Refereed Articles

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2014. The temporal residual mean overturning ciculation in neutral density coordinates. submitted, Oc. Model.

Su, Z., A.P. Ingersoll, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. Ocean convective available potential energy. Part I: Concept and calculation. submitted.

Su, Z., A.P. Ingersoll, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. Ocean convective available potential energy. Part II: Energetics of thermobaric convection. submitted.

Biddle, L.C., J. Kaiser, K.H. Heywood, A.F. Thompson & A. Jenkins, 2014. Ocean glider observations of iceberg-enhanced biological productivity in the northwestern Weddell Sea. in revision.

Youngs, M.K., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas & K.J. Heywood, 2014. Weddell Sea export pathways from surface drifters. in revision.

Schmidtko, S., K.J. Heywood, A.F. Thompson & S. Aoki, 2014. Multi-decadal warming of Antarctic waters. in press, Science.

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood, S. Schmidtko & A.L. Stewart, 2014. Observational evidence of an eddy overturning at the Antarctic margins. in press, Nat. Geosci.

Bischoff, T. & A.F. Thompson, 2014. Configuration of a Southern Ocean storm track. in press, J. Phys. Oceanogr..

Ferrari, R., M. Jansen, J.F. Adkins, A. Burke, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. An ocean tale of two climates: Modern and Last Glacial Maximum. Proc. Natl. Ac. Sci., 111, 8753-8758. [PDF]

Heywood, K.J., S. Schmidtko, C. Heuze, J. Kaiser, T.D. Jickells, B.Y. Queste, D.P. Stevens, M. Wadley, A.F. Thompson, S. Fielding, D. Guihen, E. Creed, J.K. Ridley, W. Smith, 2014. Ocean processes at the Antarctic continental slope. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, 372, 20130047. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & A.C. Naveira Garabato, 2014. Equilibration of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by standing meanders. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1811-1828. [PDF]

Su, Z., A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. An idealized model of Weddell Gyre export variability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1671-1688. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L., R. Ferrari & A.F. Thompson, 2014. On the evolution of conceptual models of the ocean's deep stratification and overturning. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 891-899. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & M.K. Youngs, 2013. Surface exchange between the Weddell and Scotia Seas. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, L058114. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2013. Connecting Antarctic cross-slope exchange with Southern Ocean overturning. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 1453-1471. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2012. Sensitivity of the ocean's deep overturning circulation to easterly Antarctic winds. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L18604. [PDF]

Boland, E.D.J., A.F. Thompson, P.H. Haynes & E. Shuckburgh, 2012. The formation of non-zonal jets over sloped topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1635-1651. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & J.B. Sallee, 2012. Jets and topography: Jet transitions and the impact on transport in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 956-972. [PDF]

Trasvina, A., K.J. Heywood, A.H.H. Renner, S.E. Thorpe, A.F. Thompson & L. Zamudio, 2011. The impact of high frequency current variability on dispersion off the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research--Oceans, 116, C11024. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Richards, 2011. Low frequency variability of Southern Ocean jets. Journal of Geophysical Research--Oceans, 116, C09022. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., P.H. Haynes, C. Wilson & K.J. Richards, 2010. Rapid Southern Ocean front transitions in an eddy-resolving ocean GCM. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L2360237. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2010. Jet formation and evolution in baroclinic turbulence with simple topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 257-278. [PDF]

Hughes, C.W., A.F. Thompson & C. Wilson, 2010. Identification of jets and mixing barriers from sea level and vorticity measurements using simple statistics. Ocean Modelling, 32, 44-57. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & S. Rahmstorf, 2009. Ocean Circulation. In Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Processes, C. Le Quere and E.S. Saltzman, Eds. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood, S.E. Thorpe, A.H.H. Renner, A. Trasvina-Castro, 2009. Surface circulation at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from drifters. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39, 3-26. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2008. The atmospheric ocean: eddies and jets in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 366, 4529--4541. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & K.J. Heywood, 2008. Frontal structure and transport in the northwestern Weddell Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 55, 1229-1251. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2007. Baroclinic eddy heat fluxes: zonal flows and energy balance. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 3214-3231. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., S.T. Gille, J.A. MacKinnon, & J. Sprintall, 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of small-scale mixing in Drake Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 572-592. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2006. Scaling baroclinic eddy fluxes: vortices and the energy balance. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36, 720-738. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & G. Veronis, 2005. Diffusively-driven overturning of a stable density gradient. Journal of Marine Research, 63, 291-313. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., H.E. Huppert, M.G. Worster & A. Aitta, 2003. Solidification and compositional convection of a ternary alloy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 497, 167-199. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., H.E. Huppert & M.G. Worster, 2003. Appendix: A global conservation model for diffusion-controlled solidification of a ternary alloy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 483, 191-197. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., et al., 2007. Antarctic Drifter Experiment: Links to Isobaths and Ecosystems (ADELIE) Cruise Report, JR158. University of East Anglia. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2006. Eddy fluxes in baroclinic turbulence. Ph. D. dissertation. University of California, San Diego. [PDF]