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The Erwin Schroedinger Institute for Mathematical Physics

Mathematical Aspects of Physical Oceanography

The programme activity aims to be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary, seeking a strong interplay between theory, numerical computation and field data, interacting with each other via mutual stimulation and feedback. The overarching theme is that of nonlinear phenomena in ocean dynamics, mostly concerned with aspects related to three deep and versatile themes that offer enticing perspectives in light of some recent developments:

1) wave-current interactions (with special emphasis on equatorial flows)

2) Lagrangian coherent structures

3) uncertainty quantification and filtering of oceanic systems

The main workshop of the programme will take place from March 12 - 16, 2018.

Colloquium Talks:

Prof. P. J. Dellar (Oxford U)
"A variational derivation of β-plane approximations for flow
on rotating spheres"
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 15:00 - 15:50
announcement (pdf) 

Prof. Geoffrey Vallis (U of Exeter)
"A Theory for the Meridional Overturning Circulation of the Ocean"
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 14:30 - 15:20 
announcement (pdf)

Prof. David Marshall (Oxford U)
"Geometry and Energetics of Mesoscale Ocean Eddies and Their Rectified Impact on Climate" 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 15:30 - 16:20
announcement (pdf) 


At a glance

Type: Thematic Programme
When: Jan 22, 2018 to
Mar 23, 2018
Where: ESI, Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Organizers: Adrian Constantin (U Vienna), George Haller (ETH Zürich),
Stephen Monismith (Stanford U), Themistoklis Sapsis (MIT Boston
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