Ripple Table

Ripple Table (2014) – Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA. 34"dia. x 23"H - Sand, water, glass-covered tank.

Ripple patterns form in an underwater sand layer as the viewer rotates a water filled tank. Different rotation speeds create ripples of different character. The ripples are a result of a shear flow at the sand-water interface.

  • Jul 5, 2015