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Proceedings Volume 1998


1998 Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Astrophysical and Geophysical Flows as Dynamical Systems

Neil J. Balmforth, Director
Antonello Provenzale, Principal Lecturer
Lee Campbell, Administrator
Steve Meacham and Jean-Luc Thiffeault, Editors
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543 US


Cover Page (pdf)

Preface by Neil J. Balmforth (pdf)

Lectures by Antonello Provenzale (pdf)

Lecture 1 Fundamentals
Lecture 2 Multiple Equilibria, Limit Cycles, and Strange Attractors
Lecture 3 Time Series Analysis and Phase Space Reconstruction
Lecture 4 Externally Driven Chaos
Lecture 5 Chaos Driving Chaos
Lecture 6 Coupled Chaos
Lecture 7 Coherent Structures
Lecture 8 Dynamics of Coherent Vortices
Lecture 9 Floats, Balloons, and Planets

Fellows' Reports

Towards a Non-Linear Model for Spicules (pdf)

Aaron C. Birch, Stanford Universit

Forecasting improvement via optimal choice of sites for observations: a toy model (pdf)

Sarah L. Dance, Brown University

Decadal Oscillations in the Mid-Latitude Ocean-Atmosphere System (pdf)

Blanca Gallego, University of California at Los Angeles

Pandora's Lattice: Family-Synchronized States in a Globally Coupled Logistic Map Lattice (pdf)

Andrew R. Jacobson, Pennsylvania State University

Effects of Discreteness in Solitonic Excitations: A Future Challenge or just Numerical Observations? (pdf)

Panayotis Kevrekidis, Rutgers University

Chaos in the `Sliced Cone' Model of Wind-driven Ocean Circulation (pdf)

Andrew E. Kiss, Australian National University, Australia

Dispersion and Reconstruction (pdf)

Carolyn R. Mockett, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Univ. of CA, San Diego

Hill's Horseshoes: Chaos in a Forced System (pdf)

Claudia Pasquero, Istituto di Cosmogeofisica, Torino, Italy

Data Assimilation in Chaotic Systems (pdf)

Mark S. Roulston, California Institute of Technology

Mathematical and Analog Modeling of Lava Dome Growth (pdf)

Amy Qing Shen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign