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Essink, Sebastian, Verena Horman, Luca R. Centurioni and Amala Mahadevan, 2020, Characterizing ocean kinematics from surface drifters, Submitted to JGR-Oceans

Tarry, Daniel R., S. Essink, A. Pascual, S. Ruiz, P-M Poulain, T. Ozgokmen, L.R. Centurioni, J.T. Farrar, A. Shcherbina, A. Mahadevan and E.A. D’Asaro, Frontal convergence and vertical velocity measured from drifters in the Alboran Sea, Submitted to JGR-Oceans

Freilich, Mara and Amala Mahadevan, Coherent pathways for vertical transport from the surface mixed layer to ocean interior, Submitted to Fluids (Special issue on Submesoscale Processes)

Dever, Mathieu, D. Nicholson, M. M. Omand, and A. Mahadevan, Size-differentiated export in a different dynamical regimes in the ocean, submitted to Global Biogeochem. Cycles.


Derr, N.J., Fronk, D.C., Weber, C.A., Mahadevan, A., Rycroft, C.H. and  L. Mahadevan, Flow-driven branching in a fragile porous medium, 2020, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125 (15), 158002

Mahadevan, A., A. Pascual, D.L. Rudnick, S. Ruiz, J. Tintoré, E. D’Asaro,  Coherent pathways for vertical transport from the surface ocean to interior, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2020) doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0305.1.

Jaeger, Gualtiero Spiro,  A.J. Lucas, J.T. Farrar, E. Shroyer, J. Nash, J. MacKinnon, A. Tandon, A. Mahadevan, 2020, Variance of spice in the Bay of Bengal,  J. Phys. Oceanogr.

Omand, Melissa, Rama Govindarajan, Jing He and Amala Mahadevan, A mechanistic model for the sinking flux of particles in the oceans, Scientific Reports, 10.1 (2020): 1-16.

Dever, Mathieu, Mara Freilich, J. Thomas Farrar, Benjamin Hodges, Tom Lanagan and Amala Mahadevan,  EcoCTD for profiling oceanic physical-biological properties from an underway ship, In Press,  J. Oceanic & Atmos. Technology

64. Jaeger, Gualtiero S.,  A.J. Lucas and Amala Mahadevan, 2020, Formation of Interleaving Layers in the Bay of Bengal, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 172: 104717


Zakem, Emily, Amala Mahadevan, Jonathan Lauderdale, Michael Follows, 2019, Stable aerobic and anaerobic coexistence in anoxic marine zones, The ISME Journal, 1-14, doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0523-8

Shroyer, E.L., A.L. Gordon, G.S. Jaeger, M. Freilich, A.F. Waterhouse, J.T. Farrar, VVSS Sarma, R. Venkatesan, R.A. Weller, J. Moum and A. Mahadevan, 2019, Upper Layer thermohaline structure of the Bay of Bengal during the 2013 northeast monsoon, Deep Sea Res II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.07.018

Ruiz, Simón, Mariona Claret, Ananda Pascual, Antonio Olita, Charles Troupin, Arthur Capet, Antonio Tovar-Sánchez, John T. Allen, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Joaquín Tintoré, Amala Mahadevan, 2019, Effects of oceanic meso- and submeso-scale frontal processes on the vertical transport of phytoplankton, J. Geophys. Res. doi: 10.1029/2019JC015034

Essink, Sebastian, Verena Hormann, Luca Centurioni, Amala Mahadevan, Can we detect submesoscale motions in drifter pair dispersion? J. Phys. Oceanogr. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0181.1

Freilich, Mara and Amala Mahadevan, 2019, Decomposition of vertical velocity for nutrient transport in the ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 49(6), 1561-1575.

DuPlessis, Marcel, Sebastiaan Swart, Isabelle Jane Ansorge, Amala Mahadevan, Andrew F Thompson, 2019, Southern Ocean seasonal restratification delayed by submesoscale wind-front interactions, J. Phy. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0136.1


Karimpour, F., A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan, 2018, Sustenance of phytoplankton in the subpolar North Atlantic during winter, J. Geophys. Res. doi:10.1029/2017JC013639

Jaeger, Gualtiero S. and Amala Mahadevan, Submesoscale-selective compensation of fronts in a salinity-stratified ocean, Science Advances, 4, e1701504 (2018).

