Accession Number:

ADA604696

Title:

Interdisciplinary Research Programs in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA DEPT OF PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY

Report Date:

2007-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

LONG-TERM GOALS. The long-term goals are to train new scientists to conduct research, and to enhance the abilities of experienced research workers in geophysical fluid dynamics. This field is fundamental to the field of numerical forecasting of ocean, atmosphere and environment. OBJECTIVES. To help graduate students formulate and tackle innovative research problems in GFD. To promote an exchange of knowledge and ideas between investigators in the different scientific disciplines that deal with the dynamics of stratified fluids, rotating fluids, fluid with phase changes and non-Newtonian fluids. To formulate tractable, important problems which are presently at the fringe of our understanding in the field of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. To serve as a clearing-house for the mathematical, experimental and computational techniques which serve astrophysics, climate science, geodynamics, meteorology and oceanography. APPROACH. We conduct a summer study school of ten weeks duration each summer. The participants are graduate student Fellows, visiting graduate students and visiting scientists. The first two weeks consist of ten principal lectures in the summers topic conducted by an expert in that area. Lectures by associated participants follow at a rate of roughly one or two per day for the remaining weeks except for the last week, when student Fellows present their results. About 10 graduate students are admitted as Fellows, selected from a pool of applicants from many disciplines who are in their second to forth year of graduate school. Fellows receive a stipend for the full ten weeks. A Fellow conducts a research project under the guidance of the staff, provides a written project report, and orally present results in the tenth week. The Fellows also prepare note of the principal lectures. Several other graduate students visit for shorter periods to listen to lectures and interact with the staff.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE