Publications

Tan, S., Pratt, L. J., Voet, G., Cusack, J. M., Helfrich, K. R., Alford, M. H., Girton, J. B., & Carter, G. S. (2022). Hydraulic control of flow in a multi-passage system connecting two basins. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 940, 32. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2022.212
Franks, P. J. S., Inman, B. G., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., & Waterhouse, A. F. (2021). Oceanic turbulence from a planktonic perspective. Limnology and Oceanography, 16. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11996
Couchman, M. M. P., Wynne-Cattanach, B., Alford, M. H., Caulfield, C. C. P., Kerswell, R. R., MacKinnon, J. A., & Voet, G. (2021). Data-driven identification of turbulent oceanic mixing from observational microstructure data. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(23), 10. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021gl094978
Mashayek, A., Caulfield, C. P., & Alford, M. H. (2021). Goldilocks mixing in oceanic shear-induced turbulent overturns. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 928, 32. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2021.740
Le Boyer, A., & Alford, M. H. (2021). Variability and sources of the internal wave continuum examined from global moored velocity records. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(9), 2807–2823. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0155.1
Middleton, L., Fine, E. C., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., & Taylor, J. R. (2021). Estimating dissipation rates associated with double diffusion. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(15), 13. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021gl092779
Munoz-Royo, C., Peacock, T., Alford, M. H., Smith, J. A., Le Boyer, A., Kulkarni, C. S., Lermusiaux, P. F. J., Haley, P. J., Mirabito, C., Wang, D., Adams, E. E., Ouillon, R., Breugem, A., Decrop, B., Lanckriet, T., Supekar, R. B., Rzeznik, A. J., Gartman, A., & Ju, S.-J. (2021). Extent of impact of deep-sea nodule mining midwater plumes is influenced by sediment loading, turbulence and thresholds. Nature: Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00213-8
Wang, D. Y., Adams, E. E., Munoz-Royo, C., Peacock, T., & Alford, M. H. (2021). Effect of crossflow on trapping depths of particle plumes: laboratory experiments and application to the PLUMEX field experiment. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, 21(4), 741–757. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10652-021-09795-5
Sanford, T. B., Ma, B. B., & Alford, M. H. (2021). Stalling and dissipation of a near-inertial wave (NIW) in an anticyclonic ocean eddy: Direct determination of group velocity and comparison with theory. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 126(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jc016742
MacKinnon, J. A., Simmons, H. L., Hargrove, J., Thomson, J., Peacock, T., Alford, M. H., Barton, B. I., Boury, S., Brenner, S. D., Couto, N., Danielson, S. L., Fine, E. C., Graber, H. C., Guthrie, J., Hopkins, J. E., Jayne, S. R., Jeon, C., Klenz, T., Lee, C. M., … Wood, K. R. (2021). A warm jet in a cold ocean. Nature Communications, 12(1), 2418. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22505-5
Zeiden, K. L., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Rudnick, D. L., Voet, G., & Wijesekera, H. (2021). Broadband submesoscale vorticity generated by flow around an island. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(4), 1301–1317. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0161.1
Hamann, M. M., Alford, M. H., Lucas, A. J., Waterhouse, A. F., & Voet, G. (2021). Turbulence driven by reflected internal tides in a supercritical submarine canyon. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(2), 591–609. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0123.1
Fine, E. C., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Mickett, J. B. (2021). Microstructure mixing observations and finescale parameterizations in the Beaufort Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(1), 19–35. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0233.1
Marques, O. B., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Klymak, J. M., Nash, J. D., Waterhouse, A. F., Kelly, S. M., Simmons, H. L., & Braznikov, D. (2021). Internal tide structure and temporal variability on the reflective continental slope of southeastern Tasmania. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(2), 611–631. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0044.1
Alford, M. H. (2020). Revisiting near-inertial wind work: Slab models, relative stress, and mixed layer deepening. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(11), 3141–3156. https://doi.org/10.1175/Jpo-D-20-0105.1
Alford, M. H. (2020). Global calculations of local and remote near-inertial-wave dissipation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(11), 3157–3164. https://doi.org/10.1175/Jpo-D-20-0106.1
Slade, W. H., Peacock, T., & Alford, M. (2020). Monitoring deep-sea mining’s effects new instrument to measure sediment properties in mining plumes. Sea Technology, 61(9), 13–16. https://doi.org/10.1525/elementa.343.f3