Ramachandran, S., A. Tandon, J. Mackinnon, A.J. Lucas, R. Pinkel, A.F. Waterhouse, J. Nash, E. Shroyer, A. Mahadevan, R.A. Weller, and J.T. Farrar, 2018:Submesoscale Processes at Shallow Salinity Fronts in the Bay of Bengal: Observations during the Winter Monsoon. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 48, 479-509,doi.10.1175/JPO-D-16-0283.1 


Centurioni, L.R., V. Hormann, L.D. Talley, I. Arzeno, L. Beal, M. Caruso, P. Conry, R. Echols, H.J.S. Fernando, S.N. Giddings, A. Gordon, H. Graber, R.R. Harcourt, S.R. Jayne, T.G. Jensen, C.M. Lee, P.F.J. Lermusiaux, P. L’Hegaret, A.J. Lucas, A. Mahadevan, J.L. McClean, G. Pawlak, L. Rainville, S.C. Riser, H. Seo, A.Y. Shcherbina, E. Skyllingstad, J. Sprintall, B. Subrahmanyam, E. Terrill, R.E. Todd, C. TroC, H.N. Ulloa, and H. Wang. 2017. Northern Arabian Sea Circulation- Autonomous Research (NASCar): A research initiative based on autonomous sensors. Oceanography, 30(2):74-87, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2017.224.

Olita, Antonio, Arthur Capet, Mariona Claret, Amala Mahadevan, Pierre Marie Poulain, Alberto Ribol, Sim.n Ruiz, Joaquín Tintoré, Antonio Tovar-Sánchez, and Ananda Pascual, 2017, Frontal dynamics boost primary production in the summer stratified Mediterranean SeaOcean Dynamics, doi:10.1007/ s10236-017-1058-z

Du Plessis, Marcel, Sebastian Swart, Isabelle Ansorge and Amala Mahadevan, 2017, Submesoscale processes accelerate seasonal restratification in the Subantarctic OceanJ. Geophys. Res., DOI: 10.1002/2016JC012494

Pascual, A., S. Ruiz, A. Olita, C. Troupin, M. Claret, B. Mourre, P.-M. Poulain, A. Tovar-Sánchez, A. Capet, E. Mason, J. T. Allen, A. Mahadevan, J. Tintoré, A multiplatform experiment to unravel meso- and submesoscale processes in an intense front (ALBOREX), Frontiers in Marine Sci. doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00039

Choi, Chang Jae, Charles Bachy, Gualtiero Spiro Jaeger, Camille Poirier, Lisa Sudek, Amala Mahadevan, Stephen J. Giovannoni, Alexandra Z. Worden, Newly discovered deep-branching marine plastid lineages are numerically rare but globally distributedCurrent Biology 27, R1–R18, doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.11.032


MacKinnon, J.A., J.D. Nash, M.H. Alford, A.J. Lucas, J.B. Mickett, E.L. Shroyer, A.F. Waterhouse, A. Tandon, D. Sengupta, A. Mahadevan, M. Ravichandran, R. Pinkel, D.L. Rudnick, C.B. Whalen, M.S. Alberty, J. Sree Lekha, E.C. Fine, D. Chaudhuri, and G.L. Wagner. 2016. A tale of two spicy seas. Oceanography29(2):50–61, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.38.

Mahadevan, A., G. Spiro Jaeger, M. Freilich, M. Omand, E.L. Shroyer, and D. Sengupta. 2016. Freshwater in the Bay of Bengal: Its fate and role in air-sea heat exchange.Oceanography 29(2):72–81,

Gordon, A.L., E.L. Shroyer, A. Mahadevan, D. Sengupta, and M. Freilich. 2016. Bay of Bengal: 2013 northeast monsoon upper-ocean circulation.Oceanography29(2):82–91,

Hormann, V., L.R. Centurioni, A. Mahadevan, S. Essink, E.A. D’Asaro, and B. Praveen Kumar2016. Variability of near-surface circulation and sea surface salinity observed from Lagrangian drifters in the northern Bay of Bengal during the waning 2015 southwest monsoon.Oceanography29(2):124–133,

Lucas, A.J., J.D. Nash, R. Pinkel, J.A. MacKinnon, A. Tandon, A. Mahadevan, M.M. Omand, M. Freilich, D. Sengupta, M. Ravichandran, and A. Le Boyer2016. Adrift upon a salinity-stratified sea: A view of upper-ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal during the southwest monsoon.Oceanography29(2):134-145, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.46.

