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Recent developments in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: Waves, Turbulence, Transport and Intermittency
Convener: Uwe Harlander  | Co-Conveners: Yuli D. Chashechkin , Andreas Will , Claudia Cherubini , Michael Kurgansky , J.M. Redondo , Nadeem Malik 
 / Tue, 10 Apr, 13:30–15:00
 / Attendance Tue, 10 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) deals with various aspects of the mathematical descriptions of rotating stratified fluids starting from the physical laws of hydro-thermo-dynamics. Physicists and Mathematicians originating from various disciplines developed physical and numerical models with increasing complexity, adding to our fundamental understanding of such flows and thereby unifying these fields. Today GFD is a truly interdisciplinary field of its own, which encompasses multiscale flows of planetary atmospheres and oceans, their weather and climate, and the motions of 'the solid Earth'.

In this session we invite contributions expanding our understanding of the complex behavior of geophysical flows and Turbulence, presenting novel techniques that either facilitate a deeper understanding or improve the efficiency of numerical procedures involved, and/or reviewing major advances in a particular aspect of geophysical fluid dynamics. In these contexts, the role of non-linear, inertial, internal, vorticity or helicity waves are an important factor in the understanding of GFD flows.

The interdisciplinary character of dynamical and computational aspects of this session encourages an exchange of ideas and contributions across various fields, such as meteorology, oceanography, astrophysics, geological fluid dynamics, applied mathematics, and computational fluid dynamics with applications to ocean and atmosphere and their Biological influences.

This session is also concerned with Shock, violent and multi-phase transport, including sedimentation, percolation and other complex nonlinear dynamics proceses and turbulent mixing.

Body forces have direct applications to the Earth's ocean and atmosphere as well as to fundamental aspects of fusion and astrophysical high Mach number flows, Richtmyer-Meshkov and Rayleigh-Taylor flows. Mechanisms of the formation of structures, intermittency, propagation and decay of explosions, etc... The parameterization of these processes are among the discussed themes. Presentations including data of field and laboratory studies, numericalmena of and analytical modelings. Theoretical fluid pheno all scales from the finest ones defined by dissipation to global large values are welcome.

Invited Lecturers:

Otman Ben Mahjoub ( Univ. Abdelmalek Essaidi, Morroco)
- Intermittency in Complex Flows