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The Coriolis rotating platform is the world’s only research structure of its kind devoted to fluid mechanics. First set up in the 1960s at the Laboratoire des écoulements géophysiques et industriels (LEGI) in Grenoble, it was rebuilt in 2014 with enhanced performance. It enables scientists from around the world to study the effects of the Coriolis force, a physical force generated by the Earth’s rotation, on atmospheric and oceanic turbulence.
The Laboratoire des écoulements géophysiques et industriels is a joint research unit between the CNRS, the Institut polytechnique de Grenoble and the Université Grenoble-Alpes.