But what are the physics behind this...What makes the thermals flow agents the wind. I have a lot of questions that would help me better understand...
A scientist could better answer that... I don't know exactly what causes the thermal wind to flow exactly the way it does. For my purposes I only need to know what it does where I hunt, and when it does it.
like how large is a thermal tunnel, is it 10 feet in diameter or 100 feet? Does it change size with the wind velocity? Does the wind speed effect where the thermal tunnel is from one day to the next?
Let me say again, the thermal tunnel is a name that was derived after a hunt with high winds on a friends farm where I was watching leaves blow in a rotation causing a tunnel effect... That does not mean it happens every time or in every situation. The term is used loosely to describe the area where thermal wind and natural wind collide.
Thats an awesome idea!!! I could do test and film it so we could all see it right here on the beast, with your blessings of coures.....It would be like myth busters...you could pick the spots out on the map that we test and I could do test on the 100's of beds I've already found. That would be really neat and you could add it to one of you DVDs to if you wanted to!!!
Actually we tried testing with smoke bombs and could not get it to work. The heat that burns the smoke agent would heat the smoke agent to hot and it would rise almost straight up unless the thermal current was really strong. The only way I could find to test the thermal currents, or the point where they collide was to use milk weed seeds. During testing it was really cool to release handfuls of the seeds and watch there natural flow with the wind & thermals. Trouble was they are very hard to film or stay focussed on with the camera.
However, you are welcome to film and post anything in a positive manner on the forum.
you already know all of this
No, I don't know everything about thermals and wind. I just know what I have seen, and studied.