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  1. Kafiabad H. A. & Vanneste J. 2022 Computing Lagrangian means, submitted (arXiv).
  2. Cox M. R., Kafiabad H. A. & Vanneste J. 2022 Inertia-gravity-wave diffusion by geostrophic turbulence: the impact of flow time dependence, submitted (arXiv).
  3. Gilbert A. D. & Vanneste J. 2022 A geometric look at momentum flux and stress in fluid mechanics, submitted (arXiv).


  1. Brolly M. T., Maddison J. R., Teckentrup A. L. & Vanneste J. 2022 Bayesian comparison of stochastic models of dispersion, J. Fluid Mech., 944, A2 (doi, arXiv).
  2. Offner A. & Vanneste J. 2022 Airborne lifetime of respiratory droplets, Phys. Fluids, 34, 10.1063/5.0093336 (doi, arXiv).
  3. Vanneste J. & Young W. R. 2022 Stokes drift and its discontents, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, 380, 20210032 (doi, arXiv).
  4. Vanneste J. 2021 Coastal imbalance: generation of oceanic Kelvin waves by atmospheric perturbations, J. Fluid Mech., 926, R4 (doi, arXiv).
  5. Manger S., Renaud A. & Vanneste J. 2021 An expectation-maximization algorithm for positron emission particle tracking, Rev. Sci. Instr., 92, 085102 (doi, arXiv).
  6. Vanneste J. 2021 Vortex dynamics on a Möbius strip, J. Fluid Mech., 923, A12 (doi, arXiv).
  7. Savva M. A. C., Kafiabad H. A. & Vanneste J. 2021 Inertia-gravity-wave scattering by geostrophic turbulence, J. Fluid Mech., 916, A6 (doi, arXiv; see also W. R. Young's Focus on Fluids article introducing the paper).
  8. Kafiabad H. A., Vanneste J. & Young W. R. 2021 Interaction of near-inertial waves with an anticyclonic vortex, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 51, 2035-2048 (doi, arXiv).
  9. Kafiabad H. A., Vanneste J. & Young W. R. 2021 Wave-averaged geostrophic balance, J. Fluid Mech., 911, R1 (doi, arXiv).
  10. Farah Y., Loghin D., Tzella A. & Vanneste J. 2020 Diffusion in arrays of obstacles: beyond homogenisation, Proc. R. Soc. London A, 476 (doi, arXiv).
  11. Gilbert A. D. & Vanneste J. 2020 A geometric look at MHD and the Braginsky dynamo, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynam., 1-36 (doi, arXiv).
  12. Higgins C., van den Bremer T. S. & Vanneste J. 2020 Unsteady Ekman-Stokes dynamics: implications for surface wave-induced drift of floating marine litter, Geophys. Res. Lett., 18, e2020GL089189 (doi).
  13. Renaud A. & Vanneste J. 2020 Dispersion of inertial particles in cellular flows in the small-Stokes, large-Péclet regime, J. Fluid. Mech., 903, A2 (doi, arXiv).
  14. Higgins C., van den Bremer T. S. & Vanneste J. 2020 Lagrangian transport by deep-water surface gravity wavepackets: effects of directional spreading and stratification, J. Fluid Mech., 883, A42 (doi).
  15. Renaud A. & Vanneste J. 2019 Dispersion and reaction in random flows: single realisation vs ensemble average, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 4, 124502 (doi, arXiv).
  16. Ying Y. K., Maddison J. R. & Vanneste J. 2019 Bayesian inference of ocean diffusivity from Lagrangian trajectory data, Ocean Model., 140, 101401 (doi, arXiv).
  17. Kafiabad H., Savva M. A. C. & Vanneste J. 2019 Diffusion of inertia-gravity waves by geostrophic turbulence, J. Fluid Mech., 869, R7 (doi, arXiv).
  18. Tzella A. & Vanneste J. 2019 Chemical front propagation in periodic flows: FKPP vs G, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 79, 131-152. (doi, arXiv).
  19. Savva M. A. C. & Vanneste J. 2018 Scattering of internal tides by barotropic quasigeostrophic flows, J. Fluid Mech., 856, 504-530. (doi, arXiv).
  20. Gilbert A. D. & Vanneste J. 2018 Geometric generalised Lagrangian mean theories, J. Fluid Mech., 839, 95-134. (doi, arXiv).
