27 September 1979 Geophysical Fluid Flow Experiment
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Proceedings Volume 0183, Space Optics II; (1979) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957410
Event: 1979 Huntsville Technical Symposium, 1979, Huntsville, United States
The essential fluid flow processes associated with the Solar and Jovian atmospheres will be examined in a laboratory experiment scheduled for performance on Spacelab Missions One and Three. The experimental instrumentation required to generate and to record convective fluid flow is described. Details of the optical system configuration, the lens design., and the optical coatings are described. Measurement of thermal gradient fields by schlieren techniques and measurement of fluid flow velocity fields by photochromic dye tracers is achieved with a common optical system which utilizes photographic film for data recording. Generation of the photochromic dye tracers is described, and data annotation of experimental parameters on the film record is discussed.
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Barry G. Broome, Barry G. Broome, George Fichtl, George Fichtl, William Fowlis, William Fowlis, } "Geophysical Fluid Flow Experiment", Proc. SPIE 0183, Space Optics II, (27 September 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957410; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957410


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