Wind turbulence modelling

Wind turbulence modelling

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Caption: Wind turbulence modelling. Researcher using a water tank to simulate and record the characteristics of wind flow over the Pacific island of Tahiti. In the water tank is a physical relief model of the island made to a scale of 1 to 20,000. The wind flows are recorded using a laser (lower left, blue square of laser light) to detect the flow of small microparticles, simulating wind flow. This research can be used to model wind turbulence in situations such as the final approach to an airport. Photographed at the Weather Research Centre, in Toulouse, France.

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