Comparing bird and human soaring strategies
Zsuzsa Ákos*, Máté Nagy* & Tamás Vicsek* **
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2008 105: 4139-4143.
Published online on March 3, 2008, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0707711105

* Department of Biological Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, Pázmány P. stny. 1A, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary.
** Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group of HAS, Pázmány P. stny. 1A, H-1117 Budapest, Hungary.

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Supplementary videos
One day`s flight of a Peregrine Falcon. The bird flew for about 3 x 1 hour. The colouring of the track visualises the vertical velocity; red means climbing, blue means sinking. Here you see the flight 10 times faster than real time, in three parts:
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Part from a flight of a paraglider pilot. The colouring of the track and the speed of the video is the same as in case of the previous movie files. The local relief is shown here.
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Sample videos from our White Stork Project.
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Response in the media
Nature Physics Research Highlights (April 2008) - A bird's eye view
Fly like a bird (doi: 10.1038/nphys900)
New Scientist New Scientist video round-up - March 20, 2008 image
New York Times Falcons Used Formula for Glider Thermals Before Human Pilots image
PNAS In this issue Paragliders vs. storks and falcons image Neurons Fliegen wie die Vögel image

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