Schlieren Optics Feature Summary

Type:
Physics in Your World
Title:
Schlieren Optics
Description:
This is a Schlieren image (hi-res version), which reveals differences in the density of air around the candles. For more information, visit Schlieren Optics and Schlieren Photography Principles.

For more schlieren images, please see the Science Photo Library and search for "schlieren."

(This feature was updated on November 30, 2009.)
Image:
Image credit:  <a href="http://people.rit.edu/andpph/" target="_blank">Andrew Davidhazy</a>, Rochester Institute of Technology
Image credit: Andrew Davidhazy, Rochester Institute of Technology
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/schlierenlarge-11-29-06.jpg
Featured:
December 16, 2006 - January 1, 2007