Geophysical and Complex Fluid Dynamics: 2007 - 2009

The primary focus is the mathematical modeling of complex and classic geophysical fluid dynamics, which are key elements in many geophysical phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, mud slides and avalanches. Bringing sophisticated mathematical and computational elements to bear on these problems is the main motivation for this project, which will involve geophysicists as well as applied mathematicians. Particular emphasis will be on complex geophysical fluids, multiphase flow in volcanic systems, waves in geophysical fluids, and particle-driven geophysical flow. It is based at UBC, UA and SFU, with the participation of:

Balmforth (UBC), Bergantz (UW), d'Asaro (UW), Frigaard (UBC), Gingras (UA), Hsieh (UBC), Hungr (UBC), Jellinek (UBC), Kunze (UVic), Lawrence (UBC), Milewski (U. Wisconsin), Moodie (UA), Muraki (SFU), Parsons (UW), Rhines (UW), Sutherland (UA) and Tung (UW).

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Scientific Activities

Complex Geophysical Gravity Currents Workshop

March 2 - March 4, 2007 University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Plumes and Gravity Currents in Stratified Environments
October 5 - October 7, 2007, University of Alberta, Edmonton

Waves in Atmosphere and Ocean Workshop
April 25-26, 2008 Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

Is there an internal wave continuum in the ocean?
October 3-4, 2008 University of Washington, Seattle

CRG Retreat, May 10-11, 2008 Hume Hotel, Nelson


CRG Visitors:

Richard Craster (Alberta), January 2007 - January 2008
Bud Homsy (UC Santa Barbara), September 2006 - December 2006
Tom Peacock (MIT), January 2008 - July 2008
Jun Zhang (NYU), December 2007
Gary Glatzmaier (UCSC), September 2008 - December 2008
Wojtek Dziembowski (Copernicus Astronomical Centre), August 2008 - September 2008
Jim McElwaine (Cambridge), February 2008
Nick Hill (Glasgow), January 2008
Xiaoyu Luo (Glasgow), January 2008


Post-doctoral fellow:

Guillaume Carazzo (UBC)