Tank Experiments at the Boston Museum of Science

Visitors check the surface parabola at the Boston Museum of Science

Visitors check the surface parabola at the Boston Museum of Science

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!



2 Responses to “Tank Experiments at the Boston Museum of Science”

  1.   Amit Tandon Says:

    More information on the Tank Experiments is available at the Weather in a Tank website:
    http://www-paoc.mit.edu/labguide/index.html

  2.   Rakesh Says:

    GPU ocean simulator http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR5iTYzrFpk