Multi-Scale Turbulence Measurement in the Aquatron Laboratory

This project has two primary objectives - to characterize the flow and turbulence in the Aquatron facility pool tank using turbulence sensors calibrated against a traceable standard; and to test technologies for investigating the horizontal variability of turbulence in real-world tidal channels. The project will identify relationships between turbulence characteristics in the Aquatron and those at the field scale and contribute to the development of new approaches to the measurement of large-eddy turbulence in the field. The research results will be directly relevant – and will be made available to other investigators investigating lab to field scale relationships.


Principal Investigators:  Dr. Alex Hay and Dr. Maricarmen Guerra-Paris, Dalhousie University

July 2018 – July 2019