schlieren method

noun Physical Chemistry.
a method for detecting regions of differing densities in a clear fluid by photographing a beam of light passed obliquely through it.

Origin:
1930–35

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The simplest stereo schlieren method involves taking stereo photos with the grid background described earlier.
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