I feel that this image taken by NASA best exemplifies art/science flow visualization. In class, we learned about index of refraction techniques– one of them being schlieren imaging. This method captures the bent rays of light and helps visualize the shockwaves of an airplane by visually showing the distortion of the waves. It’s visually pleasing and clearly illustrates the flow visualization concepts found in shockwaves.
Delossantos, Victoriana. “Airborne Background Oriented Schlieren Imaging (AirBOS).” Text. NASA, November 21, 2019. http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/airborne-background-oriented-schlieren-imaging-airbos.