GFD Previous Program Fellows
Fellow Names and Affiliations 
Report Titles 

2019 

Lois Baker Imperial College London 
Interaction Between Internal Modes and Their Superharmonics  
Samuel Boury ENS de Lyon 
A Mushy Source for the Geysers of Enceladus  
Wenjing Dong New York University 
Structure and Stability of Flow Around Noncircular Islands  
Kelsey Everard University of British Columbia 
Free Convection with Large Viscosity Variations  
Alessia Ferraro Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne 
Exploiting Marginal Stability in Slowfast Quasilinear Dynamical Systems  
Wanying Kang Harvard University 
Symmetry Breaking on the Enceladus Ice Shell  
Anuj Kumar University of California, Santa Cruz 
Maximal Heat Transport in RayleighBénard Convection: Reduced Models, Birfurcations, and Polynomial Optimization  
André Palóczy Filho University of California, San Diego 
Reduced Models for Wavebalanced Flow Interactions  
Jeremy Parker University of Cambridge 
Exploiting Sumofsquares Optimisation for Chaotic Hamiltonian Systems  
Channing Prend Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
Eddy Mixing of Biogeochemical Tracers  
Jelle Will University of Twente 
Optimal Mixing of a Passive Scalar Field in Kolmogorov Flow  
Houssam Yassin Princeton University 
Sensitivity of the Ocean's Deep Circulation to Westerly Winds  
2018 

Neeraja Bhamidipati University of Cambridge 
How mixed is the ocean mixed layer?  
Laura Cope University of Cambridge 
Horizontal shear instabilities in the stellar interior  
Edward Hinton University of Cambridge 
Defending against viscous flows  
Christopher Howland University of Cambridge 
Interacting plumes in a rotating environment: The special case of a single plume  
Andrea Lehn Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Fountains, jets and rotation, oh my!  
Sara Lenzi University of Turin 
Swimming with posts  
Thomas Le Reun Aix Marseille Université 
Porous convection with internal heating: driving Enceladus’ hydrothermal activity  
Tyler Lutz Yale University 
Spooky mixing at a distance: nonlocal eddy fluxes from stochastic advection  
Sutirtha Sengupta University of California, Santa Cruz 
Centrifugally forced RayleighTaylor instability: growth of varicose perturbations  
Rohit Superkar Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Viscoplastic flow around a cylinder: nuggets or no nuggets?  
Bowen Zhao Yale University 
Instability of piecewise, uniform, quasigeostrophic vortex above topography  
2017 

Thomasina Ball University of Cambridge 
Understanding cylindrical dinosaur footprints  
Robert Fajber University of Toronto 
Seeing ocean through sea ice: Simple theory for submesoscale iceocean interations in the marginal ice zone  
Federico Fuentes University of TexasAustin 
Global stability of twodimensional plan Couette flow beyond the energy stability limit  
Madelaine Gamble Rosevear University of Tasmania 
Turbid tales: Where do subglacial sediments go?  
Eric Hester University of Sydney 
Slim or stout? Which iceberg lasts longer?  
Jessica Kenigson University of ColoradoBoulder 
A simple adiabatic model for vertical variation of halocline slope in the Beaufort Gyre  
Margaret Lindeman Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
A supercool mechanism for secondary sea ice growth  
Agostino Meroni University of MilanBicocca 
Do icebergs know that the Earth spins?  
Guillaume Michel Ecole Normale Supèrieure 
Cooling via baroclinic acoustic streaming  
Earle Wilson University of Washington 
The dynamics of subglacial plume liftoff  
Madeleine Youngs Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Energy fluxes in mixed barotropicbaroclinic instability: Upgradient or downgradient?  
2016 

Oceane Richet Ècole Polytechnique 
The effects of Kelvin and topographic Rossby waves in Denmark Strait overflow  
Paula Doubrawa Cornell University 
A new vortex method for modeling multiple wakes  
Qi Li Princeton University 
Modeling morphodynamics of a tidally forced wetland  
Colin Meyer Harvard University 
Meltwater percolation and refreezing in compacting snow  
Keaton Burns Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Rolling resistance on sand  
Anna Skipper Georgia Institute of Technology 
Splash and spray of a partially submerged rotating disk  
Sahil Agarwal Yale University 
Simple models of ice distribution and mixed layer depths in the Fram Strait  
Jason Olsthoorn University of Cambridge 
A brief introduction to eroding bodies in a background flow  
Michael Gomez University of Oxford 
Capillary sorting: thin film flows of particles  
Christopher Miles University of Michigan 
Dynamics of active droplets  
2015 

