Steady Water Waves with Vorticity

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 3:05pm for 1.5 hours (actually 80 minutes)
Skiles 255
Joy Ko – Brown University, Providence
Michael Westdickenberg
I will talk about the highlights of a collaborative and multidisciplinary program investigating qualitative features of steady water waves with vorticity in two dimensions. Computational and analytical results together with data from the oceanographic community have resulted in strong evidence that key qualitative features such as amplitude, depth, streamline shape and pressure profile can be fundamentally affected by the presence of vorticity. Systematic studies of constant vorticity and shear vorticity functions will be presented.