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Title: Complex and contact geometry in geophysical fluid dynamics
Author: Delahaies, Sylvain
ISNI:       0000 0001 3421 5518
Awarding Body: University of Surrey
Current Institution: University of Surrey
Date of Award: 2009
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Due to its conceptual simplicity and its remarkable mathematical properties, semi-geostrophic theory has been much used for the analysis of large-scale atmospheric dynamics since its introduction by Hoskins [41] in the mid-seventies. Despite its limited accuracy, its ability to tolerate contact discontinuities within the fluid makes it a useful and elegant model for the study of subsynoptic phenomenon such as fronts and jets. In their attempt to find a suitable candidate for a model whose accuracy improves over semi-geostrophic theory while retaining its essential features, Mclntyre & Roulstone [59] discovered the existence of a hyper-Kahler structure for a class of Hamiltonian balanced models.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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