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Thompson, A.F., K.G. Speer & L.M. Schulze Chretien, 2020. Genesis of the Antarctic Slope Current in West Antarctica. submitted.

Newsom, E.R., A.F. Thompson, J.F. Adkins & E.D. Galbraith, 2020. A hemispheric asymmetry in poleward ocean heat transport across climates: implications for overturning and polar warming. submitted.

Ruan, X., K.G. Speer, A.F. Thompson & L.M. Schulze Chretien, 2020. Ice-shelf meltwater overturning cell in the Bellingshausen Sea. submitted.

Swart, S., M.D. duPlessis, A.F. Thompson, L.C. Biddle, I. Giddy, T. Linders, M. Mohrmann, S.-A. Nicholson, 2020. Submesoscale fronts in the Antarctic marginal ice zone and their response to wind forcing. in revision

George, T.M., G.E. Manucharyan & A.F. Thompson, 2020. Deep learning to infer eddy heat fluxes from sea surface height patterns of mesoscale turbulence. in revision

Viglione, G.A., A.F. Thompson & J. Sprintall, 2019. Controls on wintertime subduction in southern Drake Passage. submitted

Su, Z., H. Torres, A.F. Thompson, P. Klein & D. Menemenlis, 2019. High-frequency motions globally enhance vertical ocean heat fluxes at submesoscale fronts. submitted.

Manucharyan, G.E. & A.F. Thompson, 2019. Heavy footprints of upper-ocean eddies on weakened Arctic sea ice in marginal ice zones. in revision.
Armitage, T.W.K., G. Manucharyan, A.A. Petty, R. Kwok & A.F. Thompson, 2020. Enhanced eddy activity in the Beaufort Gyre in response to sea ice loss. Nat. Comm., in press.

Siegelman, L., P. Klein, P. Riviere, A.F. Thompson, H. Torres, & M. Flexas, 2020. Enhanced upward heat transport at deep submesoscale ocean fronts. Nat. Geosci., 13, 50-55.

Erickson, Z.K., A.F. Thompson, J. Callies, X. Yu, A.C. Naveira Garabato & P. Klein, 2019. The vertical structure of open-ocean submesoscale variability during a full seasonal cycle. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 50, 145-160.
Holmes, R.M., J.D. Zika, R. Ferrari, A.F. Thompson, E.R. Newsom & M.H. England, 2019. Atlantic ocean heat transport enabled by Indo-Pacific heat uptake and mixing. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 13,939-13,949.

Rumyantseva, A, S. Henson, A. Martin, A.F. Thompson, G. Damerell, J. Kaiser & K.J. Heywood, 2019. Phytoplankton spring bloom initiation: The impact of atmospheric forcing and light in the temperature North Atlantic Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr., in press.

Testor, P., et al., 2019. OceanGliders: A component of the integrated GOOS. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 422.

Swart, S., et al., 2019. Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations. Front. Mar. Sci., 6, 421.

Thompson, A.F., S.K. Hines & J.F. Adkins, 2019. A Southern Ocean mechanism for the inter-hemispheric coupling and phasing of the bipolar seesaw. J. Climate, 32, 4347-4365.

Hines, S.K., A.F. Thompson & J.F. Adkins, 2019. The role of the Southern Ocean in abrupt transitions and hysteresis in glacial ocean circulation. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 34, 490-510.

Flexas, M.M., A.F. Thompson, H.S. Torres, P. Klein, J.T. Farrar, H. Zhang & D. Menemenlis, 2019. Global estimates of the energy transfer from the wind to the ocean, with emphasis on near-inertial oscillations. J. Geophys. Res., in press.

Erickson, Z.K., C. Frankenberg, D.R. Thompson, A.F. Thompson & M. Gierach, 2019. Remote sensing of chlorophyll fluorescence in the ocean using imaging spectrometry: Towards a vertical profile of fluorescence. Geophys. Res. Lett., 46, 1571-1579.

du Plessis, M.D., S. Swart, I.J. Ansorge, A. Mahadevan & A.F. Thompson, 2019. Southern Ocean seasonal restratification delayed by submesoscale wind-front interactions. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 1035-1053.

Ruan, X., A.F. Thompson & J.R. Taylor, 2019. The evolution and arrest of a turbulent stratified oceanic bottom boundary layer over a slope: Downslope regime. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 49, 469-487.
Thompson, A.F., A.L. Stewart, P. Spence & K.J. Heywood, 2018. The Antarctic Slope Current in a changing climate. Rev. Geophys., 56, 741-770.

Newsom, E.R. & A.F. Thompson, 2018. Reassessing the role of the Indo-Pacific in the ocean's global overturning circulation. Geophys. Res. Lett., 45, 12422-12431.

Erickson, Z.K. & A.F. Thompson, 2018. The seasonality of physically-driven export at submesoscales in the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 32, 1144-1162.

Viglione, G.A., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas, J. Sprintall & S. Swart, 2018. Abrupt transitions in submesoscale structure in southern Drake Passage: Glider observations and GCM results. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 48, 2011-2017.

Lazar, A., Q. Zhang & A.F. Thompson, 2018. Submesoscale turbulence over a topographic slope. Fluids, in press.

Su, Z., J. Wang, P. Klein, A.F. Thompson & D. Menemenlis, 2018. Ocean submesoscales as a key component of the global heat budget. Nat. Comm., 9, 775. [PDF]

Armitage, T., R. Kwok, A.F. Thompson & G. Cunningham, 2018. Dynamic topography and sea level anomalies of the Southern Ocean: Variability and teleconnections. J. Geophys. Res., 123, 613-630. [PDF], EOS article, [PDF]

Flexas, M., M.I. Troesch, S. Chien, A.F. Thompson, S. Chu, A. Branch, J.D. Farrar & Y. Chao, 2018. Autonomous sampling of ocean submesoscale fronts with ocean gliders and numerical model forecasting. J. Atm. Ocean. Tech., 35, 503-521. [PDF]

Wang, J., L.-L. Fu, B. Qiu, D. Menemenlis, T. Farrar, Y. Chao, A.F. Thompson & M.M. Flexas, 2018. An observing system simulation experiment for the calibration and validation of the Surface Water and Ocean Topography sea surface height measurement using in-siut platforms. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 35, 281-297. [PDF]
Manucharyan, G.E. & A.F. Thompson, 2017. Submesoscale sea ice-ocean interactions in marginal ice zones. J. Geophys. Res., 122, 9455-9475. [PDF]

Ruan, X., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas & J. Sprintall, 2017. Contribution of topographically-generated submesoscale turbulence to Southern Ocean overturning. Nat. Geosci., 10, 840-846. [PDF]

Azaneu, M.V.C., K.J. Heywood, B.Y. Queste & A.F. Thompson, 2017. Variability of the Antarctic Slope Font in the northwestern Weddell Sea. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 2977-2997. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., Y. Chao, S. Chien, J. Kinsey and co-authors, 2017. Satellites to seafloor: Towards a fully autonomous ocean sampling. Oceanography, 30, 160-168. [PDF]

Buckingham, C.E., Z. Khaleel, A. Lazar, A.P. Martin, J.T. Allen, A.C. Naveira Garabato, A.F. Thompson & C. Vic, 2017. Testing Munk's hypothesis for submesoscale eddy generation using observations in the North Atlantic. J. Geophys. Res., 122, 6725-6745. [PDF]

Zhu, P., G.E. Manucharyan, A.F. Thompson, J.C. Goodman & S.D. Vance, 2017. The influence of meridional ice transport on Europa’s ocean stratification and heat content. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 5969-5977. [PDF]

Youngs, M.K., A.F. Thompson, A. Lazar & K.J. Richards, 2017. ACC meanders, energy transfer and mixed barotropic-baroclinic instability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 1291-1305. [PDF]

Manucharyan, G.E., A.F. Thompson & M.A. Spall, 2017. Eddy-memory mode of multi-decadal variability in residual-mean ocean circulations with applications to the Beaufort Gyre. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 855-866. [PDF] Fenty, I., J. Willis, A. Khazendar, S. Dinardo, R. Forsberg, I. Fukumori, D. Holland, M. Jakobsson, D. Moller, J. Morison, A. Munchow, E. Rignot, M. Schodlok, A. Thompson, K. Tinto, M. Rutherford & N. Trenholm, 2016. Oceans Melting Greenland: Early results from NASA's ocean-ice mission in Greenland. Oceanogr., 29, 72-83. [PDF]

Erickson, Z.K., A.F. Thompson, N. Cassar J. Sprintall & M.R. Mazloff, 2016. Advective generation of deep chlorophyll maxima (DCMs) in southern Drake Passage. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 10846--10855. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2016. Eddy generation and jet formation on the Antarctic continental slope. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 3729-3750. [PDF]

Ruan, X. & A.F. Thompson, 2016. Bottom boundary potential vorticity injection from an oscillating flow: a PV pump. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 3509--3526. [PDF]

Manucharyan, G.E., M.A. Spall & A.F. Thompson, 2016. A theory of the wind-driven Beaufort Gyre variability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 3263-3278. [PDF]

Viglione, G.A. & A.F. Thompson, 2016. Lagrangian pathways of upwelling in the Southern Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 121, 6295-6309. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., A.L. Stewart & T. Bischoff, 2016. A multi-basin residual-mean model for the global overturning circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 2583--2602. [PDF]

Chen, R., A.F. Thompson & G. Flierl, 2016. Time-dependent eddy-mean energy diagrams and their application to the ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 2827--2850. [PDF]

