I love fluid mechanics, among other things. It’s what I’ve studied in graduate school and I am fascinated by fluids in general. One of the courses I audited ( yes I just sat in a fluid mechanics course…for fun…I’m a nerd… ) was Environmental Fluid Mechanics where we looked at plumes, gravity currents and atmospheric/ocean waves among other things. As much as I love the science, I love the pictures that fluid phenomena creates. So this picture of a recent volcanic eruption in Japan taken by the NASA Terra satellite just takes the cake. I mean LOOK AT THAT PLUME! It’s just spectacular.
For other pics of natural phenomena taken from satellites that blow my mind visit:
I love NASA for doing stuff like this.
Posted on Tuesday, 8 February
Tagged as: NASA fluid mechanics plume volcano satellite