Flow visualisation gallery

The different flow regimes of an open channel flow including a hydraulic jump. fluidsin4k Dye streaks are used to demonstrate the dynamics of rotating flow in the midlatitude ocean. Photo: R. Griffiths. Dye streaks are used to demonstrate the dynamics of rotating flow in the midlatitude ocean. Photo: R. Griffiths. Convective flow produced when a fluid is uniformely injected inderneath a denser and much more viscous fluid.Photo: M. Jellinek Convective flow produced when a fluid is uniformely injected inderneath a denser and much more viscous fluid.Photo: M. Jellinek Holmboe instability propagates along a stratified inteface. Photo A. Hogg. Holmboe instability propagates along a stratified inteface. Photo A. Hogg. A laboratory simulation of mantle plume. Photo R. Griffiths. A laboratory simulation of mantle plume. Photo R. Griffiths. Schlieren image of internal gravity waves radiating froma source. Photo: B. Ruddick. Schlieren image of internal gravity waves radiating froma source. Photo: B. Ruddick. Wax is used to model freezing lava flow down a slope. Photo: R. Kerr, K. Cashman, R. Griffiths. Wax is used to model freezing lava flow down a slope. Photo: R. Kerr, K. Cashman, R. Griffiths. Colour Schlieren image of a long internal wave breaking on a slope. Photo: Greg Ivey. Colour Schlieren image of a long internal wave breaking on a slope. Photo: Greg Ivey. A series of photos showing different behaviour of lava domes as a function of lava rheology. Photo: R. Griffiths. A series of photos showing different behaviour of lava domes as a function of lava rheology. Photo: R. Griffiths. Flow of dense water over a still creates turbulence of the downstream side. Photo: T. Prastowo. Flow of dense water over a still creates turbulence of the downstream side. Photo: T. Prastowo. A Kelvin-Helmholtz billow. Photo A. Hogg. A Kelvin-Helmholtz billow. Photo A. Hogg.

This image gallery shows a series of classic flow visualisations captured in the GFD lab.