Result of the OPTICS algorithm applied to the trajectories modelled in the Bickley Jet model flow. (a), (d) and (g) show the reachability plot with different DBSCAN clustering results, indicated by the black horizontal line. The corresponding clustering results of each choice of DBSCAN parameter is shown on the right of the reachability plots for different times. Grey particles correspond to noise. Axis units in the centre and right column are in 1000 km.
The February 2021 NPG Paper of the Month award goes David Wichmann and his co-authors for their paper “Ordering of trajectories reveals hierarchical finite-time coherent sets in Lagrangian particle data: detecting Agulhas rings in the South Atlantic Ocean“. Understanding the transport of tracers and particulates is an important topic in oceanography and in fluid dynamics in general. Th ...[Read More]