Special Issue "Boundary Layer Processes in Geophysical/Environmental Flows"

A special issue of Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521). This special issue belongs to the section "Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Mechanics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Joseph J. Kuehl
Guest Editor
Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware 19716, USA
Interests: geophysical/environmental fluid dynamics; hypersonic flow; boundary layer stability; transition to turbulence; time-series analysis
Prof. Dr. PengFei Xue
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Guest Editor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931, USA
Interests: hydrodynamic modeling; regional climate modeling; coupled ocean/lake-atmosphere modeling and dynamics
Prof. Dr. Fabrice Veron
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Guest Editor
School of Marine Science and Policy, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA
Interests: air-sea interactions; wave breaking; airflow over waves; sea spray

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Boundary layer processes play a crucial role in establishing circulation patterns of the oceans and atmosphere, significantly affecting both regional climates and the global climate, as well as the distributions of heat, nutrients, species, pollutants, and more. This Special Issue of Fluids is dedicated to recent advances in the theoretical, numerical, observational (including instrumentation development), and experimental investigation of geophysical/environmental boundary layer processes and how those process may influence regional and global circulation.  Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, air–sea interactions and fluxes (including the influence of sea-ice), western and eastern boundary currents, bottom boundary processes (including complex topography interactions, sediment motion), and internal boundary layers (such as fronts, shear layers, and thermocline processes).

Prof. Dr. Joseph J. Kuehl
Dr. PengFei Xue
Dr. Fabrice Veron
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • air–sea interactions
  • western/eastern boundary currents
  • bottom boundary layer processes
  • sea-ice cover
  • air–sea flux
  • layered/stratified systems
  • fluid stability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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