1. Any flow possessing vorticity.
  2. Specifically a flow with closed streamlines or the idealized case in which all vorticity is concentrated in a vortex filament.

Can be seen as ′whisps′ of air coming from the top, outer edge of the rear wing in humid conditions.

See also: Line Vortex, Rankine Vortex, Vortex Shedding.

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Subjects: Mechanical Engineering Physics