Eddy is a current of water or air running contrary to the main current especially : a circular current.
The ocean is a huge body of water that is constantly in motion. General patterns of ocean flow are called currents. Sometimes theses currents can pinch off sections and create circular currents of water called an eddy. You may have seen an eddy if you've ever gone canoeing and you see a small whirlpool of water while you paddle through the water. The swirling motion of eddies in the ocean cause nutrients that are normally found in colder, deeper waters to come to the surface. The term eddy current comes from analogous currents seen in water when dragging an oar breadthwise: localized areas of turbulence known as eddies give rise to persistent vortices. Somewhat analogously, eddy currents can take time to build up and can persist for very short times in conductors due to their inductance.
All the research related to eddies reliable in Journal of Vortex Science and Technology. It is one of the best cited journals. The journals are regularly involved in publication of current research in the form of original research and reviews. The Editorial team of this journal includes globalized experts in the field of eddies study involved in regular review of submitted manuscripts facilitating high quality of articles since many years.
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Last date updated on June, 2014