IUTAM Symposium on Developments in Geophysical Turbulence

  • Robert M. Kerr
  • Yoshifumi Kimura

Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 58)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ross W. Griffiths
    Pages 19-36
  3. Robert Hallberg, Peter B. Rhines
    Pages 51-65
  4. E. M. Saiki, R. M. Kerr, W. G. Large
    Pages 67-80
  5. H. J. S. Fernando
    Pages 81-92
  6. B. L. Hua, P. Klein, G. Lapeyre
    Pages 127-141
  7. A. J. Majda, M. J. Grote, M. G. Shefter
    Pages 153-177
  8. Y.-Y. Hayashi, K. Ishioka, M. Yamada, S. Yoden
    Pages 179-192
  9. M. Tanahashi, T. Miyauchi, K. Matsuoka
    Pages 205-218
  10. M. Lesieur, F. Delcayre, E. Lamballais
    Pages 235-252
  11. S. Galtier, H. Politano, A. Pouquet
    Pages 283-292
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 293-297

About this book


This symposium continues a long tradition for IUGGjIUTAM symposia going back to "Fundamental Problems in Thrbulence and their Relation to Geophysics" Marseille, 1961. The five topics that were emphasized were: turbulence modeling, statistics of small scales and coherent structures, con­ vective turbulence, stratified turbulence, and historical developments. The objective was to consider the ubiquitous nature of turbulence in a variety of geophysical problems and related flows. Some history of the contribu­ tions of NCAR and its alumni were discussed, including those of Jackson R Herring, who has been a central figure at NCAR since 1972. To the original topics we added rotation, which appeared in many places. This includes rotating stratified turbulence, rotating convective turbulence, horizontal rotation that appears in flows over terrain and the role of small­ scale vorticity in many flows. These complicated flows have recently begun to be simulated by several groups from around the world and this meeting provided them with an excellent forum for exchanging results, plus inter­ actions with those doing more fundamental work on rotating stratified and convective flows. New work on double diffusive convection was given in two presentations. The history of Large Eddy Simulations was presented and several new approaches to this field were given. This meeting also spawned some interesting interactions between observational side and how to inter­ pret the observations with modeling and simulations around the theme of particle dispersion in these flows.


Large Eddy Simulation Ocean Scale convection dynamics mixing stability turbulence waves

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert M. Kerr
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Kimura
    • 2
  1. 1.National Center of Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3794-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0928-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0926-5112
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