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2003 Gallery - Get Wet 2
At the end of the course, students were encouraged to further explore the ideas generated by the first 'Get Wet' assignment, or come up with new ones. Some images created after the end of the course are included.
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Meg VanSciver, Rebecca Saenz

Turbulent flow in a flume accelerates over an obstacle. Flow is from right to left.
Dustin Grace, Jessica Todd, Marilyn Poon, Robert Neilson

Saffman-Taylor instability in a Hele-Shaw cell. When viscous fluid is displaced by a less viscous fluid in a thin layer, a fingering instability forms.
Jessica Todd

Saffman-Taylor instability in a Hele-Shaw cell.
Marilyn Poon, Robert Neilson, Dustin Grace, Jessica Todd

Saffman-Taylor instability in a Hele-Shaw cell. This image was a winner in the 2004 Gallery of Fluid Motion.
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Bethany Rotherham

Negatively buoyant dye in water.
Nate Lee

Time exposure of colored strings in box fan turbulence, illuminated by fluorescent lights
Brianne Hovey

Time exposure of colored string in box fan turbulence, illuminated by incandescent light
Derek Paul

Time exposure of colored strings in box fan turbulence, illuminated by fluorescent lights
   
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Rayna Tedford

Nearby objects are reflected in a disturbed water surface.
Sarah Stapleton

A buoyant plume of laser-induced fluorescent rhodamine dye is reflected in and deflected by the surface of the water.
Colleen Stroud

Turbulent flames from a burner impinge on a chilled cylinder, rotating in a counter-clockwise direction. This is a schlieren image; red indicates regions of high temperature change, and black indicates uniform temperature. Plastic film is fed by the roller into the flame treatment zone, and is altered by the flame making it more accepting of water based inks and adhesives.
Blake Nolan and Casey Haskell

Soap bubbles using fluorescent hi-lighter pen ink, illuminated by black light.

More bubble images from Blake Nolan
   
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Jenelle Charbonneau

Draining soap film, illuminated by sunlight.
Meg VanSciver

Food coloring dye streams in a shallow plate of water.