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Modeling and Computations of Shallow-Water Coastal Flows

 October 18-22, 2010

CSIC Building (#406), Seminar Room 4122.

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Frank Giraldo Naval Postgraduate School, Department of Applied Mathematics
Kayo Ide University of Maryland, CSCAMM, AOSC, ESSIC, & IPST
Randall J. LeVeque University of Washington, Department of Applied Mathematics
Eitan Tadmor University of Maryland, CSCAMM, Mathematics & IPST



The shallow water (SW) equations play a critical role in modeling and simulation of coastal flows, capturing fundamental phenomena across different length and time scales. As an example we mention storm surges (due to hurricanes, typhoons) that inundate coastal regions, resulting in large scale destruction and loss of life. For geographical scales of interest it is generally necessary to model these flows using two-dimensional models such as the shallow water equations, rather than full three-dimensional fluid dynamics. Of particular interest are recent developments of modern algorithms which are specifically tailored for the one- and multi-layer shallow-equations. We intend to examine the ongoing research on shallow water equations; to identify promising avenues of further study; and to formulate a number of problems that are at once tractable and have potential to provide further insight into the nature of coastal flows.

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This workshop will bring together researchers from the applied mathematics, scientific computation, and engineering communities to discuss various aspects of

  • Applicability of single-layer SW equations to storm surge generation and propagation
  • Development and use of multi-layer SW models
  • Accurate coupling to atmosphere/ocean models, particularly via wind forcing
  • Numerical methods for the SW eqs: mesh refinement, constraint transport, well-balanced treatment of source terms, boundary conditions and time-integration

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Name Affiliation
Dimitrios Alevras Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service
Javier Amezcua University of Maryland
Hantaek Bae
Jorge Balbas California State University, Northridge
Jörn Behrens University of Hamburg
Eric Blayo Universite Joseph Fourier, Gernoble
Peter Bosler University of Michigan
Roberto Camassa University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Manuel Castro-Díaz University of Málaga
Bin Cheng Arizona State University
Alina Chertock North Carolina State University
Clint Dawson The University of Texas at Austin
Yekaterina Epshteyn The University of Utah
Ulrik S. Fjordholm SAM, ETH Zurich
Frank Giraldo Naval Postgraduate School
José M. González Vida University of Malaga
Shiva Gopalakrishnan Naval Postgraduate School
James M. Greenberg Carnegie Mellon University
Kayo Ide University of Maryland
Caroline H. Japhet Universite Paris 13 and University of Maryland
Christopher K. Jones University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Robert Krasny University of Michigan
Alexander Kurganov Tulane University
Vincent Legat Université Catholique de Louvain
Randall J. LeVeque University of Washington
Dave Levermore University of Maryland
Yu Liu Tulane University
Reza Malek-Madani Office of Naval Research
Kyle Mandli University of Washington
Siddhartha Mishra ETH Zurich
Catherine Sabol University of Maryland College Park
Wilson Shaffer NOAA
Eitan Tadmor University of Maryland
Manuel Tiglio University of Maryland
Suleyman Ulusoy University of Maryland
Joannes J. Westerink University of Notre Dame
Kraig Winters University of California, San Diego

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A limited amount of funding for participants at all levels is available, especially for researchers in the early stages of their career who want to attend the full workshop.

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Center for Scientific Computation And Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Computer Science Instructional Center (Building #406)
University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD 20742-3289




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