The Alpha-model of Turbulence for GFD Applications

Tuesday, February 12, 2002 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Keller 3-180
Beth Wingate (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
In this talk I discuss results related to using $alpha$-models for the primitive equations used in ocean modeling. Two thrusts are discussed, the first is baroclinic instability, the other the numerical simulations of rotating shallow water equations. We look at the wall-bounded, wind-forced double gyre problem and periodic decaying shallow water turbulence.