of heat and salt were also discussed qualitatively.
Chikyukagaku 22(1), 114-122, 1988
The Geochemical Society of Japan