Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

  • Yoshikazu Giga

    University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Matthias Hieber

    Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
  • Edriss S. Titi

    University of California, Irvine, USA


The workshop “Geophysical Fluid Dynamics” addressed recent advances in analytical, stochastic, modeling and computational studies of geophysical rotating fluids models. Of particular interest on the analytical and stochastic sides were the contributions concerning dispersive mechanism, regularity verses finite-time formation of singularities of certain viscous and inviscid geostrophic models, the primitive equations, Boussinesq approximation, boundary layers and fast rotating fluids. Model reductions, based on asymptotic, scaling analysis and variational methods, were presented. In addition, computational investigations were provided in support of the claim that three-dimensional geophysical turbulent flows exhibit two-dimensional features, at small Rosby numbers.

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Yoshikazu Giga, Matthias Hieber, Edriss S. Titi, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Oberwolfach Rep. 10 (2013), no. 1, pp. 521–577

DOI 10.4171/OWR/2013/10