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Nansen Tutu Center

Dept of Oceanography

University of Cape Town

Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

 

Sharon.Bosma at uct.ac.za

 

Peer reviewed papers with Norwegian and Nansen Tutu Center affiliation

2019

           Peer reviewed papers

               Imbol Nkwinkwa N., A.S.; Rouault, M.; Johannessen, J.A. Latent Heat Flux in the Agulhas Current. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 1576. pdf

2018

 

         Peer reviewed papers

         Hart-Davis, M.G., Backeberg, B.C., Halo, I., van Sebille, E. and Johannessen, J.A., 2018. Assessing the accuracy of satellite derived ocean currents by 

           comparing observed and virtual buoys in the Greater Agulhas Region. Remote Sensing of Environment. Published online

           Krug M, D. Schilperoort, F. Collard, M. W. Hansen and M. Rouault (2018). Signature of the Agulhas Current in ASAR derived wind fields. Remote

          Sensing of the Environment. published online pdf

           Malan N, Backeberg B, Biastoch A, Durgadoo JV, Samuelsen A, Reason CJC and Hermes J. (2018). Agulhas Current meanders facilitate shelf-slope     

           exchange on the Eastern Agulhas Bank. Journal Geophysical Research: Ocean

           Koseki, S., Pohl, B., Bhatt, B.C., Keenlyside, N. and Nkwinkwa Njouodo, A.S., 2018. Insights into the summer diurnal cycle over eastern South Africa.

           Monthly Weather Review, (2018).

         

          Nkwinkwa Njouodo, A.S., Koseki, S., Keenlyside, N. and Rouault, M., 2018. Atmospheric signature of the Agulhas Current. Geophysical 

          Research Letters. 45,  5185-5193, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077042

                           Agulhas Current has an impact on South African rainfall along the eastern coast

                           The mechanism for low‐level convergence and collocated rainfall show similarities to that for the Gulf Stream

                            Regional atmospheric model experiments indicate that the Agulhas Current generates convective rainfall along the coast

 

         Shalin, S., Samuelsen, A., Korosov, A., Menon, N., Backeberg, B. C., and Pettersson, L. H.: Delineation of marine ecosystem zones in the 

         northern Arabian Sea during winter, Biogeosciences, 15, 1395-1414, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-1395-2018, 2018.

​         Singh, S.P., Groeneveld, J.C., Hart‐Davis, M.G., Backeberg, B.C. and Willows‐Munro, S., 2018. Seascape genetics of the spiny lobster Panulirus         

        homarus in the Western Indian Ocean: Understanding how oceanographic features shape the genetic structure of species with high larval dispersal

         potential. Ecology and Evolution.

          de Vos M, Backeberg B, Counillon F. Using an eddy-tracking algorithm to understand the impact of assimilating altimetry data on the eddy 

         characteristics of the Agulhas system. Ocean Dynamics. 2018:1-21

 

      Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings  

 

       Nkwinkwa Njouodo A. S., S. Koseki, N. Keenlyside and M. Rouault (2018). Impact of the Agulhas Current on coastal South African precipitation,

       Proceedings of 34th Annual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Durban, South-Africa, 20 - 21 September 2018, pp n-n,

       ISBN n

      Hart-Davis, M. G., B. C. Backeberg and M. Bakhoday-Paskyabi An assessment of the importance of combining wind, ocean currents and stochastic

      motions in a particle trajectory model for search and rescue applications.  Proceedings of 34th Annual conference of the South African Society for

      Atmospheric Science, Durban, South-Africa, 20 - 21 September 2018, pp n-n, ISBN n

 

2017

            Peer reviewed papers

 

              Vianello, P., I. Ansorge, M. Ostrowski and M. Rouault (2017). Characterisation and dynamics of the ocean environment of the Mascarene Plateau

               and   its influence on the equatorial current system. African Journal of Marine Science. 39(4):453-466. DOI:10.2989/1814232X.2017.1400999. pdf   

 

​             Holton, L., J. Deshayes, B.C. Backeberg, B.R. Loveday, J.C. Hermes and C.J.C. Reason (2017). Spatio‑temporal characteristics of Agulhas                                    leakage: a model inter-comparison study. Climate Dynamics, DOI 10.1007/s00382-016-3193-5

                 Chapter in book

 

                 Halo I., Malauene B. and M Ostrowski (2017) Physical oceanography, pp 37-54, in “The RV Dr Fridtjof Nansen in the Western Indian Ocean:

                 Voyages of marine research and capacity development”.  Groeneveld, J.C. & Koranteng, K.A. (Eds). 2017. FAO. Rome, Italy.

