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Turbulent flow

The picture shown here contains an example of turbulent flow. As the water flows downstream, streamlines within the flow cross over themselves many times, giving rise to a frothy and bubbling surface. This is different from laminar flow. This is also different from the braided nature of some currents in water.

Turbulent flow results in a great deal of abrasive action at the bottom of the river.


This is an example of turbulent flow.
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Turbulent flow

The picture shown here contains an example of turbulent flow. As the water flows downstream, individual portions of the stream cross over themselves many times, giving rise to a frothy and bubbling surface. This is different from laminar flow. This is also different from the braided nature of some currents in water.

Turbulent flow helps pick up a great deal of sand at the bottom of a river.


This is an example of turbulent flow.
Click on image for full size version (43K JPG)

Turbulent flow

The picture shown here contains an example of turbulent flow. As the water flows downstream, it is not smooth. In fact, in places the surface of the water is frothy and bubbling. This is different from laminar flow. This is also different from the braided nature of some currents in water.

Turbulent flow helps pick up a great deal of sand at the bottom of a river.


This is an example of turbulent flow.
Click on image for full size version (43K JPG)


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