Introduction to dynamics and tracer dispersion in geophysical fluids<br/><br/>

Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 10:15am - 11:45am
Lind 305
Thomas Haine (Johns Hopkins University)

(1) Geophysical fluids: phenomenology and dynamics of
rotating, stratified flow.

(2) Potential vorticity: Dynamic significance and kinematic

(3) Importance of mixing for maintenance of ocean pycnocline
and global overturning circulation: ocean energetics, a
little on thermocline theories and/or Sandstrom's theory.

(4) Tracer Observations in the ocean (and atmosphere):
Turbulent mixing from dye releases, maybe something on
surface stirring/mixing diagnostics from floats.

(5) Tracer cascades: theory and observational support.

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