UC San Diego
Short- and Long- Time Transport Structures in a Three Dimensional Time Dependent Flow
- Author(s): Chabreyrie, Rodolphe
- Smith, Stefan G Llewellyn
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://arxiv.org/abs/1405.2022v1
Lagrangian transport structures for three-dimensional and time-dependent fluid flows are of great interest in numerous applications, particularly for geophysical or oceanic flows. In such flows, chaotic transport and mixing can play important environmental and ecological roles, for examples in pollution spills or plankton migration. In such flows, where simulations or observations are typically available only over a short time, understanding the difference between short-time and long-time transport structures is critical. In this paper, we use a set of classical (i.e. Poincar