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Rotating or Not-Rotating?

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Rotating a fluid often produces different dynamical behavior than for a non-rotating fluid.  Here this concept is demonstrated by dropping creamer into a tank of water.  Both experiments produce a turbulent plume, but the way the plume spreads and diffuses is much different in the case of the rotating tank, thanks to the Coriolis effect. (Video credit: SPINLab UCLA)

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