Alberto Scotti

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Observations are presented of nonlinear internal waves on the outer New England continental shelf during the summer Shelfbreak Primer study conducted between July 26 and August 5, 1996. Current and temperature measurements were made with an upward looking acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) located on the 147 m isobath near the shelfbreak and three(More)
Spatially coarse-grained (or effective) versions of nonlinear partial differential equations must be closed with a model for the unresolved small scales. For systems that are known to display fractal scaling, we propose a model based on synthetically generating a scale-invariant field at small scales using fractal interpolation, and then analytically(More)
This paper compares the performance of four low-Reynolds-number models for the unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations applied to the flow in a channel driven by a pressure gradient oscillating around a non-zero mean. The models considered are the one-equation Spalart-Allmaras model, the k − ε model with the wall functions of Lam and Bremhorst,(More)
In this paper, a general introduction to the large-eddy simulation (LES) technique will be given. Modeling and numerical issues that are under study will be described to illustrate the capabilities and requirements of this techniques. A palette of applications will then be presented, chosen on the basis both of their scientific and technological importance,(More)
Internal gravity waves, the subsurface analogue of the familiar surface gravity waves that break on beaches, are ubiquitous in the ocean. Because of their strong vertical and horizontal currents, and the turbulent mixing caused by their breaking, they affect a panoply of ocean processes, such as the supply of nutrients for photosynthesis, sediment and(More)
[1] In this paper we consider the problem of modeling a turbulent pulsating boundary layer over ripples. We compare the results of two modeling strategies, Wilcox's k À w Reynolds-Averaged Navier-Stokes equations (RANS) and large-eddy simulation (LES) employing the Lagrangian dynamic eddy viscosity model. The geometry and parameters employed are relevant to(More)
Arachnoid cysts are developmental collections of cerebrospinal fluid covered by layers of arachnoidal epithelium and are usually located in the middle cranial fossa. Localizations in the posterior fossa are uncommon and generally remain asymptomatic or cause vague and non-specific symptoms. We here report the unusual case of a young patient with an(More)