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Seminarium Wydziału Fizyki Technicznej i Matematyki Stosowanej

14 Czerwiec 2024 11:15


14 czerwca (piątek) o godz. 11.15 w sali 121 GG

Darek Bogucki

Head of Marine Sensing and Simulation Group

Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences

Texas A&M Corpus Christi

wygłosi wykład "From Star Twinkling to Oceanic Coral: What Do Light Scintillations Reveal About the Dynamic State of Live Boundary Layers?”


This presentation will commence with an overview of the ongoing research initiatives within Dr. Bogucki's group. The primary focus is on the application of optical scintillation indices for real-time visualization of boundary layers, drawing parallels between atmospheric scintillation (star twinkling) and underwater light scattering to elucidate the fluid dynamics near live corals.

The research introduces an innovative technique for the real-time optical measurement of turbulent boundary layers, uncovering the intricate interactions within these layers. These interactions are crucial for understanding material exchange processes, which are essential for coral health and marine ecosystem sustainability.

The methodology is currently being applied to collect and analyze data on the interaction of living corals with underlying fluid flows, investigating how corals manipulate their immediate environment to optimize conditions for their metabolic functions. Additionally, this approach can be extended to study underwater man-made structures, providing insights into their interaction with surrounding flows. This can lead to optimizations such as ship hull drag reduction and increased structural resilience to wave impacts.

This research holds significant potential for advancements in physics and marine engineering, enhancing our ability to monitor and protect marine environments, improve the design and functionality of marine structures, and understand the fate of energy within marine ecosystems.

At the end of the presentation, the presenter will discuss his willingness to offer a postgraduate marine physics course.


Adres wydarzenia

Gabriela Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Gmach Główny PG, s. 121