We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By continuing to browse this repository, you give consent for essential cookies to be used. You can read more about our Privacy and Cookie Policy.

Durham Research Online
You are in:

Tipping points in Cattaneo-Christov thermohaline convection.

Straughan, B. (2011) 'Tipping points in Cattaneo-Christov thermohaline convection.', Proceedings of the Royal Society A : mathematical, physical and engineering sciences., 467 (2125). pp. 7-18.


A model is proposed for thermohaline convection when the heat flux satisfies a relaxation time law rather than the classical Fourier one. Here, we adopt the recent law due to Christov. That a Cattaneo-like law would be relevant in thermohaline convection in star evolution was proposed in 1995 by Herrera and Falcón. They do not develop a detailed model which we do here. We find that with the Cattaneo–Christov law, there is a transition curve (depending on the salt concentration) such that for Cattaneo numbers greater than this transition, the nature of convection changes dramatically.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Tipping points, Porous convection, Thermohaline convection, Cattaneo–Christov theory.
Full text:Full text not available from this repository.
Publisher Web site:
Date accepted:No date available
Date deposited:No date available
Date of first online publication:2011
Date first made open access:No date available

Save or Share this output

Look up in GoogleScholar