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Dr. Jahrul Alam, Associate Professor of Mathematics

Office: HH-3035
Phone: (709) 864-8071
Fax: (709) 864-3010

I study the fluid dynamics of the earth's atmosphere using an adaptive wavelet based multiscale modelling approach. I am particularly interested on the boundary layer processes lying at the broader context of atmosphere-land-ocean interaction, where relatively small scale processes (<10km) have rich three-dimensional structures, but their influences on the meso-scale dynamics are poorly understood.

My current research team utilizes object oriented C++ programming, adaptive mesh wavelet method, and/or fully Lagrangian techniques for explaining multi-scale nature of geophysical flows. Potential graduate applicants are encouraged to contact me. However, only candidates with suitable background are expected to get a reply due to the volume of emails I receive. Applicants with appropriate background may also discuss with me on the possibility of receiving slightly higher scholarship compared to current departmental average.

Currently, I am an Associate Professor at the Dept. of Mathematics, Memorial University, Canada. Before joining Memorial, I was a SHARCNET post-doctoral fellow in atmospheric modelling at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences , University of Waterloo, Canada.

I received training on computational fluid dynamics, turbulence, and atmospheric science from the U of Alberta, McMaster University, and U of Waterloo, respectively.

My PhD degree focused on the development of a space-time adaptive wavelet method for studying turbulence interemittency.