Monday, 9 March 2009

Atmosphere and ocean in a tank video

A short video clip is now available for this activity - High flow, low flow?: atmosphere and ocean in a tank - hot, cold and particle- filled density currents as they flow in the atmosphere and ocean.
Can you predict what the hot, red coloured current will do? How will the cold, blue-coloured current and the white, particle-filled density current behave?
This is an easy activity to set up and it can be used to introduce or reinforce understanding of atmospheric and/or ocean processes or, if used interactively, it is an effective way of developing thinking skills.

1 comment:

Chris King said...

My colleague, David Thompson, has likened the first run of this to a model of a thunderstorm, with the red water swirling upwards like the rising air currents in a large storm.