1980 Summer Study Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Coherent Features in Geophysical Flows.
WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MASS
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Four principal lecturers shared the task of presenting the subject Coherent Features in Geophysical Flows to the participants of the twenty-second geophysical fluid dynamics summer program. Glenn Flierl introduced the topic and the Kortweg-de Vries equation via a model of finite amplitude motions on the beta plane. He extended the analysis to more complex flows in the ocean and the atmosphere and in the process treated motions of very large amplitude. Larry Rdekopps three lectures summarized an extensive body of the mathematical literature on coherent features. Andrew Ingersoll focussed on the many facinating features in Jupiters atmosphere. Joseph Keller supplemented an interesting summary of laboratory observations with suggestive models for treating the flows.
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