Date: Wed, 30 Oct 2002 17:05:38 -0500

Author: Tom Ford

Subject: Re: Internal wave displacement

Post:

As described, this is the somewhat classic demonstrator for waves in two
dimensions. Half the volume is of each of the two immiscible liquids with
one of them tinted with a material not soluble in the other. Clear cooking
oil, water and food color is an easy place to start. The larger the
container, the beter. Try it, you'll reeallly like it.

Tom Ford

At 09:39 AM 10/30/02 -0500, you wrote:
>I would think viscosity.
>
>Chele
>
>Jerry DiMarco wrote:
>
>> I have not witnessed this effect, but if this is indeed what is
>> happening I'd guess it's related to viscosity. What does this
>> question relate to?
>>
>> Jerry
>>
>>
>> At 03:00 PM10/28/2002, you wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Say you have a 2-l plastic pop bottle, but instead it s filled with
>>> water and oil. As you rock it, the water at the interface sloshes
>>> more violently than the oil. Why?th grader?
>>>
>>> Philip S. Marshall, Science Director
>>> SALMON
>>> 127 O Neill
>>> Institute of Marine Science, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
>>> University of Fairbanks, AK 99775-7220
>>> 907-474-5254
>>> Fax: 907 474-7204
>>> marshall@ims.uaf.edu
>>> www.salmonproject.org
>>
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