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Where you'd put a decorative fountain, this feature
be more like a ballet of various waves crashing into each
other. Picture watching ocean waves concentrate in a
cove blasting against each other from various angles
causing the water to dance and bounce about in never
This would be achieved by filling various tanks with
positioned above the pond, behind a wall for instance,
are opened to let the water into the pond in various
So say you have 6 tanks. Each tank has various outlets
the tank from various angles. We'll do one simple
the opposing wave.
Tank 1 on the far left, and tank 3 on the far right have
valves that face each other. These would be more sluice
gates than valves because opening them would release
the water at once creating a big wave.
When the waves meet in the middle of the pond, they
combine their momentum and create a massive water
tower that rises up 20 feet before splashing back down.
That would be a simple combination but with enough
inlets arranged around the perimeter endless "water
dances" could be created.
Inspired by this.
The tanks would be a cheap, low tech way to do stuff like this. [doctorremulac3, May 09 2021]
[hippo, May 09 2021]
Similar to this
But smaller. [neutrinos_shadow, May 10 2021]
||I'd like this as a normally peaceful pond in a park that
has scarcely a ripple on the surface except for once
an hour, on the hour, an impressive Hokusai-style
wave rears up from the surface.
||A mercury version of that single inverted drop
would be quite a spectacle.
||Makes me think how swimming with a current/wave from
behind you is really smoovy because you go faster with less
effort; could soliton waves at water parks behind people
push them smoovily along but travel much further in the
pool because they are solitons?
||Likewise body surfing waterpark pools could use water
soliton waves to travel further.
||The Slo-Mo Guys (who have upped their game since I first
saw them a loooong time ago) wave pool experiment is
basically proof of the linked "Antichirp-wave" idea.
||That Slo-mo video has some seriously beautiful stills.
||Add a living green tinge and fix C02 at the same time. Extra filtering will be needed.