Presentation Title

Project micro-meddy: doubly-diffusive laboratory experiments with heated vortices

Faculty Mentor

Michael Burin, Ph.D.

Start Date

23-11-2019 8:45 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 9:30 AM

Location

250

Session

poster 2

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

physical_mathematical_sciences

Abstract

We report on a new geophysical fluid dynamics experiment that features a salt-stratified rotating tank of water. To achieve stratification we are utilizing a double tank method where we pump two preparatory tanks of different densities into a main tank. We are able to measure the density at various heights by using a conductivity probe, which also measures temperature. This project is early on its timeline and additional work is needed to complete the build of the tank and calibrate the probe. The conditions related to this study are relevant to atmospheric and oceanic flows, which are often stratified. Eventually we will incorporate heated vortices into our tank, allowing for a laboratory simulation of thermal eddies such as Atlantic Meddies.

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Project micro-meddy: doubly-diffusive laboratory experiments with heated vortices

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We report on a new geophysical fluid dynamics experiment that features a salt-stratified rotating tank of water. To achieve stratification we are utilizing a double tank method where we pump two preparatory tanks of different densities into a main tank. We are able to measure the density at various heights by using a conductivity probe, which also measures temperature. This project is early on its timeline and additional work is needed to complete the build of the tank and calibrate the probe. The conditions related to this study are relevant to atmospheric and oceanic flows, which are often stratified. Eventually we will incorporate heated vortices into our tank, allowing for a laboratory simulation of thermal eddies such as Atlantic Meddies.