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Robert L. Street

William Alden and Martha Campbell
(Em) Professor in the School of Engineering & (Em) Professor of Fluid Mechanics
and Applied Mathematics in the Departments of
Civil and Environmental Engineering and (by courtesy) Mechanical Engineering

M.S. (1957) and Ph.D. (1963) Stanford University

Street focuses on studies related to geophysical fluid motions. His research focuses on the modeling of turbulence in fluid flows, which are often stratified, and includes numerical simulation of coastal upwelling, internal waves and sediment transport in coastal regions, flow in rivers, and valley winds in the atmosphere. He is the author of a textbook on "The Analysis and Solution of Partial Differential Equations" and co-author of a textbook on "Elementary Fluid Mechanics." Professor Street received the American Society of Civil Engineers Huber Prize for distinguished research (1972), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers R.T. Knapp Award (1986; jointly with Jeff Koseff), and the ASCE Karl Emil Hilgard Hydraulic Prize (2002; jointly with Dr. Emily Zedler). He is the recipient of the 2005 Hunter Rouse Hydraulic Engineering Lecture Award of ASCE's EWRI and was elected a Distinguished Member of ASCE in 2009 [].

He held a National Center for Atmospheric Research Senior Post-doctoral Fellowship in 1978 and a Faculty Fellowship in 2007; he was a Queen's Senior Post-doctoral Fellow in Marine Science [Australia] in 1985. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1993) and a Member of the National Academy of Engineering (2004). He has served as civil and environmental engineering department chair, associate dean of engineering, and vice provost and dean and vice president in the university. At the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, he has served as a Member of the UCAR Board of Trustees from 1983-1994 and as Chairman from 1987-1991. He is currently a member of the UCAR President's Advisory Committee on University Relations.

Doctoral Students:
Megan Bela - Land-surface models for mesoscale atmospheric simulation
Rica Mae Enriquez - Subgrid scale turbulence modelling
Bing Wang - Coherent structures simulation

Consulting Faculty Colleagues:
Steven Armfield - Computational fluid dynamics [University of Sydney]
Fotini Katopodes Chow - Atmospheric boundary layer, turbulence, and valley wind modeling [UCB]
Francis L. Ludwig - Multiresolution feature and atmospheric objective analysis [EFML]
Michael MacWilliams - River and stream flow simulation [Consultant]

Elementary Fluid Mechanics, Street, Watters and Vennard, 7th Edition.

Description, Features, Supplements & Software
Typos and Some Suggested Changes [3rd printing]. (This is a PDF file)
Last update 09/11/2010.

Environmental Fluid Mechanics Laboratory
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
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473 Via Ortega, Room 259, MC 4020
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
phone/office (650) 723-4969
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