Chapter 8: Implications for Everyday Systems

Section 4: Fluid Flow

Ocean surfaces

At low wind speeds, regular ripples are seen; at higher wind speeds, a random pattern of creases occurs. It seems likely that randomness in the wind has little to do with the behavior of the ocean surface; instead it is the intrinsic dynamics of the water that is most important.

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From Stephen Wolfram: A New Kind of Science [citation]