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PMEL Outstanding Scientific Papers

2008 (calendar years 2006 and 2007)

Johnson, G.C., S. Mecking, B.M. Sloyan, and S.E. Wijffels (2007): Recent bottom water warming in the Pacific Ocean. J. Climate, 20, 5365–5375.

Sabine, C.L., and R.A. Feely (2007): The oceanic sink for carbon dioxide. In Greenhouse Gas Sinks, D. Reay, N. Hewitt, J. Grace, and K. Smith (eds.), CABI Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK, 31–49.

Wang, M., J.E. Overland, V. Kattsov, J.E. Walsh, X. Zhang, and T. Pavlova (2007): Intrinsic versus forced variation in coupled climate model simulations over the Arctic during the Twentieth Century. J. Climate, 20(6), 1093–1107.

2007 (calendar years 2005 and 2006)

Cronin, M.F., N.A. Bond, C. Fairall, and R.A. Weller (2006): Surface cloud forcing in the east Pacific stratus deck/cold tongue/ITCZ complex. J. Climate, 19(3), 392–409.

Kessler, W.S. (2005): The circulation of the eastern tropical Pacific: A review. Prog. Oceanogr., 69, 181–217.

Lupton, J., D. Butterfield, M. Lilley, L. Evans, K.-I. Nakamura, W. Chadwick, Jr., J. Resing, R. Embley, E. Olson, G. Proskurowski, E. Baker, C. de Ronde, K. Roe, R. Greene, G. Lebon, and C. Young (2006): Submarine venting of liquid carbon dioxide on a Mariana Arc volcano. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q08007, doi: 10.1029/2005GC001152.

McPhaden, M.J., S.E. Zebiak, and M.H. Glantz (2006): ENSO as an integrating concept in the earth sciences. Science, 314(5806), 1740–1745.

Stabeno, P.J., G.L. Hunt, Jr., J.M. Napp, and J.D. Schumacher (2006): Physical forcing of ecosystem dynamics on the Bering Sea Shelf. Chapter 30 in The Sea, Vol. 14, A.R. Robinson and K. Brink (eds.), The Global Coastal Ocean: Interdisciplinary Regional Studies and Syntheses, Part B, Harvard University Press, 1177–1212.

Titov, V.V., A.B. Rabinovich, H.O. Mofjeld, R.E. Thomson, and F.I. González (2005): The global reach of the 26 December 2004 Sumatra Tsunami. Science, 309(5743), 2045–2048.

2005 (2004 papers)

Baker, E.T., and C.R. German (2004): On the global distribution of hydrothermal vent fields. In Mid-Ocean Ridges: Hydrothermal interactions between the lithosphere and oceans. Geophys. Monogr. Ser., Vol. 148, C.R. German, J. Lin, and L.M. Parson (eds.), AGU, 245-266.

Feely, R.A., C.L. Sabine, K. Lee, W. Berelson, J. Kleypas, V.J. Fabry, and F.J. Millero (2004): Impact of anthropogenic CO2 on the CaCO3 system in the oceans. Science, 305(5682), 362-366.

Sabine, C.L., R.A. Feely, N. Gruber, R.M. Key, K. Lee, J.L. Bullister, R. Wanninkhof, C.S. Wong, D.W.R. Wallace, B. Tilbrook, F.J. Millero, T.-H. Peng, A. Kozyr, T. Ono, and A.F. Rios (2004): The oceanic sink for anthropogenic CO2. Science, 305(5682), 367-371. 

2004 (2002–2003 papers)

Bond, N.A., J.E. Overland, M. Spillane, and P.J. Stabeno (2003): Recent shifts in the state of the North Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(23), 2183, doi: 10.1029/2003GL018597.

Johnson, G.C., B.M. Sloyan, W.S. Kessler, and K.E. McTaggart (2002): Direct measurements of upper ocean currents and water properties across the tropical Pacific Ocean during the 1990's. Prog. Oceanogr., 52(1), 31–61.

Quinn, P.K., and T.S. Bates (2003): North American, Asian, and Indian haze: Similar regional impacts on climate? Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(11), 1555, doi: 10.1029/2003GL016934.


Feely, R.A., C.L. Sabine, T. Takahashi, and R. Wanninkhof (2001): Uptake and storage of carbon dioxide in the oceans: The global CO2 survey. Oceanography, 14(4), 18–32.

