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- 3D Stereoscopic PIV —Internal wave investigations in the laboratory have been largely limited to two-dimensional and axisymmetric configurations. The ENDLab has recently utilized the flow field measurement technique of stereoscopic-PIV to study internal wave field in three dimensions. As a fruitful result, a wide range of experimental configurations are now possible for study. A detailed report of this study has been published in Experiments in Fluids. [read more "3D Stereoscopic PIV"]
- Large–scale, realistic laboratory modeling of Luzon Strait — We have realized a large scale experimental study of internal tide generation by complex 3D topography, giving insight into the origin of internal solitary waves in the South China Sea.
Our laboratory study modeling the Luzon Strait, and realized at the Coriolis turntable (Grenoble), the world's largest rotating table for GFD experiments, have demonstrated that despite having a complex three-dimensional geometry, the Luzon Strait radiates in the South China Sea a coherent, mode-1 dominated, weakly nonlinear M2 internal tide oriented in a west-northwest direction, which is prone to steepening. [read more "Luzon Strait"]
- Lagrangian Coherent Structures — Understanding the transport of oil and debris is vital to environmental protection. By looking at the local deformation of the flow field, LCSs make it possible to identify the dominate structures that shape the overall flow and yield predictions on the movement of such contaminants. Through a review of past works, this article in Physics Today demonstrates the basis of LCSs and its future potential. [read more "Lagrangian Coherent Structures"]
- Zaim Ouazzani — Congratulations to ENDLab member Zaim Ouazzani whose poster won the Gallery of Fluid Motion award at the 2013 APS DFD meeting in Pittsburg!
- Sasan Ghaemsaidi — Congratulations to ENDLab member Sasan Ghaemsaidi on being selected as a 2013-2014 Martin Sustainability Fellow!
- New Lab — We have an entirely new, state-of-the-art lab space. Check out some pictures of the new space on the News web page. [read more “New Lab”]
- Physics Today — A new review article on Lagrangian Coherent Structures has recently appeared in February’s edition of Physics Today, co-authored by Prof. Peacock and Prof. Haller.
- 3D Internal Waves — Sasan Ghaemsaidi has published the first laboratory experimental results using 3D, stereo-PIV to study internal waves. The article appears in Experiments in Fluids.
- New group member — We have one new group member in 2013/2014. Margaux Filippi has joined us from Hawai'i Pacific University and is a graduate student working on braid theory.
- Surfing the Glory — The morning glory cloud is a spectacular atmospheric internal wave that occurs in northern Australia around September and October. Prof. Peacock joined a team involving Prof. Jorg Hacker at Flinders University who made the first airborne measurements. Check out the photos on the news page. [read more “Surfing the Glory”]
- LCS workshop — A workshop on Lagrangian Coherent Structures is being organized by Prof. Peacock, Prof. Haller and Prof. Thiffeault at the Banff International Research Station from Sept 22nd to Sept 27th. [read more “LCS Workshop”]
- Vietnam — Prof. Peacock and Michael Allshouse, sponsored by the ONR, spent the first half of December 2012 teaching short courses on Ocean Transport Barriers in Nha Trang and Hanoi, Vietnam. [read more “Vietnam”]