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Refereed Publications

Uchida, T., R. Abernathey and K. S. Smith, 2017:Seasonality in Ocean Mesoscale Turbulence in a High Resolution Global Climate Model. Ocean Mod., Submitted

Al Azhar, M., Z. Lachkar, M. Levy and K. S. Smith, 2017:Oxygen minimum zone contrasts between the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal implied by differences in remineralization depth. Geophys. Res. Lett., Submitted

Thomas, J., K. S. Smith and O. Buhler, 2017: Near-inertial wave dispersion by geostrophic flows. J. Fluid Mech., Accepted

Lachkar, Z., K. S. Smith, M. Levy, and O. Pauluis, 2016: Eddies reduce denitrification and compress habitats in the Arabian Sea Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL069876.

Keating, S. and K. S. Smith, 2015: Upper ocean flow statistics estimated from superresolved sea-surface temperature images J. Geophys. Res.., 120, 1197–1214.

Grooms, I., A. Majda and K. S. Smith, 2015: Stochastic superparameterization in a quasigeostrophic model of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Ocean Mod., 85, 1-15.

Shcherbina, A. and co-authors, 2015: The LatMix Summer Campaign: Submesoscale Stirring in the Upper Ocean Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., August, 96, 1257-1279.

Grooms, I., L-P. Nadeau and K. S. Smith, 2013: Mesoscale eddy energy locality in an idealized ocean model. J. Phys. Ocean., 43, 1911-1923.

Smith, K. S. and J. Vanneste, 2013: A surface-aware projection basis for quasigeostrophic flow. J. Phys. Ocean., 43, 548-562.

Smith, K. S. and E. Bernard, 2013: Geostrophic turbulence near rapid changes in stratification. Phys. Fluids, 25, 046601.

Grooms, I., K. S. Smith and A. J. Majda, 2012: Multiscale models for synoptic–mesoscale interactions in the ocean. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 58, 95-107.

Keating, S., A. Majda and K. S. Smith, 2012: New methods for estimating poleward eddy heat transport using satellite altimetry. Mon. Weather Rev., 140, 1703-1722.

Tulloch, R., J. Marshall, C. Hill and K. S. Smith, 2011: Scales, growth rates and spectral fluxes of baroclinic instability in the ocean. J. Phys. Ocean., 41, 1057-1076.

Venaille, A., G. K. Vallis and K. S. Smith, 2011: Baroclinic turbulence in the ocean: Analysis with primitive equation and quasi-geostrophic simulations. J. Phys. Ocean., 41 1605-1623.

Keating, S., K. S. Smith and P. Kramer, 2011: Diagnosing lateral mixing in the upper ocean with virtual tracers: Spatial and temporal resolution dependence. J. Phys. Ocean., 41, 1512-1534.

Keating, S., P. Kramer and K. S. Smith, 2010: Homogenization and mixing measures for a replenishing passive scalar field. Phys. Fluids, 22, 075105.

Smith, K. S. and R. Tulloch, 2009: REPLY to "Two comments on the Surface Quasigeostrophic model for the atmospheric energy spectrum" (Lindborg, 2009, JAS) J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 1073-1076.

Smith, K. S. and R. Ferrari, 2009: The production and dissipation of compensated thermohaline variance by mesoscale stirring. J. Phys. Ocean., 39, 2477-2501.

Tulloch, R., J. Marshall and K. S. Smith, 2009: Interpretation of the propagation of surface altimetric observations in terms of planetary waves and geostrophic turbulence. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 114, C02005, doi:10.1029/2008JC005055.

Tulloch, R. and K. S. Smith, 2009: A note on the numerical representation of surface dynamics in quasigeostrophic turbulence: Application to the nonlinear Eady model. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 1063-1068.

Tulloch, R. and K. S. Smith, 2009: Quasigeostrophic turbulence with explicit surface dynamics: Application to the atmospheric energy spectrum. J. Atmos. Sci., 66, 450-467.

Smith, K. S. and J. Marshall, 2009: Evidence for enhanced eddy mixing at mid-depth in the Southern Ocean. J. Phys. Ocean., 39, 50-69.

Smith, K. S., 2007: The Geography of Linear Baroclinic Instability in Earth's Oceans. J. Marine Res., 65, 655-683.

Smith, K. S., 2007: Eddy amplitudes in baroclinic turbulence driven by non-zonal mean flow: Shear dispersion of potential vorticity. J. Phys. Ocean., 37, 1037-1050.

Tulloch, R. and K. S. Smith, 2006: A theory for the atmospheric energy spectrum: Depth-limited temperature anomalies at the tropopause. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 103, 14690-14694.

Smith, K. S., 2005: Tracer transport along and across coherent jets in two-dimensional turbulent flow. J. Fluid Mech., 544, 133-142.

Smith, K. S., 2004: A local model for planetary atmospheres forced by small-scale convection. J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 1420--1433.

Smith, K. S., 2004: Comment on: "The k-3 and k-5/3 energy spectrum of atmospheric turbulence: Quasigeostrophic two-level model simulation". J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 937--941.

Grianik, N., I. Held, K. S. Smith and G. K. Vallis, 2004: The effects of quadratic drag on the inverse cascade of two-dimensional turbulence. Phys. Fluids, 16.

Smith, K. S., G. Boccaletti, C. C. Henning, I. N. Marinov, C. Y. Tam, I. M. Held and G. K. Vallis, 2002: Turbulent diffusion in the geostrophic inverse cascade. J. Fluid Mech., 469, 13--48.

Smith, K. S. and G. K. Vallis, 2002: The scales and equilibration of midocean eddies: Forced-dissipative flow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 1699--1721.

Smith, K. S. and G. K. Vallis, 2001: The scales and equilibration of midocean eddies: Freely evolving flow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 554--571.

Smith, K. S. and G. K. Vallis, 1999: Linear baroclinic instability in extended regime geostrophic models. J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 1579--1593.

Other Publications and Talks

Smith, K. S., R. W. Hallberg and S. M. Griffies, 2003: The effects of resolution on the convergence of eddy statistics in numerical ocean models. (Talk)

Smith, K. S., 2003: The vertical structure of eddy tracer and potential vorticity fluxes at all supercriticalities. (Extended abstract for 2003 AMS AOFD meeting in San Antonio)

Smith, K. S., 1999: Balanced dynamics and baroclinic instability: Theory and application to ocean turbulence. Ph. D. Thesis, University of California, Santa Cruz.