Wave Generated Transport and Sandbars
Attention will focus on a model for the formation and evolution of longshore sand ridges present in many of our continent's neighboring waters. It is argued that long nonlinear dispersive waves are a primary agent for the formation of these ordered structures. Details of the model and comparisons to data are presented, showing that good qualitative agreement is achieved. The talk will conclude on recent work on the application of this model to the problem of predicting wave-induced transport of pollutants and other tracers on the bottom of the ocean.
Refreshments will be served at 3:30 PM in Math 401N