October 15, 2013
Radiative Instability of a Geophysical Vortex
This is a view from above of the growing and spiraling wave field emitted by a geophysical vortex due to the radiative instability. The black circle represents a boundary of the vortex core.
Credit: J. Park/Ecole Polytechnique-CNRS
[ Read the Article: How Rotation Of The Earth Affects Vortices In Nature ]