The seminar will discuss a variety of fluid flows in porous media, relevant to situations in carbon dioxide sequestration; groundwater flows; vapour motions in volcanic conduits; the extraction of oil; ......  Different situations will be outlined which require the solution of nonlinear governing equations, sometimes using similarity methods and sometimes numerical analysis (at least in part). Many of the results will be compared with experiments in the laboratory and observations in the field.


Herbert Huppert is an Emeritus Professor of Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge and a Professor at UNSW Mathematics and Statistics. His research spans a wide variety of fluid dynamical problems in Earth Science, from geology and crystal growth to oceanography and meteorology. Professor Huppert is a Fellow of the Royal Society as well as the American Geophysical Union and the American Physical Society, and is a former director of the Institute for Theoretical Geophysics at the University of Cambridge.


Herbert E. Huppert

Research Area

Institute for Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge and UNSW School of Mathematics and Statistics


Mon, 29/08/2016 - 2:00pm


RC-4082, The Red Centre, UNSW