Author Topic: A Nice Hot Cup of Fail (part two)  (Read 1080 times)

librarian

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A Nice Hot Cup of Fail (part two)
« on: July 17, 2008, 05:00:44 pm »
How we make coffee in the Uni department I work in:
Put 3 ozs of ground coffee in a big metal teapot.
Pour just off the boil water on it.
Give it a good stir. *
Wait 5 minutes.
Pour through a tea strainer into cup.

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* Being an atmospheric physics department, full of self professed nerds, we always flip open the lid, observe that the rotating coffee is an analogy to baroclinicity and that the eddies breaking away from the centre of the coffee and travelling towards the edge of the pot are similar to the eddies observed in the atmosphere due to baroclinic instability.  Fun and games! :)