The above equation (pulled from Wikipedia) is used in the meteorological sense to define helicity, a quantity which, in the most general sense, illustrates to what extent a fluid flows in a corkscrew manner. It’s used in forecasting the likelihood of tornadic development through the Storm Relative Helicity scale (SRH).

However, it’s also a good metaphor. My name is Daniel ‘counters’ Rothenberg, and as a student of Atmospheric Science at Cornell University, I encounter a great deal of helicity every day – be it from academics or life, it always seems that I’m ever heading ahead, yet wandering back and forth in wide circles all throughout the process.

I’ll share some of that helicity with you through this blog, which will document things related to my wide circle of interests – a little meteorology here, some climatology there, some more computer science over there, and the occasional bit of policy and government to distract it all. So hang on – where there’s helicity, there’s turbulence!


2 Responses to “About”

  1. You amaze me. This is awesome.

  2. Has it ever occured to you that the same principle applies into the Electromagnetic field? It is well known – or it should(!) – that there is a direct correspondence between each of the two E and B components of Maxwell equations and the ideal Euler Hydrodynamics. Just change V with the Vector Potential A of classical Electrodynamics and you will see why. Only that if you also account for the so called eigen-rotation or ‘Beltrami’ fields you wil lfigure out that there must also exist cases of “E/M Tornadoes” with absolutely parallelised Electric and Magnetic components! Any idea where these could be used or if they already exist in nature? Just write to me if you are interested. A friend from above…

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