From a recent extensive [twitter thread]( started by a grad student in oceanography


Is the math required all that advanced or is the issue that the constraints are not sufficiently bounded? If the math doesn't go anywhere, I can understand how students can get frustrated learning about equations that can't be straightforwardly applied.

The typical research paper I come across features a section where they lay out the partial DiffEq of geophysical fluid dynamics but barely go beyond that.

But when it does, look at the "intense discussion" linked in comment #475 -- the back-and-forth soap opera has now reached a breaking point


This is a bizarre scientific field -- everyone seems to be overmatched and outwitted by the data. The flailing about is a sign of their inability to resolve issues in the fundamental models. The curse of Navier-Stokes?