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January 15, 2016 by Helen Hill


To round out the year we have again collected a sample of over one hundred research articles published in 2015 that involved MITgcm in some way. Email missing citations or pitch your research to hlh@mit.edu. Happy New Year!

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Ryan Abernathey and David Ferreira (2015), Southern Ocean isopycnal mixing and ventilation changes driven by winds, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL066238

E. Akoglu, S. Libralato, B. Salihoglu, T. Oguz, and C. Solidoro (2015), EwE-F 1.0: an implementation of Ecopath with Ecosim in Fortran 95/2003 for coupling and integration with other models, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2687–2699, 2015 www.geosci-model-dev.net/8/2687/2015/

Matthew H. Alford et al. (2015), The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea, Nature 521, 65–69 (07 May 2015) doi:10.1038/nature14399

Yosef Ashkenazy and Eli Tziperman (2015), Variability, instabilities and eddies in a Snowball ocean, Journal of Climate 2015 ; doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0308.1


Irena Balog, Paolo M. Ruti, Isabelle Tobin, Vincenzo Armenio, and Robert Vautard (2015), A numerical approach for planning offshore wind farms from regional to local scales over the Mediterranean, Renewable Energy, Volume 85, January 2016, Pages 395–405, doi: 10.101/j.renene.2015.06.038

Hauke Blanken, Bruno Tremblay, Susan Gaskin, and Alexander Slavin (2015), A Numerical Risk Assessment for Spills from Oil and Gas Activity Around the Arctic Ocean Basin, E-proceedings of the 36th IAHR World Congress, 28 June – 3 July, 2015, The Hague, the Netherlands, pdf

Emma J. D. Boland, Emily Shuckburgh, Peter H. Haynes, James R. Ledwell, Marie-José Messias, and Andrew J. Watson (2015), Estimating a sub-mesoscale diffusivity using a roughness measure applied to a tracer release experiment in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0047.1

A. R. Bowie, P. van der Merwe, F. Quéroué, T. Trull, M. Fourquez, F. Planchon, G. Sarthou, F. Chever, A. T. Townsend, I. Obernosterer, J.-B. Sallée, and S. Blain (2015), Iron budgets for three distinct biogeochemical sites around the Kerguelen Archipelago (Southern Ocean) during the natural fertilisation study, KEOPS-2, Biogeosciences, 12, 4421-4445, doi:10.5194/bg-12-4421-2015

Liam Brannigan, David P. Marshall, Alberto Naveira-Garabato, A.J. George Nurser (2015), The seasonal cycle of submesoscale flows, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.05.002

Nils Brüggemann and Carsten Eden (2015), Routes to dissipation under different dynamical conditions, Journal of Physical Oceanography; doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0205.1

Maura Brunetti, Christian Vérard, Peter O. Baumgartner (2015), Modeling the Middle Jurassic ocean circulation, Journal of Palaeogeography, doi: 10.1016/j.jop.2015.09.001

Brunetti, Maura; Vérard, Christian; Perroud, Marjorie (2015), Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Climate Simulations of the Callovian (Middle Jurassic) with Full Topographic Surface, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.5288


Emanuela Caiaffa, Luigi La Porta, Maurizio Pollino (2015), Geomatics in Climate Services and Local Information: A Case Study for Mediterranean Area, Computational Science and Its Applications — ICCSA 2015, Lecture Notes in Computer Science Volume 9157, 2015, pp 540-555, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-21470-2_39

L. Carone, R. Keppens, and L. Decin (2015), Connecting the dots II: Phase changes in the climate dynamics of tidally locked terrestrial exoplanets, arXiv:arXiv.org1508.00419v1 [astro-ph.EP]

Dustin Carroll, David A. Sutherland, Emily L. Shroyer, Jonathan D. Nash, Ginny A. Catania, and Leigh A. Stearns (2015), Modeling Turbulent Subglacial Meltwater Plumes: Implications for Fjord-Scale Buoyancy-Driven Circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0033.1

K. Castro-Morales, R. Ricker, and R. Gerdes (2015), Snow on Arctic sea ice: model representation and last decade changes, The Cryosphere Discuss., 9, 5681–5718, 2015 www.the-cryosphere-discuss.net/9/5681/2015/, doi: 10.5194/tcd-9-5681-2015

Abhisek Chakraborty, Rashmi Sharma, Raj Kumar, Sujit Basu (2015), Joint assimilation of Aquarius-derived sea surface salinity and AVHRR-derived sea surface temperature in an ocean general circulation model using SEEK filter: Implication for mixed layer depth and barrier layer thickness, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC010934

Abhisek Chakraborty, Raj Kumar, Sujit Basu and Rashmi Sharma (2015) Improving Ocean State by Assimilating SARAL/AltiKa Derived Sea Level and Other Satellite-Derived Data in MITGCM,Marine Geodesy, doi: 10.1080/01490419.2014.1002142

Fanny Chenillat, Bruno Blanke, Nicolas Grima, Peter J. S. Franks, Xavier Capet, and Pascal Rivière (2015), Quantifying tracer dynamics in moving fluids: a combined Eulerian-Lagrangian approach, Front. Environ. Sci. 3:43. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2015.00043

