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"Field Oceanography" Papers and Publications


Harden, B.E.*, G. G. Gawarkiewicz, M. Infante, 2020. Trends in physical properties at the southern New England shelfbreak. J. Geophys. Res. e2019JC015784. doi: 10.1029/2019JC015784

Research themes and publication type: Research at SEA, Climate Change, Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Peer-reviewed publications


Witting, J.* and G. Zelenak*, 2018. Science under sail: reesarch and undergraduate education on our global ocean. UNOLS INMARTECH Symposium, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Presentations


Cwikiel, S., 2018. Predicting pycnocline depth and the deep chlorophyll-a maximum from remotely sensed data in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Suski, A. and C. Schneider, 2018. Analysis of the competitive interactions between coral colonies and algae in the islands of Kanton, Orono and Nikumaroro. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Spranger, A., 2018. Mapping the Deep Equatorial Current. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Meier, M. and K. Rogers, 2018. Lateral photophore placement, distribution, and conservation in myctophid species of the equatorial Pacific. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-281, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Freck, J. and O. Cronin-Golomb, 2018. Assessing the accuracy of remotely sensed sea surface temperature and chlorophyll-a concentrations in the South Pacific Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Cedarholm, E. and N. Randall, 2018. Variations in geostrophic flow dynamics from the Southern Subtropical Front into the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-278, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


McEnroe, A., 2018. Caribbean reef survey: soft and fire coral abundance and distribution. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Malakoff, E. and A. Ripley, 2018. Identification of water masses and eddies along the north and east coasts of Aotearoa New Zealand in late summer of 2018. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Duong, J., 2018. Seasonal variation in deep chlorophyll maxima and nutrients across eastern New Zealand. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


Sackett, M., 2018. Humpback whale behavior on Silver Bank during 2018 mating and birthing season. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-277, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Maamaatuaiahutapu, K., J. Witting*, and E. Martinez, 2018. The maximum salinity core layer spreading in the South Pacific Ocean. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Willis, C., C. Hernandez, R. Rotjan, J. Witting*, S. Thorrold and J. Llopiz, 2018. Tuna in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area: identification of probable spawning sites using larval distributions and particle backtracking. Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Betters, R., 2017. Morphology-directed conservation value classification of Caribbean coral reefs. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-276, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Cody, E., 2017. Distribution ratios of dinoflagellates, diatoms and Trichodesmium in the North Atlantic Ocean. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Yam, C., 2017. Halobates micans: a study of latitude distribution in the western North Atlantic. Unpublished student research paper, Class C-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Green, A., 2017. Nutrient and phytoplankton trails of tropical cyclones. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-275, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


Håvik, L., K. Våge, R. Pickart, B. Harden*, W.-J. von Appen, S. Jónsson and S. Østerhus, 2017. Structure and variability of the shelfbreak East Greenland Current north of Denmark Strait.  J. Phys. Oceanogr.  47, 2631-2646. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0062.1

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Moreno, W., 2017. Current acceleration over seamounts in the Phoenix Islands. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-274, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Selected student research


Carroo, I. and N. Rummel, 2017. Investigation of tuna larvae population dynamics in PIPA 2015-2017. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-274, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Benson, K., A. Greer and K. Suchanec, 2017. Does upwelling from the island mass effect drive phytoplankton and zooplankton density and diversity in the Phoenix Islands Protected Area? Unpublished student research paper, Class S-274, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Selected student research


Contreras, A. and H. Payne, 2017. Photogrammetry 3D modeling as a method for quantifying percent coral bleaching. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Bolan, A., 2017. Effects of temperature on chromatophore expression in southern Pacific squid. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Selected student research


Gee, E. and S. Weyen, 2017. Determining the correlation in bleaching patterns between coral and giant clams. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-273, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Coral health and ecology, Selected student research


Brown, T. and S. Tigges, 2017. CDOM as an indicator of distinct regions in the South Pacific transition zone. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-272, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


Carter, M.^, S. Hiner^, A. Meyer* and R. Morgan-Kiss, 2017. Phytoplankton biodiversity: a comparison of coastal and open ocean waters. Miami Ohio 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Presentations


Launoue, A.^, C. Papamarcos^, T. Creber^, R. Morgan-Kiss and A. Meyer*, 2017. Trends in chlorophyll-a and dissolved oxygen saturation in the water column. Miami Ohio 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Presentations


Trimboli, J.^, R. Frankhouser^, J. Haught^, A. Meyer* and R. Morgan-Kiss, 2017. Impact of light availability on depth of maximum chlorophyll-a. Miami Ohio 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Phytoplankton and bacteria, Presentations


Keller, B.^, B. Nordhaus^, A. Meyer* and R. Morgan-Kiss, 2017. Determining factor for copepod pigmentation in the waters surrounding Puerto Rico: ultraviolet radiation versus predation. Miami Ohio 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Wilkins, K.^, K. Schneider^, T. Holm^, A. Meyer* and R. Morgan-Kiss, 2017. Factors affecting zooplankton biodensity in the coastal and open waters around Puerto Rico. Miami Ohio 23rd Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium, Oxford, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Behrens, E., K. Våge, B. Harden*, A. Biastoch and C. Böning, 2017. Composition and variability of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water in a high-resolution numerical model hindcast simulation. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans 122. doi: 10.1002/2016JC012158

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Wilkins, K.^, K. Schneider^, T. Holm^, A. Meyer* and R. Morgan-Kiss, 2017. Factors affecting zooplankton biodensity in the coastal and open waters around Puerto Rico. Ohio Branch of the American Society of Microbiology Regional Meeting, Westerville, OH.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


de Steur, L. , R. Pickart, A. Macrander, K. Våge, B. Harden*, S. Jónsson, S. Østerhus, and H. Valdimarsson, 2017. Liquid freshwater transport estimates from the East Greenland Current based on continuous measurements north of Denmark Strait. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans 122, 93-109. doi: 10.1002/2016JC012106

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Ekern, W., C. Keating and N. McCord, 2016. Island mass effect in the Lau Island group, Lekaba Island, Fiji. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-269, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Nutrients and seawater chemistry, Selected student research


Harden, B.* R. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, L. de Steur, C. Richards, F. Bahr, D. Torres, E. Børve, S. Jónsson, A. Macrander, S. Østerhus, L. Håvik, and T. Hatterman, 2016. Upstream sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow: Observations from a high-resolution mooring array. Deep Sea Res. Pt. 1 112, 94-112. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2016.02.007

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Harden, B.*, 2016. Upstream sources of the Denmark Strait overflow: observations from a high-resolution mooring array. 2nd Ocean Outlook Conference, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Harden, B.*, 2016. Where does the Gulf Stream go? Massachusetts Marine Educators 40th Annual Meeting (keynote speaker), Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Palter, J., C.-A. Caron, K. L. Law*, J. Willis, D. Trossman, I. Yashayaev and D. Gilbert, 2016. Variability of the directly-observed, mid-depth subpolar North Atlantic circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett. 43, 2700-2708. doi: 10.1002/2015GL067235

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Harden, B.*, R. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, L. de Steur, C. Richards, F. Bahr, D. Torres, E. Borve, S. Jónsson, A. Macrander, S. Østerhus, L. Håvik and T. Hattermann, 2016. Upstream sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow: observations from a high-resolution mooring array. Ocean Sciences Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Pickart, R., K. Vage, M. Spall, B. Harden*, W-J. von Appen, I. Koszalka, T. Haine, H. Valdimarsson and G. Moore, 2015. Circulation of dense water upstream and downstream of Denmark Strait: a review of recent observations and modeling. CLIVAR-RAPID International Science Meeting: Toward a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Bristol, UK.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Harden, B.*, R. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, L. de Steur, S. Jónsson, A. Macrander, E. Borve and L. Håvik, 2015. Upstream sources of the Denmark Strait Overflow Water: results from a year-long moored array. CLIVAR-RAPID International Science Meeting: Toward a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Bristol, UK.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Presentations


Vincent, K., K. Hruby and B. Grenier, 2014. Assessing sediment transport from rivers to the ocean through relative calcium carbonate levels, transport systems, and phytoplankton biodiversity in seafloor sediments. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-256, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Marine sediments, Selected student research


Engels, M.*, L. Correia^, S. Piwinski^, L. Cheng, and E. Zettler*, 2014. Seasonal and decadal changes in distribution patterns of Halobates (Hemiptera: Gerridae) populations in the eastern tropical Pacific. Mar. Biol. 161, 1241-1250. doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2414-x

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Peer-reviewed publications


Matthews, J.^, 2013. Comparing historical and modern methods of sea surface temperature measurement - Part 1: Review of methods, field comparisons and dataset adjustments. Ocean Sci. Discuss. 9, 2951-2974. doi: 10.5194/os-9-683-2013

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Peer-reviewed publications


Matthews, J.^ and J. Matthews, 2013. Comparing historical and modern methods of sea surface temperature measurement - Part 2: Field comparison in the central tropical Pacific. Ocean Sci. Discuss. 9, 2975-3019. doi: 10.5194/os-9-695-2013

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Peer-reviewed publications


Scofield, A.^ and A. Siuda*, 2013. Biogeography of eel larvae in surface and sub-surface waters of the Sargasso Sea. 26th International Congress for Conservation Biology, Baltimore, MD.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Schrimpf, M.^, E. Zettler* and K. Hyrenbach, 2013. Designing a seabird observation protocol for Sea Education Association. Pacific Seabird Group Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Presentations


Leichter, J., M. Stokes, J. Hench, J. Witting* and L. Washburn, 2012. The island-scale internal wave climate of Moorea, French Polynesia. J. Geophys. Res. 117, C06008. doi: 10.1029/2012JC007949

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Ocean circulation, Peer-reviewed publications


Rosenman, S. and N. Button, 2011. Central equatorial Pacific bathymetry and sedimentation: Surface productivity revealed below the seafloor. Unpublished student research paper, Class S-238, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA.

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Marine sediments, Selected student research


Stevenson, C.^, L. Katz^, F. Micheli, B. Block, K. Heiman, C. Perle, K. Wang^, R. Dunbar, and J. Witting*, 2006. High apex predator biomass on remote Pacific islands. Coral Reefs 26, 47-51. doi: 10.1007/s00338-006-0158-x

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Peer-reviewed publications


Stoner*, A. W., and S. E. Humphris*, 1985. Abundance and distribution of Halobates micans (Insecta: Geridae) in the northwest Atlantic. Deep Sea Res. Pt. A 32, 733-739. doi: 10.1016/0198-0149(85)90076-7

Research themes and publication type: Field Oceanography, Zooplankton and other organisms, Peer-reviewed publications


* SEA faculty and staff
^ SEA Semester alumnus