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Ryan Newman

Project Title

'Geostrophic adjustment in a rotating reference frame'


I studied mathematics with integrated masters (MMath) at Newcastle University. In stage 4 of the degree program, I chose to focus on applied mathematics with a particular interest in Geophysical and Astrophysical fluids as well as Quantum fluids. My final project fell into the latter subject studying the breakdown of superfluidity within Bose-Einstein condensates.

Project Description

My current research project is titled “Geostrophic adjustment in a rotating reference frame”. This project is transdisciplinary, employing analytic, numeric and experimental methods to investigate flow patterns generated by the balancing of pressure gradient and Coriolis forces. The Geostrophic adjustment which we study can often be seen in our atmosphere and Oceans such as atmospheric gyres or oceanic currents.