501Mixing of coastal, estuarine and riverine shallow flows


8 June 2008 – 11 June 2008


Ancona, Italy


Prof. Maurizio Brocchini
Istituto di Idraulica e Infrastrutture Viarie,
Università Politecnica delle Marche,
60131 Ancona

phone: +39 071 220 4522
fax: +39 071 220 4528
email: m.brocchini@univpm.it


Prof. GertJan van Heijst
Department of Applied Physics
Eindhoven University of Technology
PO Box 513, CC 2.17
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Horizontal mixing is of fundamental importance for both the analysis of the evolution of shallow geophysical flows and also for the related applications (water quality assessment, interfacial transfer processes evaluation, ecosystems description, etc.). The aim of the Colloquium is to bring together researchers with interests in the theoretical description of the mixing dynamics and in its applications to shallow geophysical flows which characterize coastal, estuarine and riverine water bodies. Topics of interest range from the fundamentals of shallow-water turbulence, to the description of mixing in terms of lagrangian/eulerian statistics of tracers, to the implementation of simplified closures for use in solvers of practical application, to the evaluation of the mixing influence on natural ecosystems. Contributions of specialized character and interdisciplinary nature are both welcome.