Von Kármán vortices

I am very envious of Dakota Smith’s job at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in America. He seems to have unfettered access to a huge variety of weather satellite data which he freely shares on Twitter. Here are a number of short animations and some still images that show examples of Von Kármán vortex streets from around the world and which are so fascinating to watch. I don’t know where they’re all from because he doesn’t always specify that in his tweets.

Southeast Pacific- Originally tweeted by Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) on 22 January 2021.
Glorious view of Cape Verde – Originally tweeted by Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) on 8 March 2021.
Originally tweeted by Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) on 8 March 2021.

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