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Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Mathematics of Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics

1 July - 19 December 1996

Organisers:JCR Hunt (UK Meteorological Office), ME McIntyre (Cambridge), J Norbury (Oxford), I Roulstone (UK Meteorological Office)

Statistics and Dynamics of Vortices in Geophysical Flows

21 October - 1 November 1996

Preliminary Programme

Monday 21 October

14.00 - 17.00 Raoul Robert (Laboratoire de Mathematiques, Universite de Villeurbanne, France)
Statistical mechanics of violent relaxation

Tuesday 22 October

9.30-12.30 David Dritschel (DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK)
Contour-advective simulations of rotating, stratified turbulence

Wednesday 23 October

9.30-12.30 David Montgomery (Department of Physics, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, USA)
Toward a statistical mechanics of turbulent dissipative continua

Thursday 24 October

9.30-12.30 Patrick Tabeling (Laboratoire de Physique Statistique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France)
Laboratory experiments in 2D turbulence

Friday 25 October

9.30-12.30 Jeffrey Weiss (Program for Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences, University of Colorado, USA)
Simulations and modeling of 2D and QG turbulence


Monday 28 October

9.30-12.30 Greg Holloway (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney, BC, Canada)
Statistical methods not based on vortices

Tuesday 29 October

9.30-12.30 Christos Vassilicos (DAMTP, University of Cambridge, UK)
The statistics of order

Wednesday 30 October

9.30-12.30 Participants are invited to attend the meeting of the Royal Meteorological Society, which will be held at the Institute.

Thursday 31 October

9.30 V Wickerhauser (Washington Uni, St Louis)
Wavelet packets and 2d turbulence
11:00 I Mezic (Santa Barbara, USA)
Velocity and velocity derivatives PDFs for systems of vortex elements
12:00 N Kevlahan (LMD Paris) Vorticity filaments in 2d turbulence
14:00-17:00 Gert Jan van Heijst (Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Technical University of Eindhoven, Holland)
Stability and dynamics of vortices: theory and experiment

Friday 1 November

9.30-12.30 H.K. Moffatt (DAMTP, University of Cambridge) Concentrated Vortices: their evolution and interaction in two-and three-dimensional turbulence 14.30-16.30 Vladimir Zeitlin (Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Universite de Paris VI, France)
Concluding remarks and discussion

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