Papers to appear 

Kelly, K. A., L. Thompson and J. Lyman, 2013, The Coherence of Meridional Heat Transport in the Atlantic Ocean Inferred from Observations, under review for J. Climate. 


Published Papers

Trossman, D. S., L. Thompson, S. Mecking, M. J. Warner, 2012: On the Formation, Ventilation, and Erosion of Mode Waters in the North Atlantic and Southern OceansJournal of Geophysical Research-Oceans117, C09026, doi:10.1029/2012JC008090.

Booth, J., L. Thompson, J. Patoux, K. A. Kelly, 2012, Sensitivity of Midlatitude Storm Intensification to Perturbations in the Sea Surface Temperature Near the Gulf Stream Using the NCAR WRF Model, Mon. Weather Rev. , 140, 1241-1256. 

Trossman, D. S., L. Thompson, and S. Hautala, 2011. Application of thin-plate splines in two-dimension to oceanographic tracer data J. Atmos. Oceanic. Tech, 28(11), 1522-1538. 

Deutsch, C., H. Brix, T. Ito, H. Frenzel, and L. Thompson, 2011. Climate forced variability of ocean hypoxia Science,  333, 336-339

Thompson, L, R. C. Perez, and A. E. Shevenell, 2011. Reply to "Not just family matters", Nature Geoscience, 4, 346.

Thompson, L., R. C. Perez, and A. E. Shevenell, 2011. Closed ranks in oceanography. Nature Geoscience, 4, 211–212.

Armour, K, C. M. Bitz, L. Thompson,  and E. C. Hunke, 2010. Controls on Arctic sea ice from first-year and multi-year ice survivability, J. Climate, 24, 2378-2390.

Cronin, M. F., N. Bond, J. Booth, H. Ichikawa, T. M. Joyce, K. Kelly, M. Kubota, B. Qiu, C. Reason, M. Rouault, C. Sabine, T. Saino, J. Small, T. Suga, L. D. Talley, L. Thompson, R. A. Weller, 2010.  Monitoring ocean-atmosphere interactions in western boundary current extensions, in Proceedings of the "OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306, 2010.

Thompson, L. and Y-O Kwon, 2010. An Enhancement of a Coupled Mode of Variability in CCSM3 in the North Pacific Owing to Ocean Model Biases, J. Climate, 23, 6221–6233.

Kwon, Y-O, M. A. Alexander, N. A. Bond, C. Frankignoul, H. Nakamura, B. Qiu, and L. Thompson, 2010. Role of Gulf Stream, Kuroshio-Oyashio and Their Extensions in Large-Scale Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction : A Review, J. Climate, 23, 3249-3281. 

Booth, J. F., L. Thompson, J. Patoux, and K. A. Kelly, 2010. The Signature of the Midlatitude Tropospheric Stormtracks in the Surface Winds, J. Climate, 23, 1160-1174. Highlighted in Nature Geosciences, Nature Geoscience 3, 4 (2010)

Jiang, C, L. Thompson, K. A. Kelly, and M. F. Cronin, 2009, The roles of intra-seasonal Kelvin waves and tropical instability waves in SST variability along equatorial Pacific in an isopycnal ocean model, J. Climate, 22, 3470-3487.

Trossman, D., L. Thompson, K. A. Kelly, and Y. O. Kwon, 2009. Estimates of North Atlantic Ventilaton and Mode Water Formation for Winter 2002-2006. J. Phys. Oceanogr.  39, 2600-2617.

Thompson, L., and W. Cheng, 2008. Water Masses in the Pacific in CCSM3, J. Climate, 21, 4514-4528.

Jiang, C, L. Thompson and K. A. Kelly, 2008. Influence of QuikSCAT winds in an isopycnal ocean model compared to NCEP2 winds, Ocean Model., 24, 65-71.

Kelly, K. A., L. Thompson, W. Cheng, and E. J. Metzger, 2007. Evaluation of HYCOM in the Kuroshio Extension region using new metrics, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C01004.

Dawe, J. T. and L. Thompson, 2007. PDO-related heat and temperature budget changes in a model of the North Pacific. J. Climate, 20, 2092-2108.

Thompson, L, and J. T. Dawe, 2007. Propagation of wind and buoyancy forced density anomalies in the North Pacific: dependence on ocean model resolution. Ocean Model16, 277-284. 

Deutsch, Curtis; Emerson, Steven; Thompson, LuAnne 2006. Physical-biological interactions in North Pacific oxygen variability, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 111, No. C9, C09S90.