Yana Bebieva Yale University 
Punctuated plume penetration: Entrainment dynamics of the layered filling box  
Thomas Beucler Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Largescale advection, condensation and diffusion of water vapor  
Thomas Eaves University of Cambridge 
Noisy homoclinic pulse dynamics: Back to the origin  
Giovanni Fantuzzi Imperial College London 
Bounds for deterministic and stochastic dynamical systems using sumofsquares programming  
Anna FitzMaurice Princeton University 
A stochastic approach to examining the predictability of Arctic sea ice  
Florence Marcotte Ecole Normale Supérieure 
Fast cooling of a hot disc  
Gunnar Peng University of Cambridge 
The diffusion fish  
Andre Souza University of Michigan 
Instantons in the presence of chaos: Is noise really your friend?  
Christopher Spalding California Institute of Technology 
The most catastrophic catastrophe: Population dynamics under random extreme events  
Cesar Rocha University of California, San Diego 
Scaling ocean stratification: Coupled asymptotic model equations for strongly stratified flows  
2014 

Joern Callies MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography 
The role of mixed layer instabilities in submesoscale turbulence  
Joseph Fitzgerald Harvard University 
Understanding eddy saturation in the southern ocean using mean field theory  
Paige Martin University of Michigan 
A study of heat transport and the runaway greenhouse effect using an idealized model  
Ashley Payne University of California, Irvine 
The role of the lapse rate feedback in Arctic amplification  
Geoff Stanley University of Oxford 
The most minimal seed for the onset of shear turbulence  
Shineng Hu Yale University 
Models for tropopause height and radiativeconvective equilibrium  
Jim Thomas New York University 
Vortex filament dynamics in two dimensions  
Erica Rosenblum University of California, San Diego 
Thermobaric effects on doublediffusive staircases  
Alexis Kaminski University of Cambridge 
An experimental investigation of the Rossby twoslit problem  
Daniel Mukiibi University of Hamburg 
A numerical study of the downstream development of baroclinic instability  
2013 

Tobias Bischoff California Institute of Technology 
Energy stability and transport efficiency in forced stratified shear flows  
Catherine Jones University of California, San Diego 
Investigation of lock exchange in a 3D valley configuration  
Daniel Lecoanet University of California, Berkeley 
Nonlinear optimal perturbations  
Kate Snow Australian National University 
Particle driven flows down an incline into a linear stratification  
Ton van den Bremer University of Oxford 
Induced mean flow of weakly nonlinear internal wave packets  
Karin van der Wiel University of East Anglia 
On the collision of sea breeze gravity currents  
Gregory Wagner University of California, San Diego 
Granular flow in a rotating drum  
Yuki Yasuda The University of Tokyo 
Response of thermohaline circulation to changes in precipitation  
Varvara Zemskova Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 
Modeling the evolution of a particlerich layer in a double diffusive regime  
2012 

Cedric Beaume Universite de Toulouse 
A reduced model for exact coherent structures in high Reynolds shear flows  
Vamsi Krishna Chalamalla University of California, San Diego 
What goes up doesn't come down: the effect of upwelling and downwelling on turbulent entrainment in a surface stressdriven flow  
Felicity Graham University of Tasmania 
Equatorial quasigeostrophy  
Yuan Guo New York University 
Scattering of internal waves over random topography  
Pedram Hassanzdeh University of California, Berkeley 
Optimal transport: wall to wall  
Duncan Hewitt Cambridge University 
Thixotorpic gravity currents and the ketchup question  
Bevin Maultsby University of North Carolina 
A 2dimensional, 3component model of Langmuir circulation  
Rosalind Oglethorpe University of Cambridge 
Spin down of a stellar interior  
Alban Sauret AixMarseille University & IRPHE 
Smoothing out sandpiles: rotational bulldozing of granular material  
Srikanth Toppaladoddi Yale University 
Swimming slender rods in Stokes flow  
2011 

