Title: Transport by stochastic flows and random velocity field
Speaker: Professor Michael Cranston
Speaker Info: University of Rochester
Brief Description:
Special Note:

A basic problem in oceanography, and other branches of science is to determine transport properties of stochastic flows as well as flows determined by random velocity fields. (A stochastic flow is a model for an ensemble of points undergoing diffusion.) For example, it was considered a major problem to determine how fast an oil slick would spread out under either of the above transport methods. We'll discuss our recent results on the rate at which a body of passive tracers, such as oil molecules, spread under certain flows. We'll also discuss the distortion properties of boundaries of regions of particles transported by flows.

Date: Friday, May 18, 2001
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. John Franks
Contact email: john@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5548
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