Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe)

Theme of the Year Workshop 3

You are kindly invited to participate in the Theme-of-the-Year 2008 Geophysical Turbulent Phenomena Workshop 3 entitled "Observing the Turbulent Atmosphere: Sampling Strategies, Technology and Applications"

The measurement of turbulence, along with the enabling sensor technologies,spans many areas in geophysical turbulence research.

Measurements of turbulence in laboratory experiments and in observations of natural flows are crucial for elucidating the basic structure of fluid motions; the discovering of new characteristics of a fluid; guiding theoretical studies; and providing empirical data to compare against modeling results.


The workshop will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research's Foothills Laboratory 2, Room 1022 and Mesa Laboratory, Main Seminar Room
28 - 30 May 2008.

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Sessions and Keynote Speakers

Measurements to Support Applications
Jakob Mann RISØ DTU, Denmark
Measurements to Support Modeling
Harm Jonker Department of Multi-Scale Physics, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Measurements to Support Phenomenological Studies
Andreas Muschinski Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Sampling Strategies
Hans Peter Schmid Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Research Center Karlsruhe (FZK/IMK-IFU), Germany
Joe Fernando Environmental Fluid Dynamics Program, Arizona State University, USA

Organizing Committee

Keith Julien TOY08 Co-Director and Coordinator, University of Colorado
Annick Pouquet TOY08 Co-Director and Coordinator, NCAR
Larry Cornman Workshop Coordinator
Research Applications Laboratory (RAL), NCAR,Boulder
Don Lenschow The Earth & Sun Systems Laboratory (ESSL) and Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), NCAR
Tom Horst Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), NCAR
Steven Oncley Earth Observing Laboratory (EOL), NCAR


Interested participants are invited to register on-line by 25 April 2008.
A registration fee is not required for the participants of the workshop.


The Institute for Mathematics Applied to Geosciences (IMAGe) is a group within the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) for the purpose of advancing mathematical theory and its application to all facets of NCAR and the geophysical community at large. IMAGe is substantially funded by the National Science Foundation. IMAGe is composed of four groups; the Data Assimilation Research Section, the Geophysical Statistics Project, the Turbulence Numerics Team, and the Computational Mathematics Group. For more information about IMAGe, including post-doc positions, please contact Doug Nychka.


NCAR was formed in 1960 and has a broad interdisciplinary research program involving more that 1000 employees of which several hundred hold advanced scientific or engineering degrees. The NCAR scientific program includes nearly all aspects of the atmosphere including climate and weather, atmospheric chemistry, ecology, instrumentation, scientific computing, and economic and societal impacts of atmospheric processes.