Multiphase Turbulent Flows in the Atmosphere and Ocean

NCAR's Geophysical Turbulence Program

The workshop will be held in Boulder at the Foothills Laboratory 2 Main Auditorium

Turbulent multiphase flows with solid particles, droplets, and gas bubbles are ubiquitous in the atmosphere and ocean. They represent a very important class of environmental fluid transport. Cloud droplets are central to Earth's energy balance and to the water cycle, sea sprays play an important role in hurricane dynamics and atmospheric aerosol production, air bubbles in ocean boundary layer alter acoustical and optical properties of ocean water, air-sea gas exchange, and dynamics of ocean circulation. These dispersed flows are extremely multiscale and nonlinear in nature. Available experimental, numerical, and theoretical descriptions in these applications are incomplete. Recent rapid advancements in scientific computation and fine-scale instrumentation generate exciting opportunities to incorporate more rigorous approaches into these complex flows.

Organized by NCAR's Geophysical Turbulence Program the overall goal of this workshop is to bring together world-leading experts to discuss recent progress and open research issues in the multiphase turbulent flows relevant to geophysical applications. We hope to assemble a group of researchers from various disciplines to stimulate new ideas and approaches, and to expose a number of students and junior faculty to this emerging research field.


We invite contributed talks on related topics for presentation at the workshop. Abstracts are due July 30th, 2012.

Please let us know of your interest and provide an abstract when you register

The Organizing Committee

Wojciech Grabowski |NCAR MMM

Harm Jonker |Delft Technical University

Peter Sullivan |NCAR MMM

Lian-Ping Wang |University of Delaware



Please register at https:

There is a registration fee of $40 for payments online and $50 on site.

Questions about the workshop should be addressed to Silvia Gentile at sgentile @ ucar. edu or Wojciech Grabowski at grabow @ ucar. edu

The workshop and scientific forum is supported by NSF and NCAR  and it will be held at the Foothills Laboratory 2 Main Auditorium in Boulder, Colorado from August 13-17, 2012.