Publications

Burchard, H., Alford, M., Chouksey, M., Dematteis, G., Eden, C., Giddy, I., Klingbeil, K., Boyer, A. L., Olbers, D., Pietrzak, J., Pollmann, F., Polzin, K., Roquet, F., Saez, P. S., Swart, S., Umlauf, L., Voet, G., & Wynne-Cattanach, B. (2024). Linking ocean mixing and overturning circulation. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-24-0082.1
Van Haren, H., Voet, G., Alford, M. H., Fernández-Castro, B., Naveira Garabato, A. C., Wynne-Cattanach, B. L., Mercier, H., & Messias, M.-J. (2024). Near-slope turbulence in a Rockall canyon. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 206, 104277. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2024.104277
Marques, O. B., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Voet, G., Klymak, J. M., & Nash, J. D. (2024). Observations of Tidally Driven Turbulence over Steep, Small-Scale Topography Embedded in the Tasman Slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 54(2), 601–615. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-23-0038.1
Le Boyer, A., Couto, N., Alford, M. H., Drake, H. F., Bluteau, C. E., Hughes, K. G., Naveira Garabato, A. C., Moulin, A. J., Peacock, T., Fine, E. C., Mashayek, A., Cimoli, L., Meredith, M. P., Melet, A., Fer, I., Dengler, M., & Stevens, C. L. (2023). Turbulent diapycnal fluxes as a pilot Essential Ocean Variable. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10, 1241023. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2023.1241023
DeFilippis, J. P., Cornuelle, B. D., Lucas, A. J., Hodgkiss, W. S., Lenain, L., Kuperman, W. A., & Alford, M. H. (2023). Observations and simulations of caustic formation due to oceanographic fine structure. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 154(3), 1372–1388. https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0020830
Gutiérrez Brizuela, N., Alford, M. H., Xie, S.-P., Sprintall, J., Voet, G., Warner, S. J., Hughes, K., & Moum, J. N. (2023). Prolonged thermocline warming by near-inertial internal waves in the wakes of tropical cyclones. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 120(26), e2301664120. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2301664120
Masunaga, E., Alford, M. H., Lucas, A. J., & Freudmann, A. R.-M. (2023). Numerical Simulations of Internal Tide Dynamics in a Steep Submarine Canyon. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 53(11), 2669–2686. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-23-0040.1
Voet, G., Alford, M. H., Cusack, J. M., Pratt, L. J., Girton, J. B., Carter, G. S., Klymak, J. M., Tan, S., & Thurnherr, A. M. (2023). Energy and Momentum of a Density-Driven Overflow in the Samoan Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 53(6), 1429–1452. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-22-0220.1
Brizuela, N. G., Johnston, T. M. S., Alford, M. H., Asselin, O., Rudnick, D. L., Moum, J. N., Thompson, E. J., Wang, S., & Lee, C. (2023). A Vorticity‐Divergence View of Internal Wave Generation by a Fast‐Moving Tropical Cyclone: Insights From Super Typhoon Mangkhut. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 128(5), e2022JC019400. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC019400
Cimoli, L., Mashayek, A., Johnson, H. L., Marshall, D. P., Naveira Garabato, A. C., Whalen, C. B., Vic, C., de Lavergne, C., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Talley, L. D. (2023). Significance of Diapycnal Mixing Within the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. AGU Advances, 4(2). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022AV000800
Alford, M. H., Nash, J. D., & Buijsman, M. (2023). Tidally Forced Turbulent Dissipation on a Three-Dimensional Fan in Luzon Strait. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 53(1), 177–193. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-22-0117.1
Zilberman, N. V., Thierry, V., King, B., Alford, M., Andre, X., Balem, K., Briggs, N., Chen, Z., Cabanes, C., Coppola, L., Dall’Olmo, G., Desbruyeres, D., Fernandez, D., Foppert, A., Gardner, W., Gasparin, F., Hally, B., Hosoda, S., Johnson, G. C., … van Wijk, E. M. (2023). Observing the full ocean volume using Deep Argo floats. Frontiers in Marine Science, 10. https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fmars.2023.1287867
Arbic, B. K., Elipot, S., Brasch, J. M., Menemenlis, D., Ponte, A. L., Shriver, J. F., Yu, X. L., Zaron, E. D., Alford, M. H., Buijsman, M. C., Abernathey, R., Garcia, D., Guan, L. X., Martin, P. E., & Nelson, A. D. (2022). Near-Surface Oceanic Kinetic Energy Distributions From Drifter Observations and Numerical Models. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 127(10), 30. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022jc018551
Muñoz-Royo, C., Ouillon, R., El Mousadik, S., Alford, M. H., & Peacock, T. (2022). An in situ study of abyssal turbidity-current sediment plumes generated by a deep seabed polymetallic nodule mining preprototype collector vehicle. Science Advances, 8(38), eabn1219. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abn1219
Thakur, R., Arbic, B. K., Menemenlis, D., Momeni, K., Pan, Y., Peltier, W. R., Skitka, J., Alford, M. H., & Ma, Y. (2022). Impact of Vertical Mixing Parameterizations on Internal Gravity Wave Spectra in Regional Ocean Models. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(16). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL099614
Waterhouse, A. F., Hennon, T., Kunze, E., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., Simmons, H., Whalen, C. B., Fine, E. C., Klymak, J., & Hummon, J. M. (2022). Global Observations of Rotary-With-Depth Shear Spectra. Journal of Physical Oceanography. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-22-0015.1
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
Fine, E. C., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Middleton, L., Taylor, J., Mickett, J. B., Cole, S. T., Couto, N., Le Boyer, A., & Peacock, T. (2022). Double Diffusion, Shear Instabilities, and Heat Impacts of a Pacific Summer Water Intrusion in the Beaufort Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 52(2), 189–203. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-21-0074.1
Boury, S., Supekar, R., Fine, E. C., Musgrave, R., Mickett, J. B., Voet, G., Odier, P., Peacock, T., MacKinnon, J. A., & Alford, M. H. (2022). Observations of Double Diffusive Staircase Edges in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127(11). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC018906
Wynne‐Cattanach, B. L., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Voet, G. (2022). Measurements of Turbulence Generated by Wake Eddies Near a Steep Headland. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127(8). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JC018674
van Haren, H., Voet, G., Alford, M. H., & Torres, D. J. (2022). Internal wave breaking near the foot of a steep East-Pacific continental slope. Progress in Oceanography, 205, 102817. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2022.102817
Ouillon, R., Muñoz-Royo, C., Alford, M. H., & Peacock, T. (2022). Advection–diffusion settling of deep-sea mining sediment plumes. Part 2. Collector plumes. Flow, 2, E23. https://doi.org/10.1017/flo.2022.19
Ouillon, R., Muñoz-Royo, C., Alford, M. H., & Peacock, T. (2022). Advection-diffusion-settling of deep-sea mining sediment plumes. Part 1: Midwater plumes. Flow, 2, E22. https://doi.org/10.1017/flo.2022.20
Mashayek, A., Cael, B. B., Cimoli, L., Alford, M. H., & Caulfield, C. P. (2022). A physical–statistical recipe for representation of small-scale oceanic turbulent mixing in climate models. Flow, 2, E24. https://doi.org/10.1017/flo.2022.16
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
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
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
Le Boyer, A., Alford, M. H., Couto, N., Goldin, M., Lastuka, S., Goheen, S., Nguyen, S., Lucas, A. J., & Hennon, T. D. (2021). Modular, Flexible, Low-Cost Microstructure Measurements: The Epsilometer. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 38(3), 657–668. https://doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-20-0116.1
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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