Vortex Dynamics Research Group

This is the main page for the Vortex Dynamics research group within the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of St Andrews.

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vorticity from a high resolution ideal
     MHD simulation
imbalanced part of motion in 3d
     barotropic simulation
picture of potential vorticity in a spherical dynamical model

The group studies a wide range of fundamental problems arising in fluid dynamics with an emphasis on geophysical and astrophysical applications. Prime examples consist of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans, other planetary atmospheres as well as the magnetised solar interior. Common to many of these applications is the important role played by vorticity or its geophysical counterpart 'potential vorticity' (PV).

New: PhD Studentship available