2011 Research Roundup

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January 1, 2012 by Helen Hill
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To round out the year we have collected a sample of 2011 research articles that involved MITgcm in some way. The above is a word cloud generated from the citation index that follows… Email missing citations to helen@plume.mit.edu to have them included.



Abernathey, R., J. Marshall, and D. Ferreira (2011), The Dependence of Southern Ocean Meridional Overturning on Wind Stress, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 2261-2278, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-023.1

. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 2261–2278.
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-023.1

Alford, M. H., et al., (2011), Energy Flux and Dissipation in Luzon Strait: Two Tales of Two Ridges, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 2211–2222, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-073.1

Aretxabaleta, A. L., and K. W. Smith (2011), Analyzing state-dependent model-data comparison in multi-regime systems, Computational Geosciences, 15(4), 627-636, doi: 10.1007/s10596-011-9229-3

Ashkenazy, Y., N. Paldor, and Y. Zarmi (2011a), On the meridional structure of extra-tropical Rossby waves, Tellus Series a-Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 63(4), 817-827, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0870.2011.00516.x


Bel G., and Y. Ashkenazy (2011) The relation between the statistics of open ocean currents and the temporal correlations of the wind, arXiv:1111.7049v1

Biton, E., and H. Gildor (2011a), Stepwise seasonal restratification and the evolution of salinity minimum in the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat), Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007106

Biton, E., and H. Gildor (2011b), The coupling between exchange flux through a strait and dynamics in a small convectively driven marginal sea: The Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat), Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2011JC006944

Biton, E., and H. Gildor (2011c), The general circulation of the Gulf of Aqaba (Gulf of Eilat) revisited: The interplay between the exchange flow through the Straits of Tiran and surface fluxes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006860

Bleichrodta, F., R. H. Bisselingb, and H. A. Dijkstra (2011), Accelerating a barotropic ocean model using a GPU, Ocean Modelling, 41, 16-21, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.10.001


Campin, J. M., C. Hill, H. Jones, and J. Marshall (2011), Super-parameterization in ocean modeling: Application to deep convection, Ocean Modelling, 36(1-2), 90-101, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.10.003

Chen, H., C. Miao and X. Lv (2011) A Three-Dimensional Numerical Internal Tidal Model Involving Adjoint Method, International Journal of Numerical Methods of Fluids, doi: 10.1002/fld.2650

Condron, A., and P. Winsor (2011), A subtropical fate awaited freshwater discharged from glacial Lake Agassiz, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi: 10.1029/2010GL046011


Deremble, B., A. M. Hogg, P. Berloff, and W. K. Dewar (2011), On the application of no-slip lateral boundary conditions to ‘coarsely’ resolved ocean models, Ocean Modelling, 39(3-4), 411-415, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.05.002

Duda, T.F., Y.T. Lin, W.G. Zhang, B.D. Cornuelle and P.F.J. Lermusiaux (2011), Computational Studies of 3D Ocean sound fields in areas of complex seafloor topography and active ocean dynamics. Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics, NTU, Taiwan, C.-F. Chen et al. (Eds.), 12pp, [link]

Downes, S. M., A. Gnanadesikan, S. M. Griffies, and J. L. Sarmiento (2011), Water Mass Exchange in the Southern Ocean in Coupled Climate Models, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(9), 1756-1771, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4586.1


Fang, F., C. C. Pain, I. M. Navon, G. J. Gorman, M. D. Piggott, and P. A. Allison (2011), The independent set perturbation adjoint method: A new method of differentiating mesh-based fluids models, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 66(8), 976-999, doi: 10.1002/fld.2297

Farrell, P. E., M. D. Piggott, G. J. Gorman, D. A. Ham, C. R. Wilson, and T. M. Bond (2011), Automated continuous verification for numerical simulation, Geoscientific Model Development, 4(2), 435-449, doi: 10.5194/gmd-4-435-2011

Ferrari, R., and D. Ferreira (2011), What processes drive the ocean heat transport?, Ocean Modelling, 38(3-4), 171-186, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.02.013

Follows, M. J., and S. Dutkiewicz (2011), Modeling Diverse Communities of Marine Microbes, Annual Review of Marine Science, Vol 3, 3, 427-451, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-120709-142848

