Modeling of oceanic vortices



A colloquium was held in Amsterdam, from May 11 to 13, 1993, to discuss research on oceanic vortices and coherent structures in fluid dynamics.

The colloquium was organized under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences with additional support from several Dutch educational institutions. The interest in vortices and coherent structures stems from their ubiquity in geophysical flows, their relative longevity, and their crucial role in turbulence.