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Alvaro Corral <[log in para visualizar]>
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From daemon Wed Jan 14 03:26:33 1998
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 19:55:55 -0600 (CST)
From: Predrag Cvitanovic <[log in para visualizar]>
Subject: 1998 GFD summer study program at WHOI (fwd)
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>From [log in para visualizar] Tue Jan 13 15:53 CST 1998
Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 12:48:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Neil Balmforth <[log in para visualizar]>

Dear colleague,

please find below details of the 1998 GFD summer study program
at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. This summer's
theme incorporates threads of astrophysics, atmospheric science,
dynamical systems, fluid dynamics and oceanography.

We would also be grateful if you could bring the advertisment
to the attention of any prospective fellowship applicants
(typically graduate students, possibly  together with a few


     Astrophysical and Geophysical Flows as Dynamical Systems

      Program of Summer Study in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

          At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

                              ---- June 22 to August 28, 1998


Many problems in the astrophysical and geophysical sciences
surround fluid flows of a very complicated nature. In most
situations, the flows are turbulent, and often the problems of
interest are complicated further by other physical effects such as
rotation, magnetic fields and chemical and phase changes.
Over the last decades, dynamical systems techniques have been
fashioned and usefully applied to a variety of relatively simple
systems. Attempts have also been made to apply these techniques
to the much more complicated problems in astro and geophysics.
Yet how far can this kind of approach be taken?

In the 1998 summer study program, the focus will be on the
application of dynamical systems techniques in astro- and geophysical
flows. The techniques will be described in detail, and the
successes to date in applying them to various problems will be
explored. A major, provocative theme of the summer will be whether
these techniques allows us anything more than a light, qualitative
explanation of the phenomena we see.

The introductory lectures will consist of a discussion of astrophysical
and geophysical problems by Antonello Provenzale, paralled with
tutorials on dynamical systems by Charles Tresser and J. D. Crawford.


The ten-week summer study program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics is
held annually at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, a private
research and educational institution located 80 miles south of Boston
on Cape Cod. Up to ten competitive fellowships are available for
graduate or postdoctoral students.

Successful applicants will receive stipends of $3,900 and an allowance
for travel expenses within the United States. Fellows are expected to
be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program. The application
deadline is February 14, 1998. Awards will be announced by April 1, 1998.
We particularly encourage applications from women and members of
underrepresented groups. Application forms may be obtained from:

                   Education Office, Clark Laboratory, MS #31
                            Fellowship Committee
                     Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
                360 Woods Hole Road Woods Hole, MA 02543-1541
                            Phone: (508)289- 2219
                         Email: [log in para visualizar]
                            FAX: (508)457-2188

Further information and an electronic application form for student
fellowships are available online at

Prospective senior visitors, please contact Neil Balmforth, the
Program Coordinator, by email at [log in para visualizar]