  21. Tsang Y.-K. & Vanneste J. 2017 The effect of coherent stirring on the advection-condensation of water vapour, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 473, 20170196. (open access, arXiv).
  22. Cheng B., Cullen M. J. P., Esler J. G., Norbury J., Turner M. R., Vanneste J. & Cheng J. 2017 A model for moist convection in an ascending atmospheric column, Quart. J. R. Met. Soc., 143, 2925-2939 (doi).
  23. Xie J.-H. & Vanneste J. 2017 Interaction between mountain waves and shear flow in an inertial layer, J. Fluid Mech., 816, 352-380. (doi, arXiv)
  24. Tzella A. & Vanneste J. 2016 Dispersion in rectangular networks: effective diffusivity and large-deviation rate function, Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 114501. (doi, arXiv, Physics Buzz blog entry)
  25. Danioux E. & Vanneste J. 2016 Near-inertial wave scattering by random flows, Phys. Rev. Fluids, 1, 033701. (doi, arXiv)
  26. Morrison P. J. & Vanneste J. 2016 Weakly nonlinear dynamics in noncanonical Hamiltonian systems with applications to fluids and plasmas, Ann. Phys., 368, 117-147. (doi, arXiv)
  27. Tzella A. & Vanneste J. 2015 FKPP fronts in cellular flows: the large-Péclet regime, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 75, 1789-1816. (doi, arXiv)
  28. Lott F., Millet C. & Vanneste J. 2015 Inertia-gravity waves in inertially stable and unstable shear flows, J. Fluid. Mech., 775, 223-240. (doi, arXiv)
  29. Xie J.-H. & Vanneste J. 2015 A generalised-Lagrangian-mean model of the interactions between near-inertial waves and mean flow, J. Fluid. Mech., 774, 143-169. (doi, arXiv)
  30. Danioux E., Vanneste J. & Bühler O. 2015 On the concentration of near-inertial waves in anticyclones, J. Fluid. Mech., 773, R2. (doi, arXiv)
  31. Xie J.-H. & Vanneste J. 2014 Dynamics of a spherical particle in an acoustic field: a multiscale approach, Phys. Fluids, 26 102001. (arXiv)
  32. Tzella A. & Vanneste J. 2014 Front propagation in cellular flows for fast reaction and small diffusivity, Phys. Rev. E,, 90, 011001(R). (arXiv)
  33. Xie J.-H. & Vanneste J. 2014 Boundary streaming with Navier boundary condition, Phys. Rev. E, 89, 063010. (arXiv)
  34. Haynes P. H. & Vanneste J. 2014 Dispersion in the large-deviation regime. Part 1: shear flows and periodic flows, J. Fluid Mech., 745, 321-350. (arXiv)
  35. Haynes P. H. & Vanneste J. 2014 Dispersion in the large-deviation regime. Part 2: cellular flows at large Péclet number, J. Fluid Mech., 745, 351-377. (arXiv)
  36. Smith K. S. & Vanneste J. 2013 A surface-aware projection basis for quasigeostrophic flow, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 548-562. (pdf)
  37. Vanneste J. 2013 Balance and spontaneous wave generation in geophysical flows, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 45, 147-172. (online)
  38. Lott F., Plougonven R. & Vanneste J. 2012 Gravity waves generated by sheared three-dimensional potential-vorticity anomalies, J. Atmos. Sci, 69, 2134-2151. (pdf)
  39. Danioux E., Vanneste J., Klein P. & Sasaki H. 2012 Spontaneous inertia-gravity-wave generation by surface-intensified turbulence, J. Fluid. Mech., 699, 153-173. (pdf)
  40. Ngan K. & Vanneste J. 2011 Passive-scalar decay in a three-dimensional chaotic flow, Phys. Rev. E, 83, 056306. (pdf)
  41. Vanneste J. & Bühler O. 2011 Streaming by leaky surface acoustic waves, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 467, 1779--1800. (pdf)
  42. Plougonven R. & Vanneste J. 2010 Quasi-geostrophic dynamics of a finite-depth tropopause, J. Atmos. Sci., 67 3149-3163. (pdf)
  43. Aspden J. M. & Vanneste J. 2010 Inertia-gravity-wave generation: a geometric-optic approach, in IUTAM Symposium on Turbulence in the Atmosphere and Oceans, ed. D. Dritschel, Springer. (pdf)