Fox-Kemper, B., G. Danabasoglu, R. Ferrari, S. M. Griffies, R. W. Hallberg, M. M. Holland, M. E. Maltrud, S. Peacock, and B. L. Samuels (2011), Parameterization of mixed layer eddies. III: Implementation and impact in global ocean climate simulations, Ocean Modelling, 39(1-2), 61-78, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2010.09.002


Gallacher, P. C., D. A. Hebert, and M. R. Schaferkotter (2011), Nesting a nonhydrostatic model in a hydrostatic model: The boundary interface, Ocean Modelling, 40(2), 190-198, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.08.006

Gao, S., T. D. Qu, and I. Fukumori (2011), Effects of mixing on the subduction of South Pacific waters identified by a simulated passive tracer and its adjoint, Dynamics of Atmospheres and
Oceans, 51(1-2), 45-54, doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2010.10.002

Grisouard, N., C. Staquet, and T. Gerkema (2011), Generation of internal solitary waves in a pycnocline by an internal wave beam: a numerical study, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 676, 491-513, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2011.61

Guo, C., X. Chen, V. Vlasenko, and N. Stashchuk (2011), Numerical investigation of internal solitary waves from the Luzon Strait: Generation process, mechanism and three-dimensional effects, Ocean Modelling, 38(3-4), 203-216, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.03.002


Halkides, D., and T. Lee (2011), Mechanisms controlling seasonal mixed layer temperature and salinity in the Southwestern Tropical Indian Ocean, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 51(3), 77-93, doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2011.03.002

Halkides, D., T. Lee, and S. Kida (2011), Mechanisms controlling the seasonal mixed-layer temperature and salinity of the Indonesian seas, Ocean Dynamics, 61(4), 481-495, doi: 10.1007/s10236-010-0374-3

Hazewinkel, J., N. Grisouard, and S. B. Dalziel (2011), Comparison of laboratory and numerically observed scalar fields of an internal wave attractor, European Journal of Mechanics B-Fluids, 30(1), 51-56, doi: 10.1016/j.euromechflu.2010.06.007

Heimbach, P. and Losch, M. (2011), Adjoint sensitivities of sub-ice shelf melt rates to ocean circulation under Pine Island Glacier, Antarctica. , WCRP OSC Climate Research in Service to Society, Denver, CO, 24 October 2011 – 28 October 2011, [link]

Heimbach, P., C. Wunsch, R. M. Ponte, G. Forget, C. Hill, and J. Utke (2011), Timescales and regions of the sensitivity of Atlantic meridional volume and heat transport: Toward observing system design, Deep-Sea Research Part Ii-Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58(17-18), 1858-1879, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.065


Ivchenko, V. O., D. Sidorenko, S. Danilov, M. Losch, and J. Schroter (2011a), Can sea surface height be used to estimate oceanic transport variability?, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi: 10.1029/2011GL047387


Jones, D. C., T. Ito, and N. S. Lovenduski (2011), The transient response of the Southern Ocean pycnocline to changing atmospheric winds, Geophysical Research Letters, 38 doi: 10.1029/2011GL048145


Kataria, T., A.P. Showman, N.K. Lewis, J.J. Fortney, M.S. Marley and R.S. Freedman (2011),
Atmospheric Circulation of hot Jupiters on highly eccentric orbits, EPSC Abstracts [link]

Kataria, T., A.P. Showman, J.J. Fortney, M.S. Marley and R.S. Freedman (2011), Atmospheric Circulation on GJ1214b: Dependence on composition and metallicity, EPSC Abstracts [link]

Keating, S. R., K. S. Smith, and P. R. Kramer (2011), Diagnosing Lateral Mixing in the Upper Ocean with Virtual Tracers: Spatial and Temporal Resolution Dependence, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(8), 1512-1534, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4580.1


Lan, K. W., M. A. Lee, H. J. Lu, W. J. Shieh, W. K. Lin, and S. C. Kao (2011), Ocean variations associated with fishing conditions for yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean, Ices Journal of Marine Science, 68(6), 1063-1071, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr045

Li, D., X. Chen, and A. Liu (2011), On the generation and evolution of internal solitary waves in the northwestern South China Sea, Ocean Modelling, 40(2), 105-119, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.08.005

Lian, Z., Z. Wei, Y.Wang and G. Fang (2011) Sea surface height of the China adjacent seas from a variable-grid global ocean circulation model, Remote Sensing, Environment and Transportation Engineering (RSETE), 2011 International Conference on, 2463 – 2466, doi: 10.1109/RSETE.2011.5964812