Matthew Chantry University of Bristol 
Traversing the edge: how turbulence decays  
Andrew Crosby University of Cambridge 
Chaotic interaction of vortex patches with boundaries  
Martin HoeckerMartinez Oregon State University 
Constraints on low order models: the cost of simplicity  
Keiji Kimura Kyoto University 
A onefluid MHD model with electron inertia  
Chao Ma University of Colorado, Boulder 
On Brownian motion in a fluid with a plane boundary  
Giulio Mariotti Boston University 
A low dimensional model for shear turbulence in Plane Poiseuille flow: an example to understand the edge  
Adele Morrison Australian National University 
Upstream basin circulation of rotating, hydraulically controlled flows  
John Platt Harvard University 
Localized solutions in plane Couette flow: continuation methods  
Samuel Potter Princeton University 
Islands in locally forced basin circulations  
Lindsey Ritchie University of Strathclyde 
Ascending the ridge: maximizing the heat flux in steady porous medium convection  
Zhan Wang University of Wisconsin, Madison 
Twolayer viscus fluid in an inclined closed tube: KelvinHelmholtz instability  
2010 

Michael Allshouse MIT 
Finding Lagrangian Structures via the Application of Braid Theory  
David Goluskin Columbia University 
Who Ate Whom? AgeStructured Trophic Dynamics  
Renske Gelderloos Utrecht University 
Dynamics of AirBlown Dimples  
Georgy Manucharyan Yale University 
Mixing in Stratified Sheared Flows  Dynamics of the Staircases  
Woosok Moon Yale University 
OnOff Intermittency in Locally Connected Maps  
Kiori Obuse Kyoto University 
Trajectories of a Treadmilling Swimmer  Can it Escape from its Image?  
Amanda O'Rourke Princeton University 
Optimal Mixing on the Surface of a Sphere  
Sam Pegler University of Cambridge 
Swimming in Mud  
Anubhab Roy Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR) 
Dynamics of Vorticity Defects in Stratified Shear  
Emma Thompson University of Cambridge 
Cave Rings  
2009 

Michael Bates University of New South Wales 
Resonant triad interactions on an extended equatorial ßplane  
Erinna Chen University of California, Santa Cruz 
Degradation of the internal tide over long bumpy topography  
Nicolas Grisouard Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble 
Quantum vortices in a glass of BoseEinstein condensate  
Andong He Penn State University 
Some geometrical aspects of nonlinear waves  
Yiping Ma University of California, Berkeley 
The derivation and application of convection pattern equations  
Alireza Mashayekhi University of Toronto 
Variation of the eddy difusivity across jets in the southern ocean due to discontinuities  
Hélène Scolan Ecole Normale Supérieure 
Destabilizing a seiche with a movable dam  
Andrew Stewart University of Oxford 
Nonlinear Rossby shelf waves in a rotating annulus  
Daisuke Takagi University of Cambridge 
Nonlinear peristaltic waves  
Adrienne Traxler University of California, Santa Cruz 
Transverse stability of SuGardner solutions  
Hiroki Yamamoto Kyoto University 
Laboratory experiment on two coalescing axisymmetric turbulent plumes in a rotating fluid


2008 

Sylvain Barbot Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
Models of volcanic tremors & singing icebergs  
Christopher Cawthorn University of Cambridge 
Close encounters of the viscous kind: first contact in a viscous fluid  
Christophe Gissinger Ecole Normale Supérieure 
Energy and dissipation in MHD systems  
Celine Guervilly Université JosephFourier 
Toy model of the solar radiative zone  
George Hagstrom University of Texas at Austin 
Bounds for shearstress driven flows  
Ian Hewitt Oxford University 
Continual skipping on water  
Malte Jansen M.I.T. 
On the interaction of eddies with largescale topography  
Amrita Shravat Oxford University 
Experiment on mixing induced by a horizontal disc  
Toby Wood University of Cambridge 
(Huge) problems with surface tension  
Yutian Wu Columbia University 
Equilibria of diffusive moist static energy balance models  
2007 

