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Summer School
Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability
and the Environment

3-14 July 2017
Ecole Polytechnique & ENSTA campus


Core lectures

Fundamentals of fluid mechanics
Lecturers: Paul Linden & Jean-Marc Chomaz
• Foundation and physics of the Navier-Stokes equation
• Dimensional analysis and scaling
• Shallow water flow
• Stratification
• Rotation
• Turbulence

Flow instabilities
Lecturers: Riwal Plougonven, Vladimir Zeitlin & Lutz Lesshafft
• Introductory notions of stability
• Convective instability
• Shear instability
• Instabilities in layered models as phase-locking and wave resonances
• Examples from atmospheric and oceanic motions
• Effects of moisture on the instabilities of atmospheric jets

Environmental fluid dynamics & cryosphere
Lecturers: Colm Caulfield & Fabien Gillet-Chaulet
• What is meant by environmental fluid dynamics
• Gravity currents: “plumes on slopes”
• Stratified mixing
• Thermodynamics of sea ice
• Brine fluxes from sea ice
• Flow and stability of marine ice sheets

Atmosphere & ocean
Lecturers: John Taylor & Peter Haynes
• Wind-driven gyres and western boundary currents
• Thermohaline circulation
• Eddies or Rossby waves
• Introduction to the atmosphere and the atmospheric circulation
• Waves and instabilities in the troposphere
• The dynamics of the stratosphere and stratosphere-troposphere connections

Applied lectures

Renewable Energies: Hydro, Wind & Marine
Lecturers: Riwal Plougonven & Alex Stegner

Paleoclimate and Biogeochemical cycles
Lecturers: Didier Paillard & Mathieu Roy Barman

Fluid structure interactions
Lecturer: Olivier Doaré

Hydrology and water resources
Lecturers:  Daniel Zimmer & Jérôme Fortin

Invited talks

Meteorology on Mars: extraterrestrial fluid dynamics
Lecturer: Francois Forget

How to forecast air quality ?
Lecturer: Laurent Menut

Ocean and climate
Lecturer: Eric Guilyardi

Climate changes and policy
Lecturer: Jean Jouzel

Practical sessions

In the afternoon, the students will be grouped into teams and will participate in practical sessions. During these sessions, the students will conduct experimental and numerical investigations of fluids.
Laboratory experiments: Alexandre Stegner
Computational projects: Caroline Muller