Welcome to GFDI!

Founded in 1967, the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Institute fosters collaborative research in fluid dynamics as it applies to the Earth Sciences, Mathematics, and Astrophysics.


Research at GFDI is conducted by our faculty associates using computing, laboratory, and observational facilities at the institute.

PhD's in GFD, Applied Math

GFDI offers an interdisciplinary Ph. D. program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, and a joint Ph. D. program in Applied Math and GFD with the FSU Department of Mathematics.

Upcoming Seminars:

2015-12-04 Schoonover Defense

“Topographic Wave Arrest and the

Gulf Stream Separation”


Joseph Schoonover

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Ph.D. Candidate

Florida State University

(Major Professor: Dr. W. Dewar)


Friday, December 4, 2015 at 9:00 AM



Melvin Stern Seminar Room

Room 18 Keen Bldg.

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News Items:

Study on groundwater and surface water in the Woodville Karst Plain

Study  on groundwater and surface  water  in the Woodville Karst Plain
Time: September 25 (Friday), 2015, 1:30pm-5:30pm
Location: FSU GFDI Seminar Room (018 Keen Building)

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20-year-old cave diving mystery



GFDI Assoicate Dr. Doron Nof, along with graduate student Lakshika Girihigama and researcher Dr. Catherine Hancock are featured in this FSU news bulletin about their research on the fluid dynamics of underwater cave collapse.

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