Dynamics near a shear flow with Coriolis force

Hao Zhu (Nanjing University)

May 24. 2023, 14:45 — 15:30

The motion of ocean and atmosphere is affected by the earth's rotation and thus, the Coriolis force should be involved when studying the dynamics of such large-scale flows. In this talk, we discuss the dynamics near a shear flow under the beta-plane approximation. The dynamical behavior around the shear flow turns out to be different or richer, compared with the non-Coriolis case. The spectral properties of the linearized operator around the shear flow play an important role in understanding the richer dynamics.

Further Information
ESI Boltzmann Lecture Hall
Associated Event:
The Dynamics of Planetary-scale Fluid Flows (Thematic Programme)
Adrian Constantin (U of Vienna)
David Dritschel (U of St Andrews)
Nathan Paldor (HU of Jerusalem)