Transport in Unsteady Flows: from Deterministic Structures to Stochastic Models and Back Again (17w5048)
Laure Zanna (University of Oxford)
Nicholas Ouellette (Stanford University)
Adam Monahan (University of Victoria)
Gary Froyland (University of New South Wales)
Daan Crommelin (CWI Amsterdam)
Sanjeeva Balasuriya (University of Adelaide)
This workshop proposal stems from the pressing need to understand fluid transport at both the geophysical and the small scales, with importance respectively in the global climate and environment, and in fluidic devices down to the micro- and nano-scales. The scientific necessity for incorporating both larger scale coherent structures and smaller scale unresolved motions in such an assessment is becoming more apparent. There is for example a growing urgency in being able to incorporate, in a scientifically rigorous way, the stochastic/probabilistic/statistical models associated with small scale motion into large scale climate models. The complementary advances in the areas of coherent structures and stochastic analysis, and the fledgling dialogue between researchers from the two communities, renders this proposal particularly timely.