Publications


Refereed publications


In preparation

Ferrari, R., G. Flierl, and J. Callies: Top-down and bottom-up triggers of phytoplankton blooms.

Mignot, A. and R. Ferrari: Photoperiodic control of phytoplankton blooms at high latitudes..

Zhang, Y. and R. Ferrari: Mixed-layer eddy diffusivity: effects of surface relaxation and turbulent mixing.

Mashayek, A., R. Ferrari, and W. R. Peltier: Influence of enhanced abyssal diapycnal mixing on stratification and the ocean overturning circulation.

Taylor, J., S. Smith and R. Ferrari, Submesoscale stirring of tracers in Boussinesq and quasi-geostrophic turbulence.

Ferrari, R., J. Taylor and S. Merrifield: Predicting the onset of the North Atlantic spring bloom.


2013

Tulloch, R., R. Ferrari, O. Jahn, A. Klocker, J. LaCasce, J. Ledwell, J. Marshall, M.-J. Messias, K. Sperr, A. Watson: Direct estimate of lateral Eddy diffusivity upstream of Drake Passage, J. Phys. Oceanogr., submitted.

Jansen, M. and R. Ferrari: Diagnosing the vertical structure of the eddy diffusivity in real and idealized atmospheres, J. Atoms. Sci, submitted.

Callies, J. and Ferrari, R.: Interpreting energy and tracer spectra of submesoscale turbulence, J. Phys. Oceanogr., submitted.

Stanley, H. R., R. Ferrari and Z. O. Sandwidth: Quantifying patchiness in net community production Geophys. Res. Lett., submitted.

Mashayek, A., R. Ferrari, G. Vettoretti and W. R. Peltier: the role of the geothermal heat flux in driving the abyssal ocean circulation, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 40, L. [http] [PDF].

Nikurashin, M. and R. Ferrari: Estimates of the overturning circulation driven by breaking internal waves, Geophys. Res. Lett., in press. [http] [PDF]

Jansen, M. and R. Ferrari: Equilibration of an atmosphere by adiabatic eddy fluxes, J. Atmos. Sci, in press. [PDF]

Mazloff, M. R., R. Ferrari and T. Schneider: The force balance of the Southern Ocean meridional overturning circulation,  J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 43, 1193-1208. [http] [PDF]

Jansen, M. and R. Ferrari: The vertical structure of the eddy diffusivity and the equilibration of the extra-tropical atmosphere, J. Atoms. Sci, Vol. 70, 1456-1469. [http] [PDF]

Thomas, L., J. Taylor, R. Ferrari, and T. Joyce: Symmetric Instability in the Gulf Stream, Deep Sea Res., in press. [http] [PDF]


2012

Haney, S., S. Bachman, B. Cooper, S. Kupper, K. McCaffrey, L. Van Roekel, S. Stevenson. B. Fox-Kemper and R. Ferrari: Hurricane wake restratification rates of 1, 2 and 3-dimensional processes,  J. Mar. Res., Vol. 70, 824-850. [PDF]

Levy, M., R. Ferrari, P. Franks, A. Martin and P. Riviere, 2012: Bringing physics to life at the submesoscale, Geophys. Res. Lett. Vol. 39, L14602. [PDF]

Klocher A., R. Ferrari, and J. LaCasce, 2012: Estimating suppression of eddy mixing by mean flows, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 42, 1566-1576. [PDF]

Klocher A., R. Ferrari, J. LaCasce  and S. Merrifield, 2012: Reconciling float-based and tracer-based estimates of eddy diffusivities, J. Mar. Res., in press. [PDF]

Jansen, M. and R. Ferrari, 2012: Macroturbulent equilibration in a thermally forced primitive equation system, J. Atoms. Sci., Vol. 69, 695-713. [PDF]


2011

Taylor, J., and R. Ferrari, 2011: The role of density fronts in the onset of phytoplankton blooms, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 38, L23601. [PDF] [PDF supplementary material]

Taylor, J., and R. Ferrari, 2011: A shutdown of turbulent convection can trigger the spring phytoplankton bloom, L & O, Vol. 56, 2293-2307. [PDF]

Naveira-Garabato, A., R. Ferrari, and K. Polzin, 2011: Eddy Stirring in the Southern Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 116, C09019. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2011: A frontal challenge for climate models, Science, Vol. 332, 316-317. [PDF]

Nikurashin, M., and R. Ferrari, 2011: Global energy conversion from geostrophic flow into internal lee waves in the deep ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 38, L08610. [PDF]

Ferrari, R. and D. Ferreira, 2011: What processes drive the ocean heat transport? Ocean Modelling, Vol. 38, 171-186. [PDF]

Fox-Kemper, B.,, G. Danabasoglu, R. Ferrari, S. M. Griffies, R. W. Hallberg, M. M. Holland, M. E. Maltrud, S. Peacock and B. L. Samuels: Parameterization of Mixed Layer Eddies. III: Implementation and Impact in Global Ocean Climate Simulations, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 39, 61-78. [PDF]

Holmes-Cefron, M., O. Buhler, and R. Ferrari, 2011: Particle dispersion by random waves in the rotating Boussinesq system, J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 670, 150-175. [PDF]

Lund, D., J. Adkins and R. Ferrari, 2011: Abyssal Atlantic Circulation during the Last Glacial Maximum: Constraining the ratio between transport and vertical mixing, Paleoceanography, Vol. 26, PA1213.  [PDF]


2010

Jansen, M., R. Ferrari,  and T. Mooring, 2010: Seasonal versus permanent thermocline warming by tropical cyclones, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 37, L03602. [PDF] [PDF supplementary material]

Ferrari, R., and C. Wunsch, 2010: The distribution of eddy kinetic and potential energies in the global ocean, Tellus A, Vol. 62, 92-108. [PDF]

Taylor, J., and R. Ferrari, 2010: Buoyancy and wind-driven convection at a mixed-layer density fronts, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 40, 1222-1242. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., S. M. Griffies, G. Nurser, and G. K. Vallis, 2010: A Boundary Value Problem for the Parameterized Mesoscale Eddy Transport, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 32, 143-156. [PDF]

Ferrari, R. and M. Nikurashin, 2010: Suppression of eddy mixing across jets in the Southern Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 40, 1501-1519. [PDF]

Nikurashin, M., and R. Ferrari, 2010: Radiation and dissipation of internal waves generated by geostrophic motions impinging on small-scale topography: Application to the Southern Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 40, 2025-2042. [PDF]

Nikurashin, M., and R. Ferrari, 2010: Radiation and dissipation of internal waves generated by geostrophic motions impinging on small-scale topography: Theory, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 40, 1055-1074. [PDF]

Mahadevan, A., A. Tandon, and R. Ferrari, 2010: Rapid Changes in Stratification at Mixed Layer Fronts, J. Geophys. Res.,  Vol. 115, C03017. [PDF]


2009

Fox-Kemper, B. and R. Ferrari, 2009: An Edifying Parsons’ Model, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 39, 3216-3227. [PDF]

Jansen, M., and R. Ferrari, 2009: The latitudinal distribution of tropical cyclones and ocean heat transport, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 36, L06604. [PDF]

Taylor, J., and R. Ferrari, 2009: The role of secondary shear instabilities in the equilibration of symmetric instability, J. Fluid Mech., Vol. 622, 103-113. [PDF]

Smith, S., and R. Ferrari, 2009: Production and dissipation of compensated T-S variance by mesoscale stirring in the NATRE region, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 39, 2477-2501. [PDF]

Ferrari, R. and C. Wunsch, 2009: Ocean Circulation Kinetic Energy–Reservoirs, Sources and Sinks, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., Vol. 41, 253-282. [PDF]


2008

Thomas, L. and R. Ferrari, 2008: Friction, frontogenesis, frontal instabilities and the stratification of the ocean surface mixed layer, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 38, 2501-2518. [PDF]

Fox-Kemper, B., and R. Ferrari, 2008: Parameterization of Mixed Layer Eddies. II: Prognosis and Impact, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 38, 1166-1179. [PDF]

Fox-Kemper, B., R. Ferrari, and R. W. Hallberg, 2008: Parameterization of Mixed Layer Eddies. I: Theory and Diagnosis, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 38, 1145-1165. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., J. C. McWilliams, V. Canuto, and D. Dubovikov, 2008: Parameterization of eddy fluxes at the ocean boundaries, J. Climate, J. Climate, Vol. 21, 2770-2789. [PDF]

Danabasoglu G., R. Ferrari and J. C. McWilliams, 2008: Sensitivity of an Ocean General Circulation Model to a Parameterization of Near-Surface Eddy Fluxes, J. Climate, Vol. 21, 1192-1208.  [PDF]


2007

Boccaletti G., R. Ferrari, and B. Fox-Kemper, 2007: Mixed Layer Instabilities and Restratification, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 37, 2228-2250. [PDF]


2005

Ferrari, R., and K. L. Polzin, 2005: Temperature and salinity finestructure in NATRE, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 35, 1437-1454. [PDF]

Boccaletti G., R. Ferrari, D. Ferreira, A. Adcroft, and J. Marshall, 2005: The vertical structure of the oceanic heat transport, Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol. 32, L10603, 1-4. [PDF]

Jochum M., R. Murtugudde, R. Ferrari, and P. Rizzoli, 2005: The impact of horizontal resolution on the equatorial mixed layer heat budget in ocean general circulation models,J. Climate, Vol. 18, 841-851. [PDF]

Plumb, R., and R. Ferrari, 2005: Transformed Eulerian-mean theory. I: Non-quasigeostrophic theory for eddies on a zonal mean flow, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 35, 165-174. [PDF]


2004

Ferrari, R., and G. Boccaletti, 2004: Eddy Mixed-Layer Interaction in the Ocean, Oceanography, Vol. 17, 12-21. [PDF]

Wunsch, C., and R. Ferrari, 2004: Vertical Mixing, Energy, and the General Circulation of the Oceans, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., Vol. 36, 281-314. [PDF]

Polzin, K. L., and R. Ferrari, 2004: Isopycnal Dispersion in NATRE, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 34, 247-257. [PDF]


2003

Ferrari, R. and F. Paparella, 2003: Thermohaline alignment and compensation in the ocean mixed layer, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 33, 2214-2223. [PDF]

Fox-Kemper, B., R. Ferrari, and J. Pedlosky, 2003: On the Indeterminacy of Rotational and Divergent Eddy Fluxes, J. Phys. Oceanogr., Vol. 33, 875-881. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., and P. Cessi, 2003: Seasonal synchronization in a chaotic ocean-atmosphere model, J. Climate, Vol. 16, 111-137. [PDF]


1997-2002

Ferrari, R., A. J. Manfroi, and W. R. Young, 2001: Weakly and strongly self-similar diffusion, Physica D, Vol. 154, 478-483. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., and Rudnick, D.L., 2000: Thermohaline variability in the upper ocean, J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 105, 16857-16883. [PDF]

Rudnick, D.L., and R. Ferrari, 1999: Compensation of horizontal temperature and salinity gradients in the ocean mixed layer, Science, Vol. 283, 526-529. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., and W. R. Young, 1997: On the development of thermohaline correlations as a result of nonlinear diffusive parameterizations, J. Mar. Res., Vol. 55, 1069-1101, [PDF]


Grey literature


Scott, R.B., M. Bourassa, D. Chelton, P. Cipollini, R. Ferrari, L.L. Fu, B. Galperin, S. Gille, H.-P. Huang, P. Klein, N. Maximenko, R. Morrow, B. Qiu, E. Rodriguez, D. Stammer, R. Tailleux, C. Wunsch (2010): Integrating satellite altimetry and key observations: what we’ve learned, and what’s possible with new technologies, 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. [PDF]


Fox-Kemper, B., R. Ferrari, and R. W. Hallberg, 2010: Reply to critique by Canuto and Dubovikov, Ocean Science. [PDF]

The CLIMODE group, 2009: Observing the cycle of convection and restratification over the Gulf Stream System and the subtropical gyre of the North Atlantic ocean: preliminary results from the CLIMODE field campaign. Bull. Am. Meteor. Soc., doi:10.1175/2009BAMS2706.1. [PDF]

Fu, L. L., and R. Ferrari, 2008: Observing oceanic submesoscale processes from space, EOS, 89, doi:10.1029/2008EO480003. [PDF]

Fox-Kemper, B., G. Danabasoglu, R. Ferrari, and R. W. Hallberg, 2008: Parameterizing Submesoscale Physics in Global Climate Models. CLIVAR Exchanges, Vol. 13(1), 3-5. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2007: Statistics of dispersion in flows with coherent structures, Proceedings of the ’Aha Huliko’a Winter Workshop. [PDF]

Ferrari, A., and R. Ferrari, 2006: Il mutamento climatico: fatti e miti, Quaderni - Mercoledì dell’Accademia XI, Accademia delle Scienze di Torino, Vol. 13, 25-46. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2006: The US CPT Clivar Program, U.S. CLIVAR Variations, Vol. 4, 1-2. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2006: Eddy-mixed layer interactions in the ocean, U.S. CLIVAR Variations, Vol. 4, 3. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2005: Ocean Mixing, BASC report on Improving the Scientific Foundation for Atmosphere-Land-Ocean Simulations: Report of a Workshop, National Academy of Sciences.

Bretherton, C. S., R. Ferrari, and S. Legg, 2004: Climate Process Teams: A new approach to improving climate models, U.S. CLIVAR Variations, Vol. 1, 1-6. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., and A. Plumb, 2003: Mesoscale eddy fluxes at the boundaries in ocean circulation models, Proceedings of the ’Aha Huliko’a WinterWorkshop. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., D.L. Rudnick, W. R. Young, and F. Paparella, 2001: The temperature-salinity relationship of the surface mixed-layer, Proceedings of the ’Aha Huliko’a WinterWorkshop. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 2000: Dispersion of active and passive scalars in the upper ocean. Doctoral Dissertation. Scripps institution of Oceanography, La Jolla.

Ferrari, R., 1999: The temperature-salinity relationship in the mixed layer, Proceedings of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Program, Woods Hole. [PDF]

Ferrari, R., 1999: Distribuzioni di temperatura e salinità negli strati piú superficiali degli oceani. Doctoral dissertation. Politecnico di Torino.

Ferrari, R., 1994: Integrazione numerica di equazioni solitioniche multidimensionali. Master thesis. Università di Torino, 1994.