Turbulent Motion (image) University of Copenhagen Share Print E-Mail Caption Turbulent motion is chaotic, and even the largest computers can only reproduce this approximately. The motion of the atmosphere, the winds, is highly two-dimensional. The vertical motion of the air is about 1000 times smaller than the horizontal motion. Now scientists have developed a new statistical model of the behavior of turbulence in two-dimensions, which gives a better understanding of the process. Credit Peter Ditlevsen, Niels Bohr Institute Usage Restrictions Credit required Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.