2C50.20 - Tornado Vortex
Set a beaker of water in the middle of the rotating air table. Place a drop of food coloring between the edge and center of the beaker. Spin the air table. A cylinder should be produced as the drop descends into the water and is subject to shear forces.
- R. J. Munro, M. R. Foster, "BACKSCATTER - A Wandering Vortex", Physics Today, Vol. 75, #4, April 2022, p. 64.
- Kyle Dickman, "Pillar of Fire", Popular Science, July/August 2017, p. 48-55.
- 4.66: Jearl Walker, "Taylor's Ink Walls," The Flying Circus of Physics with Answers.
- Frank Oppenheimer, "Tornado," Working Prototypes, p. 24- 27.
- Tik L. Liem, "Make A Fire Cyclone", Invitations to Science Inquiry - Supplement to 1st and 2nd Ed. p. 34.
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