Warnemünde Turbulence Days 2007

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(11.05. - 17.05.2007)


General Introduction to the Liège 2007 Colloquium on Turbulence Re-Revisited

Almost three decades after the "Marine Turbulence" 11th Liège Colloquium in 1980, exactly two decades after the 19th Liège Colloquium in 1987 entitled "Turbulence in the ocean. From the millimeter to the megameter" and exactly one decade after the "Marine Turbulence Revisited" 29th Liège Colloquium in 1997, turbulence will be re-revisited during the 39th Liège Colloquium in 2007. This time, the workshop will be co-organized together with the 3rd Warnemünde Turbulence Days, a biennial workshop on specific challenges in marine turbulence, usually taking place at the Baltic Sea Research Institute in Warnemünde (Germany).

From decade to decade enormous progress is achieved in our understanding of oceanic turbulence. A major trigger of this progress is the technological development of both, oceanic instrumentation and numerical modeling. For the instruments, higher sampling rates, larger data storages and faster data processing facilities generally allow for better resolution but do also open perspectives for novel mechanical, acoustical and optical devices. For the numerical modeling, steadily growing computer resources allow for substantially more complex models and higher resolution than a decade ago. With applications of these innovative tools, new insights into the interaction of turbulence with waves, stratification and the marine ecosystem can be achieved.

Combining the historically broad approach of the Liège Colloquium with the specialized Warnemünde Turbulence Days, this joint venture will concentrate on five focal topics (see below): turbulence and waves, turbulence in buoyant and dense plumes, turbulence and the marine ecosystem, turbulence observations in the ocean, and turbulence modeling in the ocean. Contributions to these focal topics as well as to related problems of marine turbulence are invited to the Liège Colloquium in 2007.

Topics of the Liège 2007 Colloquium on Turbulence Re-Revisited:Turbulence and Waves

  • Turbulence in buoyant and dense plumes
  • Turbulence and the marine ecosystem
  • Turbulence observations in the ocean
  • Turbulence modelling in the ocean