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 ]

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