Rebecca Dell M.I.T. 
Nonlinear Ekman dynamics for an advective flow  
Basile Gallet Ecole Normale Supérieure 
Instability theory of swirling flows with suction  
Jeroen Hazewinkel Amsterdam University 
Internal wave radiation from gravity current down a slope in a stratified fluid  
Miranda Holmes Courant Institute of Mathematics 
Length and shape of a lava tube  
Iva Kavcic University of Zagreb 
An experimental study of the circular internal hydraulic jump  
Frederic Laliberte New York University 
Double diffusive effects in a dam break experiment  
Angel RuizAngulo LDEO 
Simultaneous differential diffusion under weak turbulence  
Henrik van Lengerich Cornell University 
Convection of a van der Waals fluid near the critical point  
Andrew Wells Yale University 
Variations in sea surface temperature due to near surface straining flow  
Jan Zika University of New South Wales 
The stability of boundary layer flows  
2006 

Devin T. Conroy University of California, San Diego 
Mushliquid interfaces with cross flow  
Ian L. Eisenman Harvard University 
Arctic catastrophes in an idealized sea ice model  
Daniel N. Goldberg New York University 
Glancing interactions of internal solitary waves  
Shane R. Keating CIMS 
Patterns of convection in a mushy layer  
Takahide Okabe University of Texas 
A particlesimulation method to study mixing efficiencies  
Robert Style Cambridge University 
The evaporation of a salty film  
Victor Tsai Harvard University 
The formation of star patterns on lake ice  
Dominic Vella Ecole Normale Supérieure 
On thin ice: the mechanics of failure in sea ice  
Rachel Zammett Oxford University 
Breaking moraine dams by catastrophic erosional incision  
2005 

Benjamin F. Akers University of Illinois 
Shallow Water Flows through a Contraction  
Alexander E. Hasha New York University 
A Search for Baroclinic Structures  
Inga M. Koszalka Politecnico Di Torino 
The Vibrating Pendulum and Stratifying Fluids  
Walter Pauls MaxPlanck, MPIDS, Göttingen 
Diffusion Processes in a Cellular Flow  
Marcus L. Roper Harvard University 
Internal Wave Breaking and Mixing in the Deep Ocean  
John F. Rudge Trinity College 
Scattering Past a Cylinder with Weak Circulation  
Khachik Sargsyan Sandia National Lab, Livermore 
Fluctuations in Chemical Systems in the Large Volume Regime  
Tiffany A. Shaw CIMS 
Bounds on Multiscale Mixing Efficiency  
Ravi Srinivasan Brown University 
Simple Models with Cascade of Energy and Anomalous Dissipation  
Aya Tanabe Imperial College of London 
Laboratory Experiments on Mesoscale Vortices Colliding with Multiple Islands  
Arghir Dani Zarnescu Oxford University 
Intermittency in Simple Models for Turbulent Transport  
2004 

Josefina Moraes Arraut Ctr. Earth System Sciences, Institute of Space Studies 
Rossby Wave Scattering between Homogenous Media  
Vineet K. Birman University of California, Santa Barbara 
NonNormal Convection  
Eleanor Williams Frajka University of Washington 
Eddy generation by flow over variable topography: some experiments  
Visweswaran Nageswaran New York University 
Parametric Instability of Internal Waves with Rotation  
Lisa Neef KNMI, Netherlands 
Resonant Triads of TidallyForced Internal Gravity Waves  
Anja Slim University of California, Santa Cruz 
Exotic Gravity Currents  
Yaron Toledo Technion 
High Order Boussinesq Models for Internal Interfacial Waves and Layered SQG  
David Vener BNPPARIBAS (bank) 
TwoDimensional Vortex Shedding from a Corner  
Danielle Wain Iowa State University 
Laboratory Experiments on the Effect of Baroclinic Eddies on a Dense Plume in a Rotating StratifiedFluid  
Marshall Ward GFD Canberra 
Double Diffusive Gravity Currents under Rotation  
2003 

