590Turbulent/nonturbulent interfaces: from laboratory to geophysical scales


3 July 2017 – 5 July 2017


London, UK




Maarten van Reeuwijk
Faculty of Engineering
Imperial College London
South Kensington Campus
SW7 2AZ London
United Kingdom
email: m.vanreeuwijk@imperial.ac.uk


Markus Holzner
ETH Zurich
Dep. of Civil, Env. and Geomatic Eng.
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
email: holzner@ifu.baug.ethz.ch


Carlos da Silva
Instituto Superior Técnico,
University of Lisbon
Av. Rovisco Pais
1049-001 Lisbon


Javier Jimenez
E.T.S. Ingenieros Aeronauticos
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid
Plaza del Cardenal Cisneros 3
28040 Madrid
email: jimenez@torroja.dmt.upm.es


 The aim of this colloquium is to bring together scientists from a range of disciplines (fluid mechanics, turbulence, atmospheric and oceanic sciences) to report on progress in understanding turbulent/nonturbulent interfaces, covering the following topics:

  1. Turbulent-nonturbulent interfaces in boundary layers (e.g. jets, plumes, gravity currents, flames, oceanic mixed layer, atmospheric boundary layer): geometry, scaling, internal structure and dynamics;
  2. Mixing and passive/active scalars at sharp interfaces, buoyancy effects;
  3. Global intermittency in high-Reynolds number turbulence due to turbulent-nonturbulent transitions (stably stratified boundary layers, evolution of patches of turbulence);
  4. Turbulent/non-turbulent interface models.

The multi-disciplinary and informal nature of the colloquium will give significant scope for cross-fertilisation.

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