Turbulent heat transport in the ocean: do we even know what we do not know?

Turbulent heat transport in the ocean: do we even know what we do not know?

Turbulent heat transport in the ocean: do we even know what we do not know?
Thursday 17 September 2020, 12.30pm to 1.30pm BST
Past event
Past event
Thursday 17 September 2020, 12.30pm to 1.30pm BST
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Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Science and technology

Recently, due not least to the proliferation of data obtained through direct observation, numerical simulation and laboratory experimentation, there has been an explosion in research activity directed at improving community understanding, modelling and parameterization of the subtle interplay between energy conversion pathways, turbulence, and irreversible mixing in the ocean. Nevertheless,  there remain several leading-order open questions of great significance for this hugely complex, important and fascinating fluid dynamical challenge.

In this webinar Professor Colm-cille Caulfield will discuss how turbulence leads to the enhanced irreversible transport of heat in the world's oceans is a key area of uncertainty in climate modelling.

A recording of this session is now available to view on YouTube.

Speakers

Professor Colm-cille Caulfield

Churchill 1987
Professor Colm-cille Caulfield

Colm-cille P. Caulfield is Professor of Environmental and Industrial Fluid Dynamics at the University of Cambridge.

He is Head of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, (DAMTP) a member of the BP Institute for Multiphase Flow, and a Professorial Fellow of Churchill College.

He received his BSc in Mathematics from the University of Ulster at Coleraine in 1987, and then his MASt ("Part III") in 1988, and PhD in 1992  in DAMTP. Before returning to Cambridge in 2005, he conducted postdoctoral research at the Universities of Toronto and Hokkaido in Atmospheric Physics and Engineering Science, then held faculty positions in Mathematics at the University of Bristol (1995-1999), and in Environmental Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (1999-2005). 

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