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My Old CU Research Group: Stratified, Rotating Fluid Flow
Mark Petersen, Neil Burrell
Jeff Weiss, Keith Julien, Michael Sprague


  • Keith Julien
    University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Applied Mathematics
    Research Interests: Dr. Julien's primary area of research are in the dynamics and instability processes in geophysical and astrophysical fluid dynamics. These include turbulent fluid convection and the effects of stratification, rotation and magnetic fields which are all ubiquitous features of geophysical and astrophysical fluid objects. Particular emphasis has been placed on the characteristics of coherent structures, their transport and organization of large-scale flows, and mean-flow generation. Integral parts of Julien's research include high perfomrance computer simulations, dynamical systems thory and techniques in applied mathematics.

  • Jeff Weiss
    University of Colorado, Boulder Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
    Research Interests: Dr. Weiss' research is focused on theoretical problems in geophysical fluid dynamics, with particular emphasis on nonlinear phenomena and the role of coherent structures.

  • Glen Stewart
    University of Colorado, Boulder, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
    Research Interests: Origin and evolution of the solar system, with an emphasis on modeling the solid-body accretion of the terrestrial planets and the solid cores of the giant planets. Accretion of the Moon after a giant impact on the Earth. Modeling of satellite wakes and spiral density waves in planetary rings. Nonlinear dynamics of the three-body problem as applied to problems in solar system dynamics.

  • Beth Wingate
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Research Interests: Beth Wingate's research interests are primarily in fluid dynamics, particularly geophysical fluids where rotation and stratification take prominent roles. She also has interests in numerical analysis, turbulence modeling, dynamical systems and applied mathematics. Her recent efforts include investigating the role of Lagrangian verses Eulerian averaging in fluid instability and turbulence problems.

  • Matthew Hecht
    Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Research Interests: High-resolution ocean modeling in which the turbulent eddies are explicitly resolved, ocean modeling for climate, and ocean model development.