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Karman vortex street


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A characteristic train of alternating clockwise and anticlockwise eddies that are shed by a bluff (i.e. not streamlined) obstacle in a flow. Such streets of vortices are often visible in satellite images of the cloud layer immediately behind an island, for example.

Subjects: Meteorology and Climatology.


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