circular vortex

circular vortex

[′sər·kyə·lər ′vȯr‚teks]
(meteorology)
An atmospheric flow in parallel planes in which streamlines and other isopleths are concentric circles about a common axis; an atmospheric model of easterly and westerly winds is a circular vortex about the earth's polar axis.
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If the DMI is strong enough, it will twist neighboring spins into a circular vortex pattern, and could potentially create exotic magnetic knots called skyrmions.
Her article in the Monthly Weather Review, derived from the thesis, presented a summary of the dynamics of the circular vortex with applications to what Bjerknes had called the "planetary vortex" in Earth's atmosphere.
Volestere, 2007, looks like a violent fracas with a circular vortex, as much Road Runner cartoon as Dutch genre scene,