Lotliker, A.A., M.M. Omand, A.J. Lucas, S.R. Laney, A. Mahadevan, and M. Ravichandran. 2016. Penetrative radiative flux in the Bay of Bengal.Oceanography29(2):214–221,

Sarma, V.V.S.S., G.D. Rao, R. Viswanadham, C.K. Sherin, J. Salisbury, M.M. Omand, A. Mahadevan, V.S.N. Murty, E.L. Shroyer, M. Baumgartner, and K.M. Stafford. 2016. Effects of freshwater stratification on nutrients, dissolved oxygen, and phytoplankton in the Bay of Bengal.Oceanography29(2):222–231,

Mukherjee, Sonaljit, Sanjiv Ramachandran, Amit Tandon and Amala Mahadevan. Production and destruction of eddy kinetic energy in forced submesoscale eddy-resolving simulations. 2016, Ocean Modelling doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2016.07.002

Brody, S.R., M.S. Lozier and A. MahadevanQuantifying the impact of submesoscale processes on the spring phytoplankton bloom in a turbulent upper ocean using a Lagrangian approach, 2016, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 (10), 5160-5169doi:10.1002/2016GL068051

Wijesekara, H.W. and 20 co-authors, ASIRI An ocean-atmosphere initiative for Bay of Bengal, 2016, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. 2016, doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00197.1

Mahadevan, Amala, Impact of submesoscale physics on primary productivity of plankton, 2016, Rev. Mar. Sci. 2016. 8:17.1–17.24, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015912


Mahadevan, Amala
Impact of submesoscale physics on primary productivity of plankton,
Annual Reviews of Marine Science, 2016. 8:17.1–17.24, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015912

Singh, R. M.M. Bandi, A. Mahadevan and S. Mandre
Monami as an oscillatory hydrodynamic instability in a submerged sea grass bed2015, J. Fluid Mech. doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.642

Nagai, T. A. Tandon, E. Kunze and A. MahadevanSpontaneous generation of near-inertial waves by the Kuroshio front, 2015, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 45, 2381-2406doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0086.1

Omand, Melissa and Amala Mahadevan
Shape of the oceanic nitracline 
Biogeosciences, 12, 3273–3287, 2015, doi:10.5194/bg-12-3273-2015

Omand, M.M., E.A. D’Asaro, C.M. Lee, M-J. Perry, N. Briggs, I. Cetinic, A. Mahadevan,
Eddy-driven subduction exports particulate carbon from the spring bloom
Science, 348 (222), 54-58, DOI:10.1126/science.1260062
Supplementary Material 

Shcherbina et al. (39 authors), 2015
The LatMix Summer campaign: Submesoscale stirring in the upper ocean
Bull. American Met. Soc.doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-14-00015.1


Lucas, A.J (17 authors), 2014,
Mixing to Monsoons: Air-Sea Interactions in the Bay of Bengal 
EOS, Transactions, AGU, 95(30), July 2014, 269-276.

Ramachandran, S., A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan , 2014 
Enhancement of vertical fluxes at a front by mesoscale-submesoscale coupling 
J. Goephys. Res. 119 (12), 8495-8511, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010211

Mahadevan, A., 2014
Eddy effects on ocean biogeochemistry 
Nature, News and Views, January 2014, doi:10.1038/nature13048


Omand, Melissa and Amala Mahadevan, 2013
Large-scale alignment of oceanic nitrate and density
J. Geophys. Res. 118(10), 5322-5332, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20379

Wang, J., G.R. Flierl, J.H. LaCasce, J.L. McClean and A. Mahadevan, 2013
Reconstructing the ocean’s interior from surface data
J. Physical Oceanogr., 43, 1611-26, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0204.1

Ramachandran, S., A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan, 2013
Effect of subgrid scale mixing on the evolution of submesoscale instabilities
Ocean Modelling, 66, 45-63, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.1013.03.001


Mahadevan, A. , E. D’Asaro, M-J Perry and C. Lee, 2012,
Eddy-driven stratification initiates North Atlantic Spring phytoplankton blooms 
Science, 337 (6090), 54-58, DOI:10.1126/science.1218740 
Supplementary Material 

Mahadevan, A. A. Orpe, A. Kudroli and L. Mahadevan, 2012,
Flow-induced channelization in a porous medium 
Europhysics Lett. EPL, 98 (2012) 58003, doi: 10.1209/0295-5075/98/5803

Siedlecki, S., A. Mahadevan and D. Archer, 2012
Mechanism for export of sediment-derived iron in an upwelling regime 
Geophys. Res. Lett. 39, L03601, doi:10.1029/2011GL050366


Badin, G., A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan, 2011
Lateral mixing in the pycnocline by submesoscale processes 
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 2080-2100, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-05.1

Siedlecki, S., D. Archer and A. Mahadevan, 2011
Nutrient exchange and ventilation of benthic gases across the continental shelfbreak 
J. Geophys. Res., 116, C06023, doi:10.1029/2010JC006365.

Jönsson, B., J. Salisbury and A. Mahadevan, 2011
Large reversals in continental shelf production and export of phytoplankton carbon revealed by satellite 
Biogeosciences, 8, 1213-1223, doi:10.5194/bg-8-1213-2011.