Amit Apte UNC 
The geophysical applications of nonNewtonian fluid dynamics: waves in the OldroydB ocean  
Neil MartinsenBurrell Wartburg College, Iowa 
A novel layered QG model  
Junjun Liu California Institude of Technology 
Stability of viscoplastic flow  
Joel C. Miller University of British Columbia, Canada 
Elastic critical layers  
Julia Mullarney Dalhousie University, Canada 
Experiments on nonlinear Rossby adjustment in a channel  
Anshuman Roy University of California, Santa Barbara 
The viscoelastic catenary  
Alison Rust Bristol University, UK 
Flowinduced oscillations: a source mechanism for volcanic tremor?  
Andrew F. Thompson East Anglia, UK 
Diffusivelydriven overturning of a stable density gradient  
Christopher L. Wolfe Scripps Institution of Oceanography 
Eddy generation by flow over variable topography: some experiments  
2002 

Alexandros Alexakis Observatoire de la cote d'azur, France 
Bounds on the Energy Dissipation on the Magnetic Couette and Poiseuille (Hartmann) Shear Flow  
Evstati G. Evstatiev Los Alamos National Lab 
Bound on the Heat Transport through a Layer from the Boundary Layer Theory Perspective: Fixed Heat Flux  
Lu Lu Wachovia investments 
Upper Bounds for Convection in an Internally Heated Fluid Layer  
Francois Petrelis Ecole Normale Superiéure 
Bounds on the Dissipation in MHD Problems in Plane Geometry with Magnetic and Velocity Shear  
Stephen C. Plasting Goldman Sachs 
Upper Bounds on the Heat transport in Infinite Prandtl Number Convection  
Ulrike Riemenschneider teaching high school, Dublin, Ireland 
Ball Release Experiment in a Centrifuge  
Jennifer H. Siggers Imperial College of London 
Horizontal Convection  
Radostin D. Simitev University of Glasgow, Scotland 
Inertial Wave Convection in Rotating Spherical Fluid Shells  
Tomoki Tozuka University of Tokyo, Japan 
On Cyclic and Oscillatory Convection in a Simplified Box Model with Entrainment  
Huiqun Wang Harvard University 
Rearrangement of Annual Rings of High Vorticity  
2001 

Helen C. Andersson Goteborg University, Sweden 
Abyssal flow in a twolayer model with sloping boundaries and a midocean ridge  
Fiona J.R. Eccles Lancaster University, UK 
Nonlinear effects on ENSO's period  
Edwin P. Gerber Columbia University 
The Time Evolution of Water Vapor "Black Holes" in the Upper Troposphere  
Takamitsu Ito Colorado State University 
The Black Hole of Water Vapor and the Asymmetries in the Tropical Circulation  
Shreyas D. Mandre Harvard University 
Effect of Bottom Topography on Roll Wave Instabilities  
Matthew S. Spydell University of California, San Diego 
Diagnosing El Nino  La Nina Transitions  
Lianke A. Te Raa IMAU 
Convective Oscillations in a Laboratory Model  
Chiara Toniolo ULB 
Slipping Instability in a System of Two Superposed Fluid Layers  
2000 

Giulio Boccaletti McKinsey & Company, UK 
Monsoons in a Moist Axially Symmetric Model of the Atmosphere  
Lucy J. Campbell Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada 
A QuasiBiennial Oscillation Generated by Gravity Wave Breaking  
Tivon E. Jacobson lives in Japan 
Vorticity on a Barred Beach  
Zhiming Kuang Harvard University 
A Truncated Model of FiniteAmplitude Baroclinic Waves in a Channel  
Cheryl L. Lacotta University of Arizona 
Can a Simple TwoLayer Model Capture the Structure of Easterly Waves?  
Christos M. Mitas RSMAS 
Eddy PV Fluxes in a OneDimensional Model of QuasiGeostrophic Turbulence  
Karen M. Shell Oregon State University 
Superrotation in an Axisymmetric Shallow Water Model of the Upper Troposphere  
Christian Sonekan Agat Lab., Inc., Calgary, Canada 
Experimental Investigation of a Theory for Oceanic Convection  
Christopher C. Walker Harvard University 
What Makes Oceanic Gravity Currents Flow Downhill  
1999 