J. Y-K. Cho, I. Polichtchouk, H. Th. Thrastarson (2015), Sensitivity and Variability Redux in Hot-Jupiter Flow Simulations, arXiv:arXiv:1508.05719v1 [astro-ph.EP]

Egor N. Churaev, Sergey V. Semin and Yury A. Stepanyants (2015) Transformation of internal waves passing over a bottom step, Journal of Fluid Mechanics / Volume 768 / April 2015, R3 (11 pages), doi: 10.1017/jfm.2015.92

G. Cossarini, S. Querin, C. Solidoro (2015), The continental shelf carbon pump in the northern Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea): Influence of wintertime variability, Ecological Modeling, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.07.024

Tom Cowton, Donald Slater, Andrew Sole, Dan Goldberg and Peter Nienow (2015) Modeling the impact of glacial runoff on fjord circulation and submarine melt rate using a new subgrid-scale parameterization for glacial plumes, JGR Oceansdoi:10.1002/2014JC010324


Joseph M. D’Addezio, Bulusu Subrahmanyam, Ebenezer S. Nyadjro, and V.S.N. Murty (2015), Seasonal variability of salinity and salt transport in the Northern Indian Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0210.1

Tina Dippe, Xiaoming Zhai, Richard J. Greatbatch, and Willi Rath (2015), Interannual variability of wind power input to near-inertial motions in the North Atlantic, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0834-x

Pedro Duarte, Philipp Assmy, Haakon Hop, Gunnar Spreen, Sebastian Gerland and Stephen R. Hudson (2015) The importance of vertical resolution in sea ice algae production models,  Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.12.004



Annalisa Falace, Sara Kaleb, Daniele Curiel, Chiara Miotti, Giovanni Galli, Stefano Querin, Enric Ballesteros, Cosimo Solidoro, Vinko Bandelj (2015), Calcareous Bio-Concretions in the Northern Adriatic Sea: Habitat Types, Environmental Factors that Influence Habitat Distributions, and Predictive Modeling, PLOS one, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140931

Ian Fenty, Dimitris Menemenlis, Hong Zhang (2015), Global coupled sea ice-ocean state estimation, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-015-2796-6

David Ferreira and John Marshall (2015), Freshwater transport in the coupled ocean-atmosphere system: a passive ocean, Ocean Dynamics, Volume 65, Issue 7, pp 1029-1036, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0846-6

Helen S. Findlay, Georgina Gibson, Monika Kędra, Nathalie Morata, Monika Orchowska, Alexey K. Pavlov, Marit Reigstad, Anna Silyakova, Jean-Éric Tremblay, Waldemar Walczowski, Agata Weydmann, and Christie Logvinova (2015), Responses in Arctic marine carbon cycle processes: conceptual scenarios and implications for ecosystem function, Polar Research, 34, 24252, doi: 10.3402/polar.v34.24252

M. M. Flexas, M. P. Schodlok, L. Padman, D. Menemenlis, and A. H. Orsi (2015), Role of tides on the formation of the Antarctic Slope Front at the Weddell-Scotia Confluence, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010372

G. Forget, J.-M. Campin, P. Heimbach, C. N. Hill, R. M Ponte, and C. Wunsch (2015), ECCO version 4: an integrated framework for non-linear inverse modeling and global ocean state estimation, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 8, 3653–3743, 2015 www.geosci-model-dev-discuss.net/8/3653/2015/ doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-3653-2015

Gael Forget and R.M. Ponte (2015), The partition of regional sea level variability, Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.002

Ichiro Fukumori, Ou Wang, William Llovel, Ian Fenty, and Gael Forget (2015), A Near-Uniform Fluctuation of Ocean Bottom Pressure and Sea Level across the Deep Ocean Basins of the Arctic Ocean and the Nordic Seas, Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.013


Johannes Gemmrich and Jody M. Klymak (2015), Dissipation of internal wave energy generated on a critical slope, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0236.1

Ada Gjermundsen, Joseph H. LaCasce, and Liv Denstad (2015) The buoyancy-driven ocean circulation with realistic bathymetry, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 17, EGU2015-12571, 2015, EGU General Assembly 2015

D. Goldberg, P. Heimbach, I. Joughin, and B. Smith (2015), Committed near-future retreat of Smith, Pope, and Kohler Glaciers inferred by transient model calibration,  The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tcd-9-4459-2015

Sandy Grégorio, Thierry Penduff, Guillaume Sérazin, Jean-Marc Molines, Bernard Barnier, and Joël Hirschi (2015), Intrinsic variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at interannual-to-multidecadal timescales, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0163.1

Stephen M. Griffies, Ronald J. Stouffer, Alistair J. Adcroft, Kirk Bryan, Keith W. Dixon, Robert Hallberg, Matthew J. Harrison, Ronald C. Pacanowski, and Anthony Rosati (2015), A Historical Introduction to MOM, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton, USA, pdf

Grue, John (2015) Nonlinear interfacial wave formation in three dimensions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Volume 767, March 2015, pp 735- 762, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2015.42

