Proceedings Volume 2012


2012 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

View Proceedings Volume 2012 (pdf)


Coherent Structures

Colm-cille Caulfield and Charles Doering, Directors
Edgar Knobloch and Jeffrey Weiss, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows


Principal Lectures

Preface (pdf)

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Dynamics of coherent structures and their impact on transport and predictability

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Coherent structures in 2D fluid dynamics

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Coherent structures in 2D fluid dynamics and structures in 3D quasi-geostrophic fluid dynamics

Lecture 4, Part 1 (pdf)

Part I: Structures in 3D quasi-geostrophic flows

Lecture 4, Part 2 (pdf)

Part II: Rapidly rotating convection

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Applications of coherent structures to the study of weather and climate

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Introduction to spatially localized structures

Lecture 7 (pdf)

The Swift-Hohenberg equation in one spatial dimension

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Pinning and depinning in one and two dimensions

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Spatially localized structures in fluid flows

Lecture 10 (pdf)

More applications


Fellows' Reports

Thixotropic gravity currents (pdf)

Duncan Hewitt, Cambridge University

Smoothing out sandpiles: rotational bulldozing of granular material (pdf)

Alban Sauret, Aix-Marseille University

Spin down of a stellar interior (pdf)

Rosalind Oglethorpe, Cambridge University

Slender swimmers in Stokes flow (pdf)

Srikanth Toppaladoddi, Yale University

Scattering of internal waves over random topography (pdf)

Yuan Guo, New York University

The eff ect of upwelling and downwelling on turbulent entrainment in a surface stress-driven flow (pdf)

Vamsi Chalamalla, University of California, San Diego

Equatorial quasi-geostrophy (pdf)

Felicity Graham, University of Tasmania

2:1 Spatial Resonance in Langmuir Circulation (pdf)

Bevin Maultsby, University of North Carolina

Optimal Transport from Wall to Wall (pdf)

Pedgram Hassanzadeh, University of California, Berkeley

A reduced model for exact coherent states in high Reynolds number shear flows (pdf)

Cedric Beaume, Universite de Toulouse