2017 Research Roundup

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January 7, 2018 by Helen Hill


To round out the year we have again collected a sample of over one hundred research articles published in 2017 that involved MITgcm in some way. Email missing citations or pitch your research to hlh@mit.edu. Happy New Year!

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Ali Abbasi, Frank Ohene Annor, Nick van de Giesen (2017), A framework to simulate small shallow inland water bodies in semi-arid regions, Advances in Water Resources, Volume 110, Pages 77-96, doi: 10.1016/j.advwatres.2017.09.023

Wilton Aguiar, Mauricio M. Mata and Rodrigo Kerr (2017), On the deep convection events and Antarctic Bottom Water formation in ocean reanalysis products, Ocean Sci. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/os-2017-9

Mattia Almansi, Thomas W. N. Haine, Robert S. Pickart, Marcello G. Magaldi, Renske Gelderloos, Dana Mastropole (2017), High-Frequency Variability in the Circulation and Hydrography of the Denmark Strait Overflow from a High-Resolution Numerical Model, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0129.1

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

Eleni Anagnostou, Areti Gianni, Ierotheos Zacharias (2017), Ecological modeling and eutrophication—A review, Natural Resource Modeling, doi: 10.1111/nrm.12130

Fabrice Ardhuin, Sarah T. Gille, Dimitris Menemenlis, Cesar B. Rocha, Nicolas Rascle, Bertrand Chapron, Jonathan Gula, Jeroen Molemaker (2017), Small-scale open-ocean currents have large effects on wind-wave heights, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012413

Arnesen, Eirin (2017), On the Late Permian Thermohaline Circulation – A Study of the Ocean Circulation and its Relation to the Permian-Triassic Extinction, University of Oslo Masters Thesis

Yosef Ashkenazy, Roiy Sayag & Eli Tziperman (2017), Dynamics of the global meridional ice flow of Europa’s icy shell, Nature Astronomy, doi: 10.1038/s41550-017-0326-7


T. V. Belonenko, I. L. Bashmachnikov, A. V. Koldunov, P. A. Kuibin (2017), On the vertical velocity component in the mesoscale Lofoten vortex of the Norwegian Sea, November 2017, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp 641–649, doi: 10.1134/S0001433817060032

S.D. Bachman, J.R. Taylor, K.A. Adams and P.J. Hosegood (2017), Mesoscale and Submesoscale Effects on Mixed Layer Depth in the Southern Ocean, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0034.1

Scott D. Bachman, Baylor Fox-Kemper, Brodie Pearson (2017), A scale-aware subgrid model for quasi-geostrophic turbulence, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012265

Balwada, Dhruv (2016), Circulation and stirring by ocean turbulence, PhD Thesis Florida State Univ., pdf

T. V. Belonenko, I. L. Bashmachnikov, A. V. Koldunov, P. A. Kuibin (2017), On the vertical velocity component in the mesoscale Lofoten vortex of the Norwegian Sea, Volume 53, Issue 6, pp 641–649, doi: 10.1134/S0001433817060032

Igal Berenshtein, Claire B Paris, Hezi Gildor, Erick Fredj, Yael Amitai, Omri Lapidot, MosheKiflawi (2018), Auto-correlated directional swimming can enhance settlement success and connectivity in fish larvae, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 439, 14 February 2018, Pages 76-85, doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2017.11.009

Amélie Bouchat and Bruno Tremblay (2017), Using sea-ice deformation fields to constrain the mechanical strength parameters of geophysical sea ice, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013020

Melissa Bowen, Jordan Markham, Philip Sutton, Xuebin Zhang, Quran Wu, Nick Shears, Denise Fernandez (2017), Interannual variability of sea surface temperatures in the Southwest Pacific and the role of ocean dynamics, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0852.1

Liam Brannigan, Helen Johnson, Camille Lique, Jonas Nycander and Johan Nilsson (2017), Generation of sub-surface anticyclones at Arctic surface fronts due to a surface stress, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0022.1

Liam Brannigan, David P. Marshall, Alberto C. Naveira Garabato, A. J. George Nurser, Jan Kaiser (2017), Submesoscale Instabilities in Mesoscale Eddies, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0178.1

Maura Brunetti and Christian Verard (2017), How to reduce long-term drift in present-day and deep-time simulations? Climate Dynamics, ArXiv: 1708.08380


Jörn Callies, Raffaele Ferrari (2017), Baroclinic instability in the presence of convection, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0028.1

Cilan Cai, Eric Rignot, Dimitris Menemenlis, Yoshihiro Nakayama (2017), Observations and modeling of ocean-induced melt beneath Petermann Glacier Ice Shelf in northwestern Greenland, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073711

Adam S. Candy (2017), A consistent approach to unstructured mesh generation for geophysical models, arXiv: 1703.08491

Sandro Carniel, Judith Wolf, Vittorio E. Brando, and Lakshmi H. Kantha (2017), Preface: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations and modeling, Ocean Sci., 13, 495–501, doi: 10.5194/os-13-495-2017

