Vortex Dynamics Research Group Seminars

Our group meets weekly (or so) on Thursdays to have an informal seminar at 1pm room 1A of the Mathematical Institute. The main topic is Geophysical Fluid Dynamics but other topics in the area of Fluid Dynamics are considered.  Everybody is welcome. (Note: as they are group seminars, some talks might be a bit technical.)


People requiring a data projector and a laptop for their talk should contact me in advance or alternatively contact directly Peter Lindsay for the data projector and William McKiver to see if we can borrow his laptop.

Talks (2004/2005)

Thur 30 Sept 1pm, room 3B : David Dritschel : The slow/fast myth in geophysical fluid dynamics, part 1.

Thur 7 Oct 1pm, room 1A : David Dritschel : The slow/fast myth in geophysical fluid dynamics, part 2.

Thur 14 Oct 1pm, room 1A : Riwal Plougonven : Jets and Fronts as sources of gravity waves.

Thur 4 Nov 1pm, room 1A : Jean Reinaud : Some aspects of vortex interactions in quasi-geostrophic flows.

Thur 11 Nov 1pm, room 1A : Ali Mohebalhojeh : Local mass conservation in PV-conserving balanced models.

Thur 25 Nov 1pm, room 1A : William McKiver : The effect of rotation and stratification on geophysical turbulence.

Thur 2 Dec 1pm, room 1A : David Dritschel : The stability of a PV interface in the f-plane shallow-water equations.

Thur 9 Dec 1pm, room 1A
: David Dritschel : The instability of a PV interface in the f-plane shallow-water equations.

Thur 16 Dec 1pm, room 1A : Jemma Shipton : Shallow water turbulence on a sphere.

Thur 27 Jan 11am, lecture theatre D : Riwal Plougonven: Gravity waves spontaneously excited in baroclinic instability: generation and propagation

Thur 3 Feb 1pm, room 1A: Jean Reinaud : The merger of radially-stratified 2D vortices at infinite Fr and Ro numbers.

Thur 24 Feb 1pm, room 1A: Ross Bambrey : Nonlinear interactions between two co-rotating quasi-geostrophic vortices.



Link to the Vortex Research Group webpage