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Lobo, A.H., A.F. Thompson, S.D. Vance, S. Tahrimena, 2020. A pole-to-equator ocean overturning circulation on Enceladus. submitted.

Schulze Chretien, L.M., A.F. Thompson, M.M. Flexas, K. Speer, N. Swaim, R. Oelerich, X. Ruan, R. Schubert, C. LoBuglio, 2020. The shelf circulation of the Bellingshausen Sea. in revision.

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. 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.
Thompson, A.F., K. Speer & L.M. Schulze Chretien, 2020. Genesis of the Antarctic Slope Current in West Antarctica. Geophys. Res. Lett., in press.

Sun, S., A.F. Thompson & I. Eisenman, 2020. Transient overturning compensation between Atlantic and Indo-Pacific basins. J. Phys. Oceanogr., in press.

Swart, S., M.D. du Plessis, 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. Geophys. Res. Lett., 47, e2019GL086649.

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., 11, 761.

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, 2020. 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., et al., 2019. Transport of the Antarctic Peninsula & the Bellingshausen Sea: Antarctic Slope Current Origins (TABASCO) Cruise Report, R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer, NBP 19-01. California Institute of Technology. [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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