"2D turbulence - Where do we stand?" by Robert Ecke

"2D turbulence - Where do we stand?" by Robert Ecke

Two dimensional turbulence is an idealization of real 3D systems with anisotropy caused by geometric confinement or body forcing.  I will review the current state of understanding of 2D turbulent flows including specific theoretical predictions, numerical simulation results and experimental realizations of quasi-2D turbulent systems.  Relevance to geophysical systems will be discussed.

Date

December 9, 2010 - 10:00am

Location

Howey W501A

Two dimensional turbulence is an idealization of real 3D systems with anisotropy caused by geometric confinement or body forcing.  I will review the current state of understanding of 2D turbulent flows including specific theoretical predictions, numerical simulation results and experimental realizations of quasi-2D turbulent systems.  Relevance to geophysical systems will be discussed.