These vortices can persist for many minutes, drifting with the wind.
The use of vortices is a significant feature of the latest breeds of F1 cars.
In turbulent flow, unsteady vortices appear on many scales and interact with each other.
It uses vortices as the computational elements, mimicking the physical structures in turbulence.
Gallery An EA-6 Prowler with condensation in the cores of its wingtip vortices and also on the top of its wings.
Vasavada (2005), p. 1978 The lifetime of vortices varies from several days to hundreds of years depending on their size.
Wingtip vortices can also pose a severe hazard to light aircraft, especially during the landing and take off phases of flight.
The visible cores of wingtip vortices contrast with the other major type of contrails which are caused by the combustion of fuel.