Geophysical Fluid Dynamics - Past Students

1976 - 1979, R.W. Griffiths, PhD thesis: Transport through thermohaline interfaces in a viscous fluid and a porous medium. Supervisor: Prof. J.S. Turner.

1980 - 1985, A.M. Leitch, PhD thesis: Laboratory models of magma chambers evolving due to side-wall crystallization. Supervisor: Prof. J.S. Turner.

1981 - 1985 J.R. Taylor, PhD thesis: Double-diffusive layers and intrusions. Supervisors: Prof. J.S. Turner and Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1983 - 1986 M.C. Gurnis, PhD Thesis: Stirring of heterogeneities in the Earth’s mantle. Supervisor: Dr. G.F. Davies.

1985 - 1988 D. Martin, PhD Thesis: Fractional crystallization in convecting magma chambers. Supervisor: Dr. I.H. Campbell.

1985 - 1988 S.A. Condie, PhD thesis: Convection in a rotating cavity. Supervisors: Prof. J.S. Turner, Dr G.N. Ivey, and Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1986 - 1991 F. Pribac, PhD thesis: Superswells due to mantle convection. Supervisor: Dr. G.F. Davies.

1990 - 1993 A.P. Stamp, PhD thesis:Wave-convection coupling in double-diffusive systems. Supervisors: Prof. J.S. Turner and Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1990 - 1994 P.A. Hutchinson, PhD Thesis: The effects of wind waves on stirring of micro-organisms in lakes and billabongs. Supervisors: Prof. J.S. Turner and Dr. I. Webster.

1995 - 1998 A.B.D. Wong, PhD thesis: Stratification produced by turbulent plumes from multiple sources of buoyancy, with applications to oceanic thermohaline circulation. Supervisors: Dr. R.W. Griffiths and Dr. R.C. Kerr.

1995 - 1999 A.M. Jellinek, PhD thesis: Mixing by natural convection with applications to the differentiation of magmas, the Earth’s core and the mantle. Supervisors: Dr. R.W. Griffiths and Dr. R.C. Kerr.

1995 - D.L. Bright, PhD thesis topic: Modelling of fully nonlinear atmospheric waves with internal gravity wave damping. Supervisors: Prof. R.W. Griffiths and Prof. B.L. Kennett.

1995 - A.E. Kiss, PhD thesis topic: Adjustment processes in a laboratory model of wind-driven ocean circulation. Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

1996 - L.J. Bloomfield, PhD thesis topic: Turbulent fountains in stratified fluids. Supervisors: Dr. R.C. Kerr and Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

1997 - M.G. Wells, Australian Postgraduate Scholar, PhD topic: Internal mixing due to intermittent turbulence and salt-fingers. Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

1997 - D.I. Osmond, J.C. Jaeger Scholar, PhD topic: Ocean convection due to Ekman layer transport across fronts. Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

2001 - 2004 J.C. Mullarney , PhD thesis: Thermal and thermohaline convection models for the meridional overturning circulation of the oceans. Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

2002 - 2006 A.W. Lyman, PhD thesis: The emplacement of channelized lava flows. Supervisors: Dr. R.C. Kerr and Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

2004 - 2008 T. Prastowo, PhD thesis: Mixing in buoyancy-driven exchange flows. Supervisors: Prof. R.W. Griffiths, Dr G.O. Hughes, and Dr A.McC. Hogg.

2004 - 2008 M.A. Coman, PhD thesis: Horizontal convection with two plumes or a sill. Supervisors: Prof. R.W. Griffiths and Dr G.O. Hughes.


Past Honours students:

1991 M.F. Fitzpatrick, The dynamics of viscous thermal plumes in the Earth’s mantle. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. R.C. Kerr.

1992 M. Stocks, The stability of very large amplitude solitary waves in a convergent channel. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1992 M. Jacka, Heat transfer through interfaces between immiscible fluids. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1993 R.L. Hackney, The behaviour of migrating viscous sheets. First Class Honours in Geology. Supervisor: Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1994 A.E. Kiss, Nonlinear internal gravity waves. First Class Honours in Physics and University Medal. Supervisor: Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1995 L.J. Bloomfield, Turbulent fountains in a stratified open chamber. First Class Honours in Physics and University Medal. Supervisor: Dr. R.C. Kerr.

1996 M.G. Wells, The competing effects of distributed and localised buoyancy fluxes on the density distribution in a confined environment. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. R.W. Griffiths.

1996 A.McC. Hogg, The topographic signal of mantle plumes near continental margins. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. G.F. Davies.

1996 D.I. Osmond, The shape of mantle plumes under moving plates. First Class Honours in Physics and University Medal. Supervisor: Dr. G.F. Davies.

2003 M.A. Coman, Convective exchange between two connected chambers. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. G.O. Hughes and Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

2005 L.M. Frankcombe, Waves and time-dependence in hydraulic flows. First Class Honours in Physics and University Medal. Supervisor: Dr. A.McC. Hogg.

2006 A. Papuc, Thermal Evolution and Activity of Super-Earths and Mini-Earths. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. G.F. Davies.

2007 K. Stewart, The effect of a sill on horizontal convection. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. G.O. Hughes and Prof R.W. Griffiths.

2008 D.K. Hutchinson, Wind stress parameterisation in the Southern Ocean. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Dr. A.McC. Hogg.

2010 N. Maher, A laboratory investigation into the effects of westerly wind stress and buoyancy forcing on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisors: Dr. A.McC. Hogg and Prof. R.W. Griffiths

2010 M.L. Pittard, Melting Processes in an Ice Shelf Cavity. First Class Honours in Physics. Supervisor: Prof. R.W. Griffiths.

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