Water World
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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Since 2001, Lodovica Illari and John Marshall have worked to make rotating fluid dynamics more intuitive for undergraduate students studying weather and climate, using a demonstration aptly named Weather in a tank.The setup — a clear circular basin of water on a rotating platform that simulates Earth’s spin — illustrates weather phenomena such as atmospheric cyclones, fronts, jets, and ocean currents and eddies.

Read more at MIT News.