File:Image for explanation of Rayleigh Taylor Instability by using vorticity.xcf

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Description Visualization of an unstable Rayleigh–Taylor instability configuration where baroclinic torque at the interface creates vorticity and induces a velocity field that increases the baroclinic torque. Here omega is vorticity, p is pressure, rho is density, u is velocity and g is gravity. The thick circular arrows represent the velocity field created by the vortex.
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Michael S. Roberts
Source (WP:NFCC#4) My dissertation and then Paper Published. Dissertation - Roberts, M.S. , Experiments and simulations on the incompressible, Rayleigh-Taylor instability with small wavelength initial perturbations, 2012
Date of publication 2012
Use in article (WP:NFCC#7) Rayleigh–Taylor instability
Purpose of use in article (WP:NFCC#8) To describe the Rayleigh Taylor instability by means of vorticity
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Minimal use (WP:NFCC#3) An image just to demonstrate the instability growth
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