The Environmental Fluid Mechanics Group holds an annual educational exhibit at the UW Engineering Discovery Days. In Spring 2019, our group taught hundreds of K-12 students about how water density impacts fluid motion in estuaries with the lock exchange experiment. Here is a link to our exhibit ‘how to’ guide and demo worksheet for those interested this outreach activity.
See our EFM members in action at the Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018 in Portland, OR. Great job everybody!
The UW EFM group will be well represented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 11-16 2018, in Portland, OR. Visit the link below for a full list of EFM presentations during the meeting:
Seth Zippel defended his PhD on July 31st, “The effects of ice and currents on wave-breaking turbulence at the surface”. He will be beginning a post-doc at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute this fall. Congrats, Seth!
Turbulence measurements form 5-beam acoustic Doppler current profilers
by Guerra and Thomson
Lobe – cleft instability in the buoyant gravity current generated by estuarine outflow,
by Horner-Devine and Chickadel