Nusselt number ground-air

In heat transfer at a boundary (surface) within a fluid, the dimensionless Nusselt number is the ratio of convective to conductive heat transfer across (normal to) the boundary.

A Nusselt number close to one, namely convection and conduction of similar magnitude, is characteristic of laminar flow. A larger Nusselt number corresponds to more active convection, with turbulent flow typically in the range of 100 to 1000.

$C_{\mathrm{Nu}_{L}} \mathrm{Ra}_{L}^{\frac{1}{m_{\mathrm{Nu}_{L}}}}$
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