Accession Number : ADD001326

Title :   Rotating Tank Demonstrator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Wyener,Robert L

Report Date : 17 Dec 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent concerns concentric tanks on a rotating table under a transparent cover which are filled with cold and warm liquids to simulate cold and warm circulation pattern of the seas and the atmosphere. Heating, cooling, sensing and control mechanisms make it possible to demonstrate the dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic circulations under various conditions. The effects of Coriolis, the geophysical principles associated with the earth's rotation, and the interrelationships of oceanic and atmospheric conditions can be demonstrated.

Descriptors :   *Earth models, *Patents, *Atmospheric circulation, *Simulators, *Ocean currents, Dynamics, Liquids, Rotation

Subject Categories : Meteorology
      Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE