Advances in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

A topical collection in Fluids (ISSN 2311-5521). This collection belongs to the section "Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Mechanics".

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School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St. Andrews, North Haugh, St. Andrews KY169SS, UK
Interests: geophysical fluid dynamics; vortex equilibria; vortex stability and interactions
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Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London, London, UK
Interests: geophysical fluid dynamics; ocean circulation and modelling; nonlinear processes; geophysical turbulence and waves
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Dear Colleagues,

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) is a relatively young, but rapidly growing, branch of fluid mechanics that deals with a great variety of the complex multiscale flow patterns and material properties of planetary atmospheres and oceans. These flow patterns are typically controlled by planetary rotation, various boundary conditions, and ubiquitous fluid density gradients. They interact with each other and combine on a large scale to establish the climate. GFD employs mathematical analysis, computational modeling, as well as laboratory experiments to deal with the fundamental aspects, analyses and, ultimately, interpretations of the observed phenomena. To a large degree, the observed complexity of geophysical motions is due to the nonlinearity of fluid dynamics, which connects GFD research with the other branches of fluid mechanics. This Topical Collection, “Advances in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics”, welcomes new research contributions to the field.

Dr. Jean Reinaud
Prof. Dr. Pavel S. Berloff
Collection Editors

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  • nonlinear dynamics
  • general circulation of atmospheres and oceans
  • geophysical turbulence, vortices and waves
  • parameterizations of small-scale processes
  • material transport and mixing
  • hydrodynamic instabilities
  • buoyancy driven processes
  • boundary layer processes

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