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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 Interests

Laboratory 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.

Mailing Address

Dr J. N. Hacker University of Cambridge D.A.M.T.P. Silver Street Cambridge CB3 9EW UK +44 01223 337 744 (office) +44 01223 337 840 (lab) +44 01223 337 918 (fax) email: j.hacker@damtp.cam.ac.uk

Links to related sites

Eindhoven 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

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