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Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen

Turbulent Motion

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

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