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vortex

 [vor´teks] (L.)
a whorled or spiral arrangement or pattern, as of muscle fibers, or of the ridges or hairs of the skin.

ver·ti·cil

(ver'ti-sil),
A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis.
Synonym(s): vortex (1) , whorl (4)
[L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]

ver·ti·cil

(vĕr'ti-sil)
A collection of similar parts radiating from a common axis.
Synonym(s): vortex (1) , whorl (4) .
[L. verticillus, the whirl of a spindle, dim. of vertex, a whirl]

vor·tex len·tis

(vōr'teks len'tis)
One of the stellar figures on the surface of the lens of the eye.
Synonym(s): vortex (3) .

whorl

(wŏrl)
1. A turn of the spiral cochlea of the ear.
2. Synonym(s): vortex of heart.
3. A turn of a concha nasalis.
4. Synonym(s): verticil.
5. An area of hair growing in a radial manner suggesting whirling or twisting.
Synonym(s): vortex (2) .
6. One of the distinguishing patterns in the Galton system of classification of fingerprints.
See also: hair whorls
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Analyses from MERRA-2 at 1200 UTC at the 600-hPa level for (a) ozone concentration (ppbv), (b) relative humidity (% saturation), (c) Ertel's potential vorticity (in PVU), and (d) GOES-16 band 9 water vapor imagery from 1147 UTC 16 Apr 2018 (source: College of Dupage).
The distribution of stream function, azimuthal component of velocity, vorticity and formation of temperature profiles are calculated by varying the electrodynamic force and swirl number.
the absolute value of the averaged absolute normalized out-of-plane vorticity in the y00-plane can be written as follows:
Effects of back-pressure are minimized since there is no barrier in the direct path of propagation of the acoustic wave, but possibility of generation of aerodynamic sound exists as a result of vorticity created by the helicoid.
If the STR (flow strength) and the absolute value of VORT (total vorticity) are lower than 3, a pressure pattern is unclassified (U).
Figure 12 demonstrates the mean wall parameters composed of the pressure coefficient ([C.sub.p]) and the vorticity magnitude (mag[absolute value of [OMEGA]]).
The solution of differential equations (104)-(105) provides the evolution of generalized lamb vector field and generalized vorticity field to the presence of dyonic cold plasma.
Beirao da Veiga, "Direction of vorticity and regularity up to the boundary: on the Lipschitz-continuous case," Journal of Mathematical Fluid Mechanics, vol.
The particle would rotate around its axis of revolution aligned to the vorticity direction when the shear rate is low, while aligning on the flow-gradient plane beyond a critical shear rate value.
Figure 12(c) presents the vorticity plot at the same time instant.
The finite difference form of equation relating the stream function (16), vorticity (17), and microrotation (18) could be treated in the same way.
Caption: Figure 13: Isosurface of vorticity (Re = 237 000) for 100 [s.sup.-1] (the color of isosurface represents wind velocity) for: (a) 0[degrees] AoA, (b) 12[degrees] AoA, and (c) 16[degrees] AoA.