These animations show how a sneeze spreads respiratory droplets. While larger particles quickly fall, others stay airborne as aerosols. The animations vary by the direction of the sneeze, volume (Q) in liters and maximum velocity (Umax) in meters per second. Professors at the University of Florida are using computer models of how droplets spread to develop tools for tailoring social distancing recommendations to different environments.

Credit: Kai Liu, Jorge Salinas, Majid Allahyari, Nadim Zgheib and Sivaramakrishnan Balachandar/University of Florida

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