Fernando Viera
Honorary Associate in the
School of Mathematics and Statistics at the
University of Sydney.
Postal address: 
Dr Fernando Viera
School of Mathematics and Statistics F07
University of Sydney NSW 2006
Australia

Office: 
Room 527 Carslaw Building

Email: 
fernando@maths.usyd.edu.au

Phone: 
+61 2 9351 2108 
FAX: 
+61 2 9351 4534 
Research Interests
My research interests are in the area of Fluid Dynamics,
in particular nonlinear vortex dynamics in the context of geostrophic vortex flow in
density stratified fluids.
Recently, I have become interested in Hamiltonian systems applied to Geodesic Flow
in a manifold as a Liouville Integrable System.
Subjects taught recently
 MATH2061 Vector Calculus component (Standard)
 MATH2065 Introduction to PDEs (Standard  Summer School)
 MATH2965 Introduction to PDEs (Advanced)
 MATH1011 Applications of Calculus (Standard)
 MATH3078/3978 PDEs and Waves (Combined standard/advanced)
MATH3078/3978
Scanned Lecture Notes  11/AUG/2015
MATH2965  Scanned Lecture Notes
Publications
 F. Viera, A high order algorithm for ordinary boundary value problems,
Anziam Journal 48 (2008) c991c1005.
 F. Viera, On approximate closed form solutions of linear ordinary differential equations, Anziam Journal
47 (2006) c245c260.
 V.T. Buchwald and F. Viera, Linearized evaporation from a soil of finite depth above a water table, J. Aust. Math. Soc.
Ser B 39, No 4 (1998) 557576.
 V.T. Buchwald and F. Viera, Linearized evaporation from a soil of finite depth near a wetted region, Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math.
49, No 1 (1996) 4964.
 F. Viera, On the alignment and axisymmetrization of a vertically tilted geostrophic vortex, J. Fluid Mech.
289 (1995) 2950.
 F. Viera, The evolution of cylindrical geostrophic vortices, Proceedings, Computational Techniques and Applications: CTAC93
World Scientific, Singapore (1994).
 F. Viera, Boundary Surface Dynamics: an algorithm for stratified geostrophic flows, J. Comput. Phys.
111 (1994) 336346.
 F. Viera and R. Grimshaw, Topographic forcing of mesoscale phenomena: Filamentation, vortex formation and eddy detachment, J. Phys. Oceanogr.
24 (1994) 14331448.
 V.T. Buchwald and F. Viera, The diffraction of Coastal Trapped Waves by a strait, Geophys, Astrophys, Fluid Dyn.
72 (1993) 134.
 F. Viera, Scattering of long divergent shelf waves by a thin barrier parallel to the coast, J. Phys. Oceanogr.,
22 (1992) 944950.
 J. Middleton and F. Viera, The forcing of low frequency motions within Bass Strait, J. Phys. Oceanogr.
21 (1991) 695708.
 F. Viera and V.T. Buchwald, The generation of surface waves by an intense cyclone, J. Aust. Math. Soc.,
Ser B, 25 (1983) p64.
 F. Viera and V.T. Buchwald, The response of the East Australian continental shelf to a travelling pressure disturbance, Geophys, Astrophys, Fluid Dyn.
19 (1982) p249.
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