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Fluid Dynamics of Climate Change

Brent C. Houchens, Sandia National Laboratories

The processes, impacts and potential interventions associated with climate change are almost universally influenced, or even driven, by fluid dynamics.  Impacts such as increased coastal erosion, larger wildfires and more frequent hurricanes all have a fluid dynamics basis. So too do the mitigations and risks of climate intervention strategies such as Stratospheric Aerosol Intervention/Injection (SAI) and Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB).  This symposium seeks to bring together a diverse group of researchers and practitioners around the broad range of fluid dynamics research that addresses climate change.