# What is vortex?

## What Does vortex Mean

Vortex is a notion that derives from the Latin vortex . The concept names a flow that rotates in a spiral direction , like a whirlpool or whirlpool. More precisely, it can be said that vortex is that which has vorticity .

The term vorticity is defined as a quantity that quantifies the rotation carried out by a fluid, and it is used precisely in the field of fluid mechanics, as well as in meteorology. From a mathematical point of view, vorticity is defined by the rotor velocity field and is a vector field. The rotor is also known by the name of rotational , and it is a vector operator that expresses the tendency that a vector field has to induce rotation around a point.

It can be stated that, in the context of fluid dynamics, a vortex is formed when fluid moves around a circle , as a spiral or helix . This type of movement can be found in natural phenomena, such as the aforementioned eddies.
In a navigable body of water, a vortex can cause a boat to sink, which is trapped in the circular movement of water. In Lake Ontario (which runs between Canada and the United States ), for example, in one sector is the so-called Marysburgh Vortex , where multiple shipwrecks occurred. Some argue that supernatural phenomena that affect ships take place in this place.
It is called a vortex, on the other hand, the central area of ​​a hurricane (the intense wind that makes turns in a circle and is also called a cyclone). That is why we speak of a polar vortex , a hurricane that occurs in the troposphere and the stratosphere in the polar regions. It is important to mention that the Arctic polar vortex and the Antarctic polar vortex have different characteristics.
In tropical cyclones, its center is called the eye , the area in which the fury of the wind is least. It is a space that can measure up to 65 kilometers in diameter and is surrounded by what is known as the eye wall , where strong and severe storms take place. This rotation wall structures are called mesovortices , which are relatively small and resemble the suction vortices of multivórtice tornadoes . There the wind blows up to 10% faster than on the rest of the wall. Although they usually rotate around the eye, they are known to be able to pass through it.

There are those who believe in the existence of the temporal vortex , which is also known as the space-time vortex or space-time vortex . It is a kind of tunnel that connects two different spaces, either two locations or two points in time within the same place, and is the basis of many of the time machines present in fiction. In other words, to travel in time you need to go through one of these vortices.
There are many testimonies from people who claim to have experienced situations that are impossible to explain with the tools that science provides us; Stories of distortions in the flow of time, or people, vehicles, or entire cities appearing or disappearing are some of the most common examples. The majority tendency is to accuse these individuals of liars and opportunists, since many of them get their "fifteen minutes of fame"; However, as long as we do not have enough evidence to completely discredit them, we can only limit ourselves to not believing their words.
Finally, “Marxist Vortex” is the title of an album released in 1998 by Babasónicos , anArgentine rock band.

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