Imperial College London

ProfessorColinCotter

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Computational Mathematics
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 3468colin.cotter

 
 
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755Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Bendall:10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240,
author = {Bendall, TM and Cotter, CJ},
doi = {10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240},
journal = {Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics},
pages = {491--504},
title = {Statistical properties of an enstrophy conserving finite element discretisation for the stochastic quasi-geostrophic equation},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240},
volume = {113},
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - A framework of variational principles for stochastic fluid dynamics was presented by Holm (2015), and these stochastic equations were also derived by Cotter et al. (2017). We present a conforming finite element discretisation for the stochastic quasi-geostrophic equation that was derived from this framework. The discretisation preserves the first two moments of potential vorticity, i.e. the mean potential vorticity and the enstrophy. Following the work of Dubinkina and Frank (2007), who investigated the statistical mechanics of discretisations of the deterministic quasi-geostrophic equation, we investigate the statistical mechanics of our discretisation of the stochastic quasi-geostrophic equation. We compare the statistical properties of our discretisation with the Gibbs distribution under assumption of these conserved quantities, finding that there is agreement between the statistics under a wide range of set-ups.
AU - Bendall,TM
AU - Cotter,CJ
DO - 10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240
EP - 504
SN - 0309-1929
SP - 491
TI - Statistical properties of an enstrophy conserving finite element discretisation for the stochastic quasi-geostrophic equation
T2 - Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03091929.2018.1549240
UR - http://arxiv.org/abs/1710.04845v3
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/64869
VL - 113
ER -