Event Detail

Event Type: 
Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar
Date/Time: 
Friday, October 2, 2009 - 05:00 to 06:00
Location: 
GLK 113

Speaker Info

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.