Publications


Vanneste, J., & Young, W. R. (2022). Stokes drift and its discontents. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A-Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 380(2225). https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2021.0032
Siegelman, L., Young, W. R., & Ingersoll, A. P. (2022). Polar vortex crystals: Emergence and structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(17). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2120486119
Siegelman, L., Klein, P., Ingersoll, A. P., Ewald, S. P., Young, W. R., Bracco, A., Mura, A., Adriani, A., Grassi, D., Plainaki, C., & Sindoni, G. (2022). Moist convection drives an upscale energy transfer at Jovian high latitudes. Nature Physics, 19. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-021-01458-y
Kafiabad, H. A., Vanneste, J., & Young, W. R. (2021). Interaction of near-inertial waves with an anticyclonic vortex. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(6), 2035–2048. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0257.1
Young, W. R. (2021). Inertia-gravity waves and geostrophic turbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 920, 5. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.334
Kafiabad, H. A., Vanneste, J., & Young, W. R. (2021). Wave-averaged balance: a simple example. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 911. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.1032
Asselin, O., Thomas, L. N., Young, W. R., & Rainville, L. (2020). Refraction and straining of near-inertial waves by barotropic eddies. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(12), 3439–3454. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0109.1
Rocha, C. B., Constantinou, N. C., Smith, S. L. G., & Young, W. R. (2020). The Nusselt numbers of horizontal convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 894. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.269
Asselin, O., & Young, W. R. (2020). Penetration of wind-generated near-inertial waves into a turbulent ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(6), 1699–1716. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0319.1
Boas, A. B. V., & Young, W. R. (2020). Directional diffusion of surface gravity wave action by ocean macroturbulence. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 890. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2020.116
Rocha, C. B., Bossy, T., Smith, S. G. L., & Young, W. R. (2020). Improved bounds on horizontal convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 883. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.850
Asselin, O., & Young, W. R. (2019). An improved model of near-inertial wave dynamics. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 876, 428–448. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2019.557
Rocha, C. B., Wagner, G. L., & Young, W. R. (2018). Stimulated generation: extraction of energy from balanced flow by near-inertial waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 847, 417–451. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.308
Marcotte, F., Doering, C. R., Thiffeault, J. L., & Young, W. R. (2018). Optimal heat transfer and optimal exit times. Siam Journal on Applied Mathematics, 78(1), 591–608. https://doi.org/10.1137/17m1150220
Haney, S., & Young, W. R. (2017). Radiation of internal waves from groups of surface gravity waves. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 829, 280–303. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.536
Wagner, G. L., Ferrando, G., & Young, W. R. (2017). An asymptotic model for the propagation of oceanic internal tides through quasi-geostrophic flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 828, 779–811. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.509
Constantinou, N. C., & Young, W. R. (2017). Beta-plane turbulence above monoscale topography. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 827, 415–447. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.482
Wagner, G. L., & Young, W. R. (2016). A three-component model for the coupled evolution of near-inertial waves, quasi-geostrophic flow and the near-inertial second harmonic. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 802, 806–837. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.487
Musgrave, R. C., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Mazloff, M. R., & Young, W. R. (2016). Stratified tidal flow over a tall ridge above and below the turning latitude. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 793, 933–957. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.150
Rocha, C. B., Young, W. R., & Grooms, I. (2016). On Galerkin approximations of the surface active quasigeostrophic equations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(1), 125–139. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-15-0073.1
Wagner, G. L., & Young, W. R. (2015). Available potential vorticity and wave-averaged quasi-geostrophic flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 785, 401–424. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2015.626
Gallet, B., & Young, W. R. (2015). Refraction of swell by surface currents. Journal of Marine Research, 72(2), 105–126.
Wagner, G. L., Young, W. R., & Lauga, E. (2015). Mixing by microorganisms in stratified fluids. Journal of Marine Research, 72(2), 47–72.