Dustin Carroll (2017), Modeling Circulation Dynamics and Submarin Melt in Greenland Fjords, Department of Earth Sciences and the Graduate School of the University of Oregon, Doctoral Dissertation

Dustin Carroll, David A. Sutherland, Emily L. Shroyer, Jonathan D. Nash, Ginny A. Catania, Leigh A. Stearns (2017), Subglacial discharge-driven renewal of tidewater glacier fjords, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Volume 122, Issue 8, Pages 6611–6629, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012962

Giulia Castellani, Martin Losch, Benjamin A. Lange, Hauke Flores (2017), Modeling Arctic sea-ice algae: Physical drivers of spatial distribution and algae phenology, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012828

Karel Castro-Morales, Robert Ricker, Rüdiger Gerdes (2017), Regional distribution and variability of model-simulated Arctic snow on sea ice, Polar Science, doi: 10.1016/j.polar.2017.05.003

Paola Cessi and C. S. Jones (2017), Warm-route versus cold-route interbasin exchange in the meridional overturning circulation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0249.1

Vamsi K Chalamalla, Edward Santilli, Alberto Scotti, Masoud Jalali, Sutanu Sarkar (2017), SOMAR-LES: A framework for multi-scale modeling of turbulent stratified oceanic flows, Ocean Modelling, Volume 120, Pages 101-119, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.11.003

Andrea Cimatoribus, Ulrich Lemmin, Damien Bouffard, and Andrew Barry (2017), Lake Geneva: A natural laboratory for transport processes, poster, https://infoscience.epfl.ch/record/228442/files/poster_Leman.pdf

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

Fenwick C.Cooper (2017), A potential method to accelerate spin up of turbulent ocean models, Ocean Modelling Volume 120, December 2017, Pages 79-82, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.10.008


C. E. Del Castillo, S. Dwivedi, T. W. N. Haine, D. T. Ho (2017), Estimating the distribution of colored dissolved organic matter during the Southern Ocean gas exchange experiment using four-dimensional variational data assimilation, Journal of Physical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012406

B. Deremble, E.R. Johnson, W.K. Dewar (2017), A coupled model of interior balanced and boundary flow, Ocean Modelling, Volume 119, November 2017, Pages 1-12, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.09.003

Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Anna E. Hickman, Oliver Jahn (2017), Modelling Ocean Colour Derived Chlorophyll-a, Biogeosciences Discuss., doi: 10.5194/bg-2017-341


Yassir A. Eddebbar, Matthew C. Long, Laure Resplandy, Christian Rödenbeck, Keith B. Rodgers, Manfredi Manizza, Ralph F. Keeling (2017), Impacts of ENSO on air-sea oxygen exchange: Observations and mechanisms, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005630

Ahmed Eladawy, Kazuo Nadaoka, Abdelazim Negm, Sommer Abdel-Fattah, Mahmoud Hanafy, Mohamed Shaltout (2017), Characterization of the northern Red Sea’s oceanic features with remote sensing data and outputs from a global circulation model, Oceanologia, doi: 10.1016/j.oceano.2017.01.002


Amanda R. Fay, Galen A. McKinley (2017), Correlations of surface ocean pCO2 to satellite chlorophyll on monthly to interannual timescales, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi:10.1002/2016GB005563

Raffaele Ferrari, Louis-Philippe Nadeau, David P. Marshall, Lesley C. Allison, Helen L. Johnson (2017), A Model of the Ocean Overturning Circulation with Two Closed Basins and a Reentrant Channel, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0223.1

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

Annie Foppert (2017), Southern Ocean Eddy Heat Flux and Eddy-Mean Flow Interactions in Drake Passage, University of Rhode Island, doctoral dissertation

Annie Foppert, Kathleen A. Donohue, D. Randolph Watts, Karen L. Tracey (2017), Eddy heat flux across the Antarctic Circumpolar Current estimated from sea surface height standard deviation, Volume 122, Issue 8, Pages 6947–6964, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012837


Alejandro Gallego, Rory O’Hara Murray, Barbara Berx, William R. Turrell, C.J. Beegle-Krause, Mark Inall, Toby Sherwin, John Siddorn, Sarah Wakelin, Vasyl Vlasenko, Lars R. Hole, Knut Frode Dagestad, John Rees, Lucy Short, Petter Rønningen (2017), Current status of deepwater oil spill modelling in the Faroe-Shetland Channel, Northeast Atlantic, and future challenges, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Volume 127, February 2018, Pages 484–504, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.12.002

Jean-Claude Gascard, Kathrin Riemann-Campe, Rüdiger Gerdes, Harald Schyberg, Roger Randriamampianina, Michael Karcher, Jinlun Zhang, Mehrad Rafizadeh (2017), Future sea ice conditions and weather forecasts in the Arctic: Implications for Arctic shipping, Volume 46, Supplement 3, pp 355–367, doi: 10.1007/s13280-017-0951-5

Angus H. Gibson, Andrew McC. Hogg, Andrew E. Kiss, Callum J. Shakespeare, Alistair Adcroft (2017), Attribution of horizontal and vertical contributions to spurious mixing in an Arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian ocean model, Ocean Modelling, Volume 119,  Pages 45-56, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.09.008

Lucas Gloege, Galen A. McKinley, Colleen B. Mouw, Audrey B. Ciochetto (2017), Global evaluation of particulate organic carbon flux parameterizations and implications for atmospheric pCO2, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 31, Issue 7, Pages 1192–1215, doi: 10.1002/2016GB005535

Luke Gloege, Galen McKinley, Colleen Mouw, Audrey Barnett (2017), Parameterizing Carbon Export Below the Euphotoc Zone, poster, https://lgloege.github.io/files/GRC_poster_FINAL.pdf

Brian Green and John Marshall (2017), Coupling of Trade Winds with Ocean Circulation Damps ITCZ Shifts, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0818.1

Gulliver, Larry T. (2017), Direct and remote effects of topography and orientation, and the dynamics of mesoscale eddies, Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, Masters Thesis


Paul R. Holland (2017), The transient response of ice-shelf melting to ocean change, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0071.1

Xitong Huang and Haibin Song (2017) A new method to study seawater seismic facies, based on computational fluid dynamics, International Geophysical Conference, Qingdao, China, 17-20 April 2017: pp. 897-900, doi: 10.1190/IGC2017-226


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

Jordi Isern-Fontanet, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy, Antonio Turiel, and Emilio García-Ladona (2017), Remote sensing of ocean surface currents: a review of what is being observed and what is being assimilated, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 613–643, doi: 10.5194/npg-24-613-2017

Jordi Isern-Fontanet, Joaquim Ballabrera-Poy, Antonio Turiel, and Emilio García-Ladona (2017), Retrieval and assimilation of velocities at the ocean surface, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., doi: 10.5194/npg-2017-14

Polona Itkin and Thomas Krumpen (2017), Winter sea ice export from the Laptev Sea preconditions the local summer sea ice cover and fast ice decay, The Cryosphere, 11, 2383–2391, doi: 10.5194/tc-11-2383-2017

Polona Itkin and Thomas Krumpen (2017), Winter sea ice export from the Laptev Sea preconditions the local summer sea ice cover, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tc-2017-28

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


M. Jalali and S. Sarkar (2017), Large Eddy Simulation of Flow and Turbulence at the Steep Topography of Luzon Strait, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074119

James R. Jordan, Paul R. Holland,, Dan Goldberg, Kate Snow, Robert Arthern, Jean-Michel Campin, Patrick Heimbach, Adrian Jenkins (2017), Ocean-Forced Ice-Shelf Thinning in a Synchronously Coupled Ice-Ocean Model, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013251

Jordi, A., Georgas, N. & Blumberg, A. (2017), A parallel domain decomposition algorithm for coastal ocean circulation models based on integer linear programming, Ocean Dynamics, 67: 639. doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1049-0

A.K. Jithin, A.S. Unnikrishnan, Fernando Vijayan, M.P. Subeesh, R. Fernandes, S. Khalap, S. Narayan, Y. Agarvadekar, M. Gaonkar, P. Taria, A. Kankonkara, S. Vernekar (2017),Observed tidal currents on the continental shelf off the east coast of India, Continental Shelf Research, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2017.04.001


Thomas Kaminski and Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (2017), Reviews and syntheses: Flying the satellite into your model: on the role of observation operators in constraining models of the Earth system and the carbon cycle, Biogeosciences, 14, 2343–2357, doi: 10.5194/bg-14-2343-2017

Tuomas Kärnä, Stephan C. Kramer, Lawrence Mitchell, David A. Ham, Matthew D. Piggott, and António M. Baptista (2017), Thetis coastal ocean model: discontinuous Galerkin discretization for the three-dimensional hydrostatic equations, arXiv:1711.08552 [physics.ao-ph]  https://arxiv.org/pdf/1711.08552.pdf

Eliza M.-R. Kempton, Jacob L. Bean, and Vivien Parmentier (2017), An Observational Diagnostic for Distinguishing between Clouds and Haze in Hot Exoplanet Atmospheres, The Astrophysical Journal – Letters, Volume 845, No 2, doi: 10.3847/2041-8213/aa84ac

Vikram Khade, Jaison Kurian, Ping Chang, , Istvan Szunyogh, Kristen Thyng, Raffaele Montuoro (2017), Oceanic ensemble forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico: An application to the case of the Deep Water Horizon oil spill, Ocean Modelling, Volume 113, Pages 171–184, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.04.004

Brian K. Kilpatrick et al. (2017), Community Targets for JWSTs Early Release Science Program: Evaluation of WASP-63b, arXiv: 1704.07421

Satoshi Kimura, Adrian Jenkins, Heather Regan, Paul R. Holland, Karen M. Assmann, Daniel B. Whitt, Melchoir Van Wessem, Willem Jan van de Berg, Carleen H. Reijmer, Pierre Dutrieux (2017), Oceanographic Controls on the Variability of Ice-Shelf Basal Melting and Circulation of Glacial Meltwater in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Antarctica, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012926

Jennifer King, Gunnar Spreen, Sebastian Gerland, Christian Haas, Stefan Hendricks, Lars Kaleschke, Caixin Wang (2017), Sea-ice thickness from field measurements in the northwestern Barents Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012199

Daniel D.B. Koll and Thaddeus D. Komacek (2017), Atmospheric Circulations of Hot Jupiters as Planetary Heat Engines (2017), [astro-ph.EP], https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.07643.pdf

Kosempa, Michael (2017), Southern Ocean Transport by Combining Satellite Altimetry and Temperature/Salinity Profile Data, University of South Florida, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 10260614

Inga. M. Koszalka, Thomas W.N. Haine, Marcello G. Magaldic (2017), Mesoscale mixing of the Denmark Strait Overflow in the Irminger Basin, Ocean Modelling, Volume 112, pp. 90–98, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.03.001

Karin F. Kvale, Samar Khatiwala, Heiner Dietze, Iris Kriest, and Andreas Oschlies (2017), Evaluation of the Transport Matrix Method for simulation of ocean biogeochemical tracers, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2017-29


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

Carsten Lemmen, Richard Hofmeister, Knut Klingbeil, M. Hassan Nasermoaddeli, Onur Kerimoglu, Hans Burchard, Frank Kösters, and Kai W. Wirtz (2017), Modular System for Shelves and Coasts (MOSSCO v1.0) – a flexible and multi-component framework for coupled coastal ocean ecosystem modelling, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.04224.pdf

Nikole K. Lewis, Vivien Parmentier, Tiffany Kataria, Julien de Wit, Adam P. Showman, Jonathen J. Fortney, Mark S. Marley (2017), Atmospheric Circulation and Cloud Evolution on the Highly Eccentric Extrasolar Planet HD 80606B, Astrophysical Journal, https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.00466.pdf

Yi Li, and Ralf Toumi (2017), A balanced Kalman Filter ocean data assimilation system with application to the South Australian Sea, Ocean Modeling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.06.007

Y. Liang, L.-A. Couston and M.-R. Alam (2017), Dominant Subharmonic Waves from Parametric Subharmonic Instability of Internal Waves, Physics of Fluid Dynamics, arXiv: 1709.06250

Xinfeng Liang, Michael Spall, Carl Wunsch (2017), Global Ocean Vertical Velocity From a Dynamically Consistent Ocean State Estimate, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Volume 122, Issue 10, Pages 8208–8224, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012985

Xinfeng Liang, Christopher G. Piecuch, Rui M. Ponte, Gael Forget, Carl Wunsch, Patrick Heimbach (2017), Change of the Global Ocean Vertical Heat Transport over 1993-2010, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0569.1

Chengyan Liu, Zhaomin Wang, Chen Cheng, Ruibin Xia, Bingrui Li, Zelin Xie (2017), Modeling modified Circumpolar Deep Water intrusions onto the Prydz Bay continental shelf, East Antarctica, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012336

Xiying Liu (2017), Modelling Ross Ice Shelf melting effect on the Southern Ocean, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tc-2017-228quasi-equilibrium

Z.Liu, R.Grimshaw, E.Johnson (2017), Internal solitary waves propagating through variable background hydrology and currents, Ocean Modelling, Volume 116, August 2017, Pages 134-145, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.06.008

Losa, S.N., Soppa, M.A., Oelker, J., Dinter, T. , Losch, M., Dutkiewicz, S.,Richter, A., Rozanov, V., Burrows, J.P. and Bracher, A. (2017), Estimating the high latitude phytoplankton diversity based on multi- and hyper-spectral satellite retrievals and modeling, International Ocean Colour Science Meeting, Lisbon (Portugal), 15 May 2017 – 18 May 2017

Svetlana N. Losa, Mariana A. Soppa, Julia Oelker, Tilman Dinter, Sebastian Hellmann, Martin Losch, Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Andreas Richter, Vladimir V. Rozanov, John P. Burrows, Astrid Bracher (2017), Investigating the Arctic phytoplankton variability and diversity based on modeling and satellite retrievals (AC3, Arctic amplification, meeting poster)

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


Félix Margirier, Anthony Bosse, Pierre Testor, Blandine L’Hévéder, Laurent Mortier, David Smeed (2017), Characterization of Convective Plumes Associated With Oceanic Deep Convection in the Northwestern Mediterranean From High-Resolution In Situ Data Collected by Gliders, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012633

Gustavo M. Marques, Mathew G. Wells, Laurie Padman, Tamay M. Özgökmen (2017), Flow splitting in numerical simulations of oceanic dense-water outflows, Ocean Modelling, Volume 113, May 2017, Pages 66–84, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.03.011

John Marshall, Jeffery Scott, and Andrey Proshutinsky (2017), ‘Climate Response Functions’ for the Arctic Ocean: a proposed coordinated modeling experiment, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/gmd-2016-316

Robert P. Mason, Chad R. Hammerschmidt, Carl H. Lamborg, Katlin L. Bowman, Gretchen J. Swarr, Rachel U. Shelley (2017), The air-sea exchange of mercury in the low latitude Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2017.01.015

Pierre Mathiot, Adrian Jenkins, Christopher Harris, Gurvan Madec (2017), Explicit and parametrised representation of under ice shelf seas in a z* coordinate ocean model, Geosci. Model Dev. Discuss., doi:10.5194/gmd-2017-37

Jan-Dirk Matthießen, Richard John Greatbatch, Martin Claus, François Ascani, Peter Brandt (2017), The emergence of equatorial deep jets in an idealised primitive equation model: an interpretation in terms of basin modes, Volume 67, Issue 12, pp 1511–1522, doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1111-y

N. J. Mayne, F. Debras, I. Baraffe, John Thuburn, David S. Amundsen, David M. Acremen, Chris Smith, Matthew K. Browning, James Manners and Nigel Wood (2017), Results from a set of three-dimensional numerical experiments of a hot Jupiter atmosphere, arXiv: 1704.00539

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 (in press), doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.11.012

Jean A. Mensa, M.-L. Timmermans (2017), Characterizing the seasonal cycle of upper-ocean flows under multi-year sea ice, Ocean Modelling, Volume 113, Pages 115–130, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.03.009

Sachiko Mohanty, A. D. Rao, Himansu Pradhan (2017), Effect of seasonal and cyclonic winds on internal tides over the Bay of Bengal, Nat Hazards, doi: 10.1007/s11069-017-2811-9

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

T. Moon, D. A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, D. Felikson, L. Kehrl & F. Straneo (2017), Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget, Nature Geoscience 11, 49–54, doi: 10.1038/s41561-017-0018-z

D.R. Munday, X. Zhai (2017), The impact of atmospheric storminess on the sensitivity of Southern Ocean circulation to wind stress changes, Ocean Modelling, Volume 115, Pages 14–26, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.05.005

R C Musgrave, J A MacKinnon, R Pinkel, A F Waterhouse, J Nash, S M Kelly (2017), The influence of subinertial internal tides on near-topographic turbulence at the Mendocino Ridge: Observations and Modeling, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-16-0278.1


Robert H. Nazarian and Sonya Legg (2017), Internal wave scattering in continental slope canyons, part 1: Theory and development of a ray tracing algorithm, Ocean Modelling, Volume 118, Pages 1-15, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.07.002

Robert H. Nazarian and Sonya Legg (2017), Internal wave scattering in continental slope canyons, Part 2: A comparison of ray tracing and numerical simulations, Ocean Modelling Volume 118, Pages 16-30, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.07.005

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 (2017), Hidden founders? Strong bottlenecks and fine-scale genetic structure in mangrove populations of the Cameroon Estuary complex, Hydrobiologia, doi: 10.1007/s10750-017-3369-y


Benjamin Rurik Syquia Ocampo (2017), Numerical Simulations of Anelastic and Boussinesq Rotating Convection with Radial Entropy Gradient Boundary Conditions, University of Alberta, Department of Physics, Masters Dissertation


Oded Padon and Yosef Ashkenazy (2017), Interactive comment on “Non-hydrostatic effects in the Dead Sea” by Oded Padon and Yosef Ashkenazy, Ocean Sci. Discuss., doi: 10.5194/os-2017-29-AC2

Luke Phillipson, Ralf Toumi (2017), Impact of Data Assimilation on Ocean Current Forecasts in the Angola Basin, Ocean Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.04.006

Christopher G. Piecuch, Rui M. Ponte, Christopher M. Little, Martha W. Buckley, Ichiro Fukumori (2017), Mechanisms underlying recent decadal changes in subpolar North Atlantic Ocean heat content, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012845

Darren J. Pilcher, Galen A. McKinley, James Kralj, Harvey A. Bootsma, Euan D. Reavie (2017), Modeled sensitivity of Lake Michigan productivity and zooplankton to changing nutrient concentrations and quagga mussels, Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences, Volume 122, Issue 8, Pages 2017–2032, doi: 10.1002/2017JG003818

Alexandre Pohl, David A. T. Harper, Yannick Donnadieu, Guillaume Le Hir, Elise Nardin, Thomas Servais (2017), Possible patterns of marine primary productivity during the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event, Lethaia, doi: 10.1111/let.12247

Kesari Pradhan, Himansu; Nerger, Lars; Voelker, Christoph (2017), Assimilation of OC-CCI data into the coupled ocean-biogeochemical model MITgcm-REcoM, 19th EGU General Assembly, EGU2017, proceedings from the conference held 23-28 April, 2017 in Vienna, Austria, p.3710

Gavin J. Pringle, Daniel C. Jones, Sudipta Goswami, Sri Hari Krishna Narayanan, and Daniel Goldberg, Antoine Renaud, Antoine Venaille, and Freddy (2016), Providing the ARCHER community with adjoint modelling tools for high-performance oceanographic and cryospheric computation pdf


Bo Qiu, Shuiming Chen, and Niklas Schneider (2017), Dynamical Links between the Decadal Variability of the Oyashio and Kuroshio Extensions, Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0397.1


Timour Radko and Cassandra Sisti (2017), Life and Demise of Intrathermocline Mesoscale Vortices, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0044.1

M. Reale, S. Salon, A. Crise, R. Farneti, R. Mosetti, G. Sannino (2017), Unexpected Covariant Behavior of the Aegean and Ionian Seas in the Period 1987-2008 by Means of a Nondimensional Sea Surface Height Index, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012983

A Reintges, M Latif, W Park (2017), Sub-decadal variability of the North Atlantic Oscillation in observations and the Kiel Climate Model, CLIVAR Exchanges No. 71 p. 12

Antoine Renaud, Antoine Venaille, and Freddy Bouchet (2017), Impact of viscous boundary layers on the emission of lee-waves, Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 19, EGU2017-18871, EGU General Assembly 2017 pdf

Rencurrel, Michael Cameron (2017), Understanding Climatic Adjustment to Variations in Tropical Ocean Heat Transport, State University of New York at Albany Dissertation, ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 10260002,

Robert Ricker, Stefan Hendricks, Lars Kaleschke, Xiangshan Tian-Kunze, Jennifer King, and Christian Haas (2017), A Weekly Arctic Sea-Ice Thickness Data Record from merged CryoSat-2 and SMOS Satellite Data, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tc-2017-4

Tom P. Rippeth, Vasiliy Vlasenko, Nataliya Stashchuk, Brian D. Scannell, J. A. Mattias Green, Ben J. Lincoln, Sheldon Bacon (2017), Tidal Conversion and Mixing Poleward of the Critical Latitude (an Arctic Case Study), Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL075310

A. Romanou, J. Marshall, M. Kelley, J. Scott (2017), Role of the ocean’s AMOC in setting the uptake efficiency of transient tracers, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL072972

Roullet Guillaume, Molemaker M. Jeroen, Ducousso Nicolas, DubosThomas (2017), Compact symmetric Poisson equation discretization for non-hydrostatic sigma coordinates ocean model, Ocean Modelling, Volume 118, Pages 107-117, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.09.001


Wlademir Santis, Luis Aimola, Edmo J.D. Campos, Paola Castellanos (2018), The impacts of the atmospheric annular mode on the AMOC and its feedback in an idealized experiment, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, Volume 81, March 2018, Pages 30–41, doi: 10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2017.11.004

Anna Savage (2017), Sea Surface Height Signatures of Internal Gravity Waves, U. Michigan Doctoral Dissertation

Anna C. Savage, Brian K. Arbic, Matthew H. Alford, Joseph K. Ansong, J.Thomas Farrar, Dimitris Menemenlis, Amanda K. O’Rourke, James G. Richman, Jay F. Shriver, Gunnar Voet, Alan J. Wallcraft, Luis Zamudio (2017), Spectral decomposition of internal gravity wave sea surface height in global models, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013009

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

Kenji Shimizu and Keisuke Nakayama (2017), Effects of topography and Earth’s rotation on the oblique interaction of internal solitary-like waves in the Andaman Sea, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2017JC012888

E. L. Shroyer, L. Padman, R. M. Samerlson, A. Munchow, L. A. Stearns (2017), Seasonal control of Petermann Gletscher ice-shelf melt by the ocean’s response to sea-ice cover in Nares Strait, Journal of Glaciology, doi: 10.1017/jog.2016.140

Adil Siripatana, Talea Mayo, Ihab Sraj, Omar Knio, Clint Dawson, Olivier Le Maitre, Ibrahim Hoteit (2017), Assessing an ensemble Kalman filter inference of Manning’s n coefficient of an idealized tidal inlet against a polynomial chaos-based MCMC, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1074-z

Sitz, L.E., F. Di Sante, R. Farneti, R. Fuentes-Franco, E. Coppola, L. Mariotti, M. Reale, G. Sannino, M. Barreiro, R. Nogherotto, G. Giuliani, G. Graffino, C. Solidoro, G. Cossarini, F. Giorgi (2017), Description and evaluation of the Earth System Regional Climate Model (RegCM-ES), Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi: 10.1002/2017MS000933

Michael A. Spall and Joseph Pedlosky (2017), Shelf-Open Ocean Exchange Forced by Wind Jets, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0161.1

Michael A. Spall, Rebecca H. Jackson, Fiammetta Straneo (2017), Katabatic Wind-Driven Exchange in Fjords, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, Volume 122, Issue 10, October 2017, Pages 8246–8262, doi: 10.1002/2017JC013026

Michael A. Spall, Joseph Pedlosky and Claudia Cenedese (2017), Circulation induced by isolated dense water formation over closed topographic contours, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0042.1

Atul Srivastav, Suneet Dwivedi, Alok Kumar Mishra (2017), Investigating the role of air-sea forcing on the variability of hydrography, circulation, and mixed layer depth in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal, Oceanologia, doi: 10.1016/j.oceano.2017.10.001

Megan A. Stamper, John R. Taylor (2017), The transition from symmetric to baroclinic instability in the Eady model, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-016-1011-6

Nataliya Stashchuk, Vasiliy Vlasenko, Phil Hosegood, W. Alex M. Nimmo-Smith (2017), Tidally induced residual current over the Malin Sea continental slope, Continental Shelf Research, Volume 139, Pages 21–34, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2017.03.010

Steinrueck, Maria Elisabeth; Parmentier, Vivien; Showman, Adam P.(2017), The effects of disequilibrium carbon chemistry in general circulation models of hot Jupiters, American Astronomical Society, DPS meeting #49, id.402.03,

D.V. Stepanov (2017), Eddy energy sources and mesoscale eddies in the Sea of Okhotsk, Ocean Dynamics, ArXiv: 1708.07251

Daoxun Sun, Takamitsu Ito, Annalisa Bracco (2017), Oceanic Uptake of Oxygen During Deep Convection Events Through Diffusive and Bubble-Mediated Gas Exchange, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 31, Issue 10, Pages 1579–1591, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005716

Shantong Sun and Jinliang Liu (2017), Sensitivity of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current transport to surface buoyancy conditions in the North Atlantic, Ocean Modelling, Volume 118, Pages 118-129, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.09.004

G. G. Sutyrin and T. Radko (2017), The fate of pancake vortices, Physics of Fluids, 29, 031701, doi: 10.1063/1.4977975

Steel Elliot L., Davila Alfonso, and McKay Christopher P. (2017), Abiotic and Biotic Formation of Amino Acids in the Enceladus Ocean, Astrobiology, 17(9): 862-875, doi: 10.1089/ast.2017.1673

K.D. Stewart, A.McC. Hogg, S.M. Griffies, A.P. Heerdegen, M.L. Ward, P. Spenc, M.H. England (2017), Vertical resolution of baroclinic modes in global ocean models, Ocean Modelling, Volume 113, pp. 50–65, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.03.012


Steffen Tietsche, Magdalena Alonso-Balmaseda, Patricia Rosnay, Hao Zuo, Xiangshan Tian-Kunze, and Lars Kaleschke (2017), Thin sea ice in the Arctic: comparing L-band radiometry retrievals with an ocean reanalysis, The Cryosphere Discuss., doi: 10.5194/tc-2017-247

Habib Toye, Peng Zhan, Ganesh Gopalakrishnan, Aditya R. Kartadikaria, Huang Huang, Omar Knio, Ibrahim Hoteit (2017), Ensemble data assimilation in the Red Sea: sensitivity to ensemble selection and atmospheric forcing, Ocean Dynamics, Volume 67, Issue 7, pp 915–933, doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1064-1

Trivedi, Arjav (2017), Shelf-edge exchange in a numerical model of the Shetland shelf, Doctoral Dissertation, Imperial College, London,

Tsiaras, K.P., Hoteit, I., Kalaroni, S. et al. (2017), A hybrid ensemble-OI Kalman filter for efficient data assimilation into a 3-D biogeochemical model of the Mediterranean, Ocean Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s10236-017-1050-7

John Turner, Andrew Orr, G. Hilmar Gudmundsson, Adrian Jenkins, Robert G. Bingham, Claus-Dieter Hillenbrand, Thomas J. Bracegirdle (2017), Atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, Reviews of Geophysics, doi: 10.1002/2016RG000532

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, Pages 189–213, doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.10.009


Clément Ubelmann, Gérald Dibarboure, and Pierre Dubois (2017), A cross-spectral approach to measure the error budget of the SWOT altimetry mission over the Ocean, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0061.1

Mischa Ungermann, L. Bruno Tremblay, Torge Martin, Martin Losch (2017), Impact of the Ice Strength Formulation on the Performance of a Sea Ice Thickness Distribution Model in the Arctic, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012128


Derek Vance, Susan H. Little, Gregory F. de Souza, Samar Khatiwala, Maeve C. Lohan, and Rob Middag (2017), Silicon and zinc biogeochemical cycles coupled through the Southern Ocean, Nature Geoscience 10, 202–206, doi: 10.1038/ngeo2890

Tom van der Stocken, Dimitris Menemenlis (2017), Modelling mangrove propagule dispersal trajectories using high-resolution estimates of ocean surface winds and currents, Biotropica, doi: 10.1111/btp.12440

