Daphné Lemasquerier uses global direct numerical simulations to study fluid dynamics of Jupiter’s icy satellites, including Europa, which are likely host to oceans buried under their icy crust. Daphné is especially interested in the unusual physics exhibited by these systems, including the possibility of double-diffusive convection, and strong interaction with solid boundaries and topography. She is mentored by Krista Soderlund.
Prior to joining the University of Texas Institute for Geophysics, Daphné was a doctoral student at Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre (IRPHE), under the supervision of Dr. Michael Le Bars and Dr. Benjamin Favier, both researchers at IRPHE. Her Ph.D. research focused on Jupiter’s atmosphere and better understanding the origin and stability of its colorful bands. She combined experiments in fluid mechanics using rotating water tanks with idealized numerical simulations and theoretical models to deduce the atmospheric dynamics of Jupiter’s atmosphere and underlying physical processes that are generic to other systems. Her Ph.D. thesis “Experimental and numerical study of Jupiter’s dynamics: zonal jets, vortices and zonostrophic turbulence” was completed with a fellowship from Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon.
Fluid dynamics of geophysical flows, gas giants dynamics, icy worlds dynamics, zonal winds, large-scale vortices, rotating stratified flows, turbulence, wave-mean flow interactions.
Ph.D., Institut de Recherche sur les Phénomènes Hors Equilibre, Marseille, France
M.Sc., Mechanics, Physics and Engineering, Aix-Marseille University, France
M.Sc., Physics and Chemistry of the Earth and other planets, ENS de Lyon, France
B.Sc., Earth Sciences, ENS de Lyon, France