G. E. Swaters Graduate and undergraduate student supervision


Completed graduate student supervision


N. Yonemitsu, The stability and interfacial wave phenomena of a salt wedge flow, 293 pp., 1991. (Co-supervised with N. R. Rajaratnam, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering).

R. H. Karsten, Nonlinear effects in two-layer, frontal-geostrophic models of surface ocean fronts, 275 pp, 1998.

P. F. Choboter, Modelling abyssal equator-crossing currents, 133 pp, 2002.

M. K. Reszka, Baroclinic frontal dynamics in the presence of continuous stratification and topography. 196 pp., 2003.

A. D. M. Gervais, Nonlinear evolution of localized internal gravity wave packets: Theory and simulation with rotation, background flow, and anelastic effects. (Co-supervised with B. R. Sutherland, Dept. of Physics/EAS), 243 pp., 2023.


L. Yan, Propagation of frictionally decaying barotropic modons over finite-amplitude topography, 91 pp., 1989.

W. C. Cree, Topographic de-phasing and amplitude modulation of resonant Rossby wave triad packets, 130 pp., 1990.

N. R. Ek, Geostrophic scatter diagrams and the application of free mode theory to a Northeast Pacific blocking episode, 112 pp., 1992.

C. B. Ropchan, The role of negative energy waves in parallel shear flow instability in hyperelastic fluid-filled tubes, 57 pp., 1992.

F. W. Primeau, The effect of alongshore topographic variation and bottom friction on shelf wave interactions, 118 pp., 1992.

P. Timko, The turbulent dissipation of internal solitary waves in a continuously stratified fluid of finite depth, 190 pp., 1995.

C. G. Slomp, On the Hamiltonian structure, stability characteristics and finite-amplitude evolution of geostrophic fronts, 247 pp., 1995.

C. J. Mooney, Finite amplitude baroclinic instability of a mesoscale gravity current in a channel, 202 pp., 1995.

F. J. Poulin, Mesoscale gravity currents and cold-pools within a continuously stratified fluid overlying gently sloping topography, 185 pp., 1997.

M. K. Reszka, Finite amplitude waves and eddy development on a baroclinically unstable front over sloping topography, 189 pp., 1997.

S. J. Ha, Finite amplitude development of time dependent abyssal currents, 101 pp., 2005.

M. R. Turnbull, Finite-amplitude instability of time-varying frontal geostrophic currents, 104 pp., 2006.

J.-W. Keating, Numerical simulations of buoyancy-driven abyssal ocean currents on the sphere. 139 pp., 2009.


C. R. Somayaji, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability of a bottom-boundary jet in a stratified fluid, 86 pp., 2013.

A. Kim, Cross-equatorial flow of grounded abyssal ocean currents, 80 pp., 2013. (Co-supervised with B. R. Sutherland, Dept. of Physics/EAS).

A. D. M. Gervais, Propagation and overturning of localized anelastic internal gravity wavepackets, 101 pp., 2018. (Co-supervised with B. R. Sutherland, Dept. of Physics/EAS)

Undergraduate research students

F. J. Poulin, Developed X-window based software for producing colour movies for hydrodynamic simulations (1993). Developed finite-difference numerical code for solving the nonlinear governing equations describing hyperelastic fluid-filled tubes (1994). Developed a theory for topographically-induced secondary instability in a marginally unstable baroclinic flow (1995).

M. Roshko, Developed a finite-difference numerical code for solving the three-wave interaction equations for a topographically forced resonant triad of Rossby waves (1994).

J. Nault, Laboratory experiments on abyssal currents (2002).