71th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (November 18, 2018 — November 20, 2018)

V0049: Finding Nessie: The structure and origin of confined Holmboe waves

Authors
  • Adrien Lefauve, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Jamie Partridge, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Qi Zhou, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Stuart Dalziel, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Colm-cille Caulfield, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • Paul Linden, DAMTP, University of Cambridge

This video relates our journey to look for order in the chaos of turbulent flows. In addition to being ubiquitous in the universe and central to human existence, these flows are beautiful, largely because they exhibit coherent structures. We think these structures have a deep mathematical meaning that can help us better understand and model these flows. We tell the story of how we found such three-dimensional structures using cutting-edge experiments and how we are just beginning to understand the origin of some of them, an in particular, of the mysterious Loch Ness monster...

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