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(fluid region where the flow is spinning)

A Vortex is a fluid dynamic concept of a place within the fluid where the motion is around an axis. Vortices form when a fluid, such as liquid, gas, or Plasma, is stirred. They are a component of turbulent flow.

Examples in astrophysics include:


Referenced by:
Hadley Cell
One Dimensional Climate Model
Planetary Migration
Polar Cyclone