Modelling of Meddy-topography interactions

This is the title of the post-doc. research I undertook -- for a period of 2 years, which started at 1 June 1996 -- at the Geophysical and Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of the:

University of Dundee
Department of Civil Engineering
Dundee, DD1 4HN
United Kingdom
supervised by prof. Peter Davies.


The research project

The project was a study, both numerical and experimental, of the interactions of topography on the motion of Meddies. A meddy (=Mediteranean eddy) is, in brief, an isolated drifting eddy containing water mass properties typical of Meditaranean water outflow.


Available are:

The work I have done, both in this project and during my post-doc. research in Eindhoven, is numerical and involves computations of the evolution of vortices using a Finite Difference Method developed during my post-doc. research in Eindhoven, which has been extended with a bottom topography. See for information and examples the page Numerical simulations of 2D vortex evolution with a Finite Difference Method.

Here is a list of my publications about my Post-doc. research in Fluid Dynamics.


The research was financed through the Marine Science and Technology (MAST) programme of the European Community's Research Training Grants scheme of the Fourth Framework Programme (1994-1998).
See also CORDIS = Community Research and Development Information Service.

Why did I want to go to Scotland?

Well, first of all the research subject is very interesting. But besides that Scotland is a very beautiful country, perhaps the most beautiful country on Earth!? To show this I have some Web pages on Scotland.

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created: 19 April 1996
last modified: 15 July 2007