Guo, Daquan; Zhan, Peng; Kartadikaria, Aditya; Akylas, Triantaphyllos; Hoteit, Ibrahim (2015), On the generation and evolution of internal solitary waves in the southern Red Sea, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.4499

Özgür Gürses, Ali Aydoğdu, Nadia Pinardi, Emin Özsoy (2015), Modeling the Turkish Straits System: Circulation and mixing based on inter-basin coupling, Marine Environmental Monitoring, Modelling And Prediction, 47th International Colloquium, Liege, 4-8 May 2015 pdf


R Hallberg (2015), Numerical instabilities of the ice/ocean coupled system, CLIVAR Exchanges, No. 65, (vol. 19, no. 2),pdf.

J. Hauck and C. Völker (2015), Rising atmospheric CO2 leads to large impact of biology on Southern Ocean CO2 uptake via changes of the Revelle factor, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063070

Ute Hausmann, Arnaud Czaja, John Marshall (2015), Estimates of air-sea feedbacks on sea surface temperature anomalies in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0015.1

Yinghui He, Shuqun Cai, Dongxiao Wang and  Jianling He (2015) A model study of Luzon cold eddies in the northern South China Sea, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.12.007

Himansu K. Pradhan, A. D. Rao, Sachiko Mohanty (2015), Generation of internal tides: An interaction of tides with variable topography and coastal geometry, Ocean Science Journal, Volume 50, Issue 2, pp 183-194, doi: 10.1007/s12601-015-0014-4

Thomas Höllt, M. Umer Altaf, Kyle T. Mandli, Markus Hadwiger, Clint N. Dawson and Ibrahim Hoteit (2015) Visualizing uncertainties in a storm surge ensemble data assimilation and forecasting system, Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-1596-y

Hoteit, Ibrahim; Gopalakrishnan, Ganesh; Latif, Hatem; Toye, Habib; Zhan, Peng; Kartadikaria, Aditya R.; Viswanadhapalli, Yesubabu; Yao, Fengchao; Triantafyllou, George; Langodan, Sabique; Cavaleri, Luigi; Guo, Daquan; Johns, Burt (2015), The Red Sea Modeling and Forecasting System, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.4443

Chris W. Hughes, Rory J. Bingham, Vassil Roussenov, Joanne Williams andPhilip L. Woodworth (2015) The effect of Mediterranean exchange flow on European time mean sea level, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062654

W. N. Huiskamp , K. J. Meissner, M. d’Orgeville (2015), Competition between ocean carbon pumps in simulations with varying Southern Hemisphere westerly wind forcing, Climate Dynamics pp 1-18, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2781-0

Nils Hutter (2015), Viscous Plastic Sea Ice Models at Very High Resolution, Master’s Thesis in the Postgraduate Programme Environmental Physics (PEP), Universitat Bremen, Alfred-Wegener Institute, pdf


Polona Itkin, Martin Losch and Rüdiger Gerdes (2015) Landfast ice affects the stability of the Arctic halocline: Evidence from a numerical model,  Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010353

Takamitsu Ito et al. (2015), Sustained growth of the Southern Ocean carbon storage in a warming climate, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL064320


Jamet, Quentin; Huck, Thierry; de Verdière, Alain Colin; Arzel, Olivier; Campin, Jean-Michel (2015), Role of the Ocean-Atmosphere interactions for the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability in an idealized coupled model, EGU General Assembly, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.502

Quentin Jamet, Thierry Huck, Olivier Arzel, Jean-Michel Campin, Alain Colin de Verdière (2015), Oceanic control of multidecadal variability in an idealized coupled GCM, Climate Dynamics, online, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2754-3

Yanli Jia, Ryo Furue, Julian P. McCreary Jr. (2015), Impacts of regional mixing on the temperature structure of the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Part 2: Depth-dependent vertical diffusion, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.02.007

Daniel C. Jones, Takamitsu Ito, Thomas Birner, Andreas Klocker, David Munday (2015), Planetary-geometric constraints on isopycnal slope in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0034.1


Ola Kalén, Karen M. Assmann, Anna K. Wåhlin, Ho Kyung Ha, Tae Wan Kim, Sang Hoon Lee (2015), Is the oceanic heat flux on the central Amundsen sea shelf caused by barotropic or baroclinic currents? Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.07.014

A. R. Karspeck , D. Stammer, A. Köhl, G. Danabasoglu, M. Balmaseda, D. M. Smith, Y. Fujii, S. Zhang, B. Giese and 2 more (2015), Comparison of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation between 1960 and 2007 in six ocean reanalysis products, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2787-7

Kataria, T. (2014) Atmospheric Circulation of Hot Jupiters and Super Earths, Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona,

Shane R. Keating and K. Shafer Smith (2015), Upper ocean flow statistics estimated from superresolved sea-surface temperature images (2015), Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010357

Ala Khazendar, Christopher P. Borstad, Bernd Scheuchl, Eric Rignot, Helene Seroussi (2015), The evolving instability of the remnant Larsen B Ice Shelf and its tributary glaciers, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 419, 1 June 2015, Pages 199–210, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.03.014