Losch, M. and S. Danilov (2011), On solving the momentum equations of dynamic sea ice models with implicit solvers and the elastic–viscous–plastic technique, Ocean Modelling, 41, 42-52, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.10.002


Marshall, D. P., and H. R. Pillar (2011), Momentum Balance of the Wind-Driven and Meridional Overturning Circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(5), 960-978, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4528.1

Martini, K. I., M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, S. M. Kelly, and J. D. Nash (2011), Observations of Internal Tides on the Oregon Continental Slope, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(9), 1772-1794, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4581.1

Maze, G., and J. Marshall (2011), Diagnosing the Observed Seasonal Cycle of Atlantic Subtropical Mode Water Using Potential Vorticity and Its Attendant Theorems, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(10), 1986-1999, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4576.1

Meyssignac, B., F. M. Calafat, S. Somot, V. Rupolo, P. Stocchi, W. Llovel, and A. Cazenave (2011), Two-dimensional reconstruction of the Mediterranean sea level over 1970-2006 from tide gage data and regional ocean circulation model outputs, Global and Planetary Change, 77(1-2), 49-61, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2011.03.002

Miao, C., H. Chen and X. Lu (2011), An isopycnic-coordinate internal tide model and its application to the South China Sea, Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology, 29, 6, pp. 1339-1356, doi: 10.1007/s00343-011-1023-5

Monteiro, F. M., S. Dutkiewicz, and M. J. Follows (2011), Biogeographical controls on the marine nitrogen fixers, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, doi: 10.1029/2010GB003902

Moore, A. M., H. G. Arango, G. Broquet, B. S. Powell, A. T. Weaver, and J. Zavala-Garay (2011), The Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS) 4-dimensional variational data assimilation systems Part I – System overview and formulation, Progress in Oceanography, 91(1), 34-49, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.05.004

Munday, D. R., L. C. Allison, H. L. Johnson, and D. P. Marshall (2011), Remote forcing of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by diapycnal mixing, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi: 10.1029/2011GL046849


Nagai, T., and T. Hibiya (2011), The processes of semi-enclosed basin-ocean water exchange across a tidal mixing zone, Journal of Oceanography, 67(4), 533-539, doi: 10.1007/s10872-011-0045-0

Naranjo, C., J. G. Lafuente, J. C. Sánchez Garrido, A. S. Román, J. D. Cabello (2011), The Western Alboran Gyre helps ventilate the Western Mediterranean Deep Water through Gibraltar, Deep Sea Research Part 1, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2011.10.003

Newman, C. E., C. Lee, Y. Lian, M. I. Richardson, and A. D. Toigo (2011), Stratospheric superrotation in the TitanWRF model, Icarus, 213(2), 636-654, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2011.03.025

Nguyen, A. T., D. Menemenlis, and R. Kwok (2011), Arctic ice-ocean simulation with optimized model parameters: Approach and assessment, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006573

Nikurashin, M., and S. Legg (2011), A Mechanism for Local Dissipation of Internal Tides Generated at Rough Topography, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(2), 378-395, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4522.1


Potemra, J. T., (2011), Numerical Modeling with Application to Tracking Marine debris, Marine Pollution Bulletin, In Press, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2011.06.026


Qinghua, Y., L. Jiping and Z. Zhanhai (2011), A Preliminary Study of the Arctic Sea Ice Numerical Forecasting: Coupled Sea Ice-Ocean Modelling Experiments Based on MITgcm, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (in Chinese), 35(3):473-482, doi: 10.3878/j.issn.1006-9895.2011.03.08


Rygg, K., G. Alendal, and P. M. Haugan (2011a), Flow over a rounded backward-facing step, using a z-coordinate model and a sigma-coordinate model, Ocean Dynamics, 61(10), 1681-1696, doi: 10.1007/s10236-011-0434-3


Saito, M. A., E. M. Bertrand, S. Dutkiewicz, V. V. Bulygin, D. M. Moran, F. M. Monteiro, M. J. Follows, F. W. Valois, and J. B. Waterbury (2011), Iron conservation by reduction of metalloenzyme inventories in the marine diazotroph Crocosphaera watsonii, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108(6), 2184-2189, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1006943108