Voet, G., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Nash, J. D. (2020). Topographic form drag on tides and low-frequency flow: Observations of nonlinear lee waves over a tall submarine ridge near Palau. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(5), 1489–1507. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0257.1
Luecke, C. A., Arbic, B. K., Richman, J. G., Shriver, J. F., Alford, M. H., Ansong, J. K., Bassette, S. L., Buijsman, M. C., Menemenlis, D., Scott, R. B., Timko, P. G., Voet, G., Wallcraft, A. J., & Zamudio, L. (2020). Statistical comparisons of temperature variance and kinetic energy in global ocean models and observations: Results from mesoscale to internal wave frequencies. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 125(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015306
Nelson, A. D., Arbic, B. K., Menemenlis, D., Peltier, W. R., Alford, M. H., Grisouard, N., & Klymak, J. M. (2020). Improved internal wave spectral continuum in a regional ocean model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 125(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015974
Le Boyer, A., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., Hennon, T. D., Yang, Y. J., Ko, D., & Nash, J. (2020). Frequency shift of near-inertial waves in the South China Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(5), 1121–1135. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0103.1
Couto, N., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J., & Mickett, J. B. (2020). Mixing rates and bottom drag in Bering Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(3), 809–825. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0154.1
Rudnick, D. L., Zeiden, K. A., Ou, C. Y., Johnston, T. M. S., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., & Voet, G. (2019). Understanding vorticity caused by flow passing an island. Oceanography, 32(4), 66–73. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.412
Carter, G. S., Voet, G., Alford, M. H., Girton, J. B., Mickett, J. B., Klymak, J. M., Pratt, L. J., Pearson-Potts, K. A., Cusack, J. M., & Tan, S. W. (2019). A spatial geography of abyssal turbulent mixing in the Samoan Passage. Oceanography, 32(4), 194–203. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.425
Cusack, J. M., Voet, G., Alford, M. H., Girton, J. B., Carter, G. S., Pratt, L. J., Pearson-Potts, K. A., & Tan, S. W. (2019). Persistent turbulence in the Samoan Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(12), 3179–3197. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0116.1
Siegelman, M., Merrifield, M. A., Firing, E., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Wijesekera, H. W., Schramek, T. A., Zeiden, K. L., & Terrill, E. J. (2019). Observations of near-inertial surface currents at Palau. Oceanography, 32(4), 74–83. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.413
Garwood, J. C., Lucas, A. J., Naughton, P., Alford, M. H., Roberts, P. L. D., Jaffe, J. S., DeGelleke, L., & Franks, P. J. S. (2019). A novel cross-shore transport mechanism revealed by subsurface, robotic larval mimics: Internal wave deformation of the background velocity field. Limnology and Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11400
Johnston, T. M. S., Schonau, M. C., Paluszkiewicz, T., MacKinnon, J. A., Arbic, B. K., Colin, P. L., Alford, M. H., Andres, M., Centurioni, L., Graber, H. C., Helfrich, K. R., Hormann, V., Lermusiaux, P. F. J., Musgrave, R. C., Powell, B. S., Qiu, B., Rudnick, D. L., Simmons, H. L., St Laurent, L., … Zeiden, K. L. (2019). Flow Encountering Abrupt Topography (Fleat): A multiscale observational and modeling program to understand how topography affects flows in the western North Pacific. Oceanography, 32(4), 10–21. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.407
Girton, J. B., Mickett, J. B., Zhao, Z. X., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Cusack, J. M., Carter, G. S., Pearson-Potts, K. A., Pratt, L. J., Tan, S. W., & Klymak, J. M. (2019). Flow-topography interactions in the Samoan Passage. Oceanography, 32(4), 184–193. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.424
Andres, M., Siegelman, M., Hormann, V., Musgrave, R. C., Merrifield, S. T., Rudnick, D. L., Merrifield, M. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Wijesekera, H. W., MacKinnon, J. A., Centurioni, L., Nash, J. D., & Terrill, E. J. (2019). Eddies, topography, and the abyssal flow by the Kyushu-Palau Ridge near Velasco Reef. Oceanography, 32(4), 46–55. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.410
Hennon, T. D., Alford, M. H., & Zhao, Z. X. (2019). Global assessment of semidiurnal internal tide aliasing in Argo profiles. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(10), 2523–2533. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0121.1
Roemmich, D., Alford, M. H., Claustre, H., Johnson, K., King, B., Moum, J., Oke, P., Owens, W. B., Pouliquen, S., Purkey, S., Scanderbeg, M., Suga, T., Wijffels, S., Zilberman, N., Bakker, D., Baringer, M., Belbeoch, M., Bittig, H. C., Boss, E., … Yasuda, I. (2019). On the future of Argo: A global, full-depth, multi-disciplinary array. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00439
Tamara L. Schlosser, Nicole L. Jones, Cynthia E. Bluteau, Matthew H. Alford, Gregory N. Ivey, & Andrew J. Lucas. (2019). Generation and propagation of near-inertial waves in a baroclinic current on the Tasmanian Shelf. Journal of Physical Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-18-0208.1
