The 2D Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation

The 2D Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation

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Jiahong Wu, Oklahoma State University
Fine Hall 214

JOINT PACM COLLOQUIUM & ANALYSIS SEMINAR: The Boussinesq equations concerned here model geophysical flows such as atmospheric fronts and ocean circulations. Mathematically the 2D Boussinesq equations serve as a lower-dimensional model of the 3D hydrodynamics equations. In fact, the 2D Boussinesq equations retain some key features of the 3D Euler and the Navier-Stokes equations such as the vortex stretching mechanism. The global regularity problem on the 2D Boussinesq equations with partial dissipation has attracted considerable attention in the last few years. In this talk we will summarize recent results on various cases of partial dissipation, present the work of Cao and Wu on the 2D Boussinesq equations with vertical dissipation and vertical thermal diffusion and explain the work of Chae and Wu on the logarithmically supercritical Boussinesq equations.