Yesterday, we’ve had four rotating tables operating simultaneously, for three different experiments. The one that everybody is gathering around in the picture above is our favourite experiment: a slowly rotating tank with cooling in the middle that shows a nice 2D circulation instead of an overturning as we would expect in a non-rotating system.
A second group was doing an Ekman spiral experiment similar to this one.
If you are interested in observing the bottom boundary layer of a tank, it might look a bit weird to people who don’t know what you are up to…
And the other two experiments were the planetary Rossby wave experiments that I’ve written about so much before that it doesn’t really matter that I didn’t take any pictures this time round.