### On the Almost Axisymmetric Flows with Forcing Terms

- Series
- Dissertation Defense
- Time
- Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 10:00 for 1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
- Location
- Skiles 005
- Speaker
- Marc Sedjro – School of Mathematics, Georgia Tech

This work is concerned with the Almost Axisymmetric Flows with Forcing
Terms which are derived from the inviscid Boussinesq equations. It is our hope that
these
flows will be useful in Meteorology to describe tropical cyclones. We show that
these
flows give rise to a collection of Monge-Ampere equations for which we prove an
existence and uniqueness result. What makes these equations unusual is the boundary
conditions they are expected to satisfy and the fact that the boundary is part of the
unknown. Our study allows us to make inferences in a toy model of the Almost Axisymmetric Flows with
Forcing Terms.