Vorticity evolution in two-dimensional fluid simulations seeded with random, subsonic velocity fields smoothed with a low pass filter. Results are shown, in the columns running from left to right, for RBV2, PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids respectively, all on 1024x1024 zone grids. The initial vorticity conditions are displayed in the top row, and the middle and bottom rows show the results after 20 sound crossing times of the simulation box. In the top and middle row, the vorticity color scale is held constant between ±.01 for all eight simulations. In the bottom row, the color scale is adjusted in PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids to ±− 0.001, ±− 0.001 and ±− 0.002 respectively, in order to show the evolution of the fluid vorticity structure. A magnification of a smaller portion of each simulation is shown in the upper left corner of each panel, corresponding to the region encapsulated by the smaller squares shown in the lower right of each panel. The simulations took 40 hours, 29 hours, 14 hours and 22 minutes for RBV2, PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids respectively.

Vorticity evolution in two-dimensional fluid simulations seeded with random, subsonic velocity fields smoothed with a low pass filter. Results are shown, in the columns running from left to right, for RBV2, PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids respectively, all on 1024x1024 zone grids. The initial vorticity conditions are displayed in the top row, and the middle and bottom rows show the results after 20 sound crossing times of the simulation box. In the top and middle row, the vorticity color scale is held constant between ±.01 for all eight simulations. In the bottom row, the color scale is adjusted in PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids to ±− 0.001, ±− 0.001 and ±− 0.002 respectively, in order to show the evolution of the fluid vorticity structure. A magnification of a smaller portion of each simulation is shown in the upper left corner of each panel, corresponding to the region encapsulated by the smaller squares shown in the lower right of each panel. The simulations took 40 hours, 29 hours, 14 hours and 22 minutes for RBV2, PLUTO, ZEUS and Stable Fluids respectively.