Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, October 2, 2009 - 05:00 to 06:00

Location:

GLK 113

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Guest Speaker:

Institution:

College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University

Abstract:

Mathematical modeling of coastal ocean circulation spans a wide range of

approaches and techniques, including both numerical simulation and

analytical solution of equations expressing basic physical principles. For

example, the linear theory of coastal trapped wave dynamics has provided

deep and lasting insights into the response of the coastal ocean to wind

forcing, while high resolution three-dimensional, primitive-equation

numerical models that include nonlinear parameterizations of the effects of

stratified boundary layer turbulence are now being used to explore the

complex dynamics of wind- and buoyancy-driven coastal ocean flow over

realistic shelf and slope topography. Advanced data assimilation methods,

similar to those used for numerical weather prediction, are now also being

used with these high-resolution primitive-equation models.