  44. Vanneste J. & Young W. R. 2010 On the energy of elliptical vortices, Phys. Fluids, 22, 081701. (url)
  45. Vanneste J. 2010 Estimating generalized Lyapunov exponents for products of random matrices, Phys. Rev. E, 81, 036701. (pdf)
  46. Lott F., Plougonven R. & Vanneste J. 2010 Gravity waves generated by sheared potential-vorticity anomalies, J. Atmos. Sci, 67, 157-170. (pdf)
  47. Aspden J. M. & Vanneste J. 2009 Elliptical instability of a rapidly rotating, strongly stratified fluid, Phys. Fluids, 21, 074104. (pdf)
  48. Vanneste J. 2008, Asymptotics of a slow manifold, SIAM J. Appl. Dynam. Syst., 7, 1163-1190. (pdf)
  49. Vanneste J. & Wirosoetisno D. 2008, Two-dimensional Euler flows in slowly deforming domains, Physica D, 237, 774-799. (pdf)
  50. Olfasdottir E. I., Olde Daalhuis A. B. & Vanneste J. 2008, Inertia-gravity-wave generation by a sheared vortex, J. Fluid Mech., 569, 169-189. (pdf)
  51. Vanneste J. 2008, Exponential smallness of inertia-gravity-wave generation at small Rossby number, J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 1622-1637. (pdf)
  52. Vanneste J. & Yavneh I. 2007 Unbalanced instabilities of rapidly rotating stratified shear flows, J. Fluid Mech., 584, 373-396. (pdf)
  53. Vanneste J. & Byatt-Smith J. G. 2007 Fast scalar decay in shear flow: modes and pseudomodes, J. Fluid Mech., 572, 219-229. (pdf)
  54. Vanneste J. 2006 Wave radiation by balanced motion in a simple model, SIAM J. Appl. Dynam. Syst., 5, 783-807. (pdf)
  55. Vanneste J. 2006 Intermittency of passive-scalar decay: strange eigenmodes in random shear flows, Phys. Fluids, 18, 087108. (pdf)
  56. Dritschel D. G. & Vanneste J. 2006 Instability of a shallow-water potential-vorticity front, J. Fluid Mech., 561, 237-254. (pdf)
  57. Wirosoetisno D. & Vanneste J. 2005 Persistence of steady flows of two-dimensional perfect fluid in deformed domains, Nonlinearity, 18, 2657-2680. (pdf)
  58. Haynes P H & Vanneste J. 2005 What controls the decay of passive scalars in smooth flows? Phys. Fluids, 17, 097103. (pdf)
  59. Powell J. M. & Vanneste J. 2005 Transport equations for randomly perturbed Hamiltonian systems, with application to Rossby waves, Wave Motion, 42, 289-308. (pdf)
  60. Olafsdottir E. I, A. B. Olde Daalhuis & Vanneste J. 2005 Multiple Stokes multipliers in a inhomogeneous differential equation with a small parameter, Proc. R. Soc. London, 461, 2243-2256. (pdf)
  61. Vanneste J. 2005 Wave interactions, in Nonlinear Waves in Fluids: Recent Advances and Modern Applications, R. Grimshaw ed., Springer, pp. 69-94.
  62. Vanneste J. 2004 Small-scale mixing, large-scale advection, and stratospheric tracer distributions, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 2749-2761. (pdf)
  63. Vanneste J. 2004 Inertia-gravity-wave generation by balanced motion: revisiting the Lorenz-Krishnamurthy model, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 224-234. (pdf)
  64. Vanneste J. & I. Yavneh 2004 Exponentially small inertia-gravity waves and the breakdown of quasi-geostrophic balance, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 211-223. (pdf)
  65. Haynes P. H. & Vanneste J. 2004 Stratospheric tracer spectra, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 161-178. (pdf)
  66. Vanneste J. 2003 Nonlinear dynamics over rough topography: barotropic and stratified quasi-geostrophic theory, J. Fluid. Mech., 474, 299-318. (pdf)
  67. Vanneste J. & Bokhove O. 2002 Dirac-bracket approach to nearly geostrophic Hamiltonian balanced models, Physica D, 164, 152-167. (available online).
  68. Vanneste J. 2002 Nonlinear dynamics of anisotropic disturbances in plane Couette flow, SIAM J. Appl. Math., 62, 924-944. (available online)
  69. Souprayen C., Vanneste J., Hertzog A. & Hauchecorne A. 2001 Atmospheric gravity-wave spectra: a stochastic approach, J. Geophys. Res. D, 106, 24071-24086.
