gyre


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Synonyms for gyre

a closed plane curve everywhere equidistant from a fixed point or something shaped like this

Synonyms for gyre

a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

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7) the simulation produced two overlying gyres with a changing flow direction at intermediate depths.
The following fragment from the Tao Te Ching, from a 1894 edition (already following a long line of translations) published by the Indian Section of the Theosophical society, is one of many examples uncannily attuned to the Gyre system:
Satellite data makes it possible to view the gyre over the entire North Atlantic basin.
The team, led by the University of Southampton with British Antarctic Survey, UEA and the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, studied the ocean circulation and carbon concentration of the Weddell Gyre, a region of critical importance for carbon removal from the atmosphere lying east of the Antarctic Peninsula.
The enormity of the problem has opened new ways of fighting plastic pollution, like the forthcoming deployment of giant vacuum cleaner for plastics floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch (GPGP), a gyre that is estimated to contain 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic.
It works like this: During some multiyear periods, the Arctic is cold and dry and dominated by high atmospheric pressure that sets in motion strong anticyclonic (clockwise) winds over the Beaufort Gyre region.
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The Easter Island Province (EIP) is located on the eastern boundary of the south Pacific anticyclonic subtropical gyre, which governs the main features of oceanic surface circulation in the area.
Perhaps the greatest sign of the problem is the rapidly-growing Great Pacific Trash Patch, a massive sheet plastic and other debris that circles in a gyre across the ocean.
Marks Past and Present Achievements, Sees Promise for Future DuPont marks the 40th anniversary of DuPontTM Gyre flexographic printing systems this year by coiru-nemorating its past, celebrating its present and looking ahead to a future of continued innovation.
The scientists concluded that the dome could be a result of strong Arctic winds accelerating a large ocean circulation known as the Beaufort Gyre, causing the sea surface to bulge.
Sailing back from a trans-Pacific race in 1997, Captain Charles Moore and his crew stumbled across what is now known as the "Great North Pacific Garbage Patch" or the "Pacific Trash Vortex," a vast gyre of decomposing plastics, chemical sludge, and other pollutants collecting in the waters between Hawaii and the West Coast of the US.
Stream: At least 7,500 cubic kilometres of fresh water has been corralled within the Beaufort oceanic gyre off northern Canada by an unusual and persistent pattern of clockwise winds, according to new research.