Sallee, J. B., and S. R. Rintoul (2011), Parameterization of eddy-induced subduction in the Southern Ocean surface-layer, Ocean Modelling, 39(1-2), 146-153, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.04.001

Sánchez-Garrido, J.C., G. Sannino, L. Liberti, J. García Lafuente and L. Pratt (2011), Numerical modeling of three-dimensional stratified tidal flow over Camarinal Sill, Strait of Gibraltar, JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 116, C12026, 17 PP., 2011, doi: 10.1029/2011JC007093

Siberlin, C., and C. Wunsch (2011), Oceanic tracer and proxy time scales revisited, Climate of the Past 7, 27-39, doi: 10.5194/cp-7-27-2011

Shchepetkin, A. F., and J. C. McWilliams (2011), Accurate Boussinesq oceanic modeling with a practical, “Stiffened” Equation of State, Ocean Modelling, 38(1-2), 41-70, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.01.010

Showman, A. P., and L. M. Polvani (2011), EQUATORIAL SUPERROTATION ON TIDALLY LOCKED EXOPLANETS, Astrophysical Journal, 738(1), doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/738/1/71

Spall, M. A. (2011), On the Role of Eddies and Surface Forcing in the Heat Transport and Overturning Circulation in Marginal Seas, Journal of Climate, 24(18), 4844-4858, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI4130.1

Stashchuk, N., V. Vlasenko, and T. J. Sherwin (2011), Numerical investigation of deep water circulation in the Faroese Channels, Deep-Sea Research Part I-Oceanographic Research Papers, 58(7), 787-799, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2011.05.005

Sulsky, D., and K. Peterson (2011), Toward a new elastic–decohesive model of Arctic sea ice, Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 240, 20, 1674-1683, doi: 10.1016/j.physd.2011.07.005


Tank, S.E., Manizza, M., Holmes, McClelland, J.W., and Peterson, B.J. (2011), The Processing and Impact of Dissolved Reverine Nitrogen in the Arctic Ocean, Estuaries and Coasts, doi: 10.1007/s12237-011-9417-3

Thrastarson, H. T., and J. Y. K. Cho (2011), RELAXATION TIME AND DISSIPATION INTERACTION IN HOT PLANET ATMOSPHERIC FLOW SIMULATIONS, Astrophysical Journal, 729(2), doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/729/2/117

Todd, R. E., D. L. Rudnick, M. R. Mazloff, R. E. Davis, and B. D. Cornuelle (2011), Poleward flows in the southern California Current System: Glider observations and numerical simulation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 116, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006536

Tulloch, R., C. Hill and O. Jahn (2011), Possible Spreadings of Buoyannt Plumes and Local Coastline Sensitivities Using Flow Syntheses from 1992 to 2007, Geophysical Monograph Series, Vol.. 195, 245-255, doi: 10.1029/2011GM001125

Tulloch, R., J. Marshall, C. Hill, and K. S. Smith (2011), Scales, Growth Rates, and Spectral Fluxes of Baroclinic Instability in the Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(6), 1057-1076, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4404.1


Valsala, V., S. Maksyutov, et al. (2011), Climate impacts on the structures of the North Pacific air-sea CO2 flux variability, Biogeosciences Discuss., 8, 4239–4280, doi: 10.5194/bgd-8-4239-2011


Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi (2011), The Adiabatic Pole-to-Pole Overturning Circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(9), 1795-1810, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4570.1


Zalucha, A. M., and A. A. S. Gulbis (2011), The wind, temperature, and surface pressure on Pluto from a Pluto general circulation model, EPSC Abstracts, Vol. 6, EPSC-DPS2011-1225 [link]

Zhai, X. M., H. L. Johnson, and D. P. Marshall (2011), A Model of Atlantic Heat Content and Sea Level Change in Response to Thermohaline Forcing, Journal of Climate, 24(21), 5619-5632, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-10-05007.1

Zhang, X. B., B. Cornuelle, and D. Roemmich (2011), Adjoint Sensitivity of the Nino-3 Surface Temperature to Wind Forcing, Journal of Climate, 24(16), 4480-4493, doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3917.1

Zurita-Gotor, P., and G. K. Vallis (2011), Dynamics of Midlatitude Tropopause Height in an Idealized Model, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 68(4), 823-838, doi: 10.1175/2010JAS3631.1

Zweigle, T., and M. Losch, Numerical Simulations of Double-Diffusive Processes in the Oceans, [poster]