Sreeta Basu ’24



Project Title

Spray Generation by Bubbles Bursting

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I studied the formation of film drops on the ocean surface that are created by bursting sea-spray bubbles. Studying this process may help us understand how compounds and contaminants from the ocean are released into the atmosphere. My internship focused on studying how different ocean conditions affect the formation and physiochemical properties of film drops over a large range of bubble sizes. I used the programming language Python to extract data from high-speed videos of a single bubble bursting under lab-controlled conditions. During this process, I learned image processing techniques and how to plot data in Python. This experience was very rewarding and allowed me to apply my knowledge of computer science to research.

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Climate and Environmental Science


Deike Lab, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University


Luc Deike, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute; Daniel Shaw, Ph.D. candidate, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering