2016 Research Roundup

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January 20, 2017 by Helen Hill


To round out the year we have again collected a sample of over one hundred research articles published in 2016 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 P. Abernathey, Ivana Cerovecki, Paul R. Holland, Emily Newsom, Matt Mazloff & Lynne D. Talley (2016), Water-mass transformation by sea ice in the upper branch of the Southern Ocean overturning, Nature Geoscience 9, 596–601 (2016) doi: 10.1038/ngeo2749

Surendra Adhikari, Erik R. Ivins, and Eric Larour (2016), ISSM-SESAW v1.0: mesh-based computation of gravitationally consistent sea-level and geodetic signatures caused by cryosphere and climate driven mass change, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1087-1109, doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-1087-2016

Congfang Ai and Weiye Ding (2016), A 3D unstructured non-hydrostatic ocean model for internal waves, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-0980-9

Werner Alpers (2016), SAR oceanography applied to southeast Asian Waters, Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International, doi: 10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7729568

Yael Amitaia, Yosef Ashkenazy, Hezi Gildora (2016), Multiple equilibria and overturning variability of the Aegean-Adriatic Seas, Global and Planetary Change, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.05.004

Amrhein, Daniel E. (2016), Inferring ocean circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum and last deglaciation using data and models, MIT-WHOI Doctoral Dissertation, http://hdl.handle.net/1912/8428

David S. Amundsen, Nathan J. Mayne, Isabelle Baraffe, James Manners, Pascal Tremblin (2016), The UK Met Office GCM with a sophisticated radiation scheme applied to the hot Jupiter HD 209458b, Astronomy & Astrophysics, arXiv: 1608.08593

David S. Amundsen, Pascal Tremblin, James Manners, Isabelle Baraffe, and Nathan J. Mayne (2016), Treatment of overlapping gaseous absorption with the correlated-k method in hot Jupiter and brown dwarf atmosphere models, Astronomy and Astrophysics, arXiv: 1610.01389

Paul, André; Dutkiewicz, Stephanie; Gebbie, Jake; Losch, Martin; Marchal, Olivier (2016), Evaluating the deep-ocean circulation of a global ocean model using carbon isotopic ratios, EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria, p.12634, meeting abstract


M. Bellacicco, C. Anagnostou, F. Falcini, E. Rinaldi, K. Tripsanas, E. Salusti (2016), The 1987 Aegean dense water formation: A streamtube investigation by comparing theoretical model results, satellite, field, and numerical data with contourite distribution, Marine Geology, doi: 10.1016/j.margeo.2016.01.012

Troy A. Benbow (2016), The effects of double diffusion and background turbulence on the persistence of submarine wakes, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, doctoral dissertation.

Melissa L. Breeden and Galen A. McKinley (2016), Climate impacts on multidecadal pCO2 variability in the North Atlantic: 1948–2009, Biogeosciences, 13, 3387–3396, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-3387-2016

Maria B. Broadbridge, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, A. J. George Nurser (2016), Forcing of the Overturning Circulation across a Circumpolar Channel by Internal Wave Breaking, Journal of Geophysical research: Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011597

Steve Buchan and Kenji Shimizu (2016), High Frequency Internal Solitary Waves – Measurement and Modelling, 14th International Workshop on Wave Hindcasting and Forecasting & 5th Coastal Hazard Symposium, November 8-13, 2015, Key West, Florida, meeting abstract

Maarten C. Buijsman, Joseph K. Ansong, Brian K. Arbic, James G. Richman, Jay F. Shriver, Patrick G. Timko, Alan J. Wallcraft, Caitlin B. Whalen, ZhongXiang Zhao (2016), Impact of parameterized internal wave drag on the semidiurnal energy balance in a global ocean circulation model, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0074.1


Adam S. Candy, Matthew D. Piggott, Paul R. Holland, Satoshi Kimura, Adrian Jenkins (2016), Pine Island Glacier ice shelf melt distribution modelled at basal channel scales, enabled by unstructured mesh approaches, IMUM 2016, 15th International Workshop on Multi-Scale (Un)-structured Mesh Numerical Modeling for coastal, shelf, and global ocean dynamics, Toulouse, France, September 27-29, 2017 meeting abstract.

