Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Seminars

GFD Seminars are generally held at 2pm on Wednesdays in the Hales Seminar Room, Jaeger 7, Research School of Earth Sciences. If you would like to present a seminar on anything vaguely fluid-related, or be added to the email list, please contact Adele Morrison.



Past seminars (2011)

Thursday 21st July 2011, 3:00 pm
Sharmila Sane
(GFD) "Holmboe's Instability"

Friday 8th July 2011, 11:00 am
Xiaoming Zhai
(Oxford) "Exploring the role of eddies in the ocean"

Monday 16th May 2011, 3:00 pm
Mark Holzer
(UNSW) "Ocean tracers: novel diagnostics and new insights into ventilation and pathways"

Tuesday 10th May 2011, 3:00 pm
Callum Shakespeare, Xuerong Qin and Nandini Ramesh
(GFD) "Presentations from the GFD reading course"

Tuesday 10th May 2011, 10:00 am
Andrew Meijers
(CSIRO, Hobart) "Heat and freshwater trends in the Southern Ocean"

Friday 6th May 2011, 2:00 pm
Kial Stewart
(GFD) "The effects of mixing and topography on the global ocean density structure"

Wednesday 27th April 2011, 10:00 am
Ming Feng
(CSIRO, WA) "The Leeuwin Current and its interannual and decadal variability"

Tuesday 12th April 2011, 3:00 pm
Andy Hogg
(GFD) "Sensitivity of the overturning circulation in the Southern Ocean to changes in wind forcing"

Tuesday 29th March 2011, 3:00 pm
Tim Leslie
(CCRC, UNSW) "Parameterisation of mesoscale eddies in the Southern Ocean"

Tuesday 15th March 2011, 3:00 pm
Adele Morrison
(GFD) "Southern Ocean overturning and its relationship to past and future climates"

Tuesday 1st March 2011, 10:00 am
Steve Griffies
(GFDL) "Sea level in ocean models: some comments and results"

Tuesday 15th February 2011, 3:00 pm
Kelsey Druken
(University of Rhode Island) "Rollback subduction: the great killer of mantle plumes"

Tuesday 1st February 2011, 3:00 pm
Patrice Meunier
(IRPHE, France) "Instabilities of a columnar vortex in a stratified fluid"

Past seminars (2010)

Tuesday 14th December 2010, 3:00 pm
Jan Zika
(LEGI, France) "Modelling the Southern Ocean: Four surprising results."

Monday 29th November 2010, 2:00 pm
Joe Kidston
(UNSW formerly Princeton) "Poleward shifting westerlies in a warming world; possible causes and ramifications"

Tuesday 23rd November 2010, 3:00 pm
Robin Robertson
(ADFA@UNSW) "Tidal Currents and Mixing in the Indonesian Seas"

Tuesday 17th November 2010, 1:30 pm
Tom Jacoby
(Oxford) "Inertia gravity wave generation by a localised boundary layer instability in the annulus"

Tuesday 26th October 2010, 3:00 pm
Fubao Sun
(RSBS, ANU) "A new approach to evaluating precipitation projections: Testing over the Murray-Darling Basin"

Tuesday 28th September 2010, 3:00 pm
Keith Ayotte
(Windlab) "Turbulence prediction over wind farm sites"

Tuesday 21st September 2010, 2:00 pm
Nicola Maher and Mark Pittard
(GFD) "Aspects of baroclinic instability"

Tuesday 27th July 2010, 3:00 pm
Kial Stewart
(GFD) "A selection of topics from the 2010 Alpine Summer School on Buoyancy Driven Flows"

Tuesday 29th June 2010, 2:00 pm
Mike Roderick
(GFD and RSBS) "Water availability in the Murray-Darling Basin"

Tuesday 22nd June 2010, 2:00 pm
Adele Morrison
(GFD) "The dynamics of the Southern Ocean overturning in an eddy-resolving, isopycnal model"

Thursday 3rd June 2010, 2:00 pm
Xuerong Qin
(GFD) "Mixing Efficiency of a Turbulent Plume in a Uniform Environment"

Thursday 3rd June 2010, 2:00 pm
Andrew Horsley
(GFD) "Buoyancy Neutral Convection from an Oscillating Source"

Tuesday 25th May 2010, 2:00 pm
Chris Chapman
(GFD) "Boundary Layer Meteorology in Complex Terrain (with an emphasis on applications in wind energy and aviation meteorology)"

Wednesday 12th May 2010, 2:00 pm
Michael Bates
(CCRC, UNSW) "The representation of convection and down slope flows in generalised level ocean climate models"s

Past seminars (2009)

Thursday 12th November 2009, 11:00 am
Nicola Maher
(GFD) "A simplified model for Carbon exchange between the Ocean and Atmosphere"