Armin Köhl (2015) Influence of assimilating transports and in situ data from the Rapid-MOCHA array into the GECCO2 ocean synthesis, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Volume 72, December 2015, Pages 38–51, doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2015.09.001

Peter Köhler, Christoph Völker, Gregor Knorr, and Edouard Bard (2015), High Latitude Impacts on Deglacial CO2: Southern Ocean Westerly Winds and Northern Hemisphere Permafrost Thawing, Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 121, Nr. 408, 135 –140 (2015), pdf

Köhler, P., Hauck, J. ,Völker, C. and Wolf-Gladrow, D. (2015), The role of iron during the open ocean dissolution of olivine in a simulated CO2 removal experiment enhanced weathering, ocean alkalinization, ocean fertilization, Climate Engineering Research Symposium 2015, Berlin, 7 July 2015 – 10 July 2015, link

I. Kriest and A. Oschlies (2015), MOPS-1.0: towards a model for the regulation of the global oceanic nitrogen budget by marine biogeochemical processes, Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 2929–2957, 2015 www.geosci-model-dev.net/8/2929/2015/ doi: 10.5194/gmd-8-2929-2015

T. Kuhlbrodt, J. M. Gregory, L. C. Shaffrey (2015), A process-based analysis of ocean heat uptake in an AOGCM with an eddy-permitting ocean component, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2534-0


K. G. Lamb and A. Warn-Varnas (2015), Two-dimensional numerical simulations of shoaling internal solitary waves at the ASIAEX site in the South China Sea, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 289–312, 2015 www.nonlin-processes-geophys.net/22/289/2015/ doi:10.5194/npg-22-289-2015

F. Lemarié, L. Debreu, G. Madec, J. Demange, J.M. Molines, M. Honnorat (2015), Stability constraints for oceanic numerical models: Implications for the formulation of time and space discretizations, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.06.006

Marina Lévy, Oliver Jahn, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Michael J. Follows, Francesco d’Ovidio (2015), The dynamical landscape of marine phytoplankton diversity, Interface, Journal of the Royal Society, doi: 10.1098/rsif.2015.0481

Xiaoming Li, Lequan Chi, Xueen Chen, YongZheng Ren, Susanne Lehner (2015) SAR observation and numerical modeling of tidal current wake at the East China Sea offshore wind farm, 2014 DRAGON 3 Mid-term Results Symposium (26-29 May 2014) pdf

Xinfend Liang and Carl Wunsch (2015), Tellus A, 67, 27385, doi: 10.3402/tellusa.v67.27385

Camille Lique, Helen L. Johnson, and Peter E.D. Davis (2015), On the interplay between the circulation in the surface and the intermediate layers of the Arctic Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0183.1


Mackay, Neill (2014), A study of diapycnal mixing in the Southern Ocean using a tracer release experiment and numerical models, Doctoral Dissertation University of East Anglia, UK link

Jessica K. Makowski, Don P. Chambers, Jennifer A. Bonin (2015), Using ocean bottom pressure from the gravity recovery and climate experiment (GRACE) to estimate transport variability in the southern Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Rsearch Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010575

Georgy E Manucharyan and Michael A Spall (2015), Wind-driven freshwater buildup and release in the Beaufort Gyre constrained by mesoscale eddies,  Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2015GL065957

Meike Sena Martins, Nuno Serra, and Detlef Stammer (2015), Spatial and temporal scales of sea surface salinity variability in the Atlantic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, published online 15 June 2015, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010649Mashayek, A., R. Ferrari, M. Nikurashin, and W. Peltier (2015), Influence of enhanced abyssal diapycnal mixing on stratification and the ocean overturning circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0039.1

Jessica Masich, Teresa K. Chereskin, Matthew Mazloff (2015), Topographic form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011143

Jan-Dirk Matthießen, Richard J. Greatbatch, Peter Brandt, Martin Claus, Sven-Helge Didwischus (2015), Influence of the equatorial deep jets on the north equatorial countercurrent, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0855-5

Katsumi Matsumoto, Kathy S. Tokos, Chad Gregory (2015), Ventilation and dissolved oxygen cycle in Lake Superior: Insights from a numerical model, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, doi: 10.1002/2015GC005916

Andrew McC. Hogg, Michael P. Meredith, Don P. Chambers, E. Povl Abrahamsen, Chris W. Hughes, and Adele K. Morrison (2015), Recent trends in the Southern Ocean eddy field, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 257–267, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010470

W. J. McKiver, G. Sannino, F. Braga, and D. Bellafiore (2015), Investigation of model capability in capturing vertical hydrodynamic coastal processes: a case study in the North Adriatic Sea, Ocean Sci. Discuss., 12, 1625–1668, doi: 10.5194/osd-12-1625-2015

Jean A. Mensa (2015) Eulerian Dynamics and Lagrangian Transport at the Submesoscale and Below, Open Access Dissertations. Paper 1416, http://scholarlyrepository.miami.edu/oa_dissertations/1416

