Wind Rows

Wind Rows

ochlockonee While living in Florida I used to drive across Ochlockonee bay almost every weekend on the way to my favourite jogging beach.

Langmuir_1 On beautiful windy days the wind often blows along the estuary, giving rise to excellent wind rows.

Langmuir_2 The foam streaks mark zones of convergence between adjacent Langmuir-circulation cells.

Langmuir_3 The vortices are formed by an interaction between the wind and the Stokes drift (mean flow) of surface waves.




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