AGU Session on Natural and Engineered Chaotic Advection in Geophysical Flows

Conveners David Mays, Roseanna Neupauer, and Paula Rodriguez-Escales would like to call your attention to AGU Session H102 at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting in Washington, DC, USA from 9-13 December 2024 (abstract deadline Wednesday 31 July). Here is the session link, and the description follows:

Chaotic advection is a laminar flow with sensitive dependence on initial conditions, or equivalently a laminar flow with stretching and folding of fluid elements. Chaotic advection promotes plume spreading in porous media including soils, aquifers, fractured rocks, and hydrocarbon reservoirs. Plume spreading is both theoretically and practically important because it often generates the mixing that drives reactive transport in natural and engineered systems. The term chaotic advection was introduced in the 1980s, and the first applications to porous media appeared in the 2000s, so we have now seen several generations of work on this fascinating topic. This session calls for presentations on chaotic advection in geophysical flows with applications including, but not limited to, reactive transport, groundwater remediation, and in-situ leach mining. We also (and particularly) welcome applications to other chaotic flows, with the hope of cross-pollenating ideas among the many academic disciplines represented in the American Geophysical Union.