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Formation of eyes in large-scale cyclonic vortices

Formation of eyes in large-scale cyclonic vortices
E. Dormy, P. A. Davidson, L. Oruba
Large scale cyclonic vortices, such as tropical cyclones in the Earth atmosphere, exhibit an eye in their center. A new mechanism to understand the formation of such eyes is investigated. Contrary to standard explanations, it is shown that a purely hydrodynamic instability can yield an eye.

Publisher URL: http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.013502

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevFluids.3.013502

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