Fluid Mechanics and the Environment: Dynamical Approaches: A Collection of Research Papers Written in Commemoration of the 60th Birthday of Sidney Leibovich

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John Lumley
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 27, 2001 - Science - 412 pages
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The papers in this volume were written by his students and colleagues to honor Sidney Leibovich, Samuel B. Eckert Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University, in commemoration of his 60th birthday, 2 April 1999. They were presented at a symposium held at Cornell, 23 and 24 August 1999. Sid obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from The California Institute of Technology in 1961, graduating first in his class. He came to Cornell to work with Geoffrey Ludford on Magnetohydrodynamics, and obtained his Ph.D. in 1965 in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. He spent a year at University College, London as a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, and returned to Cornell as an Assistant Professor. He has been here ever since, and is currently Director of the Sibley School. Since returning to Cornell, Sid has concentrated on rotating fluids and n- linear waves, in various combinations and applications, producing some 3.2 - pers a year with an applied-mathematical bent. In particular this interest led to both Langmuir circulation and vortex breakdown, two areas in which Sid has had enormous influence, and both, of course, examples of rotating fluids interacting with waves. It was impossible to work in this area without being distracted by the study of the nonlinear dispersive and dissipative waves themselves, and Sid has made substantial contributions in this area.

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Point Vortex Models and the Dynamics of Strong Vortices in the Atmosphere and Oceans
SelfSimilarity and Cascading Physics
Implicit Multigrid Computation of Unsteady Flows with Applications to Aeroelasticity
SecondHarmonic Resonance with Parametric Excitation and Damping
Bubble and Temperature Fields in Langmuir Circulation
Computing Periodic Orbits
Dynamics of Layers in Geophysical Flows
Radiative Transport in Anisotropic Media
Synchronised Behaviour in Three Coupled Faraday Disk Homopolar Dynamos
LargeEddy Simulation Using Projection onto Local Basis Functions
Preliminary Results
Is High Reynolds Number Turbulence Locally Isotropic?
A Story of Mixing
a Model Problem and Flow Through a Diffuser with Variable Angle
Consequences for Capillary Wave Damping
A Spectral Domain Decomposition Method and Its Application to the Simulation of ShearStratified Turbulence

A Problem in Fluid Mechanics
Turbulent Bursts in CouetteTaylor Flow
and Currents in Marine Boundary Layers
Wing Wake Vortices and Temporal Vortex Pair Instabilities
Laboratory Measurements of the Generation of Langmuir Circulations and Surface Waves

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John L. Lumley is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University. He has authored or co-authored over two hundred scientific papers and several books.

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