The mean-flow and turbulent properties of two-dimensional buoyant jets discharged vertically upward into a crossflowing ambient have been measured in a hydraulic flume, using laser velocimetry and microresistance thermometry. The trajectory of the resulting inclined plume is found to be nearly straight, beyond a short distance from the source. The flow is essentially characterized by the presence of buoyancy forces along (s-direction) and perpendicular (n-direction) to the trajectory. While the s-component buoyancy tends to destabilize the flow and hence raise the overall level of turbulence in the flow, the n-component buoyancy tends to augment turbulence on the upper part of the flow and inhibit turbulence on the lower part. The experimental data are used to examine these effects quantitatively.

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