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2013 Lecture Series Schedule

"Buoyancy-Driven Flows" - June 17 - August 23

Introductory lectures will be a total of 2 hours each with a short break.

Monday, June 17 - 9:45 AM


Claudia Cenedese, Eric Chassignet and Stefan Llewellyn Smith, GFD Co-Directors

June 17-21– Principal Lectures - 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Gravity Currents
Paul Linden, University of Cambridge

Week 2

June 24-28 – Principal Lectures - 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Gravity Currents
Paul Linden, University of Cambridge

Lectures begin at 10:30 AM

Week 3

Monday, July 1
Falling into structured fluids
Philip Yecko, Montclair State University

Tuesday, July 2
Gravity-driven interfacial flows: Vorticity-based models
Eckhart Meiburg, University of California

Wednesday, July 3
Dense overflows in ocean general circulation models
Sonya Legg, Princeton University

Thursday, July 4

Friday, July 5
Large amplitude acoustic streaming
Greg Chini, University of New Hampshire

Week 4

Monday, July 8
Modeling the hagfish slime
Jean-Luc Thiffeault, University of Wisconsin

Tuesday, July 9
Three-dimensional quasi-geostrophic convection in the rotating cylindrical annulus with steeply sloping endwalls
Keith Julien, University of Colorado at Boulder

Wednesday, July 10
Coastal density fronts:  gravity currents, internal waves, and mixing
Brian White, University of North Carolina

Thursday, July 11
A propagation model for internal waves generated by a body moving in an ocean thermocline
Jim Rottman, University of California, San Diego

Friday, July 12
Eddy generation by topographic transformation of coastal-trapped waves
Ted Johnson, University College London

Week 5

Monday, July 15
Layers, layers everywhere: The dynamics of mixing-induced layering in turbulent stratified flow
Colm Caulfield, University of Cambridge

Tuesday July 16
A refined life at high resolution:  subgrid modelling in the eddy-rich regime
Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brown University

Wednesday, July 17
Unusual features in rotating flows
Michael Patterson, University of Bristol

1:30 PM
The turbulence closure problem
Joseph Keller, Stanford University

Thursday, July 18
Harmonic forcing in rotating flows: zonal flow, instabilities and inertial waves
Alban Sauret, Princeton University

Friday, July 19
Stability criteria for inhomogeneous equilibria in the single wave model
George Hagstrom, New York University

Week 6

Monday, July 22
Buoyancy-driven segregation of magma from the convecting mantle
Richard Katz, University of Oxford

Tuesday, July 23
Large-scale circulation in 2D Kolmogorov flows
Basile Gallet, Laboratoire FAST

Wednesday, July 24
Oscillatory double-diffusive convection
Pascale Garaud, University of California, Santa Cruz

Thursday, July 25
A turbulent model of the Arctic halocline
Michael Spall, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Waves over periodic topographies
Jie Yu, North Carolina State University

Friday, July 26
Shoaling and tunneling internal solitary waves
Bruce Sutherland, University of Alberta

Week 7

Monday, July 29
Sea breezes and land breezes along coastlines and semi-enclosed seas: Diurnal gravity currents
Sarah Gille, University of California, San Diego

Tuesday, July 30
Convective and absolute instability of finite amplitude gravity wave
Jean-Marc Chomaz, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique

Wednesday, July 31
The effects of wind on the rise of volcanic plumes and the intrusions of volcanic ash
Andrew Hogg, University of Bristol

Thursday, August 1
Ekman Layer meets island
Joseph Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

1:30 PM
Buoyancy driven flows and mixing in confined spaces

Andrew Woods, University of Cambridge

Friday, August 2
Sills or Hills?  The 2014/15 Fracture Zone Canyon experiment
Andreas Thurnherr, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

1:30 PM
Science and art of sculpturing fluids
Jean-Marc Chomaz, CNRS-Ecole Polytechnique

Week 8

Monday, August 5
Extreme multiplicity in convection patterns
Laurette Tuckerman, PMMH-ESPCI

Along the bumpy road from micro- to macro-physics
James Anderson, Stevens Institute of Technology

Tuesday, August 6
Wind and eddy-mediated export of Antarctic Bottom Water
Andrew Stewart, California Institute of Technology

Wednesday, August 7
Determining the depth of mixing in the upper water column of subpolar waters:  implications for productivity
Susan Lozier, Duke University

Thursday, August 8
The influence of mesoscale eddies of the Arabian Sea on the slope currents of Red Sea and Persian Gulf outflow water
Xavier Carton, Universite de Bretagne Occidentale

Sears Public Lecture - 5 PM - Redfield Auditorium, reception to follow
Overturning in the North Atlantic:  new observations, new views, lingering questions
Susan Lozier, Duke University

Friday, August 9
The zonally asymmetric Antarctic Circumpolar Current
Andrew Thompson, California Institute of Technology

Week 9 - August 12 - 16

Quiet Week - no lectures

Week 10 - August 19 - 23

Fellows' presentations

Monday, August 19

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Response of thermohaline circulation to changes in precipitation
Yuki Yasuda, The University of Tokyo


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Particle driven flows down an incline into a linear stratification
Kate Snow, Australian National University


Tuesday, August 20

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Nonlinear optimal perturbations
Daniel Lecoanet, University of California, Berkeley


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Energy stability and transport efficiency in forced stratified shear flows
Tobias Bischoff, California Institute of Technology

Wednesday August 21

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Investigation of lock exchange in a 3D valley configuration
Catherine Jones, University of California, San Diego


11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Modeling the evolution of a particle-rich layer in a double diffusive regime
Varvara Zemskova, University of  North Carolina, Chapel Hill

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

On the collision of sea breeze gravity currents
Karin van der Wiel, University of East Anglia

Thursday August 22

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Granular flow in a rotating drum
Gregory Wagner, University of California, San Diego


11:15 am -12:15 pm

Induced mean flow of weakly nonlinear internal wave packets
Ton van den Bremer, University of Oxford

Last updated: August 19, 2013