Jennifer E. Curtis Georgia Tech 
What Comes acound Goes Around: A Bug's Life  
Raffaele Ferrari MIT 
The Temperature Salinity Relationship in the Mixed Layer  
Pascale Garaud Univ. of Calif., Santa Cruz 
Stationary Vortices in a Keplerian Shear Flow  
Jennifer A. Mackinnon Univ. of Calif., San Diego 
Stirring and Mixing by Vortical Modes  
Meredith M. Metzger Utah 
Scalar Dispersion in a TwoDimensional Random Flow Field  
Jeffrey M. Moehlis Univ. of Calif., Santa Barbara 
Effect of a Simple Storm on a Simple Ocean  
David I. Osmond Wind Lab Systems 
Some Analysis of a Twodimensional Double Diffusion Experiment  
Roberto Sassi University of Milan, Italy 
Coupled Nonlinear Oscillators  
Yuannan Young NJ Institute of Technology 
On Stratified Kolmogorov Flow  
1998 

Aaron C. Birch Colorado 
Towards a Nonlinear Model for Spicules  
Sarah L. Dance University of Reading 
Forecasting Improvement via Optimal Choice of Sites for Observations: A Toy Model  
Blanca Gallego UNSW 
Decadal Oscillations in the Midlatitude Oceanatmosphere System  
Andrew R. Jacobson Northwestern University 
Pandora's Lattice: Familysynchronized States in a Globally Coupled Logistic Map Lattice  
Panayotis Kevrekidis University of Massachusetts 
Effects of Discreteness in Solitonic Excitations: A Future Challenge or just Numerical Observations  
Andrew E. Kiss ADFA 
Chaos in the "Sliced Cone" Model of Winddriven Ocean Circulation  
Carolyn R. Mockett Lawyer 
Dispersion and Reconstruction  
Claudia Pasquero UCI 
Hill's Horshoes: Chaos in a Forced System  
Mark S. Roulston Met Office 
Data Assimilation in Chaotic Systems  
Amy Qing Shen Washington University 
Mathematical and Analog Modeling of Lava Dome Growth  
1997Annalisa Bracco, Georgia Tech 1996Sebastien Aumaitre, Centre d'etude de Saclay, France 1995Jonathan Aurnou, UCLA 1994Martin A. Bees, University of Glasgow, Scotland 1993Oliver Buhler, New York University, CIMS 1992Rupert Ford, Imperial College, UK (deceased) 1991XiaoLiang Chen, computer industry, Texas 1990Neil J. Balmforth, University of British Columbia 1989Eric P. Chassignet, Florida State University 1988James R. Countryman 1987Lorna Brazell, lawyer, Bird & Bird, London, UK 1986Yehuda Agnon, Technion, Israel 1985Janet Becker, University of Hawaii 1984Bruce J. Bayly, University of Arizona 1983Charles Corfield, entreprenur, Silicon valley 1982Grant R. Bigg, University of Sheffield, UK 1981Christopher S. Bretherton, University of Washington 1980Hassan Aref, Virginia Tech 1979BachLien Hua, IFREMER 1978Christopher J. Chapman, Keele University, UK 1977Gregory Gartrell, Jr., Contra Costa water district 1976Steven M. Ashe, NCAR 1975Phillip Colella, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory 1974Laurence D. Armi, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 1973Robert F. Bergholz, Urbana University 1972Roland A. de Szoeke, Oregon State University 1971Louis Baker, Dagonet Software, computer scientist (deceased, 2001) 1970Yves J. Desauubies, IFREMER, Brest, France 1969JeanLuc Aure, Institute of Astrophysics, France 1968John S. Allen, Oregon State University 1967Steven L. Blumsack, Florida State University 1966Robert C. Beardsley, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution 1965John R. Booker, University of Washington 1964Patrick A. Davis, USGS, Flagstaff, AZ 1963Theodore D. Foster, Scripps Institution of Oceanography (retired) 1962Peter Bryant, University of Canterbury (deceased) 1961Ivar Dugstad, Bergen (retired) 1960Robert R. Blandford 1959John Gille, NCAR
