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"The physical scientist does not see the ocean as a source of wealth or a jumble of geographic curiosities. They see it as a hydrodynamic phenomenon: larger than their laboratory, smaller than a star." Henry Stommel 1970
Dipolar eddies in the Labrador Sea: Eurpean Space Agency ERS-1 Satellite image showing sea surface temperature Scale: 512kmx512km (Mutlow et al 1994, J. Geophys. Res. 99)
Eddies in the laboratory: Velocity and vorticity map showing quasi-horziontal eddies in a tank of density stratified fluid (salt water) rotating about a vertical axis Scale: 61cmx61cm
Research InterestsLaboratory and mathematical modelling of buoyancy-driven and stratified rotating fluid flows with applications to atmospheric and oceanic dynamics Mixing in gravity currents Gravity currents in rotating channels Vortices in stratifed fluids Qausi-2D turbulence in stratified rotating fluids Publications c.v.
Links to related sitesEindhoven Technical University Vortex Dynamics Group Lots more information about vortex dynamics in stratified fluids and other matters Anqing Cui Numerical simulation of annulus (and other GFD) experiments
Links to other sitesWhen the going gets tough... the tough get to the cricket! CricInfo Lord's cricket ground
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