Lodovical Illari (MIT), Amala Mahadevan (BU) and I presented a series of experiments at the Boston Museum of Science during the Earth Sciences Week in October 2009. Amala presented the non-rotating experiments showing the effect of density layering or stratification in setting up the ocean/atmospheric circulation, while I conducted the dye-stirring experiments demonstrating the importance of Earth’s rotation. Lodovica and her student showed the formation of eddies by combining the effects of rotation and stratification by forming eddies in the tank!
October 20, 2009 at 2:59 pm
More information on the Tank Experiments is available at the Weather in a Tank website:
February 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm
GPU ocean simulator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR5iTYzrFpk