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Fête de la science 2015: Climat(s)

Causes et impacts du changement climatique, CNRS Nord - Pas de Calais

Gare Saint Sauveur, Lille
- October 10 and 11, 2015


Stand Mécanique des fluides et complexité dans la dynamique de l'atmosphère
Stefano Berti and Enrico Calzavarini




Myself explaining convection cells in the atmosphere.


Enrico performing a simple experiment illustrating the basic physical mechanism of thermal convection.
In this experiment a convection cell is created in a box containing water. The fluid is cooled on the bottom left side (through contact with ice) and warmed on the bottom right side (through contact with hot water). To visualize the fluid flow, some dye is added to water. (Thanks to Anselmo Pereira)