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A series of airfoils that rise and fall on vertical cables in response to varying wind speeds graph the flow of moving air between Building A and Pier 1 in Lower Fort Mason. By tracking the airfoils, visitors can observe the diversity in rates of flow within a horizontal transect of moving air and gain insights into the biomechanics of bird flight in a shoreline environment.


This project is supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. ESI-0104478. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.