Graduate student seminar | Numerical Experiments of Flow over Topography in a Stratified Fluid

Monday, October 31, 2011 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)


Nancy Soontiens, PhD Candidate
Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Waterloo


Internal waves are an important component when considering the energy budget of environmental flows. One forcing mechanism for internal waves in the atmosphere, ocean and lakes is flow over topography. In this talk I will discuss the generation of internal waves in an idealized, stratified fluid by considering topography shape and the effects of viscosity. The presentation will include a discussion of the interaction between internal waves and the boundary layer. A steady state, inviscid equation and solver will also be presented.

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