Modelling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows:
insights from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations

EUROMECH Colloquium 552

September 24-26, 2013, Berlin, Germany

This colloquium will bring together approaches and recent results from laboratory experiments and corresponding numerical simulations, performed to improve our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic fluid motion. As sufficient computer resources and numerical codes become available, the interplay of numerical simulations and experimental research is gaining increasing interest in the scientific community.

The main focus of the colloquium is the comparison of results of laboratory experiments with adequate numerical simulations, with the particular aim of accurately simulating laboratory flows using numerical models.

The focus will be on combined laboratory and numerical investigations of a system. On the experimental side, we will address new designs of experiments on the laboratory scale, developments in instrumentation and data acquisition techniques, and the computer-based analysis of experimental results. On the numerical side, we will address developments in simulation techniques, from model formulation to the assimilation of experimental data into the model configuration, initialisation or forcing. The presentation of results from corresponding experiments and models will bring the two sides together with a discussion of methodologies of reliable laboratory-model comparisons. Since an important objective of the meeting is to stimulate and assist current research, unfinished work may be presented.

Contributions are welcome, among others, from the following topics:

  •  Rotating flows
  •  Balanced and unbalanced flows
  •  Atmospheric flows (Earth and other planets)
  •  Oceanic flows
  •  Jets, waves and vortices
  •  Turbulent flows
  •  Advances in numerical methods
  •  Validation of numerical methods using laboratory experiments
  •  Technical and methodological advances in laboratory experiments
  •  Data assimilation
Keynote speakers will present inspiring talks and state-of-the-art reviews on particular topics.

For queries, please contact the organizers
: EC-552@lists.fu-berlin.de

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