Description: Seiche Wave and Density Flow Model Facilitator's Guide

Seiche waves can occur due seasonal temperature variations, wind, and Coriolis force or even seismic movement. It is a type of internal wave that occurs in a constrained or partially constrained body of water. This activity models seiche waves by using containers with different shaped bottoms and plastic and rubber inserts to model waves in lakes. By comparing what happens in the various models, visitors learn how lake shape can impact how water moves and flows. Funded through the National Science Foundation # 111463.

Source Information
Contact Name

Min Shih

Contact E-mail

minks@berkeley.edu

Authoring Institution(s)

Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

Resource Begin

2013

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Seiche Wave Model Facilitation Guide

A guide for docents to facilitate the Seiche Wave Model.

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