My research interests are
in applied mathematics, which means just about anything. Most problems
are interesting, and many of them can be couched in a mathematical language
that provides insight into them. More specifically, my interests have in
the past focused on astrophysics, chaos and dynamical systems, and fluid
mechanics with particular application to geophysical fluids.
I am closely associated with the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
summer school, Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution, and have directed various summer programs ("Astrophysical
and Geophysical Flows as Dynamical Systems", "Stirring and Mixing",
"Conceptual Models of the Climate", "Non-Newtonian GFD", "Tides",
"Perspectives and Challenges in GFD", "Swirling and Swimming in Turbulence").
I recently organized a number of activities as part of a Collaborative Research Group on "Complex Geophysical Fluid Dynamics", which was supported by P. I. M. S.
Short descriptions of some of my current research themes follows below,
together with links to some relevant articles:
Non-Newtonian Fluid Dynamics And Applications In Geophysics