Kelvin–Helmholtz Instability

Waves in the sky.

Named after the two great men of science who made pioneering contributions to Fluid Dynamics, the Kelvin-Helmholtz instability is observed in a wide range of phenomena both on Earth and beyond. For instance, the Red Spot of Jupiter, the Sun’s corona and the bands of Saturn.

These Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds were seen on Christmas eve last year in the Mojave Desert outside the town of Ridgecrest, California.

Kelvin-Helmholtz cloud formations in desert over Ridgecrest, California

Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds
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Kelvin-Helmholtz clouds over Ridgecrest, California

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  • Nandkumar Kamat - July 29, 2015 - 8:38 am

    Amazing and scientifically stimulating imagesReplyCancel

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