Dewar, W. K., Schoonover, J., McDougall, T. J., & Young, W. R. (2015). Semicompressible ocean dynamics. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45(1), 149–156. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-13-0268.1
Srinivasan, K., & Young, W. R. (2014). Reynolds stress and eddy diffusivity of beta-plane shear flows. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 71(6), 2169–2185. https://doi.org/10.1175/jas-d-13-0246.1
Young, W. R., & Wolfe, C. L. (2014). Generation of surface waves by shear-flow instability. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 739, 276–307. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2013.617
Srinivasan, K., & Young, W. R. (2012). Zonostrophic Instability. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69(5), 1633–1656. https://doi.org/10.1175/jas-d-11-0200.1
Young, W. R. (2012). An exact thickness-weighted average formulation of the Boussinesq equations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42(5), 692–707. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-11-0102.1
Hazewinkel, J., Paparella, F., & Young, W. R. (2012). Stressed horizontal convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 692, 317–331. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2011.514
Sukhatme, J., & Young, W. R. (2011). The advection-condensation model and water-vapour probability density functions. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 137(659), 1561–1572. https://doi.org/10.1002/qj.869
Balmforth, N. J., & Young, W. R. (2011). An interacting particle model with compact hierarchical structure. Physica D-Nonlinear Phenomena, 240(2), 101–113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2010.09.016
Vanneste, J., & Young, W. R. (2010). On the energy of elliptical vortices. Physics of Fluids, 22(8). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3474703
Young, W. R. (2010). Dynamic enthalpy, conservative temperature, and the seawater Boussinesq approximation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(2), 394–400. https://doi.org/10.1175/2009jpo4294.1
Winters, K. B., & Young, W. R. (2009). Available potential energy and buoyancy variance in horizontal convection. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 629, 221–230. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112009006685
Tsang, Y. K., & Young, W. R. (2009). Forced-dissipative two-dimensional turbulence: A scaling regime controlled by drag. Physical Review E, 79(4). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.79.045308
Birch, D. A., Young, W. R., & Franks, P. J. S. (2009). Plankton layer profiles as determined by shearing, sinking, and swimming. Limnology and Oceanography, 54(1), 397–399. https://doi.org/10.4319/lo.2009.54.1.0397
Tsang, Y. K., & Young, W. R. (2008). Energy-enstrophy stability of beta-plane Kolmogorov flow with drag. Physics of Fluids, 20(8). https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2958321
Young, W. R., Tsang, Y. K., & Balmforth, N. J. (2008). Near-inertial parametric subharmonic instability. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 607, 25–49. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112008001742
Birch, D. A., Young, W. R., & Franks, P. J. S. (2008). Thin layers of plankton: Formation by shear and death by diffusion. Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 55(3), 277–295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2007.11.009
Balmforth, N. J., Bush, J. W. M., Vener, D., & Young, W. R. (2007). Dissipative descent: rocking and rolling down an incline. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 590, 295–318. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112007008051
Thompson, A. F., & Young, W. R. (2007). Two-layer baroclinic eddy heat fluxes: Zonal flows and energy balance. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64(9), 3214–3231. https://doi.org/10.1175/jas4000.1
Birch, D. A., Tsang, Y. K., & Young, W. R. (2007). Bounding biomass in the Fisher equation. Physical Review E, 75(6). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.75.066304
Cessi, P., Young, W. R., & Polton, J. A. (2006). Control of large-scale heat transport by small-scale mixing. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(10), 1877–1894. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2947.1
Birch, D. A., & Young, W. R. (2006). A master equation for a spatial population model with pair interactions. Theoretical Population Biology, 70(1), 26–42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tpb.2005.11.007
Petrelis, F., Llewellyn Smith, S. G., & Young, W. R. (2006). Tidal conversion at a submarine ridge. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 1053–1071. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2879.1
Di Lorenzo, E., Young, W. R., & Llewellyn Smith, S. G. (2006). Numerical and analytical estimates of M-2 tidal conversion at steep oceanic ridges. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 1072–1084. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2880.1
Thompson, A. F., & Young, W. R. (2006). Scaling baroclinic eddy fluxes: Vortices and energy balance. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(4), 720–738. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2874.1
Plasting, S. C., & Young, W. R. (2006). A bound on scalar variance for the advection-diffusion equation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 552, 289–298. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112006008639
Tang, W., Caulfield, C. P., & Young, W. R. (2005). Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow in a rotating frame. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 540, 373–391. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112005005926
Tang, W., Caulfield, C. P., & Young, W. R. (2004). Bounds on dissipation in stress-driven flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 510, 333–352. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112004009589