Mahadevan, A., A. Tagliabue, L. Bopp, A. Lenton, L. Memery and M. Levy, 2011
Impact of episotic vertical fluxes on sea surface pCO2 
Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A, 369, 2009–2025 doi:10.1098/rsta.2010.0340


Mahadevan, A., A. Tandon and R. Ferrari, 2010
Rapid changes in mixed layer stratification driven by submesoscale instabilities and winds 
J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03017, doi:10.1029/2008JC005203.


Hughes, Z.J., D.M. FitzGerald, C.A. Wilson, S.C. Pennings and A. Mahadevan, 2009,
Rapid headward erosion of marsh creeks in response to relative sea level rise 
Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L03602, doi:10.1029/2008GL036000.

Salisbury, J., D.Vandermark, C. Hunt, J. Campbell, B. Jönsson, A. Mahadevan, W. McGillis and H. Xue, 2009,
Episodic riverine influence on surface DIC in the coastal Gulf of Maine 
Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 82, 108-118.

Jönsson, B., J. Salisbury, and A. Mahadevan, 2009,
Extending the use and interpretation of ocean satellite data with Lagrangian modeilng 
Int. J. of Remote Sensing, 30 (13), 3331-3341.


Mahadevan, A., L. Thomas, and A. Tandon, 2008
Technical Comment: Eddy/wind interactions stimulate extraordinary mid-ocean plankton blooms (pdf) 
Science 320, 448b, DOI: 10.1126/science.1152111.

Thomas, L. A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan, 2008
Submesoscale ocean processes and dynamics (pdf) 
In Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime, Eds. M. Hecht and H. Hasume, Geophysical Monograph 177, American Geophysical Union, Washington D.C., p 17-38.


Mahadevan, A. and A. Tandon, 2006
An analysis of mechanisms for submesoscale vertical motion at ocean fronts (pdf) 
Ocean Modelling, 14, 241-256.

Mahadevan, A., 2006
Modeling vertical motion at ocean fronts: Are nonhydrostatic effects relevant at submesoscales? (pdf) 
Ocean Modelling, 14, 222-240.

LaCasce, J., and A. Mahadevan, 2006
Estimating subsurface horizontal and vertical velocities from sea surface temperature (pdf) 
Journal of Marine Research, 64, 695-721.


Mahadevan, A., 2004
Spatial heterogeneity and its relation to processes in the upper ocean (pdf)
in Ecosystem Function in Heterogenous Landscapes, Springer-Verlag NY, Eds. Lovett, G.M., C.G. Jones, M.G. Turner and K.C. Weathers

Mahadevan, A., M. Levy and L. Memery, 2004
Mesoscale Variability of Sea Surface   pCO2 : What does it respond to? (pdf)
Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18(1), GB101710.1029 2003GB002102.


Mahadevan, A. and J.W. Campbell, 2003
Biogeochemical Variability at the Sea Surface: How it is Linked to Process Response Times,(pdf)
Color Figures (pdf large file)
Handbook of Scaling Methods in Aquatic Ecology: Measurement, AnalysisSeuront and P.G. Strutton, CRC Press LLC, pp.624, 2003.

Ponte, R.M., A. Mahadevan, J. Rajamony and  R.D. Rosen, 2003
Uncertainties in Seasonal Wind Torques over the Ocean, (pdf)
Journal of Climate,  16, 715-722.


Mahadevan, A. and  J.W. Campbell, 2002
Biogeochemical Patchiness at the Sea Surface, (pdf)
Geophysical Research Letters,  29, (19), 1926, doi:10.1029/2001GL014116.


Mahadevan, A., J. Lu, P. Malanotte-Rizzoli and S.P. Meacham, 2001
The Predictability of Large-Scale Wind-driven Flows, (pdf)
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 8, (6), 449-465.

Mahadevan, A.,  2001
Surface Trends of Bomb Radiocarbon in the Pacific, (pdf)
Marine Chemistry, 73, 273-290.


Mahadevan, A. and D. Archer, 2000
Modeling the Impact of Fronts and Mesoscale Circulation on the Nutrient Supply and Biogeochemistry of the Upper Ocean,(pdf)
Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, (C1), 1209-1225.


Mahadevan, A. and D. Archer, 1998
Modeling a Limited Region of the Ocean, (pdf)
Journal of Computational Physics, 145, (2), 555-574.


Mahadevan, A. , J. Oliger and R.L. Street, 1996
A Non-hydrostatic Mesoscale Ocean Model, Part 2: Numerical Implementation,(pdf)
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 26, (9), 1881-1900.

Mahadevan, A., J. Oliger and R.L. Street, 1996
A Non-hydrostatic Mesoscale Ocean Model, Part 1: Well-posedness and Scaling, (pdf)
Journal of Physical Oceanography, 26, (9), 1868-1880.