Driven Turbulence


This shows the density field in driven, compressive, isothermal turbulence. This is dominated by networks of shocks that produce orders-of-magnitude density fluctuations. While common in astrophysics, this is completely unlike classical turbulence on earth and in most math or engineering applications, which is what makes it great to study. Movie courtesy of Christoph Federrath, our regular collaborator. 

© Philip Hopkins 2015