Let's say I have data on the velocity vector field of a fluid vortex such as e.g. a Hurricane available on a regular 2D grid. How can I compute the axis of rotation of the velocity vector field to determine the "center" of the Hurricane?

  • $\begingroup$ Are you able to visualise the data by plotting the vector field? $\endgroup$
    – Nick
    Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 9:50
  • $\begingroup$ Hypothetically yes, but I was looking for a mathematical algorithm. Something that can be implemented on a computer. I feel like there must be a really simple answer here and I'm simply not smart enough to find it on my own. $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 24, 2022 at 18:06


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