IUTAM Symposium on Developments in Geophysical Turbulence by J. R. Herring (auth.), Robert M. Kerr, Yoshifumi Kimura

By J. R. Herring (auth.), Robert M. Kerr, Yoshifumi Kimura (eds.)

This symposium keeps an extended culture for IUGGjIUTAM symposia going again to "Fundamental difficulties in Thrbulence and their Relation to Geophysics" Marseille, 1961. The 5 subject matters that have been emphasised have been: turbulence modeling, information of small scales and coherent constructions, con­ vective turbulence, stratified turbulence, and ancient advancements. the target was once to contemplate the ever-present nature of turbulence in a number of geophysical difficulties and comparable flows. a few background of the contribu­ tions of NCAR and its alumni have been mentioned, together with these of Jackson R Herring, who has been a relevant determine at NCAR considering 1972. To the unique issues we additional rotation, which seemed in lots of locations. This comprises rotating stratified turbulence, rotating convective turbulence, horizontal rotation that looks in flows over terrain and the function of small­ scale vorticity in lots of flows. those advanced flows have lately all started to be simulated via numerous teams from world wide and this assembly supplied them with a very good discussion board for replacing effects, plus inter­ activities with these doing extra primary paintings on rotating stratified and convective flows. New paintings on double diffusive convection used to be given in shows. The historical past of huge Eddy Simulations was once offered and several other new techniques to this box got. This assembly additionally spawned a few attention-grabbing interactions among observational part and the way to inter­ pret the observations with modeling and simulations round the subject of particle dispersion in those flows.

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