Brizuela, N., Filonov, A., & Alford, M. H. (2019). Internal tsunami waves transport sediment released by underwater landslides. Scientific Reports, 9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-47080-0
Alford, M. H., Simmons, H. L., Marques, O. B., & Girton, J. B. (2019). Internal tide attenuation in the North Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(14), 8205–8213. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl082648
Larry J. Pratt, Gunnar Voet, Astrid Pacini, Shuwen Tan, Matthew H. Alford, Glenn S. Carter, James B. Girton, & Dimitris Menemenlis. (2019). Pacific Abyssal Transport and Mixing: Through the Samoan Passage versus around the Manihiki Plateau. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(6), 1577–1592. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-18-0124.1
MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Zeiden, K., Johnston, T. M. S., Siegelman, M., Merrifield, S., & Merrifield, M. (2019). Eddy wake generation from broadband currents near Palau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc014945
Wagner, G. L., Flierl, G., Ferrari, R., Voet, G., Carter, G. S., Alford, M. H., & Girton, J. B. (2019). Squeeze dispersion and the effective diapycnal diffusivity of oceanic tracers. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(10), 5378–5386. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl082458
Fine, E. C., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., & Mickett, J. B. (2018). Microstructure Observations of Turbulent Heat Fluxes in a Warm-Core Canada Basin Eddy. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(10), 2397–2418. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-18-0028.1
Amy F. Waterhouse, Samuel M. Kelly, Zhongxiang Zhao, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Jonathan D. Nash, Harper Simmons, Dmitry Brahznikov, Luc Rainville, Matthew Alford, & Rob Pinkel. (2018). Observations of the Tasman Sea internal tide beam. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(6), 1283–1297. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0116.1
Joseph K. Ansong, Brian K. Arbic, Harper L. Simmons, Matthew H. Alford, Maarten C. Buijsman, Patrick G. Timko, James G. Richman, Jay F. Shriver, & Alan J. Wallcraft. (2018). Geographical distribution of diurnal and semidiurnal parametric subharmonic instability in a global ocean circulation model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(6), 1409–1431. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0164.1
Hamann, M. M., Alford, M. H., & Mickett, J. B. (2018). Generation and Propagation of Nonlinear Internal Waves in Sheared Currents Over the Washington Continental Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 123(4), 2381–2400. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017jc013388
Zhao, Z. X., Alford, M. H., Simmons, H. L., Brazhnikov, D., & Pinkel, R. (2018). Satellite investigation of the M-2 Internal Tide in the Tasman Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(3), 687–703. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0047.1
Thorpe, S. A., Malarkey, J., Voet, G., Alford, M. H., Girton, J. B., & Carter, G. S. (2018). Application of a model of internal hydraulic jumps. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 834, 125–148. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2017.646
Alford, M. H., Sloyan, B. M., & Simmons, H. L. (2017). Internal waves in the East Australian Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(24), 12280–12288. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017gl075246
Luecke, C. A., Arbic, B. K., Bassette, S. L., Richman, J. G., Shriver, J. F., Alford, M. H., Smedstad, O. M., Timko, P. G., Trossman, D. S., & Wallcraft, A. J. (2017). The global mesoscale eddy available potential energy field in models and observations. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 122(11), 9126–9143. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017jc013136
Savage, A. C., Arbic, B. K., Alford, M. H., Ansong, J. K., Farrar, J. T., Menemenlis, D., O’Rourke, A. K., Richman, J. G., Shriver, J. F., Voet, G., Wallcraft, A. J., & Zamudio, L. (2017). Spectral decomposition of internal gravity wave sea surface height in global models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 122(10), 7803–7821. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017jc013009
Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., Pinkel, R., & Klymak, J. M. (2017). Space-time scales of shear in the North Pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47(10), 2455–2478. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0087.1
Alberty, M. S., Billheimer, S., Hamann, M. M., Ou, C. Y., Tamsitt, V., Lucas, A. J., & Alford, M. H. (2017). A reflecting, steepening, and breaking internal tide in a submarine canyon. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 122(8), 6872–6882. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016jc012583
Lucas, A. J., Pinkel, R., & Alford, M. (2017). Ocean wave energy for long endurance, broad bandwidth ocean monitoring. Oceanography, 30(2), 126–127. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.232