2007 Lecture Series Schedule


Monday, June 18 - 10:00 AM

Greetings (Dean James Yoder) and Lecture 1

Principal lectures (Weekdays at 10:00 AM through June 29)

Joseph Pedlosky, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  1. "Linear boundary Ekman layers"
    1. Boundary layers in density stratified fluids
    2. Control of interior
    3. An experimental application
    4. An extremely simple model for later use
  2. "Coastal dynamics"
    1. Bottom boundary layer on shelf.  The problem of the bottom velocity

  3. "Oceanic boundary  layers" (Pedlosky)
    1. Sverdrup theory and Munk, Stommel boundary layers
    2. Inertial boundary layers
    3. Inertial "runaway" and its repair
    4. The thermocline and its boundary layer structure
"Observation of the bottom boundary layer"
Steven Lentz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

First 2 weeks, staff lectures, weekday afternoons, 2 PM, June 20-29

June 20 - 2:00 PM

Representation of overflows in ocean models
Eric Chassignet, Florida State University

June 21 - 2:00 PM
Vortices, filaments and cascades in two-dimensional turbulence
Antonello Provenzale, Istituto di Scienze Dell'Atmosfera

June 22 - 2:00 PM - Informal seminar
Ferrofluids for fun and profit
Philip Yecko, Montclair State University

June 25 - 2:00 PM
Shallow two-dimensional transcritical flow over orography
Ted Johnson, University College, London

June 27 - 2:00 PM
Modulation of the cool skin of the ocean by internal waves
Tom Farrar, WHOI, Chris Zappa, Columbia University and Claudia Cenedese, WHOI

June 28 - 2:00 PM
Hydraulic flow through a contraction:  multiple steady states
Ben Akers, University of Wisconsin, Madison and Onno Bokhove, University of Twente,
The Netherlands with a demo by Jack Whitehead

June 29 - 2:00 PM - Informal seminar
Internal wave attractors
Jeroen Hazewinkel, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Week 3 - Staff Lectures, July 2-6

July 2 - 10:00 AM
Heat transport in Rayleigh-Benard convection:  2007 update
Charles Doering, University of Michigan

July 2 - 2:00 PM
Decay and return of internal solitary waves with rotation
Karl Helfrich

July 3 - 10:00 AM
Mathematics of Games and Sports
Joseph Keller, Stanford University

July 5 - 10:00 AM
Possible effects on climate of double diffusive convection in the ocean
George Veronis, Yale University

July 5 - 2:00 PM

The dynamical-systems approach to transition in shear flows
Norman Lebovitz, University of Chicago

July 6 - 10:00 AM
On first looking into Chapman and Cowling
Ed Spiegel, Columbia University

July 6 - 2:00 PM - Informal seminar
Estimating mixing and subduction rates in inverse models
Jan Zika, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research

Week 4 - July 9-13

Mini-Symposium on "Ocean bottom and surface boundary layers"

July 9 - 10:00 AM
Momentum, heat, & mass exchange in the marine atmospheric surface layer
Jim Edson, University of Connecticut

July 9 - 2:00 PM

Atmospheric boundary layer and its oceanic counterparts
Joe Fernando, Arizona State University

July 10 - 10:00 AM
Upper ocean response to a hurricane
Jim Price, WHOI

July 11 - 10:00 AM
Surface wave processes in marine boundary layers
Ken Melville, University of California, San Diego

July 11 - 2:00 PM
Boundary layer effects in topographically constrained bottom gravity currents
Lars Umlauf, Baltic Sea Research Institute

July 12 - 10:00 AM
The ocean's diurnal boundary layer: observations and models
Tom Farrar, WHOI

July 12 - 2:00 PM
Open Discussion

July 13 - 10:00 AM
A different kind of turbidity flow: Wave supported turbidity flows on relatively flat shelves
Peter Traykovski, WHOI

Week 5 - July 16-20

July 16 - 10:30 AM
Roll vortices in the PBL (Planetary Boundary Layer)
Georgi Sutyrin, University of Rhode Island

July 17 - 10:30 AM
Laboratory experiments of oceanic overflows
Robert Ecke, Los Alamos National Laboratory

July 18 - 10:00 AM - Note Change of time!
Kuroshio forcing in the East Asian marginal seas
Jiayan Yang, WHOI

July 19 - 10:30 AM
Does the marine biosphere mix the ocean?
Bill Dewar, Florida State University

