to the website of the Environmental Fluid Mechanics
Research Group at Princeton University. Combining
numerical, experimental, and analytical tools,
we study the basic dynamics of flow and transport in
environmental systems, and how these dynamics relate
to problems in urban microclimatology,
hydrology, atmospheric sciences, and renewable
energy. Our aim is to improve on the explanations
of geophysical flow phenomena in ancient Greece.
current research interests of our group center on
the physical processes at the interface between the
atmosphere and the earth surface; we seek to
understand their attributes and coupling, as well as
to develop prognostic models for their dynamics.
Most human activities and engineered systems, and
their interaction with natural systems, are
concentrated near that interface, in the atmospheric
boundary layer and the underlying land or sea
surface layers. The relevant physical processes we
investigate hence range from the turbulent flow in
the lower atmosphere, with a particular focus on how
it is modulated by buoyant forces, to heat and water
exchanges between the earth surface and the
atmosphere, with a particular focus on built
surfaces and urban environments.
more information and details about our work please
visit the different pages of our site or contact a
member of our team.
diagram of our lab's research scope