Fluid Dynamics in Earth and Planetary Sciences (FDEPS)

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Workshop on Fluid Dynamics in Earth and Planetary Sciences (FDEPS)

This workshop is held on a once-a-year basis to discuss various aspects of fluid dynamics in the fields of earth and planetary sciences. The aim is to promote fluid dynamics to present a function as one of the fundamental languages to describe and understand the geophysical phenomena. Intensive discussion between the researchers in the fields of mathematics, fluid dynamics, computer sciences, and earth and/or planetary sciences is greatly encouraged.

Next : FDEPS 2018

Lecture and Seminar

  • Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: from the Lab, up and down!
    • Lecture 1. Overview and basic concepts
    • Lecture 2. Mantle convection and plate tectonics : viscosity, the plume paradox, layering, tomography, making plates
    • Lecture 3. Core dynamics and the geodynamo : quasi-geostrophy, waves, dynamo experiments, reversals
    • Lecture 4. Turbulence in planetary cores : tau-ell regime diagrams
    • Lecture 5. The Sun, planets and exoplanets : helioseismology, solar cycle, disk accretion, exoplanets
    • Research Seminar : Torsional Alfven waves in a dipolar magnetic field: experiments and simulations


  • Professor Henri-Claude Nataf (Univ. Grenoble Alpes, France)


  • From Nov. 27 (Tue) to Nov. 30 (Fri), 2018.




The materials of past FDEPS seminars are disclosed at FDEPS Archives.


  • Organizing Committee (alphabetic order):
    • HAYASHI, Yoshi-Yuki (Kobe Univ.) <chief organizer>
    • ISHIOKA, Keiichi (Kyoto Univ.)
    • ISHIWATARI, Masaki (Hokkaido Univ.)
    • TAKEHIRO, Shin-ichi (Kyoto Univ.)
    • YAMADA, Michio (Kyoto Univ.) <chief organizer>
  • Web contents organizer
    • SUGIYAMA Ko-ichiro (National Institute of Technology, Matsue College)
  • Contact Address:
    • fdeps-staff at gfd-dennou.org