July 20 - 10:30 AM

Chaotic dynamos generated by turbulent flows of liquid sodium
Stephan Fauve, Ecole Normale Superieure, France

July 20 - 2:00 PM - Informal seminar
The melting of icebergs and ice shelves
Andrew Wells, University of Cambridge

Week 6 - July 23-27

July 23 - 10:30 AM

Viscous, thermal, and diffusive sublayers at the air-sea interface
Alexander Soloviev, NOVA Southeastern University

July 23 - 2:00 PM
The stability of deep overflows
Larry Pratt, WHOI

July 24 - 10:30 AM

The boundary layer of swimming fish
Erik Anderson, Grove City College

July 24 - 2:00 PM
Interpreting color imagery of the sea surface
Amala Mahadevan, Boston University

July 25 - 10:30 AM

The vortex merger rate in freely-decaying 2-D turbulence
Joseph LaCasce, University of Oslo

July 25 - 2:00 PM
Lateral coupling in baroclinically unstable flows
Mike Spall, WHOI

July 26 - 10:30 AM

Interaction of a western boundary current with a marginal sea: Kuroshio in Luzon Strait
Vitalii Sheremet, University of Rhode Island

July 26 - 2:00 PM
A thermodynamically exact temperature equation for a compressible fluid
George Veronis, Yale University

July 27 - 10:30 AM
Barefoot oceanic convection:  twelve years later
Fiamma Straneo, WHOI

Week 7 - July 30 - August 3

July 30 - 10:30 AM

Barocllinic instability in the upper ocean
Glenn Flierl, M.I.T.

July 31 - 10:30 AM

Are cascading flows stable?
Steve Thorpe, University of Wales

August 1 - 10:30 AM

Particles, propulsion and pertinent topography
Tom Peacock, M.I.T.

August 1 - 2:00 PM
Eddies in the Arctic Ocean
Mary-Louise Timmermans, WHOI

August 2 - 10:30 AM
Modification of the potential vorticity in frictional boundary layers
Leif Thomas, WHOI

August 3 - 10:30 AM

Overflows on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge
Andreas Thurnherr, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Week 8 - August 6-10

August 6 - 10:30 AM

Global warming and hurricanes
Kerry Emanuel, M.I.T.

Public Lecture -  August 6 - 3:00 PM, Clark 507

Divine Wind:  The History and Sciences of Hurricanes
Kerry Emanuel, M.I.T.

August 7 - 10:30 AM

Geometry of boundary shear turbulence in plane Couette flow
Predrag Cvitanovic, Georgia Institute of Technology

August 8 - 10:00 AM

Mixing and stirring in the southern ocean
John Marshall, M.I.T.

August 8 - 2:00 PM
Coalescence of charged water droplets
Andrew Belmonte, Pennsylvania State University

August 9 - 10:30 AM

Multiscale analysis of strongly nonlinear convection in the ocean surface boundary layer
Greg Chini, University of New Hampshire

August 10 - 10:30 AM
Dinosaur forecast: cloudy; (or: a high latitude atmospheric convection mechanism for equable climate dynamics)
Eli Tziperman, Harvard University

Week 9 - August 13-17


Week 10 - August 20-24 - Fellows' Presentations

Monday, August 20

10:00 AM
Jeroen Hazewinkel, Amsterdam University
Internal wave radiation by gravity currents down a slope

11:00 AM   
Andrew Wells, University of Cambridge
Skinny dipping in Woods Hole: Investigating near surface variations in sea temperature

Tuesday, August 21

10:00 AM   
Jan Zika, University of New South Wales
The stability of cascading flows

11:00 AM   
Frederic Laliberte, New York University
Double diffusive effects in a dam break experiment

Wednesday, August 22

10:00 AM   
Henrik van Lengerich, Cornell University
Convection of a van der Waals Fluid near the critical point

11:00 AM   
Basile Gallet, Ecole Normale Superieure
Instability theory of swirling flows with suction

2:00 PM   
Rebecca Dell, MIT/WHOI Joint Program
Nonlinear modifications to the Ekman Layer by an advecting geostrophic flow

3:00 PM   
Iva Kavcic, University of Zagreb
Circular internal hydraulic jump

Thursday, August 23

10:00 AM   
Miranda Holmes, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science
Length and shape of a lava tube

11:00 AM   
Angel Ruiz-Angulo, Caltech
Differential diffusion paradox for turbulent flow