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Let the ripples wash over you

January 14, 2012
By Kimberly Morgan , The Inter-Mountain

If you have ever dropped a pebble into a pool of water and watched the reaction of that pool, you saw ripples spreading ever outward until they covered the entire surface of the pond. If you have seen pictures of this action in slow motion, you probably see at the center of the ripples a column of water appearing to be standing straight up. This is a spontaneous reaction of the water to whatever was dropped into the pond. This shows us that the reaction is strongest at the point of impact. Nevertheless, the effect spreads throughout the pond and it continues and becomes invisible to the eye, but the effect is there nonetheless.



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