Alok Kumar Mishra, Suneet Dwivedi, Atul Shrivastava. High resolution simulation of the salinity variability in the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea during the years 1998-2014 using an ocean circulation model. Discovery, 2015, 39(180), 173-179, PDF

Muller-Karger, F.E., Smith, J.P., Werner, S., Chen, R., Roffer, M., Liu, Y., Muhling, B., Lindo-Atichati, D., Lamkin, J., Cerdeira-Estrada, S., and Enfield, D.B. (2015), Natural Variability of Surface Oceanographic Conditions in the Offshore Gulf of Mexico, Progress in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/ j.pocean.2014.12.007

D.R. Munday, X. Zhai (2015), Sensitivity of Southern Ocean circulation to wind stress changes: Role of relative wind stress, Ocean Modelling, Volume 95, November 2015, Pages 15–24, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.08.004

D. R. Munday, H. L. Johnson, and D. P. Marshall (2015), The role of ocean gateways in the dynamics and sensitivity to wind stress of the early Antarctic Circumpolar Current (2015), Paleoceanography, doi: 10.1002/2014PA002675


Louis-Philippe Nadeau and Raffaele Ferrari (2015), The role of closed gyres in setting the zonal transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0173.1

Taira Nagai and Toshiyuki Hibiya (2015), Internal tides and associated vertical mixing in the Indonesian Archipelago, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC010592

Nanninga, G.B., P. Saenz-Aguedo, P. Zhan, I. Hoteit, M.L. Berumen (2015), Not finding Nemo: limited reef-scale retention in a coral reef fish, Coral Reefs, doi: 10.1007/s00338-015-1266-2

Lars Nerger and Paul Kirchgessner (2015), Building Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation Systems, (pdf)

Newman, L., Talley, L., Mazloff, M., Galton-Fenzi, B., Ackley, S., Heimbach, P., Massonnet, F., Shi, J., and Sparrow, M. (2015): Southern Ocean community comment on the Year of Polar Prediction Implementation Plan, SOOS Report Series #2pdf


Özsoy, Emin; Sannino, Gianmaria; Sözer, Adil; Gürses, Özgür (2015), A Review of the Turkish Straits System: Challenges for Modeling, Inter-Basin Coupling and the Environment, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.14662


M. D. Palmer, C. D. Roberts, M. Balmaseda, Y.-S. Chang, G. Chepurin, N. Ferry, Y. Fujii, S. A. Good, S. Guinehut and 14 more (2015), Ocean heat content variability and change in an ensemble of ocean reanalyses, Climate Dynamics, 10.1007/s00382-015-2801-0

Paul, André; Mulitza, Stefan (2015), Stratigraphic significance and global distribution of the δ13C Suess effect during the Anthropocene, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.9819

Benjamin Peherstorfer and Karen Willcox (2015), Data-driven operator inference for nonintrusive projection-based model reduction, ACDL Technical Report TR-15-1, pdf

Perroud, Marjorie; Brunetti, Maura; Vérard, Christian (2015), Sensitivity of the Ocean System to the Bathymetry in Numerical Simulations of Climate, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.5336

Mark R. Petersen, Douglas W. Jacobsen, Todd D. Ringler, Matthew W. Hecht, Mathew E. Maltrud (2015) Evaluation of the arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian vertical coordinate method in the MPAS-Ocean model, Ocean Modeling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.12.004

Andy Pickering, Matthew Alford, Jonathan Nash, Luc Rainville, Maarten Buijsman, Dong Shan Ko, and Byungho Lim (2015), Structure and Variability of Internal Tides in Luzon Strait, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0250.1

Christopher G. Piecuch, Patrick Heimbach, Rui M. Ponte, Gaël Forget (2015), Sensitivity of contemporary sea level trends in a global ocean state estimate to effects of geothermal fluxes, Ocean Modelling, Volume 96, Part 2, December 2015, Pages 214–220, doi: doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.10.008

C. G. Piecuch and R. M. Ponte (2015), A wind-driven nonseasonal barotropic fluctuation of the Canadian inland seas, Ocean Sci., 11, 175–185, doi: 10.5194/os-11-175-2015

Pilcher, Darren (2015), Drivers of large lake and marine carbon cycling: A regional to global perspective, Ph.D., THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN – MADISON, 2015, 172 pages, link

J. Piwonski and T. Slawig (2015), Metos3D: a marine ecosystem toolkit for optimization and simulation in 3-D –Simulation Package v0.2, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., 8, 4401–4451, 2015, doi:10.5194/gmdd-8-4401-2015

Iuliia Polkova, Armin Köhl, and Detlef Stammer, 2015: Predictive Skill for Regional Interannual Steric Sea Level and Mechanisms for Predictability. J. Climate, 28, 7407–7419, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00811.1

Rui M. Ponte, Ayan H. Chaudhuri, and Sergey V. Vinogradov (2015), Long period tides in an atmospherically driven, stratified ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0006.1

Himansu K. Pradhan, A. D. Rao & Madhu Joshi (2015), Neap—spring variability of internal waves over the shelf-slope along western Bay of Bengal associated with local stratification, Natural Hazards, Journal of the International Society for the Prevention and Mitigation of Natural Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-015-2027-9

Maria N. Pisareva, Robert S. Pickart, M.A. Spall, C. Nobre, D.J. Torres, G.W.K. Moore, Terry E. Whitledge (2015), Flow of pacific water in the western Chukchi Sea: Results from the 2009 RUSALCA expedition, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 105, Pages 53–73, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.08.011

Siva Prasad, Igor Zakharov, Pradeep Bobby, Peter McGuire (2015), The implementation of sea ice model on a regional high-resolution scale, Ocean Dynamics, Volume 65, Issue 9, pp 1353-1366, doi: 10.1007/s10236-015-0877-z


Hongbao Qian, Xiaodong Huang , Jiwei Tian, Wei Zhao (2015), Shoaling of the internal solitary waves over the continental shelf of the northern South China Sea, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, September 2015, Volume 34, Issue 9, pp 35-42, doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0734-4


Shanon M. Reckinger, Mark R. Petersen, Scott J. Reckinger (2015), A study of overflow simulations using MPAS-Ocean: Vertical grids, resolution, and viscosity, in press at Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.09.006

Jing-Ling Ren, Ji-Liang Xuan, Zhao-Wei Wang, Daji Huang, Jing Zhang (2015), Cross-shelf transport of terrestrial Al enhanced by the transition of northeasterly to southwesterly monsoon wind over the East China Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010655

Océane Richet, Jean-Marc Chomaz, Caroline Muller (2015), Impact of a mean current on internal tide energy dissipation at the critical latitude, 68th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Volume 60, Number 21, Sunday–Tuesday, November 22–24, 2015; Boston, Massachusetts, online abstract

Cesar Rocha, Sarah Gille, Teresa Chereskin, Dimitri Menemenlis (2015), Inferring upper ocean dynamics from horizontal wavenumber spectra: Insights from Drake Passage, USCD Southern Ocean Dynamics Workshop poster

Brian Rose (2015), Stable “Waterbelt” climates controlled by tropical ocean heat transport: A nonlinear coupled climate mechanism of relevance to Snowball Earth, Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres (early view), doi: 10.1002/2014JD022659

Isabella Rosso, Andrew McC. Hogg, Andrew E. Kiss and Bishakhdatta Gayen (2015) Topographic influence on submesoscale dynamics in the Southern Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters (early view), doi: 10.1002/2014GL062720


José C. Sánchez Garrido, C. Naranjo, D. Macías, J. García Lafuente, T. Oguz (2015), Modelling the Impact of Tidl Flows on the Biological Productivity of the Alboran Sea, ALBOREX Conference presentation

G. Sannino, A. Carillo, G. Pisacane, C. Naranjo (2015), On the relevance of tidal forcing in modelling the Mediterranean thermohaline circulation, Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.03.002

Sannino, Gianmaria; Carillo, Adriana; Pisacane, Giovanna; Adani, Mario; Palma, Massimiliano; Naranjo, Cristina; Struglia, Maria Vittoria (2015), Mediterranean model response to enhanced resolution at Gibraltar and tidal forcing, Journal of the Black Sea/Mediterranean Environment, 2015 Special Issue, Vol. 21, p41-47. 7p.

Edward Santilli, Alberto Scotti (2015), The Stratified Ocean Model with Adaptive Refinement (SOMAR), Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 291, 15 June 2015, Pages 60–81, doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2015.03.008

Joseph Schoonover, William Dewar, Nicolas Wienders, Jonathan Gula, James C. McWilliams, M. Jeroen Molemaker, Susan C. Bates, Gokhan Danabasoglu, and Stephen Yeager (2015), Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0133.1

V. Schourup-Kristensen, J. Hauck, M. Losch, D. A. Wolf-Gladrow, and C. Völker (2015), Iron supply to the Southern Ocean mixed layer from below; the ocean model effect pdf

Semin, Sergey; Kurkina, Oxana; Kurkin, Andrey; Talipova, Tatiana; Pelinovsky, Efim; Churaev, Egor (2015), Current structure of strongly nonlinear interfacial solitary waves, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.1173

I.V. Shevchenko, , P.S. Berloff (2015), Multi-layer quasi-geostrophic ocean dynamics in Eddy-resolving regimes, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.07.018

L. Shi, O. Alves, R. Wedd, M. A. Balmaseda, Y. Chang, G. Chepurin, N. Ferry, Y. Fujii, F. Gaillard and 14 more (2015), An assessment of upper ocean salinity content from the Ocean Reanalyses Inter-comparison Project (ORA-IP), Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2868-7

Hamidreza Shirkhani, Abdolmajid Mohammadianb, Ousmane Seidouc, Hazim Qiblaweyd (2015), Analysis of triangular C-grid finite volume scheme for shallow water flows, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 82, August 2015, Pages 176–195, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2015.04.011

Adam P. Showman, Nikole K. Lewis, and Jonathan J. Fortney (2015), THREE-DIMENSIONAL ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION OF WARM AND HOT JUPITERS: EFFECTS OF ORBITAL DISTANCE, ROTATION PERIOD, AND NONSYNCHRONOUS ROTATION, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume, 801, Number 2, doi: 10.1088/0004-637X/801/2/95