Dawe, J. T. and L. Thompson, 2006. The effect of ocean surface currents on wind stress, heat flux, and wind power inputGeophys. Res. Let. 33, L09604.

Deutsch, C. ; Emerson, S,; Thompson, L., 2005. Fingerprints of climate change in North Pacific oxygen Geophys. Res. Let., Vol. 32, No. 16, L16604

Jiang, C, M. Cronin, K, Kelly and L Thompson, 2005. Evaluation of a hybrid Satellite NWP based turbulent heat flux product using TAO buoys. J. Geophys. Res. 110(C9) C09007.

Dawe, J. T. and L. Thompson, 2005. Viscosity-dependent internal variability in a model of the North Pacific, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 747-756. 

Kelly, K. A., S. Dickinson, C. L. Jiang, G. C. Johnson, and L. A. Thompson, 2004. Impact of ocean currents on scatterometer winds in the Tropical Pacific Ocean, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IGARSS '04, IEEE, vol. 2, 799,

Thompson, L, and C. Ladd, 2004. The Response of the North Pacific Ocean to Decadal Variability in Atmospheric Forcing: Wind Versus Buoyancy Forcing, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 1373-1389. 

Thompson, L. K. A. Kelly, D. Darr and R. Hallberg, 2002.  Buoyancy and mixed-layer effects on  the Sea Surface Height Response in an isopycnal model of the North Pacific. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 3657–3670.

Kelly, K. A. and L. Thompson, 2002. Scatterometer Winds Explain Damped Rossby WavesGeophys. Res. Let., 29, 52-1.  

Vivier, F., K. A. Kelly and L. Thompson, 2002.  Heat budget in the Kuroshio Extension region: 1993-1999J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 3436-3454.

Ladd, C., and L. Thompson, 2002. Decadal Variability of North Pacific Central Mode Water. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 2870-2881.

Ladd, C. and L. Thompson, 2001. Water Mass Formation in an Isopycnal Model of the North Pacific. J. of Phys. Oceanogr. 31, 1517-1537,

Thompson, L, 2000. Ekman layers and two-dimensional frontogenesis in the upper ocean, J. Geophys. Res.,105 (C3), 6437-6451.

Ladd, C. and L. Thompson, 2000.  Formation mechanisms for North Pacific Central and Eastern Subtropical mode waters. J. of Physical Oceanography 30, 868-887.

Kelly, K.,  F. Vivier and L. Thompson, 1999. Heat content Changes in the Pacific Ocean. Science,  284(5421), 1735.

Vivier, F., K. A.  Kelly, L. Thompson, 1999. The contribution of waves, wind forcing and surface heating to sea surface height observations of the North Pacific Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(C9), 20767-20784.

Boss, E. and L. Thompson, 1999. Lagrangian and tracer dynamics in the vicinity of an unstable jet.,  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 288-303.

Boss, E. and L. Thompson, 1999. Mean flow Evolution of a Baroclinically Unstable Potential Vorticity Front, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 273-287. 

Ladd, C. and L. Thompson, 1998. The influence of eddies on tracer transport in the abyssal ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 1717-1738.

Boss, E., N. Paldor and L. Thompson, 1996.  Stability of a potential vorticity front: from quasi-geostrophy to shallow-waterJ. Fluid Mech., 315, 65-84. 

Thompson, L., and G. C. Johnson, 1996.  Abyssal currents generated  by diffusion and geothermal heating over risesDeep-Sea Res. I, Vol 43, No. 2, 193-211.

Boss, E. and L. Thompson.  1995.  Energetics of nonlinear geostrophic adjustmentJ. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 1521-1529.

Thompson, L.  1995.  The effect of continental rises on the wind-driven ocean.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 1296-1316.

Thompson, L., and M. Kawase.  1993.  The non-linear response of an equatorial ocean to oscillatory forcingJ. Mar. Res., 51, 467-496.

Thompson, L. 1993.  Frictional Taylor columns on the beta-planeGeophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 68, 37-57.

Thompson, L. 1993.  Two-layer quasi-geostrophic flow over finite isolated topographyJ. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 1297-1314.

Thompson, L., and G.R. Flierl. 1993.  Barotropic flow over finite isolated topography: steady solutions on the beta-plane and the initial value problemJ. Fluid Mech., 250, 553-586.

Cessi, P. and L. Thompson. 1990.  Geometrical control of the inertial recirculationJ. Phys. Oceanogr., 20, 1867-1875.

Thompson, L. and W.R. Young. 1989. An upper bound on the size of sub-mesoscale coherent vortices. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 233-237.


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