IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans, Cambridge,  by David DritschelIUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans, Cambridge,  by David Dritschel

IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on…

byDavid Dritschel

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The text of the Persian poet Rum ¯ ¯ ?, written some eight centuries ago, and reproduced at the beginning of this book is still relevant to many of our pursuits of knowledge, not least of turbulence. The text illustrates the inability people have in seeing the whole thing, the 'big picture'. Everybody looks into the problem from his/her vi- point, and that leads to disagreement and controversy. If we could see the whole thing, our understanding would become complete and there would be no cont- versy. The turbulent motion of the atmosphere and oceans, at the heart of the observed general circulation, is undoubtedly very complex and dif?cult to understand in its entirety. Even 'bare' turbulence, without rotation and strati?cation whose effects are paramount in the atmosphere and oceans, still poses great fundamental ch- lenges for understanding after a century of research. Rotating strati?ed turbulence is a relatively new research topic. It is also far richer, exhibiting a host of distinct wave types interacting in a complicated and often subtle way with long-lived - herent structures such as jets or currents and vortices. All of this is tied together by basic ?uid-dynamical nonlinearity, and this gives rise to a multitude of phen- ena: spontaneous wave emission, wave-induced transport, both direct and inverse energy scale cascades, lateral and vertical anisotropy, fronts and transport barriers, anomalous transport in coherent vortices, and a very wide range of dynamical and thermodynamical instabilities.
Title:IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on…Format:PaperbackDimensions:298 pagesPublished:January 29, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I Waves and Imbalance: On spontaneous imbalance and ocean turbulence: generalizations of the Paparella-Young epsilon theorem, by Michael E. McIntyre; Inertia-gravity-wave generation: a geometric-optics approach, by J. M. Aspden and J. Vanneste; Parallels between stratification and rotation in hydrodynamics, and between both of them and external magnetic field in magnetohydrodynamics, with applications to nonlinear waves, by S. Medvedev and V. Zeitlin; Generation of an internal tide by surface tide/eddy resonant interactions, by M.-P. Lelong and E. Kunze; Generation of harmonics and sub-harmonics from an internal tide in a uniformly stratified fluid: numerical and laboratory experiments, by Ivane Pairaud, Chantal Staquet, Joël Sommeria and Mahdi M. Mahdizadeh; Deep ocean mixing by near-inertial waves, by Victor I. Shrira and William A. Townsend; Part II Turbulence and Convection: Eddies and Circulation: Lessons from Oceans and the GFD Lab, by Peter B. Rhines; Observations on Rapidly Rotating Turbulence, by P A Davidson, P J Staplehurst and S B Dalziel; Equilibration of Inertial Instability in Rotating Flow, by Daan D.J.A. van Sommeren, George F. Carnevale, Rudolf C. Kloosterziel and Paolo Orlandi; Quasigeostrophic and stratified turbulence in the atmosphere, by Peter Bartello; A Perspective on Submesoscale Geophysical Turbulence, by James C. McWilliams; Spectra and Distribution Functions of Stably Stratified Turbulence, by Jackson R. Herring & Yoshifumi Kimura; Modeling mixing in two-dimensional turbulence and stratified fluids, byAntoine Venaille and Joel Sommeria; The solar tachocline: a study in stably stratified MHD turbulence, by Steven Tobias; Some Unusual Properties of Turbulent Convection and Dynamos in Rotating Spherical Shells, by F. H. Busse and R. D. Simitev; Part III Instability and Vortex Dynamics: Zigzag instability of the Kármán vortex street in stratified and rotating fluids , by Axel Deloncle, Paul Billant and Jean-Marc Chomaz; Instabilities of a columnar vortex in a stratified fluid, by Patrice Meunier, Nicolas Boulanger, Xavier Riedinger and Stéphane LeDizès; Geostrophic vortex alignment in external shear or strain, by Xavier Perrot, Xavier Carton, and Alan GuillouEquilibrium States of Quasi-geostrophic Point Vortices, by T. Miyazaki, H. Kimura and S. Hoshi; Part IV Jets: Formation and Structure: The structure of zonal jets in shallow water turbulence on the sphere, by R. K. Scott; Jet formation in decaying two-dimensional turbulence on a rotating Sphere, by Shigeo Yoden, Yoshi-Yuki Hayashi, Keiichi Ishioka, Yuji Kitamura, Seiya Nishizawa, Sin-ichi Takehiro, and Michio Yamada; Triple cascade behaviour in QG and drift turbulence and generation of zonal jets, by Sergey Nazarenko, Brenda Quinn; The HyperCASL algorithm, by David G. Dritschel and Jérôme Fontane.