Emily L. Shroyer, Roger M. Samelson, Laurie Padman, Andreas Münchow (2015), Modeled ocean circulation in Nares Strait and its dependence on landfast-ice cover, accepted for Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011091

Michael Siccha, Eli Biton and Hezi Gildor(2015), Red Sea circulation during Marine Isotope Stage 5e, Paleoceanography Accepted Article, doi: 10.1002/2013PA002603

D. A. Slater, P. W. Nienow, T. R. Cowton, D. N. Goldberg and A. J. Sole (2015), Effect of near-terminus subglacial hydrology on tidewater glacier submarine melt rates, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2014GL062494

Lars H. Smedsrud, Torge Martin (2015), Grease ice in basin-scale sea-ice ocean models, Annals of Glaciology 56(69) 2015 doi: 10.3189/2015AoG69A765

Hajoon Song, John Marshall, Peter Gaube and Dennis J. McGillicuddy Jr. (2015) Anomalous chlorofluorocarbon uptake by mesoscale eddies in the Drake Passage region, accepted in Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010292

Michael A. Spall (2015), Thermally forced transients in the thermohaline circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0101.1

Atul Srivastava, Suneet Dwivedi, Alokkumar Mishra (2015), High resolution numerical modeling of the Indian Ocean surface Hydrography and circulation. Discovery, 2015, 40(181), 34-40, PDF

H. C. B. Steel, C. P. McKay andD. T. Andersen (2015), Modeling circulation and seasonal fluctuations in perennially ice-covered and ice-walled Lake Untersee, Antarctica, Limnology and Oceanography, doi: 10.1002/lno.10086

A.L. Stewart, and A.F. Thompson (2015), The Neutral Density Temporal Residual Mean overturning circulation, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.03.005

Stranden, Torunn (2015), Tidal Flow through Rough Topography, Bergen Center for Computational Science, Report No, 13, (published April 2015) pdf

J.N. Stroh, Gleb Panteleev, Sergey Kirillov, Mikhail Makhotin, Natalia Shakhova (2015), Sea surface temperature and salinity product comparison against external in situ data in the Arctic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011005


Takahiro Toyoda et al. (2015), Intercomparison and validation of the mixed layer depth fields of global ocean syntheses, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-015-2637-7

Kristen M. Thyng and Robert D. Hetland (2015), TracPy: Wrapping the Fortran Lagrangian trajectory model TRACMASS, PROC. OF THE 13th PYTHON IN SCIENCE CONF. (SCIPY 2014) link (includes VIDEO)



Eirini Varotsou, Kerstin Jochumsen, Nuno Serra, Dagmar Kieke, Linn Schneider (2015), Interannual transport variability of Upper Labrador Sea Water at Flemish Cap, Journal of Physical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC010705

A. Vidard, P.-A. Bouttier, and F. Vigilant (2015), NEMOTAM: tangent and adjoint models for the ocean modelling platform NEMO Geosci. Model Dev., 8, 1245–1257, 2015 www.geosci-model-dev.net/8/1245/2015/ doi:10.5194/gmd-8-1245-2015

Emilie Villar et al. (2015), Environmental characteristics of Agulhas rings affect interocean plankton transport, Science 22 May 2015: Vol. 348 no. 6237, doi:10.1126/science.1261447

Vasiliy Vlasenko and Nataliya Stashchuk (2015), Internal tides near the Celtic Sea shelf break: A new look at a well known problem, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 103, September 2015, Pages 24–36, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2015.05.003

Christoph Vo ̈lker (2015), Nonlinearities in seawater carbonate chemistry and the distribution of anthropogenic carbon uptake, Ocean ice and atmosphere seminar, Bremen, 10.11.2015, PDF

Denis L. Volkov, Arseny A. Kubryakov, Rick Lumpkin (2015), Formation and variability of the Lofoten basin vortex in a high-resolution ocean model, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 105, November 2015, Pages 142–157, doi: doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.09.001

Catherine A. Vreugdenhil, Andrew McC. Hogg, Ross W. Griffiths, and Graham O. Hughes (2015), Adjustment of the meridional overturning circulation and its dependence on depth of mixing, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0050.1


Mohamed Wahib and Naoya Maruyama (2015), Automated GPU Kernel Transformations in Large-Scale Production Stencil Applications, HPDC’15, June 15-19, 2015, Portland, Oregon, USA, pdf

Xiaowei Wang, Shiqiu Peng, Zhiyu Liu, Rui Xin Huang, Yu-Kun Qian, and Yineng Li (2015), Tidal Mixing in the South China Sea: An Internal-Tide-Energetics-Based Estimate, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0082.1

Alex Warn-Varnas, Dong S. Ko, Avijit Gangopadhyay (2015), Signatures of tidal interference patterns in the South China Sea, Journal of Oceanography, doi: 10.1007/s10872-015-0282-8

