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Proceedings Volume 2012

2012 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Coherent Structures

Colm-cille Caulfield and Charles Doering, Directors
Edgar Knobloch and Jeffrey Weiss, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows

Principal Lectures

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Dynamics of coherent structures and their impact on transport and predictability

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Coherent structures in 2D fluid dynamics

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Coherent structures in 2D fluid dynamics and structures in 3D quasi-geostrophic fluid dynamics

Lecture 4, Part 1 (pdf)

Part I: Structures in 3D quasi-geostrophic flows

Lecture 4, Part 2 (pdf)

Part II: Rapidly rotating convection

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Applications of coherent structures to the study of weather and climate

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Introduction to spatially localized structures

Lecture 7 (pdf)

The Swift-Hohenberg equation in one spatial dimension

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Pinning and depinning in one and two dimensions

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Spatially localized structures in fluid flows

Lecture 10 (pdf)

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Spin down of a stellar interior (pdf)

Rosalind Oglethorpe, Cambridge University

Slender swimmers in Stokes flow (pdf)

Srikanth Toppaladoddi, Yale University

Equatorial quasi-geostrophy (pdf)

Felicity Graham, University of Tasmania

2:1 Spatial Resonance in Langmuir Circulation (pdf)

Bevin Maultsby, University of North Carolina

Optimal Transport from Wall to Wall (pdf)

Pedgram Hassanzadeh, University of California, Berkeley