Zhang, X., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas, F. Roquet & H. Borneman, 2016. Circulation and meltwater distribution in the Bellingshausen Sea: from shelf break to coast. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 6402-6409. [PDF]

Damerell, G.M., K.J. Heywood, A.F. Thompson, U. Binetti & J. Kaiser, 2016. The vertical structure of upper ocean variability at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain during 2012-2013. J. Geophys. Res., 121, 3075-2089. [PDF]

Bishop, S.P., P.R. Gent, F.O. Bryan, A.F. Thompson, M.C. Long & R. Abernathey, 2016. Southern Ocean overturning compensation in an eddy-resolving climate simulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 1575-1592. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., A. Lazar, C.E. Buckingham, A.C. Naveira Garabato, G.M. Damerell & K.J. Heywood, 2016. Open-ocean submesoscale motions: A full seasonal cycle of mixed layer instabilities from gliders. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 1285-1307. [PDF]

Buckingham, C.E., A.C. Naveira Garabato, A.F. Thompson, L. Brannigan, A. Lazar, D.P. Marshall, A.J.G. Nurser, G. Damerell, K.J. Heywood & S.E. Belcher, 2016. Seasonality of submesoscale flows in the ocean surface boundary layer. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2118-2126. [PDF]

Su, Z., A.P. Ingersoll, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2016. Ocean convective available potential energy. Part I: Concept and calculation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 1081-1096. [PDF]

Su, Z., A.P. Ingersoll, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2016. Ocean convective available potential energy. Part II: Energetics of thermobaric convection and thermobaric cabbeling. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 1097-1115. [PDF]

Cornillon, P.C., E. Firing, A.F. Thompson, et al., 2016. Zonal Jets in Nature: Oceans. To appear in Zonal Jets. Ed., B. Galperin & P. Read. Cambridge University Press. [PDF] Hemsley, V.S., T.J. Smyth, A.P. Martin, E. Frajka-Williams, A.F. Thompson, G. Damerell & S.C. Painter, 2015. Improving oceanic primary production estimates using vertical irradiance and chlorophyll profiles from ocean gliders. Env. Sci. Tech., 49, 11612. [PDF]

Burke, A., A.L. Stewart, J.F. Adkins, R. Ferrari, M.F. Jansen & A.F. Thompson, 2015. The glacial mid-depth radiocarbon bulge and its implications for the overturning circulation. Paleoceanography, 30, 1021-1039. [PDF]

Youngs, M.K., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas & K.J. Heywood, 2015. Weddell Sea export pathways from surface drifters. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 1068-1085. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2015. The neutral density temporal residual mean overturning ciculation. Oc. Model., 90, 44-56. [PDF]

Tsai, V.C., A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2015. Marine ice sheet profiles and stability under Coulomb basal conditions. J. Glaciology, 61, 226. [PDF]

Biddle, L.C., J. Kaiser, K.H. Heywood, A.F. Thompson & A. Jenkins, 2015. Ocean glider observations of iceberg-enhanced biological productivity in the northwestern Weddell Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 459-465. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2015. Eddy-mediated transport of warm Circumpolar Deep Water across the Antarctic shelf break. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 432-440. [PDF] Schmidtko, S., K.J. Heywood, A.F. Thompson & S. Aoki, 2014. Multi-decadal warming of Antarctic waters. Science, 346, 1227-1231. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood, S. Schmidtko & A.L. Stewart, 2014. Eddy transport as a key component of the Antarctic overturning circulation. Nat. Geosci., 7, 879-884. [PDF]

Bischoff, T. & A.F. Thompson, 2014. Configuration of a Southern Ocean storm track. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3072-3078. [PDF]

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., 2019. The ocean’s gateway to Antarctica, Eos, 100. [Article]

Thompson, A.F. & N. Cassar, 2015. Physical-biogeochemical coupling in the Southern Ocean. EOS, 96. [Article]

Thompson, A.F., et al., 2015. Changes in Stratification at the Antarctic Peninsula (ChinStrAP) Cruise Report, R/V Laurence M. Gould, LMG 14-11. California Institute of Technology. [PDF]

Keck Institute for Space Studies (2015) Satellites to Seafloor: Autonomous Science to Form a Breakthrough in Quantifying the Global Ocean Carbon Budget. A.F. Thompson, J.C. Kinsey, M. Coleman & R. Castano, study co-leads. Keck Institute for Space Studies, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. [Report]

Keck Institute for Space Studies (2015) The Sleeping Giant: Measuring Ocean-Ice Interactions in Antarctica A.F. Thompson, J. Willis and A. Payne, study co-leads. Keck Institute for Space Studies, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. [Report]

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]

Thompson, A. F., 2003. Diffusively-driven overturning from a stable density gradient. Proceedings of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program.

Thompson, A. F., 2002. Aspects of the solidification of a ternary alloy. Masters Thesis. University of Cambridge.

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