McPhaden, M.J., and D. Zhang (2002): Slowdown of the meridional overturning circulation in the upper Pacific Ocean. Nature, 415, 603–608.

Overland, J.E., M. Wang, and N.A. Bond (2002): Recent temperature changes in the western Arctic during Spring. Journal of Climate, 15(13), 1702–1716.


Kessler, W.S. and R. Kleeman (2000): Rectification of the Madden-Julian Oscillation in the
ENSO cycle
. Journal of Climate, 13(20), 3560–3575.

Meinen, C.S. and M.J. McPhaden (2000): Observations of warm water volume changes in the equatorial Pacific and their relationship to El Niño and La Niña. Journal of Climate, 13(20), 3551–3559.

Stabeno, P.J., N.A. Bond, N.B. Kachel, S.A. Salo, and J.D. Schumacher (2001): On the temporal
variability of the physical environment over the south-eastern Bering Sea.
Fisheries Oceanography, 10(1), 81–98.


Embley, R.W., W.W. Chadwick, M.R. Perfit, M.C. Smith, and J.R. Delaney (2000): Recent eruptions on the CoAxial segment of the Juan de Fuca Ridge: Implications for mid-ocean ridge accretion processes. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(B7), 16,501–16,525.

Johnson, G.C., and M.J. McPhaden (1999): Interior pycnocline flow from the subtropical to the equatorial Pacific Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29, 3073–3089.

Stabeno, P.J., J.D. Schumacher, and K. Ohtani (1999): The physical oceanography of the Bering Sea: A summary of physical, chemical, and biological characteristics, and a synopsis of research on the Bering Sea. In Dynamics of the Bering Sea, A Summary of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Characteristics, and a Synopsis of Research on the Bering Sea, T.R. Loughlin and K. Ohtani (eds.), North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), University of Alaska Sea Grant, AK-SG-99-03, 1–28.


Feely, R.A., R. Wanninkhof, T. Takahashi, and P. Tans (1999): Influence of El Niño on the equatorial Pacific contribution of atmospheric CO2 accumulation. Nature, 398, 597–601.

Gonzalez, F.I. (1999): Tsunami! Scientific American, 280(5), 56–65.

McPhaden, M.J. (1999): Genesis and evolution of the 1997–98 El Niño. Science, 283, 950–954.


Butterfield, D.A., I.R. Jonasson, G.J. Massoth, R.A. Feely, K.K. Roe, R.E. Embley, J.F. Holden, R.E. McDuff, M.D. Lilley, and J.R. Delaney (1997): Seafloor eruptions and evolution of hydrothermal fluid chemistry. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, 355, 369-386.

McPhaden, M.J., A.J. Busallacchi, R. Cheney, J.-R. Donguy, K.S. Gage, D. Halpern, M. Ji, P. Julian, G. Meyers, G.T. Mitchum, P.P. Niiler, J. Picaut, R.W. Reynolds, N. Smith, and K. Takeuchi (1998): The Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere observing system: A decade of progress. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(C7), 14,169–14,240.

Stabeno, P.J., J.D. Schumacher, R.F. Davis, and J.M. Napp (1998): Under-ice observations of water column temperature, salinity and spring phytoplankton dynamics: Eastern Bering Sea shelf. Journal of Marine Research, 56, 239-255.


Cronin, M.F., and M.J. McPhaden (1997): The upper ocean heat balance in the western equatorial Pacific warm pool during September–December 1992. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 8533–8553.

Johnson, G.C., and D.W. Moore (1997): The Pacific subsurface countercurrents and an inertial model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27(11), 2448–2459.

Lavelle, J.W. (1997): Buoyancy-driven plumes in rotating, stratified cross flows: Plume dependence on rotation, turbulent mixing, and cross-flow strength. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(C2), 3405–3420.

Stabeno, P.J., and A.J. Hermann (1996): An eddy-resolving model of circulation on the western Gulf of Alaska Shelf: 2. Comparison of results to oceanographic observations. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(C1), 1151–1161.


Baker, E.T. (1996): Geological indexes of hydrothermal venting. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(B6), 13,741–13,753.

Embley, R.W., and W.W. Chadwick, Jr. (1994): Volcanic and hydrothermal processes associated with a recent phase of seafloor spreading at the northern Cleft segment: Juan de Fuca Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(B3), 4741–4760.

Harrison, D.E., and N.K. Larkin (1996): The COADS sea level pressure signal: A near-global El Niño composite and time series view, 1946-1993. Journal of Climate, 9, 3025–3055.

