EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art 2 Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art 2
Description:
These two images (hi-res version) show the same effect--the trail of vortices that can occur when a fluid flows past an object--at vastly different scales. The left image is a photograph of a flowing soap film in a laboratory. The right image was captured by a Landsat satellite and shows winds sweeping past Alaska's Aleutian Islands.

To learn more about these vortices, visit Karman vortex streets.

This feature was updated on July 3, 2013.
Image:
Left image, from <a href=" http://maartenrutgers.org/science/turbulence/gallery.html">Fluid Motion Gallery</a>, courtesy of Walter Goldburg; Right image, from <a href='http://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery/index.php/collection/earth_as_art_2' target='_blank' class='offsite' title='offsite link'>EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art 2</a>, courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
Left image, from Fluid Motion Gallery, courtesy of Walter Goldburg; Right image, from EROS Image Gallery: Earth as Art 2, courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
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