Time-averages of multiscale PDE systems and applications in geophysical fluid dynamics

PDE Seminar
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 15:05
1 hour (actually 50 minutes)
Skiles 006
Arizona State University
Time-averages are common observables in analysis of experimental data and numerical simulations of physical systems. We describe a PDE-theoretical framework for studying time-averages of dynamical systems that evolve in both fast and slow scales. Patterns arise upon time-averaging, which in turn affects long term dynamics via nonlinear coupling. We apply this framework to geophysical fluid dynamics in spherical and bounded domains subject to strong Coriolis force and/or Lorentz force.