L. Carone, R. Keppens and L. Decin (2016), Connecting the dots III: Night side cooling and surface friction affect climates of tidally locked terrestrial planets, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., ArXiv: 1605.09545

L. Carrillo, E.M. Johns, R.H. Smith, J.T. Lamkin, J.L. Largier (2016), Pathways and hydrography in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System Part 2: Water masses and thermohaline structure, Continental Shelf Research, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2016.03.014

Ayan H. Chaudhuri, Rui M. Ponte, Gael Forget (2016), Impact of uncertainties in atmospheric boundary conditions on ocean model solutions, Ocean Modelling, Volume 100, pp. 96-108, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.003

Matthieu Chevallier et al. (2016), Intercomparison of the Arctic sea ice cover in global ocean–sea ice reanalyses from the ORA-IP project, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-2985-y

Paul F. Choboter, Mariangel Garcia, Dany De Cecchis, Mary Thomas, Ryan K. Walter and Jose E. Castillo (2016), Nesting Nonhydrostatic GCCOM within Hydrostatic ROMS for Multiscale Coastal Ocean Modeling,  OCEANS 2016 MTS/IEEE Monterey, doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2016.7761488

Chowdary, J.S., G. Srinivas, T.S. Fousiya, A. Parekh, C. Gnanaseelan, H. Seo, and J.A. MacKinnon (2016), Representation of Bay of Bengal upper-ocean salinity in general circulation models, Oceanography 29(2):38–49, doi: 10.5670/ oceanog.2016.37

Cimatoribus, Andrea A., Ulrich Lemmin, David Andrew Barry (2016),Transport and mixing in Lac Léman,  14th Swiss Geoscience Meeting, Geneva, Switzerland, 19/11/2016, meeting abstract

L-A. Couston, Y. Liang, & M-R. Alam (2016), Oblique Chain Resonance of Internal Waves by Three-Dimensional Seabed Corrugations, arXiv: 1604.07308


J. C. B. da Silva, J. M. Magalhaes (2016), Internal solitons in the Andaman Sea: a new look at an old problem, Proc. SPIE 9999, Remote Sensing of the Ocean, Sea Ice, Coastal Waters, and Large Water Regions 2016, 999907, doi: 10.1117/12.2241198

Fabio Di Sante, Erika Coppola, Riccardo Farneti, and Filippo Giorgi (2016), The ICTP Regional System Model (RESM) to simulate the monsoon in the South Asia CORDEX domain, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 18, EGU 2016-5920-2, 2016, PDF

Di Dong, Xiaofeng Yang, Xiaofeng Li, Ziwei Li (2016), SAR Observation of Eddy-Induced Mode-2 Internal Solitary Waves in the South China Sea, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Volume: PP, Issue: 99, pp 1-13, doi: 10.1109/TGRS.2016.2587752

Timothy F. Duda, Weifeng Gordon Zhang, Karl R. Helfrich, Ying-Tsong Lin and Arthur E. Newhall (2016), Modeling Internal Solitary Wave Development at the Head of a Submarine Canyon, VIIIth Int. Symp. on Stratified Flows, San Diego, USA, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2016, meeting abstract


Carsten Eden (2016), Closing the energy cycle in an ocean model, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.02.005

Darren Engwirda and Maxwell Kelley (2016), A WENO-type slope-limiter for a family of piecewise polynomial methods, ArXiv: 1606.081.188v1


Ferrari, R, A. Mashayek, T.J. McDougall, M. Nikurashin, J-M. Campin (2016), Turning Ocean Mixing Upside Down, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0244.1

Emmanouil Flaounas, Fanni Dora Kelemen, Heini Wernli, Miguel Angel Gaertner, Marco Reale, Emilia Sanchez-Gomez, Piero Lionello, Sandro Calmanti, Zorica Podrascanin, Samuel Somot, Naveed Akhter, Raquel Romera, Dario Conte (2016), Assessment of an ensemble of ocean–atmosphere coupled and uncoupled regional climate models to reproduce the climatology of Mediterranean cyclones, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3398-7

Yvonne L. Firing, Teresa K. Chereskin, D. Randolph Watts, Matthew R. Mazloff (2016), Bottom pressure torque and the vorticity balance from observations in Drake Passage, Journal of Geophysical reasearh: Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011682

Gael Forget (2016), ECCO Version 4: Contents And Usage, DSpace@MIT, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/103367

Forget, Gael; Campin, Jean-Michel; Heimbach, Patrick; Hill, Christopher N.; Ponte, Rui M.; Wunsch, Carl (2016), ECCO Version 4: Second Release, http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/102062

Erik Fredj, Daniel F. Carlson, Yael Amitai, Avi Gozolchiani, Hezi Gildor (2016), The particle tracking and analysis toolbox (PaTATO) for Matlab, Limnology and Oceanography Methods, doi: 10.1002/lom3.10114

Benjamin J. Fulton, Andrew W. Howard,  Jonathan Langton, Gregory Laughlin, Adam P. Showman, and Kamen Todorov(2016), 3.6 AND 4.5 µm Spitzer Phase Curves of the Highly-Irradiated Hot Jupiters WASP-19b and HAT-P-7b, arXiv: 1512.09342


Sarah Gille, Bia Villas Bôas, Bruce Cornuelle, Mathew Mazloff (2016), Assimilation and Interpretation of High-Wavenumber Variability in the Ocean for SWOT, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD poster

Daniel Goldberg, Sri Hari Krishna Narayanan, Laurent Hascoet, and Jean Utke (2016), An optimized treatment for algorithmic differentiation of an important glaciological fixed-point problem., Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2016-11

Juan Manuel González-Caballín, Eduardo Álvarez, Antonio José Guttiérrez-Trashorras, Antonio Navarro-Manso, Joaquín Fernández, Eduardo Blanco (2016), Tidal current energy potential assessment by a two dimensional computational fluid dynamics model: The case of Avilés port (Spain), Energy Conversion and Management, Volume 119, Pages 239–245, doi: 10.1016/j.enconman.2016.04.060


Bilel Hadri et al. (2015), Overview of the KAUST’s Cray X40 System – Shaheen II, Proceedings Cray User Group 2015, pdf

Ali Harzallah, Gabriel Jordà, Clotilde Dubois, Gianmaria Sannino, Adriana Carillo, Laurent Li, Thomas Arsouze, Leone Cavicchia, Jonathan Beuvier, Naveed Akhtar (2016), Long term evolution of heat budget in the Mediterranean Sea from Med-CORDEX forced and coupled simulations, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3363-5

Judith Hauck, Peter Köhler, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow and Christoph Völker (2016), Iron fertilisation and century-scale effects of open ocean dissolution of olivine in a simulated CO2 removal experiment, Environmental Research Letters, Volume 11, Number 2, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024007

Yinghui He, Jieshuo Xie, Shuqun Cai (2016), Interannual variability of winter eddy patterns in the eastern South China Sea, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068842

Horvat, C., E. Tziperman, and J.-M. Campin (2016), Interaction of sea ice floe size, ocean eddies, and sea ice melting, Geophys.  Res. Lett., 43, 8083-8090,  doi: 10.1002/2016GL069742

Ibrahim Hoteit, Jinxuan Zhu, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Scott Bachman, Luke Van Roekel, Peter Hamlington, John Taylor, Leif Thomas (2016), Parameterization for Submesoscale-Permitting Simulations: A Study of the Symmetric Instabilities Parameterization (poster)

Stephen E. L. Howell, Frédéric Laliberté, Ron Kwok, Chris Derksen, and Joshua King (2016), Landfast ice thickness in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago from observations and models, The Cryosphere, 10, 1463–1475, doi: 10.5194/tc-10-1463-2016

Shijian Hu and Janet Sprintall (2016), Interannual variability of the Indonesian throughflow: The salinity effect, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2015JC011495

Xiaomeng Huang, Qiang Tang, Yuheng Tseng, Yong Hu, Allison H. Baker, Frank O. Bryan, John Dennis, Haohuan Fu, and Guangwen Yang (2016), P-CSI v1.0, an accelerated barotropic solver for the high-resolution ocean model component in the Community Earth System Model v2.0, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2016-135


R.A. Ibrayev, G.S. Dyakonov (2016), Modeling of ocean dynamics with large variations in sea level, Atmos. Ocean. Phys. (2016) 52: 455. doi: 10.1134/S000143381604006X

Mehmet Ilıcak (2016), Quantifying spatial distribution of spurious mixing in ocean models, Ocean Modelling, Volume 108, December 2016, Pages 30–38,  doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.11.002

Takamitsu Ito, Ou Wang (2016), Transit Time Distribution based on the ECCO-JPL Ocean Data Assimilation, Journal of Marine Systems, Volume 167, March 2017, Pages 1–10, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.10.015


Malte F. Jansen (2016), The Turbulent Circulation of a Snowball Earth Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0224.1

Jensen, Mari F., Michael A. Spall, Kerim H. Nisancioglu (2016), On the sea-ice cover of the Nordic Seas in an idealized MITgcm-setup, EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria, p.13925, meeting abstract

Jones, C.S., and P. Cessi (2016), Interbasin transport of the meridional overturning circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0197.1

Daniel C. Jones, Andrew J. S. Meijers, Emily Shuckburgh, Jean-Baptiste Sallée, Peter Haynes, Ewa K. McAufield, Matthew R. Mazloff (2016), How does Subantarctic Mode Water ventilate the Southern Hemisphere subtropics? Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011680

G. Jordà , A. Sánchez-Román, D. Gomis (2016), Reconstruction of transports through the Strait of Gibraltar from limited observations, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-016-3113-8

Madhu Joshi, Ambarukhana Devendra, RaoSachiko, MohantyHimansu, Kesari Pradhan, Vadlamani S. N. Murty, Koneru Venkata Siva Rama Prasad (2016), Internal waves over the shelf in the western Bay of Bengal: a case study, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-1006-3

Thomas Jung et al. (2016), Advancing polar prediction capabilities on daily to seasonal time scales, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00246.1


Thomas Kaminski and Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (2016), Reviews and Syntheses: Flying the Satellite into Your Model, Biogeosciences Discuss., doi: 10.5194/bg-2016-237

Joannes Karlson (2015), Dispersion of Plastic Pellets from a Local Source; Application to a Swedish fjord system, masters thesis Department of Earth Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sveden, pdf

Samuel M. Kelly, Pierre F.J. Lermusiaux (2016), Internal-tide interactions with the Gulf Stream and Middle Atlantic Bight shelfbreak front, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011639

Madlen Kimmritz, Sergey Danilov, Martin Losch (2016), The adaptive EVP method for solving the sea ice momentum equation, Ocean Modelling, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.03.004

Paul Kirchgessner, Lars Nerger, Julian Tödter, Bodo Ahrens (2016), High-Dimensional Nonlinear Data Assimilation with the Nonlinear Ensemble Transform Filter (NETF) and its Smoother Extension, 5. International Symposium on Data Assimilation, Reading, UK, July 18 – 22, 2016, pdf

A.V. Koldunov, N.V. Koldunov, D.L. Volkov, T.V. Belonenko (2016), Applying Satellite Data for Validation of the Hydrodynamic Model for the Arctic Ocean, CURRENT PROBLEMS IN REMOTE SENSING OF THE EARTH FROM SPACE, Russian Academy of Sciences, Space Research Institute RAS ISSN 2070-7401 (Print), ISSN 2411-0280 (Online), link

Michael Kosempa, Don P. Chambers (2016), Mapping error in Southern Ocean transport computed from satellite altimetry and argo, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011956


Eric Larour, Jean Utke, Anton Bovin, Mathieu Morlighem, and Gilberto Perez (2016), An Approach to Computing Discrete Adjoints for MPI-Parallelized Models Applied to the Ice Sheet System Model, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2016-99

Jonathan M. Lauderdale, Richard G. Williams, David R. Munday, David P. Marshall (2016), The impact of Southern Ocean residual upwelling on atmospheric CO2 on centennial and millennial timescales, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3163-y

Younjoo J. Lee et al. (2016), Net primary productivity estimates and environmental variables in the Arctic Ocean: An assessment of coupled physical-biogeochemical models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011993

Lian, Yuan; Newman, Claire E.; Richardson, Mark I. (2016), The atmospheric circulation and methane cycle in the TitanWRF and Titan MITgcm models, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #48, id.#424.01, meeting astract

Xinfeng Liang and Lisan Yu (2016), Variations of the Global Net Air-Sea Heat Flux During the “Hiatus” Period (2001–2010), Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0626.1

Linow, S. , Mohammadi Aragh, M. , Dierking, W. and Losch, M. (2016), Continuous discontinuities: comparing observed and modelled sea ice deformation features, ESA Living Planet Symposium, Prague, 9 May 2016 – 13 May 2016,  doi: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3706.2009

Piero Lionello, Dario Conte, Luigi Marzo, Luca Scarascia (2016), The contrasting effect of increasing mean sea level and decreasing storminess on the maximum water level during storms along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea in the mid 21st century, Global and Planetary Change, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2016.06.012

Zhe Liu, Lei Lin, Lian Xie, Huiwang Gao (2016), Partially implicit finite difference scheme for calculating dynamic pressure in a terrain-following coordinate non-hydrostatic ocean model, Ocean Modelling, Volume 106, Pages 44–57, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.09.004

Losa, Svetlana; Bracher, Astrid; Losch, Martin; Oelker, Julia (2016), Investigating the Antarctic phytoplankton in response to environmental changes over the last decades, EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria, p.16305, meeting abstract

Svetlana Losa, Julia Oelker, Marianna Soppa, Martin Losch, Tilman Dinter, Astrid Bracher (2016), Investigating Antarctic PFTs based on satellite observation and modeling, poster


Matthew Martin (2016), Suitability of satellite sea surface salinity data for use in assessing and correcting ocean forecasts, Remote Sensing of Environment, doi:10.1016/j.rse.2016.02.004

Michael A. Martin (2016), Influence of momentum excess on the pattern and dynamics of intermediate-range stratified wakes, Masters Thesis, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, http://hdl.handle.net/10945/49338

L Mariotti, U Utku Turunçoglu, R Farneti, G Sannino et al. (2016), The Regional Earth System Model (RegESM) using RegCM4 coupled with the MITgcm ocean model: First assessments over the MED-CORDEX domain, EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria, p.4446, meeting abstract

Valentina Melli, Michela Angiolillo, Francesca Ronchi, , Simonepietro Canese, Otello Giovanardi, Stefano Querin, Tomaso Fortibuoni (2016), The first assessment of marine debris in a Site of Community Importance in the north-western Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean Sea), Marine Pollution Bulletin, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.012

J-A Mensa and M-L Timmermans (2016), Submesoscale dynamics under sea ice, International Liege Colloquium, Submesoscale Processes: Mechanisms, Implications And New Frontiers (23-27th May 2016), http://modb.oce.ulg.ac.be/colloquium, meeting abstract

David Meyer (2016), Glider Technology for Ocean Observations: A Review, Ocean Sci. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/os-2016-40

Valeria Montalto, Brian Helmuth, Paolo M. Ruti, Alessandro Dell’Aquila, Alessandro Rinaldi, Gianluca Sarà (2016), A mechanistic approach reveals non linear effects of climate warming on mussels throughout the Mediterranean sea, Climatic Change (2016), doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1780-4

Joy Merwin Monteiro, Rodrigo Caballero (2016), Proc. of the 15th Python in Science Conference, pdf

Fanny M. Monteiro et al. (2016), Why marine phytoplankton calcify, Science Advances 13 Jul 2016, Vol. 2, no. 7, e1501822, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1501822

Francesco Muschitiello (2016), Deglacial impact of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet on the North Atlantic climate system, PhD Thesis University of Stockholm, ISBN 978-91-7649-368-7,  pdf

R. C. Musgrave, J. A. MacKinnon, R. Pinkel, A. F. Waterhouse, J.Nash (2016), Tidally Driven Processes Leading to Near-Field Turbulence in a Channel at the Crest of the Mendocino Escarpment, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0021.1

R.C. Musgrave and T. Peacock (2016), The momentum balance of steady flow past an island, VIIIth Int. Symp. on Stratified Flows, San Diego, USA, Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 2016, pdf


Robert Nazarian and Sonya Legg (2016), Internal Wave Scattering in Idealized and Realistic Continental Slope Canyons, 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Volume 61, Number 20 Sunday–Tuesday, November 20–22, 2016; Portland, Oregon meeting abstract

Lars Nerger (2016), The Parallel Data Assimilation Framework PDAF: Status and Future Developments. Paper presented at “Blueprints for Next-Generation Data Assimilation Systems”, 8-10 March 2016, Boulder, CO – link

Lars Nerger, Paul Kirchgessner, Wolfgang Hiller (2016), Building Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation Systems for High-Dimensional Models with the Parallel Data Assimilation Framework PDAF, Workshop on Terrestrial Data Assimilation, Bonn, 19. – 21.9.2016 pdf

Lars Nerger (2016), Building Ensemble-Based Data Assimilation Systems for Coupled Models, Coupled Data Assimilation Workshop, Toulouse, France, October 18-21, 2016, pdf

Magdalene N. Ngeve, Tom Van der Stocken, Dimitris Menemenlis, Nico Koedam, Ludwig Triest (2016), Contrasting Effects of Historical Sea Level Rise and Contemporary Ocean Currents on Regional Gene Flow of Rhizophora racemosa in Eastern Atlantic Mangroves, PLOS one, 2016, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150950



Vivien Parmentier, Jonathan J. Fortney, Adam P. Showman, Caroline Morley, and Mark S. Marley (2016), Transitions in the Cloud Composition of Hot Jupiters, The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 828, Number 1, doi: 10.3847/0004-637X/828/1/22

Etienne Pauthenet, Fabien Roquet, Gurvan Madec, David Nerini (2016), A linear decomposition of the Southern Ocean thermohaline structure, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0083.1

Inti Pelupessy, Ben van Werkhoven, Arjen van Elteren2, Jan Viebahn, Adam Candy, Simon Portegies Zwart, and Henk Dijkstra (2016), The Oceanographic Multipurpose Software Environment, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2016-178, 2016

Christopher Gilbert Piecuch (2016), Understanding Tide Gauge Mean Sea Level Changes on the East Coast of North America, Open Access Dissertations,Paper 472, University of Rhode Island, pdf

Helen R. Pillar, Patrick Heimbach, Helen L. Johnson, David P. Marshall (2016), Full Access Dynamical attribution of recent variability in Atlantic overturning, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0727.1

Jaroslaw Piwonski and Thomas Slawig (2016), Metos3D: the Marine Ecosystem Toolkit for Optimization and Simulation in 3-D – Part 1: Simulation Package v0.3.2, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3729–3750, doi: 10.5194/gmd-9-3729-2016

Himansu K. Pradhan, A. D. Rao, Sachiko Mohanty (2016), Inter-seasonal variability of internal tides in the western Bay of Bengal, Nat. Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-016-2459-x

Pradhan, H. K.,Völker, C., Losa, S. N. and Nerger, L. (2016): Assimilation of OC-CCI data for parameter estimation in the coupled ocean biogeochemical model MITgcm-REcoM, Colour and Light in the Ocean from Earth Observation (CLEO), ESA Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN), Frascati, Italy, 6 September 2016 – 8 September 2016, hdl: 10013/epic.48619


Querin, S., Bensi, M., Cardin, V., Solidoro, C., Bacer, S., Mariotti, L., Stel, F., Malačič, V. (2016), Saw-tooth modulation of the deep-water thermohaline properties in the southern Adriatic Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2015JC011522


Timour Radko and Erick Edwards (2016), Diapycnal Velocity in the Double-Diffusive Thermocline, Fluids 2016, 1(3), 25; doi: 10.3390/fluids1030025

M. Reale, A. Crise, R. Farneti, R. Mosetti (2016), A process study of the Adriatic-Ionian System baroclinic dynamics, Journal of Geophysical research: Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011763

L. Resplandy, R. F. Keeling, B. B. Stephens, J. D. Bent, A. Jacobson, C. Rödenbeck, S. Khatiwala (2016), Constraints on oceanic meridional heat transport from combined measurements of oxygen and carbon, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.​1007/​s00382-016-3029-3

Angelica R. Rodriguez, Matthew R. Mazloff, Sarah T. Gille (2016), An oceanic heat transport pathway to the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2015JC011402

K.C. Rosburg, K.A. Donohue, E.P. Chassignet (2016), Three-dimensional model-observation comparison in the Loop Current region, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2016.05.001

R.E. Ross (2016), Investigating the role of larval dispersal models in the development of an ecologically coherent network of deep sea marine protected areas, PhD Thesis, Plymouth University, School of Marine Science & Engineering, pdf

Isabella Rosso, Andrew McC. Hogg,, Richard Matear, Peter G. Struttond (2016), Quantifying the influence of sub-mesoscale dynamics on the supply of iron to Southern Ocean phytoplankton blooms, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 115, Pages 199–209, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.06.009

Rye, Craig D. (2016), The response of the Antartic Subpolar Seas to climatic changes. University of Southampton, Ocean & Earth Science, Doctoral Thesis , 149pp., URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/387324


Schönau, M.C. et al. (2015), The Mindanao Current: Mean structure and connectivity, Oceanography 28(4):34–45, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2015.79

Franco Jose Schutze-Betancourt (2016), Comparison of Migration Techniques for High-Performance Code to Android and iOS, BSc thesis, Department of Computer Science Algorithmic Optimal Control Christian Albrechts University, Kiel pdf

Callum J. Shakespeare and John R. Taylor (2016), Full Access Spontaneous wave generation at strongly strained density fronts, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0043.1

J. She, I. Allen, E. Buch, A. Crise, J. A. Johannessen, P. Y. Le Traon, U. Lips, G. Nolan, N. Pinardi, J. H. Reißmann, J. Siddorn, E. Stanev, and H. Wehde (2016), Developing European operational oceanography for Blue Growth, climate change adaptation and mitigation and ecosystem-based management, Ocean Sci. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/os-2015-103

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Alice Soccodato, Francesco d’Ovidio, Marina Lévy, Oliver Jahn, Michael J. Follows, Silvia De Monte (2016), Estimating planktonic diversity through spatial dominance patterns in a model ocean, Marine Genomics, doi: 10.1016/j.margen.2016.04.015

Hajoon Song, John Marshall, Michael J. Follows, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Gaël Forget (2016), Source waters for the highly productive Patagonian shelf in the southwestern Atlantic, Journal of Marine Systems, doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2016.02.009

M.G. Sotillo, A. Amo-Baladrón, E. Padorno, E. Garcia-Ladona, A. Orfila, P. Rodríguez-Rubio, D. Conti, J.A. Jiménez Madrid, F.J. de los Santos, E. Alvarez Fanjul (2016), How is the surface Atlantic water inflow through the Gibraltar Strait forecasted? A lagrangian validation of operational oceanographic services in the Alboran Sea and the Western Mediterranean, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.05.020

Gunnar Spreen, Ron Kwok, Dimitris Menemenlis, and An T. Nguyen (2016), Sea Ice Deformation in a Coupled Ocean-Sea Ice Model and in Satellite Remote Sensing Data, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tc-2016-13

Atul Srivastava, Suneet Dwivedi & Alok Kumar Mishra (2016), Intercomparison of High-Resolution Bay of Bengal Circulation Models Forced with Different Winds, Marine Geodesy, doi: 10.1080/01490419.2016.1173606

