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Standing above the Coriolis turntable

Standing above the Coriolis turntable (14 m in diameter, 1,2 m high, weighing 150/300 tons, 0 to 3 revs/min.), an engineer studies the simulated formation of a hurricane with digital imagery which allows to take precise measurements. Laser allows to visualize the flows in 2D and 3D. Researchers study the impact of the Coriolis force effects - a geophysical force generated by the earth rotation - on atmospheric turbulences with this world's unique rotating platform.

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