PhD, IIT BOMBAY
Novel laboratory experiments were conducted to understand atmospheric heat transport.
Heat transport (by convection) in rotating frame is an important subject due to its wide applicability. One of the application is: heat transport on the earth's atmosphere. But it is difficult to study in the real atmospheric situations. This is due to the fact that in real atmospheric situation, different atmospheric parameters (e.g. temperature, pressure, density etc.) could vary randomly and hence can not be studied in a controlled manner. But these large-scale atmospheric flow phenomena can be studied in laboratory conditions controlling the governing physical parameters. Therefore, laboratory experiments are helpful to validate numerical simulations and theoretical models aiming to investigate different large-scale atmospheric flow phenomena. The present research develops a novel experimental set up which mimics earth's atmosphere in laboratory. This allows to have better understanding of heat transport mechanism from equator to polar region.