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Proceedings Volume 2007

2007 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics


Boundary Layers


Jack Whitehead and Claudia Cenedese, Directors
Joseph Pedlosky and Steven Lentz, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows

Principal Lectures

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Boundary Layers

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Boundary Layers

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: stratified fluids

Lecture 4 (pdf)

Observational evidence for the Ekman layer

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: sloping bottoms in a stratified, rotating fluid

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Stress driven flow with a sloping bottom

Lecture 7 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: homogeneous ocean circulation

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Boundary Layers: homogeneous ocean circulation

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Internal boundary layers in the ocean circulation

Lecture 10 (pdf)

Internal boundary layers in the ocean circulation

Fellows' Reports

The stability of boundary layer flows (pdf)

Jan Zika, University of New South Wales

Double Diffusive effects in a Dam Break Experiment (pdf)

Frederic Laliberte, New York University

Instability theory of swirling flows with suction (pdf)

Basile Gallet, Ecole Normale Superieure

Nonlinear Ekman dynamics for an advective flow (pdf)

Rebecca W. Dell, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Length and shape of a lava tube (pdf)

Miranda Holmes, Courant Institute of Mathematics