Stabeno, P.J., J.D. Schumacher, K.M. Bailey, R.D. Brodeur, and E.D. Cokelet (1996): Observed patches of walleye pollock eggs and larvae in Shelikof Strait, Alaska: their characteristics, formation and persistence. Fisheries Oceanography, 5(Supplement 1), 81–91.


Baker, E.T., C.R. German, and H. Elderfield (1995). Hydrothermal plumes over spreading-center axes: Global distributions and geological inferences. In Seafloor Hydrothermal Systems: Physical, Chemical, Biological, and Geological Interactions, S. Humphris, R. Zierenberg, L. Mullineaux, and R. Thomson (eds.), Geophysical Monograph 91, American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C., 47–71.

Fox, C.G., W.E. Radford, R.P. Dziak, T.-K. Lau, H. Matsumoto, and A.E. Schreiner (1995). Acoustic detection of a seafloor spreading episode on the Juan de Fuca Ridge using military hydrophone arrays. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(2), 131–134.

Kessler, W.S., M.J. McPhaden, and K.M. Weickmann (1995). Forcing of intraseasonal Kelvin waves in the equatorial Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100(C6), 10,613–10,631.

Schumacher, J.D., and A.W. Kendall, Jr. (1995). An example of fisheries oceanography: Walleye pollock in Alaskan waters. U.S. National Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1991-1994, Reviews of Geophysics, Supplement, 1153–1163.


Harrison, D.E., and A.P. Craig (1993). Ocean model studies of upper-ocean variability at 0°, 160°W during the 1982-1983 ENSO: Local and remotely forced response. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 23(3), 425–451.

Hinckley, S., K. Bailey, S. Picquelle, M. Yoklavich, and P. Stabeno (1993). Age-specific mortality and transport of larval walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma in the western Gulf of Alaska. Marine Ecological Progress Series, 98, 17–29.

Lavelle, J.W., J. Cowen, and G.J. Massoth (1992). A model for the deposition of hydrothermal manganese near ridge crests. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97(C5), 7413–7427.


Bates, T.S., B.K. Lamb, A. Guenther, J. Dignon, and R.E. Stoiber (1992). Sulfur emissions to the atmosphere from natural sources. Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry, 14, 315–337.

Larsen, J.C. (1992). Transport and heat flux of the Florida Current at 27°N derived from cross-stream voltages and profiling data: theory and observations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 338, 169–236. (Abstract only)

McPhaden, M.J., and S.P. Hayes (1991). On the variability of winds, sea surface temperature, and surface layer heat content in the western equatorial Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research, 96 (supplement), 3331–3342.


Aagaard, K., E. Fahrbach, J. Meincke, and J.H. Swift (1991). Saline outflow from the Arctic Ocean: Its contribution to the deep waters of the Greenland, Norwegian, and Iceland Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research, 96(C11), 20,433–20,411.

Chadwick, W.W., Jr., R.W. Embley, and C.G. Fox (1991). Evidence for volcanic eruption on the southern Juan de Fuca Ridge between 1981 and 1987. Nature, 350, 416–418.

Hayes, S.P., P. Chang, and M.J. McPhaden (1991). Variability of the sea surface temperature in the eastern equatorial Pacific during 1986-1988. Journal of Geophysical Research, 96(C6), 10,553–10,566.


Baker, E.T., and J.E. Lupton (1990). Changes in submarine hydrothermal ³He/heat ratios as an indicator of magmatic/tectonic activity. Nature, 346, 556–558.

Harrison, D.E., B.S. Geise, and E.S. Sarachik (1990). Mechanisms of SST change in the equatorial waveguide during the 1982-83 ENSO. Journal of Climate, 3(2), 173–188.

McPhaden, M.J., and S.P. Hayes (1990). Variability in the equatorial Pacific Ocean during 1986-88. Journal of Geophysical Research, 95 (C8), 13,195–13,208.


Baker, E.T., J.W. Lavelle, R.A. Feely, G.J. Massoth, S.L. Walker, and L.E. Lupton (1989). Episodic venting of hydrothermal fluids from the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research, 94, 9237–9250.

McPhaden, M.J., and B.A. Taft (1988). Dynamics of seasonal and interseasonal variability in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18, 1713–1732.

Schumacher, J.D., P.J. Stabeno, and A.T. Roach (1989). Volume transport in the Alaska Coastal Current. Continental Shelf Research, 9, 1071–1083.

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