Air blowing over the surface of water inside a large plastic hemisphere mimics the action of the wind over the ocean by generating waves. The waves slowly change and build until the entire volume of water is circling as one wave. Visitors can adjust the speed and direction of the air blower and influence the building of the waves.
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- Ned Kahn Studios
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