Bubble size distributions in a convecting layer

Atsuko Namiki, Tadahiro Hatakeyama, Atsushi Toramaru, Kei Kurita, Ikuro Sumita

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

10 被引用数 (Scopus)


We have conducted a series of laboratory experiments to explore the bubble size distribution coupled with convection in a magma chamber. Boiling liquid heated from below exhibits two types of convection pattern depending on the viscosity. When the viscosity is sufficiently high, bubbles are distributed uniformly in the liquid, and the bubble size distribution becomes the power law type for large bubbles and exponential distribution for small bubbles. On the other hand, when the viscosity is low, bubbles are separated from the liquid layer, making a foam, and their size distribution is exponential for large bubbles and unimodal for small bubbles. These experimental results suggest that the bubble size distribution is determined whether the viscous drag of the magma is sufficiently high to trap bubbles.

ページ(範囲)SDE 2-1 - 2-4
ジャーナルGeophysical Research Letters
出版ステータス出版済み - 8月 1 2003

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 地球物理学
  • 地球惑星科学(全般)


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