The rotating swimming experience

Yesterday was the last day of experiments with the shelf break setup, before we will continue ice front experiments next week. To celebrate a (hopefully) successful series of many experiments without any big troubles (we’ve heard stories about a leaking tank, shut off electricity etc), we just couldn’t resist to go swimming in the rotating pool! Here you see how we were having fun!

Apparently, we are the first people that went swimming in the tank! It was not only fun, but we also got our personal experience of the Coriolis force that deflected us to the left while swimming. In addition, the water was mixed up for the following last two experiments, in which we induced fluorescent dye to get shiny pretty pictures of the current. Those photos will be coming next week…

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