Monday 9th November 2009, 11:00 am
Adele Morrison
(GFD) "Southern Ocean overturning and its relationship to past and future climates"

Friday 6th November 2009, 11:00 am
Jun-Ichi Yano
(Meteo France) "Theoretical studies of convective plumes in the atmosphere"

Wednesday 4th November 2009, 12:00 noon
Pavel Berloff
(Imperial College, London) "Multiple alternating zonal jets in the ocean"

Tueday 11th August 2009, 2:00 pm
Clothilde Langlais
(CSIRO, Hobart) "Southern Ocean dynamics: modelling of the variability of the ACC fronts"

Tuesday 21st July 2009, 2:00 pm
Ross Kerr
(GFD) "Thermal erosion by laminar lava flows"

Tuesday 30th June 2009, 2:00 pm
Chris Fulton
(BOZO, ANU) "Underwater flight in coral reef fish"

Tuesday 9th June 2009, 2:00 pm
Andrew Kiss
(ADFA, UNSW) "The role of the cyclonic sublayer in western boundary current separation"

Tuesday 12th May 2009, 2:00 pm
Melissa Coman
(GFD) "Internal waves generated by horizontal convection"

Tuesday 7th April 2009, 2:00 pm
Marshall Ward
(GFD) "Eddy response to variable atmospheric forcing in the Southern Ocean"

Tuesday 31st March 2009, 2:00 pm
Kelsey Druken
(University of Rhode Island) "Three-dimensional mantle circulation driven by rollback subduction: A mechanism for episodic melting"

Thursday 26th March 2009, 10:00 am
Atsushi Mori
(J.F. Oberlin University, Tokyo) "Time evolution of horizontal convection"

Tuesday 10th March 2009, 2:00 pm
Andreea Papuc
(GFD) "Transient mantle layering and the episodic behaviour of Venus due to the 'basalt barrier' mechanism"

Tuesday 24th February 2009, 2:00 pm
Kevin Speer
(Florida State University) "A Bayesian inversion approach to estimating steady state ocean circulation and tracer fields"

Tuesday 3rd February 2009, 2:00 pm
Jesse Robertson
(GFD) "Towards an understanding of channelised solidifying Bingham gravity currents and their application to lava flows"

Past seminars (2008)

Wednesday 3rd December 2008, 2:00 pm
Lewis Ryan
(GFD) "Energetics of a three-dimensional ocean model"

Wednesday 12th November 2008, 2:00 pm
David Hutchinson
(GFD) "Wind stress parameterisation in the Southern Ocean"

Wednesday 29th October 2008, 2:00 pm
Chris Kincaid
(University of Rhode Island) "Modeling the confrontation between plumes and subduction-driven mantle shear flows"

Wednesday 15th October 2008, 2:00 pm
Kial Stewart
(GFD) "The effect of topography on the meridional overturning circulation: insights from a laboratory analogue"

Wednesday 1st October 2008, 2:00 pm
Jan Zika
, (CSIRO, Hobart) "Determining Vertical and Along-Isopycnal Mixing Processes from Hydrographic Data"

Wednesday 17th September 2008, 2:00 pm
Marshall Ward
(GFD, formerly Florida State University). "Potential vorticity induced forcing of gravity waves"

Friday 22nd August 2008, 2:00 pm
Grae Worster
(DAMTP, University of Cambridge) "The Fluid Mechanics of Sea Ice"

Wednesday 20th August 2008, 2:00 pm
Bill Dewar
(Florida State University) "Potential vorticity forcing of mode waters"

Wednesday 23rd July 2008, 2:00 pm
Andreas Klocker
(CSIRO, Hobart) "Quantifying the consequences of the nonlinear equation of state: What errors do we make by assuming it to be linear?"

Wednesday 9th July 2008, 2:00 pm
Kial Stewart
(GFD) "Cross-discipline data analysis"

Wednesday 25th June 2008, 2:00 pm
Mike Roderick
(GFD & RSBS) "Climate Sensitivity - What is it and how does the ocean influence it"

Wednesday 11th June 2008, 10:00 am
Susan Wijffels
, (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) "INSTANT moored measurements of the Indonesian Throughflow"

Wednesday 14th May 2008, 2:00 pm
Andy Hogg
(GFD) "Forward energy cascade of geostrophic turbulence via topographic interaction"

Wednesday 30th April 2008, 2:00 pm
George Veronis
(Yale University) "Determining vertical diffusivity in the ocean by inverse methods"

Wednesday 2nd April 2008, 2:00 pm
John Lister
(DAMTP, University of Cambridge) "Fluid-Mechanical Problems in Very Viscous Convection"

Wednesday 26th March 2008, 2:00 pm
Paul Linden
(University of California, San Diego) "Intrusions in Stratified Fluids"

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