ESS graduate student Ashley Payne was selected to be a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The GFD Program began in 1959 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution with the aim of introducing a then relatively new topic in mathematical physics, geophysical fluid dynamics, to graduate students in physical sciences. It has been held each summer since and promotes an exchange of ideas among the many distinct fields that share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids.
Graduate students and researchers from a variety of fields who share a common interest in the nonlinear dynamics of rotating, stratified fluids share an intense ten-week research experience, and vigorous discussions of concepts that span different disciplines. Fellows pursue a research project under the supervision of the staff and present a lecture and a written report for a proceedings volume. Fellows accepted to participate in the GFD Program will receive a stipend $5,700 and an allowance for travel expenses within the United States. Fellows are expected to be in residence for the full ten weeks of the program.