A cloud-topped boundary layer was simulated and captured to study atmospheric flow. This image was chosen because I like the variety of colors included in the image and the way they mix so that different streams of flow are shown along with the interaction of the streams. Also, I really liked that this was a simulation of flow in the atmosphere and that the flow does not follow only one pattern. I love images that have features similar to clouds so this artistic portrayal of the scientific model is very visually pleasing.
Günther, T, et al. “Computer Graphics Laboratory ETH Zurich.” CGL @ ETHZ – Progressive Monte Carlo Rendering of Atmospheric Flow Features Across Scales, cgl.ethz.ch/publications/papers/paperGun16a.php.
Second Prize: The action in the flow of this photo is amazing, I love how it captures so many different patterns, fluid phenomena, and interactions.
Third Place – Although the flows are everywhere (maybe even chaotic), it is calming to look at! This reminds me of looking at clouds because you can potentially point out different forms that the flow creates.
First Prize: After studying this piece of art, It is so interesting how spontaneous it is! I love the touch of red on the right hand side of the image!
Best Of Web: First Prize. This image demonstrates flo vis while also being aesthetically pleasing and it has an explanation of what it is.