Proceedings Volume 2011


2011 Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

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Shear Turbulence:  Onset and Structure

Norman Lebovitz and Philip Morrison, Directors
Fabian Waleffe and Richard Kerswell, Principal Lecturers
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA  02543

Lecture Notes taken by GFD Fellows


Principal Lectures

Preface (pdf)

Lecture 1 (pdf)

Shear Turbulence:  Onset and Structure

Lecture 2 (pdf)

Overview of Turbulent Shear Flows

Lecture 3 (pdf)

Stability of Shear Flow

Lecture 4 (pdf)

Stability of Shear Flow - Part 2

Lecture 5 (pdf)

Feedback on Vertical Velocity.  Rotation, Convection, Self-Sustaining Process

Lecture 6 (pdf)

Exact Coherent States

Lecture 7 (pdf)

Transition Scenarios: Normality vs Non-Normality

Lecture 8 (pdf)

Edge Tracking - Walking the Tightrope

Lecture 9 (pdf)

Triggering Transitions - Towards Minimal Seeds

Lecture 10 (pdf)

Turbulence:  Transient or Sustained?


Fellows' Reports

Constraints on Low-Order Models: The Cost of Simplicity (pdf)

Martín Hoecker-Martínez, Oregon State University

On One-Fluid MHD Models with Electron Inertia (pdf)

Keiji Kimura, Kyoto University

Traversing the Edge: A Study of Turbulent Decay (pdf)

Matthew Chantry, University of Bristol

A Low Dimensional Model for Shear Turbulence in Plane Poiseuille Flow: An Example to Understand the Edge (pdf)

Giulio Mariotti, Boston University

Upstream Basin Circulation of Rotating, Hydraulically Controlled Flows (pdf)

Adele Morrison, Australian National University

Islands in Locally Forced Basin Circulations (pdf)

Sam Potter, Princeton University

Stability Analysis of Two-Layer Immiscible Viscous in an Inclined Closed Tube (pdf)

Zhan Wang, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Elliptic vortex patches: coasts and chaos (pdf)

Andrew Crosby, Cambridge University

On Brownian Motion in a Fluid with a Plane Boundary (pdf)

Chao Ma, University of Colorado, Boulder

Localized Solutions in Plane Couette Flow: A Continuation Study (pdf)

John Platt, Harvard University

Maximizing the Heat Flux in Steady Unicellular Porous Media Convection (pdf)

Lindsey Corson, University of Strathclyde