Physics, Applied Math, and Experimental Predictions of Instabilities in Rotating Stratified Turbulence

Relevant Research:

G. Facchini, Meng Wang, Philip S. Marcus, Michaël Le Bars (2019) Zombie vortex instability in the protoplanetary disk: Can we find it in the lab?, EAS Publications Series 82, p. 435-444, pdf, doi:10.1051/eas/1982038

Joseph A. Barranco, Suyang Pei, Philip S. Marcus (2018) Zombie Vortex Instability. III. Persistence with Nonuniform Stratification and Radiative Damping, The Astrophysical Journal 869(2), p. 127, pdf, doi:10.3847/1538-4357/aaec80

Mani Mahdinia, Pedram Hassanzadeh, Philip S. Marcus, Chung-Hsiang Jiang (2017) Stability of three-dimensional Gaussian vortices in an unbounded, rotating, vertically stratified, Boussinesq flow: Linear analysis, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 824, p. 97-134, pdf, doi:10.1017/jfm.2017.303

Lawrence A. Sromovsky, Imke De Pater, Patrick M. Fry, Heidi B. Hammel, Philip S. Marcus (2015) High S/N Keck and Gemini AO imaging of Uranus during 2012–2014: New cloud patterns, increasing activity, and improved wind measurements, Icarus 258(1), p. 192-223, url, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2015.05.029

Philip S. Marcus, Suyang Pei, Chung-Hsiang Jiang, Joseph A. Barranco, Pedram Hassanzadeh, Daniel Lecoanet (2015) Zombie Vortex Instability. I. A Purely Hydrodynamic Instability to Resurrect the Dead Zones of Protoplanetary Disks, The Astrophysical Journal 808(1), p. 87, doi:10.1088/0004-637X/808/1/87

Philip S. Marcus, Suyang Pei, Chung-Hsiang Jiang, Pedram Hassanzadeh (2013) Three-dimensional vortices generated by self-replication in stably stratified rotating shear flows, Physical Review Letters 111(8), p. 84501, APS, pdf, doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.084501


Philip S. Marcus, Joseph A. Barranco, Suyang Pei, Chung-Hsiang Jiang (2016) Zombie Turbulence and More in Stratified Couette Flow, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts, p. D35–003, url

Suyang Pei, Philip S. Marcus, Chung-Hsiang Jiang, Pedram Hassanzadeh, Daniel Lecoanet, Joseph A. Barranco (2013) Noise and Turbulence Generate 3D Zombie Vortices in Stably Stratified Rotating Shear Flows, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Meeting Abstracts, p. M1-009, pdf