This is the website of the coastal ocean dynamics laboratory at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University. Our research group has been studying

  • Instabilities of buoyancy-driven boundary currents
  • River plumes and buoyant coastal currents
  • Wind-driven shelf circulation
  • Estuarine flows
  • Interdisciplinary subjects such as sediment-induced stratification

Our approach mostly involves conceptually simple numerical experiments, from which mathematical models or scaling could be developed. The goal is to gain understanding of dynamical behavior that is similar in the diverse oceanic environments.