A new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (µPIV) for quantifying flows around free-swimming zooplankton.

Citation:

Gemmell BJ, Jiang H, Buskey EJ. A new approach to micro-scale particle image velocimetry (µPIV) for quantifying flows around free-swimming zooplankton. Journal of Plankton Research [Internet]. 2014;36 (5) :1396-1401.

Abstract:

Our current understanding of zooplankton interactions with surrounding fluid is limited, partially because traditional methods of particle image velocimetry (PIV) become impractical at scales less than a few millimeters and microscope-based systems restrict motions and can incur “wall effects”. We present a new approach to small-scale PIV imaging and our results demonstrate the ability to observe detailed kinematics simultaneously with fluid motion at small scales around free-swimming zooplankton. This can improve our understanding of animal–fluid interactions at small spatial scales and low Reynolds number.

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