Laboratory image gallery

One of nine bays in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory containing a headland wake flow experiment One of nine bays in the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory containing a headland wake flow experiment A convection experiment involving convection set up in one of nine bays in the GFD Lab. A convection experiment involving convection set up in one of nine bays in the GFD Lab. An experiment involving ocean straights, underway in a bay of the GFD Lab. An experiment involving ocean straights, underway in a bay of the GFD Lab. The instrument room. The instrument room. The Jaeger 7 building which houses the GFD Lab. The Jaeger 7 building which houses the GFD Lab. One of two rotating tables used for experimental and numerical studies of ocean circulation. One of two rotating tables used for experimental and numerical studies of ocean circulation. Watching the subducting slab. Watching the subducting slab. A tank designed to measure mantle flow around a subducting slab. A tank designed to measure mantle flow around a subducting slab. Checking out the tank designed for convection experiments. Checking out the tank designed for convection experiments. An Ultrasound Doppler Velocimetry probe measures the variation of velocity with depth in a laboratory flume. An Ultrasound Doppler Velocimetry probe measures the variation of velocity with depth in a laboratory flume.

The GFD Laboratory at RSES, ANU, moved into a new specially-designed building in 2000. Facilities include a rotating table for studies of the effects of planetary rotation on fluid flows, and extensive equipment for flow visualization and data acquisition.