Project acronym: FLAVE
Project title: "Project Energetics of natural turbulent flows: the impact of waves and radiation".
Researcher (PI): Basile GALLET
Host Institution (HI): CEA
Call Details: Starting Grant (StG), PE3, ERC-2017-STG
Turbulence in natural flows is an outstanding challenge with key implications for the energetics of planets, stars, oceans, and the Earth’s climate system. Such natural flows interact with waves, radiation or a combination thereof: surface waves and solar radiation on oceans and lakes, bulk waves and radiation inside the rapidly rotating and electrically conducting solar interior, etc. Standard simplified models often discard waves, radiation, or both, with dramatic consequences for the energy budget of natural flows: geostrophic models neglect waves, and Rayleigh-Bénard thermal convection considers heat diffusively injected through a solid boundary, in strong contrast with radiative heating. The purpose of the present multidisciplinary project is to develop a consistent and coupled description of natural flows interacting with waves and radiation, to properly assess their energy budget:
Start date: 2018-03-01, End date: 2023-02-28.