Graeme L. Stephens, Maria Z. Hakuba, Matt Hawcroft, Jim M. Haywood, Ali Behrangi, Jennifer E. Kay, Peter J Webster (2016), The Curious Nature of the Hemispheric Symmetry of the Earth’s Water and Energy Balances, Curr. Clim. Change Rep. doi: 10.1007/s40641-016-0043-9

Kevin B. Stevenson et al. (2016), Spitzer Phase Curve Constraints for WASP-43b at 3.6 and 4.5 μm, arXiv: 1608:00056v1

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Yohei Takano (2016), Understanding the Mechanisms of Dissolved Oxygen Trends and Variability in the Ocean, Doctoral Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, pdf

D. Talmy, A.C. Martiny, C. Hill, A.E. Hickman, M.J. Follows (2016), Microzooplankton regulation of surface ocean POC:PON ratios, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2015GB005273

Andrew Thompson, James Kinsey, Steve Chien, Yi Chao (2016), Science-driven Autonomous and Heterogeneous Robotic Networks: A Vision for Future Ocean Observations, 2016 Progress Update, Keck Institute for Space Science URL: http://kiss.caltech.edu/new_website/techdev/seafloor/seafloor.html

P.R. Thompson, C.G. Piecuch, M.A. Merrifield, J. P. McCreary, E. Firing (2016), Forcing of recent decadal variability in the Equatorial and North Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012132

Liu Tongya, Xu Jiexin,  He Yinghui, L Haibin, Yao Yuan, Cai Shuqun (2016), Numerical simulation of the Kuroshio intrusion into the South China Sea by a passive tracer, doi: 10.1007/s13131-016-0930-x

Bruno Tremble (2016), Convective plumes in rotating systems, J. Fluid Mech., vol. 799, pp. 27-55, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2016.348

Robert Turnewitsch, Matthew Dumont, Kostas Kiriakoulakis, Sonya Legg, Christian Mohn, Florian Peine, George Wolff (2016), Tidal influence on particulate organic carbon export fluxes around a tall seamount, Progress in Oceanography, Volume 149, December 2016, Pages 189–213, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.10.009



Vinogradova, Nadya (2016), Ocean water cycle: its recent amplification and impact on ocean circulation, EGU General Assembly 2016, held 17-22 April, 2016 in Vienna Austria, p.10692, meeting abstract


H. R. Wakeford, C. Visscher, N.K. Lewis, T. Kataria, M.S. Marley, J.J. Fortney, and A.M. Mandell (2016), High temperature condensate clouds in super-hot Jupiter atmospheres, arXiv: 1610.03325

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Xiaowei Wang, Shiqiu Peng, Zhiyu Liu, Rui Xin Huang, Yu-Kun Qian, and Yineng Li (2016), Tidal Mixing in the South China Sea: An Estimate Based on the Internal Tide Energetics. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 107–124, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0082.1

Zhaomin Wang, Yang Wu, Xia Lin, Chengyan Liu, Zelin Xie (2016), Impacts of open-ocean deep convection in the Weddell Sea on coastal and bottom water temperature, Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3244-y

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Ian Wong, Heather A. Knutson, Tiffany Kataria, Nikole K. Lewis, Adam Burrows, Jonathan J. Fortney, Joel Schwartz, Avi Shporer, Eric Agol, Nicolas B. Cowan, Drake Deming, Jean-Michel Desert, Benjamin J. Fulton, Andrew W. Howard,  Jonathan Langton, Gregory Laughlin, Adam P. Showman, and Kamen Todorov(2016), 3.6 AND 4.5 µm Spitzer Phase Curves of the Highly-Irradiated Hot Jupiters WASP-19b and HAT-P-7b, arXiv: 1512.09342


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Sarah E. Zedler, Charles S. Jackson, Fengchao Yao, Patrick Heimbach, Armin Kohl, Rob B. Scott, Ibrahim Hoteit (2016), Calibration of the K-Profile Parameterization of ocean boundary layer mixing. Part I: Development of an inquiry dependent test statistic, Ocean Modelling, arXiv: 1604.05802

Xianming Zeng, Ruoying He (2016), Gulf Stream variability and a triggering mechanism of its large meander in the South Atlantic Bight, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012077

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