A.20 A. Renaud, A. Venaille 2017. Boundary streaming by internal waves  Under Review .pdf
Investigates meanflow generation by damped internal gravity waves close to an undulating boundary. 
A.19 P. Delplace*, J.B. Marston*, A. Venaille* 2017. Topological origin of equatorial waves  Science .pdf Shallow water waves present
topological singularities as a consequence of Earth rotation that
breaks timereversal symmetry. Northern and Southern hemispheres
correspond to different
topological phases; Kelvin and Yanai waves are topological edge states
at their interface.*equal contributions 
A.18 T. Dauxois, S. Joubaud, P. Odier, A.
Venaille 2017. Instabilities of internal
wave beams  To be published in Annual Review of
Fluid Mechanics 2018 .pdf
Review the peculiar effects of nonlinearities on internal wave beams, including streaming and triadic resonant instability.

A.17 Y. Yasuda, F. Bouchet, A. Venaille 2017.
A new Interpretation of vortexsplit stratospheric sudden warmings in
terms of equilibrium statistical mechanics  Journal of the
Atmospheric Science .pdf
Spontaneous
splitting of the polar vortex as an abrupt transition from a
quasistationary cyclonic state to an anticyclonic equilibrium state
when an effective topography is varied.

A.16 A. Venaille, L. Gostiaux, J. Sommeria, 2016.
A
statistical mechanics approach to mixing in stratified fluids  Journal of Fluid Mechanics
.pdf
Uses
statistical mechanics to predict how
much mixing occurs when a given amount of energy is injected into a
stratified fluid.

A.15 A. Renaud, A. Venaille, F. Bouchet, 2016.
Equilibrium statistical mechanics
and energy partition for the shallow water model  Journal of Statistical Physics
.pdf
Full
computation of statistical equilibrium states of the shallow water
model using large deviation theory. Predicts the concommitant emergence
of a large scale vortical flow and energy loss towards small scales on
the form of inertiagravity
waves.

A.14 A. Venaille, T. Dauxois, S. Ruffo, 2015.
Violent relaxation in
twodimensional flows with varying interactions  Physical Review E  Rapid
Communication .pdf
Shows
that the range of interaction between fluid particles plays a crucial
role in selecting the large scale flow topology during the relaxation
of an unstable initial state towards equilibrium.

A.13 A. Venaille, L.P. Nadeau, G. K. Vallis,
2014. Ribbon
turbulence  Physics of Fluids,
selected as Research
Highlights, .pdf
Ribbons are
surface intensified jets
in the large bottom friction limit of geostrophic turbulence.
Their dynamics results from a competition between baroclinic
instability and the relaxation
toward an equilibrium state.
Movies:
weak friction
intermediate friction large friction

A.12 G. Bordes, A. Venaille, S. Joubaud, P.
Odier, T. Dauxois, 2012. Experimental
observation of strong mean flows generated by internal gravity waves
 Physics of Fluids
.pdf
Shows
that a monochromatic wave beam propagating in a stratified viscous
fluid
induces a robust and strong jet flowing outward the wave generator. 
A.11 A. Venaille, 2012. Bottomtrapped
currents as
statistical equilibrium states above topography anomalies  Journal of Fluid
Mechanics .pdf
Shows
that in presence of a sufficiently large topographic bump, an initial
surfaceintensified random velocity field evolves towards a
bottomtrapped anticyclonic mean flow. 
A.10 A. Venaille, G. K. Vallis, S.M. Griffies,
2012. The
catalytic
role of beta effect in barotropization processes  Journal of Fluid
Mechanics
.pdf
Shows
that the presence of planetary vorticity gradients favors the tendency
to spread the energy on the vertical in stratified quasigeostrophic
turbulent flows, and that statistical mechanics arguments account for
this phenomenon. 
A.9 F. Bouchet, A. Venaille, 2012. Statistical
mechanics of
twodimensional and
geophysical flows  Physics Reports .pdf
Review
paper with emphasis on RobertSommeriaMiller
equilibrium theory. Former statistical approaches are also
discussed, as well as current developments in out of equilibrium
context. 
A.8 A.
Venaille, G.K. Vallis, K.S. Smith, 2011. Baroclinic
turbulence in the ocean:
analysis with primitive equation and quasigeostrophic simulations 
Journal of Physical Oceanography
.pdf
Tests
the
hypothesis that oceanic eddies result from
local baroclinic instabilities, and examines the factors determining
their distribution, length scale, magnitude and structure. 
A.7 A. Venaille, J. Le
Sommer, J.M. Molines, B. Barnier, 2011. Stochastic
variability of large scale oceanic flows above topography anomalies
 Geophysical Research Letters
.pdf , compte
rendu sur le site de l'insu
A stochastic
mechanism is proposed to interpret the dynamics of
eddydriven recirculations above closed contours of bottom topography.
This may account for the observed low frequency variability of the
Zapiola anticyclone. 
A.6 A.
Venaille, F. Bouchet, 2011. Oceanic
rings and jets as
statistical equilibrium states  Journal of Physical Oceanography
.pdf
Using statistical
mechanics arguments, oceanic rings are interpreted as "bubbles" of
homogenized potential vorticity. It may provide an explanation for
their
ubiquity, their shape, and their drift. 
A.5 A. Venaille, F.
Bouchet, 2011. Solvable
phase diagrams and ensemble inequivalence for twodimensional and
geophysical turbulent flows  Journal of Statistical Physics .pdf
Companion
paper of PRL09 below. Discusses symmetry breaking associated with
the generic occurrence of ensemble inequivalence, and the surprising
effect of the Rossby radius of deformation (a screening length
scale). 
A.4 A. Venaille, F. Bouchet, 2009. Statistical
Ensemble Inequivalence and Bicritical Points for TwoDimensional Flows
and Geophysical Flows  Physical Review Letters
.pdf
It
is shown that statistical ensemble inequivalence and negative
specific heat occur for a wide class of models and parameters,
including Fofonoff flows, and
are related to previously observed phase transitions in the flow
topology. 
A.3 A. Venaille, J.
Sommeria, 2008.
Is mixing a selfconvolution process ?  Physical Review Letters
.pdf
Experimental
tests of the selfconvolution model for mixing of a passive tracer. It
is shown that
the model is doing well at sufficiently late stage of
mixing. 
A.2 A. Venaille, J.
Sommeria, 2007.
A dynamical equation for the distribution of a scalar advected by
turbulence.  Physics
of Fluids .pdf
Provides
phenomenological arguments showing that the mixing of a
passive tracer through turbulent cascades may be represented as
a succession of selfconvolutions of the tracer distribution. 
A.1 A. Venaille, P.
Varona, M.I. Rabinovich, 2005.
Synchronization and coordination of sequences in two neural ensembles
 Physical
Review E .pdf
Synchronization
properties emerging from the coupling
of two chaotic systems are investigated. This
illustrates how a mollusk can scan randomly an area to find a
prey, while keeping some efficiency in swimming.
