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Volume 10, Issue 1, 2013, pp. 521–577
DOI: 10.4171/OWR/2013/10

Published online: 2013-11-02

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Yoshikazu Giga[1], Matthias Hieber[2] and Edriss S. Titi[3]

(1) University of Tokyo, Japan
(2) Technische Hochschule Darmstadt, Germany
(3) University of California, Irvine, USA

The workshop “Geophysical Fluid Dynamics” addressed recent advances in analytical, stochastic, modeling and computational studies of geophysical rotating fluids models. Of particular interest on the analytical and stochastic sides were the contributions concerning dispersive mechanism, regularity verses finite-time formation of singularities of certain viscous and inviscid geostrophic models, the primitive equations, Boussinesq approximation, boundary layers and fast rotating fluids. Model reductions, based on asymptotic, scaling analysis and variational methods, were presented. In addition, computational investigations were provided in support of the claim that three-dimensional geophysical turbulent flows exhibit two-dimensional features, at small Rosby numbers.

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Giga Yoshikazu, Hieber Matthias, Titi Edriss: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. Oberwolfach Rep. 10 (2013), 521-577. doi: 10.4171/OWR/2013/10