22 January 2008

Fluid Dynamics

Fog Wake
Copyright 2007 V1VrV2

I love looking down from the cockpit and seeing old things in a new way, or seeing things that are totally beyond the realm of the ground-bound. A recent example is this morning view of the cooling towers at Pennsylvania's Limerick nuclear plant. The wind is blowing out of the west, and we're looking "upstream." The ground fog is flowing past the towers just like a stream flowing past a pair of rocks. Even the downstream ripples caused by the obstructions are identical to ripples made of water.

The closer you look at the world, the more you see. Don't forget to look around once in a while.