Caption: Thermographic footage looking down on the surface of boiling water, as it is heated from below. Thermography shows the heat of objects, with brighter areas being hotter. The water's surface shows a pattern of convection cells, where hot, less dense water rises to the surface, cools and spreads out before sinking. This is an example of Rayleigh-Bénard convection, and it occurs whenever a liquid is heated from below. A similar process is seen on the surface of the Sun, where the cells of rising hot plasma form a pattern called granulation.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: benard cell, black background, boiling, boiling point, boils, bright, buoyancy, buoyant, cells, convection, convective, cooling, copy space, current, currents, demonstrating, demonstration, density, dynamics, education, educational, fluid, fluid dynamics, fluids, from above, gravity, heat, heat transfer, hot, infrared, ir, liquid, model, modeling, modelling, orange, physical, physics, plan view, rayleigh-benard convection, rising, roiling, science, sinking, solar, sun, surface, system, temperature, thermodynamics, thermogram, thermography, top view, water

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.

Boiling water, thermography

K006/9929 Rights Managed

Downloadable master

Duration: 00:00:05.06

Frame size: 1280x720

Frame rate: 30

Audio: No

Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

File size: 43.5M


Capture format: Thermographic

Codec: H.264

Please contact Science Photo Library if you require the original, or other formats.


Save watermarked comp

Request un-watermarked file

Price clip Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator