[PAST EVENT] Physics Colloquium  -  Y. Joseph Zhang

October 28, 2022
4pm - 5pm
Small Hall, Room 111
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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Y. Joseph Zhang, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Title of Talk: Cross-scale estuarine and ocean modelling on unstructured grids: a community approach

I’ll discuss the current research frontier in geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD), including storm processes, and stress the need for a holistic cross-scale approach to address these complex processes. I’ll then review our work for the past 2 decades on developing and enhancing an unstructured-grid based GFD model that seeks to unite the hydrostatic processes across discipline boundary under a single versatile modeling framework and that can be easily integrated into an earth-system model as its ocean component. Current important applications that benefit coastal communities are presented.