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How To Make A Hurricane On A Bubble

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Danielle Andrew

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clockAug 27 2015, 15:02 UTC
2054 How To Make A Hurricane On A Bubble
Scientists from the University of Bordeaux created hurricane-like vortices on a bubble. Screen capture/Physics Girl

A hurricane on a bubble. It may sound odd, but it looks a little something like this:

A team from the University of Bordeaux managed to mimic the physics of a hurricane on a bubble, and subsequently recreated the behavior of hurricanes and cyclones in our atmosphere – which is pretty awesome.

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In the following video, Physics Girl shows you how to create your own hurricane-like vortices on a bubble, while also explaining its application to weather forecasting.

Check out the video below.


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