  70. Vanneste J. 2001 The impact of small-scale topography on large-scale ocean dynamics, in: P. F. Hodnett (ed.) IUTAM Symposium on Advances in Mathematical Modeling of Atmosphere and Ocean Dynamics, 279-284, Kluwer.
  71. Vanneste J. 2001 Mode conversion for Rossby waves over topography: comments on "Localized coupling between surface and bottom-intensified flow over topography", J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 1922-1925.
  72. Alisse J-R., Haynes P. H., Vanneste J. & Sidi C. 2000 Quantification of stratospheric mixing from turbulence microstructure measurements, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27 , 2621-2624.
  73. Vanneste J. 2000 Rossby-wave frequency change induced by small-scale topography, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30 , 1820-1826.
  74. Vanneste J. & Haynes P. H. 2000 Intermittent mixing in strongly stratified fluids as a random walk, J. Fluid Mech., 411 , 165-185.
  75. Vanneste J. 2000 Enhanced dissipation for quasi-geostrophic motion over small-scale topography, J. Fluid Mech., 407, 105-122.
  76. Vanneste J. 1999 A spatial analogue of transient growth in plane Couette flow, J. Fluid Mech., 397 , 317-330.
  77. Vanneste J. & Shepherd T. G. 1999 On wave action and phase in the non-canonical Hamiltonian formulation, Proc. R. Soc. London A 455, 3-21.
  78. Bokhove O., Vanneste J. & Warn T. 1998 A variational formulation for barotropic quasi-geostrophic flows, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 88, 67-79.
  79. Vanneste J., Morrison P. J. & Warn T. 1998 Strong echo effect and nonlinear transient growth in shear flows, Phys. Fluids 10, 1398-1404.
  80. Vanneste J. 1998 A nonlinear critical layer generated by the interaction of free Rossby waves, J. Fluid Mech. 371, 319-344.
  81. Vanneste J. & Shepherd T.G. 1997 On the group-velocity property for wave-activity conservation laws, J. Atmos. Sci., 55, 1063-1068.
  82. Vanneste J. 1997 On the derivation of fluxes in conservation laws of Hamiltonian systems, I.M.A. J. Appl. Math. 59, 211-220.
  83. Vanneste J. 1996 Rossby wave interaction in a shear flow with critical levels, J. Fluid Mech. 323, 317-338.
  84. Vanneste J. & Vial F. 1997 On the nonlinear interactions between gravity waves in shear flows, in Gravity Wave Processes and their Role in Climate Models, ed. K. Hamilton, Springer--Verlag.
  85. Paret J. & Vanneste J. 1996 Nonlinear saturation of baroclinic instability in a three-layer model, J. Atmos. Sci. 53, 2905-2917.
  86. Vanneste J. & Vial F. 1995 Interaction equations for Rossby waves derived from Hamilton's principle in the Eulerian description, Proc. R. Soc. London A 450, 667-676.
  87. Vanneste J. 1995 Explosive resonant interaction of baroclinic Rossby waves and stability of multilayer quasi-geostrophic flow, J. Fluid Mech. 291, 83-107.
  88. Vanneste J. 1995 The instability of internal gravity waves to localised disturbances, Annales Geophysicae 13, 196-210.
  89. Vanneste J. & Vial F. 1994 On the nonlinear interactions of geophysical waves in shear flows, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 78, 115-141.
  90. Vanneste J. & Vial F. 1994 Nonlinear wave propagation on a sphere: interactions between Rossby waves and gravity waves; stability of Rossby waves, Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn. 76, 121-144.
  91. Vanneste J. 1993 The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in a non-geostrophic baroclinic unstable flow, Mathl. Comput. Modelling 17, 149-154.


  1. Vanneste J. 2014 Deriving the Young-Ben Jelloul model of near-inertial waves by Whitham averaging. (arXiv)
  2. Vanneste J. & Vial F. 1997 On the nonlinear interactions between gravity waves in shear flows, in Gravity Wave Processes and their Role in Climate Models, ed. K. Hamilton, Springer.
  3. Vanneste J. 1995 Etude des interactions non-lineaires d'ondes geophysiques, Ph.D. thesis, University Paris 6, 153 pp.
  4. Vanneste J. 1992 Etude non-lineaire de l'instabilite barocline, Dissertation, University of Liege, 103 pp.

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