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TitleTracer and timescale methods for understanding complex geophysical and environmental processes - Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Listing InstitutionScientific Committee on Oceanic Research (SCOR)
Last Date to apply2011-06-15
Course DurationFrom: 2011-08-16  To: 2011-08-19
DescriptionUnderstanding advective-diffusive transport and production/destruction processes of trace constituents in natural fluid flows is an important challenge in Earth and environmental sciences with many diverse applications. Moreover, geophysical and environmental models routinely produce huge amounts of real numbers. To make sense of them, computer graphics is not sufficient, and has to be complemented with specific interpretation methods. Among them, an approach that is progressively becoming popular consists in using real or hypothetical tracers to tag fluid masses and estimating associated timescales, i.e. age, residence time, transit time, etc. Such timescales lead to very helpful diagnoses that are increasingly applied in interdisciplinary environmental studies. The workshop/school will review what has been achieved so far in this field of research and suggest new developments.
Instruction LanguageEnglish
Minimum Educational Requirement(students)
Application Documents RequirmentSee http://sites-test.uclouvain.be/immc/mema/test/ttm2011/forminscr.php
Sponsors' AvailabilityS-based participants may be eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses under a grant from the oceanography program at NSF. Please indicate if you would like to apply for this support and contact Professor Thomas Haine (Thomas.Haine@jhu.edu)
Contact Informationgaetan.dagnelie@uclouvain.be
Related Websiteshttp://www.uclouvain.be/ttm2011
KeywordsTracer and timescale methods

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