A. Verdy, M. R. Mazloff (2017), A data assimilating model for estimating Southern Ocean biogeochemistry, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012650

Rike Völpel, André Paul, Annegret Krandick, Stefan Mulitza, and Michael Schulz (2017), Stable water isotopes in the MITgcm, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3125-3144, doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-3125-2017


H.R. Wakeford, D.K. Sing, D. Deming, N.K. Lewis, J. Goyal, T.J. Wilson, J. Barstow, T. Kataria, B. Drummond, T.M. Evans, A.L. Carter, N. Nikolov, H.A. Knutson , G.E. Ballester, A.M. Mandell (2017), The Complete Transmission Spectrum of WASP-39b with a Precise Water Constraint, arXiv [astro-ph.EP], https://arxiv.org/pdf/1711.10529.pdf

Hannah R. Wakeford, David K. Sing, Tiffany Kataria, Drake Deming, Nikolay Nikolov, Eric D. Lopez, Pascal Tremblin, David S. Amundsen, Nikole K. Lewis, Avi M. Mandell, Jonathan J. Fortney, Heather Knutson, Björn Benneke, Thomas M. Evans (2017), HAT-P-26b: A Neptune-mass exoplanet with a well-constrained heavy element abundance, Science, 12 May 2017, Vol. 356, Issue 6338, pp. 628-631, doi: 10.1126/science.aah4668

C.C. Walker and A.S. Gardner (2017), Rapid drawdown of Antarctica’s Wordie Ice Shelf glaciers in response to ENSO/Southern Annular Mode-driven warming in the Southern Ocean, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 476, Pages 100-110, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2017.08.005

Yan Wang, Andrew L. Stewart (2018), Eddy dynamics over continental slopes under retrograde winds: Insights from a model inter-comparison, Ocean Modelling
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Michio Watanabe, Toshiyuki Hibiya (2017), A near-inertial current event in the homogeneous deep layer of the northern Sea of Japan during winter, Journal of Oceanography, doi: 10.1007/s10872-017-0451-z

Tobias Weber, MaikThomas (2017), Tidal dynamics and their influence on the climate system from the Cretaceous to present day, Global and Planetary Change
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Quran Wu, Xuebin Zhang, John A. Church, Jianyu Hu (2017), Variability and change of sea level and its components in the Indo-Pacific region during the altimetry era, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012345

Yang Wu, Zhaomin Wang, Chengyan Liu (2017), On the response of the Lorenz energy cycle for the Southern Ocean to intensified westerlies, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012539


Xi Zhang, and Adam P. Showman (2017), Effects of Bulk Composition on the Atmospheric Dynamics on Close-in Exoplanets, The Astrophysical Journal, doi: 10.3847/1538-4357/836/1/73


Y. Ye, C. Völker (2017), On the Role of Dust-Deposited Lithogenic Particles for Iron Cycling in the Tropical and Subtropical Atlantic, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 31, Issue 10, Pages 1543–1558, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005663

Young R. Yi , Sonya Legg, and Robert H. Nazarian (2017), The Impact of Topographic Steepness on Tidal Dissipation at Bumpy Topography, Fluids 2017, 2(4), 55; doi: 10.3390/fluids2040055

Chunxin Yuan, Roger Gimshaw, Edward Johnson. Xueen Chen (2017),  The propagation of internal solitary waves over variable topography in a horizontally two-dimensional framework, Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0154.1


Xianming Zhang, Yanxu Zhang, Clifton Dassuncao, Rainer Lohmann, Elsie M. Sunderland (2017), North Atlantic Deep Water formation inhibits high Arctic contamination by continental perfluorooctane sulfonate discharges, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 31, Issue 8, Pages 1332–1343, doi: 10.1002/2017GB005624

Xuefeng Zhang, Chaohui Sun, Chang Liu, Lianxin Zhang, Caixia Shao, Xiaoshuang Zhang, and Yuxin Zhao (2017), Evaluation of the Impact of Argo Data on Ocean Reanalysis in the Pacific Region, Hindawi, Advances in Meteorology, Volume 2017, Article ID 7314106, 12 pages, doi: 10.1155/2017/7314106

Yu Zhang, Changsheng Chen, Robert C. Beardsley, Guoping Gao, Jianhua Qi, Huichan Lin(2016), Seasonal and interannual variability of the Arctic sea ice: A comparison between AO-FVCOM and observations, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC011841

Zhao, S. & Liu, Y.(2016), Spurious dianeutral mixing in a global ocean model using spherical centroidal voronoi tessellations, Journal of the Ocean University of China (2016) 15: 923. doi: 10.1007/s11802-016-3031-8

Zheyu Zhou, Xiao Yu, Tian-Jian Hsu, Fengyan Shi, W. Rockwell Geyer, James T. Kirby (2017), On nonhydrostatic coastal model simulations of shear instabilities in a stratified shear flow at high Reynolds number, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi: 10.1002/2016JC012334

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