Jonathan Whitefield, Peter Winsor, James McClelland, and Dimitris Menemenlis (2015), A new river discharge and river temperature climatology data set for the pan-Arctic region, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2014.12.012

J. D. Wilson, A. Ridgwell, and S. Barker (2015), Can organic matter flux profiles be diagnosed using remineralisation rates derived from observed tracers and modelled ocean transport rates?Biogeosciences Discuss., 12, 4557–4593, doi: 10.5194/bgd-12-4557-2015

Christopher L. Wolfe and Paola Cessi (2015), Multiple regimes and low-frequency variability in the quasi-adiabatic overturning circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0095.1

Ian Wong et al. (2015), 3.6 AND 4.5 μm Phase Curves of the Highly-Irradiated Eccentric Hot Jupiter WAST-14B, arXiv:1505.03158 [astro-ph.EP] 12 May 2015


Yanxu Zhang, Daniel J. Jacob, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Helen M. Amos, Michael S. Long, and Elsie M. Sunderland (2015), Biogeochemical drivers of the fate of riverine mercury discharged to the global and Arctic oceans, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2015GB005124

Jieshuo Xie, Yinghui He, Zhiwu Chen, Jiexin Xu, and Shuqun Cai (2015), Simulations of internal solitary wave interactions with mesoscale eddies in the northeastern South China Sea, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0029.1

Jiexin Xu, Zhiwu Chen, Jieshuo Xie, Shuqun Cai (2015), On generation and evolution of seaward propagating internal solitary waves in the northwestern South China Sea, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, doi: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2015.08.013


Xiaohui Yan, Abdolmajid Mohammadian, Hazim Qiblawey (2015), Numerical simulation of the long-term balance of salinity in the Gulf, 1st Workshop on Mixing in Coastal Waters, Rivers & Atmosphere, PDF

Qinghua Yang, Svetlana N. Losa, Martin Losch, Thomas Jung and Lars Nerger (2015), The role of atmospheric uncertainty in Arctic summer sea ice data assimilation and prediction, Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1002/qj.2523

Tingting Yang and Yongsheng Xu (2015), Estimation of the time series of the meridional heat transport across 15°N in the Pacific Ocean from Argo and satellite data, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC010752

Q. Yang, M. Losch, S. Losa, T. Jung, L. Nerger, and T. Lavergne (2015), The benefit of using sea ice concentration satellite data products with uncertainty estimates in summer sea ice data assimilation, The Cryosphere Discuss., 9, 2543–2562, 2015, doi: 10.5194/tcd-9-2543-2015

Max Yaremchuk, Paul Martin, Andrey Koch, Christopher Beattie (2015), Comparison of the adjoint and adjoint-free 4dVar assimilation of the hydrographic and velocity observations in the Adriatic Sea, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2015.10.010

Yaochu Yuan, Xiaohua Zhu, Feng Zhou (2015), Progress of studies in China from July 2010 to May 2015 on the influence of the Kuroshio on neighboring Chinese seas and the Ryukyu Current, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, pp 1-10, First online: 10 November 2015, doi: 10.1007/s13131-015-0771-z


Zalucha, Angela M. (2015), Long-term Simulations of Pluto’s Atmosphere and Surface as a Coupled System, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #47, #210.24

Varvara E. Zemskova, Brian L. White, and Alberto Scotti (2015) Available Potential Energy and the General Circulation: Partitioning Wind, Buoyancy Forcing, and Diapycnal Mixing, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi:  10.1175/JPO-D-14-0043.1

Xiangming Zeng, Yizhen Li, and Ruoying He (2015) Predictability of the Loop Current variation and eddy shedding process in the Gulf of Mexico using an artificial neural network approach, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00176.1

Ping Zhai, Larry J. Pratt, Amy Bower (2015), On the Crossover of Boundary Currents in an Idealized Model of the Red Sea, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0192.1

Ping Zhai, Amy S. Bower, William M. Smethie Jr., Larry J. Pratt (2015), Formation and spreading of Red Sea Outflow Water in the Red Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC010751

Xiaoming Zhai (2015), Latitudinal Dependence of Wind-Induced Near-Inertial Energy, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 3025–3032., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0166.1

Zhan, Peng; Subramanian, Aneesh C.; Kartadikaria, Aditya R.; Hoteit, Ibrahim (2015), Eddy energy sources and flux in the Red Sea, EGU General Assembly 2015, held 12-17 April, 2015 in Vienna, Austria. id.3575

Zhang, Xi; Showman, Adam P. (2015), On the parameterization of 1D vertical mixing in planetary atmospheres: insights from 2D and 3D simulations, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #47, #416.08

Chunyan Zhou, Ping Dong, Guangxue Li (2015), A numerical study on the density driven circulation in the Yellow Sea Cold Water Mass, Journal of Ocean University of China, June 2015, Volume 14, Issue 3, pp 457-463, doi: 10.1007/s11802-015-2759-x

Xueming Zhu, Guimei Liu, Jia Wang, Hui Wang, Xianwen Bao, and Wei Hu (2015)  A numerical study on the relationships of the variations of volume transport around the China seas, Journal of Marine Systems, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.12.003

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