2016

Peer reviewed papers

Braby, L., Backeberg, B.C., Ansorge, I., Roberts, M.J., Krug, M. and Reason C.J.C. (2016). Observed eddy dissipation in the Agulhas Current, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 8143–8150, doi:10.1002/2016GL069480.pdf

Dieppois, B., Pohl, B., Rouault, M., New, M., Lawler, D. and Keenlyside, N., 2016. Interannual to Interdecadal variability of winter and summer southern African rainfall, and their teleconnections. pdf

Raj, R.P., Johannessen, J.A., Eldevik, T., Nilsen, J.E. and Halo, I., 2016. Quantifying mesoscale eddies in the Lofoten Basin. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. DOI: 10.1002/2016JC011637

Raj, R.P. and Halo, I., 2016. Monitoring the mesoscale eddies of the Lofoten Basin: i mportance, progress, and challenges. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 37(16), pp.3712-3728.

Rouault, M., Verley, P. and Backeberg, B., 2016. Wind changes above warm Agulhas Current eddies. Ocean Science, 12(2), pp.495-506  pdf

Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings

de Vos, M., B. Backeberg and F. Counillon (2016). Towards understanding the impact of assimilating along-track SLA data on simulated eddy characteristics in the Agulhas System, 32nd Annual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Cape Town 31 October 1 November 2016, 21-24, ISBN 978-0-620-72974-1.

Rapeti, T. and B. Backeberg (2016). Preliminary investigation into the impacts of assimilating SST and SLA on the surface velocities in a HYCOM of the Agulhas Current. 32nd Annual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Cape Town 31 October 1 November 2016, 112-115, ISBN 978-0-620-72974-1.

Rouault, M., Verley, P. and Backeberg, B., (2016). Wind changes above warm Agulhas Current eddies. 32ndAnnual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Cape Town 31 October 1 November 2016. ISBN 978-0-620-72974-1, pp 73-76.

2015

Peer reviewed papers

Fourie, J.P.,  I. Ansorge, B. Backeberg, H.C. Cawthra, M.R. MacHutchon and F.W. van Zyl (2015). The influence of wave action on coastal erosion along Monwabisi Beach, Cape Town. South African Journal of Geomatics,  4(2):96-109

 

Salvanes, Anne Gro V., Chris Bartholomae, Dawit Yemane, Mark J. Gibbons, Paul Kainge, Jens‐Otto Krakstad, Mathieu Rouault, Arved Staby, and Svein Sundby. "Spatial dynamics of the bearded goby and its key fish predators off Namibia vary with climate and oxygen availability." Fisheries Oceanography 24, no. S1 (2015): 88-101. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12068.

 

Raj, R.P., L. Chafik, J.E.Ø. Nilsen, T. Eldevik and I. Halo (2015). The Lofoten Vortex of the Nordic Seas. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers.96(0): 1-14. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2014.10.011.

Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings

2014

Bastien Dieppois, Benjamin Pohl, Mathieu Rouault, Mark New, Noel Keenlyside, Damian Lawler. Decadal variability of summer Southern African rainfall. Peer review abstracts, pp 72-76, 31st Annual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Pretoria, 21 22 September 2015, ISBN 978-0-620-67825-4

 

Daniel Schilperoort, Marjolaine Krug, Mathieu Rouault, Morten Hansen, Alexis Mouche 2015 The Effect of the Agulhas Current on SAR derived wind fields, Peer review abstracts, 31st Annual conference of the South African Society for Atmospheric Science, Pretoria, 21-22 September 2015, pp 65-68  ISBN 978-0-620-67825-4

 

 

Peer reviewed papers

Backeberg, B. C., F. Counillon, J. A. Johannessen and M.-I. Pujol (2014). Assimilating along-track SLA data using the EnOI in an eddy resolving model of the Agulhas system. Ocean Dynamics, 64, 1121-1136.

 

Halo, I., B. C. Backeberg, P. Penven, C. J. C. Reason, I. Ansorge, J. Ulgren (2014). Eddy properties in the Mozambique Channel, based on satellite altimetry and two ocean circulation models. Deep Sea Research II, 100, 38-53.

 

Halo, I., P. Penven, B. Backeberg, I. Ansorge, F. Shillington, R. Roman (2014). Mesoscale eddy variability in the southern extension of the East Madagascar Current: seasonal cycle, energy conversion terms, and eddy mean properties. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, doi:10.1002/2014JC009820.

 

Rouault, M., P. Verley and B. Backeberg (2014). Wind increase above warm Agulhas Current eddies. Ocean Sci. Discuss., 11, 2367-2389.

 

Ternon, J.-F., M. Roberts, T. Morris, L. Hanke, and B. Backeberg (2014). In situ measured current structures of the eddy field in the Mozambique Channel. Deep Sea Research II, 100, 10-26.

2012

Chapter in books

Johannessen, J. A., B. Chapron, F. Collard and B.C. Backeberg (2014). Use of SAR data to monitor the greater Agulhas Current. In "Remote Sensing of the African Seas", V. Barale and M. Gade.

 

2011

Peer reviewed papers

 

Backeberg B. C., Penven P, and M Rouault (2012) Impact of intensified Indian Ocean winds on mesoscale variability in the Agulhas system, Nature Climate Change, 2012. doi:10.1038/nclimate1587161.2012.692830

 

 

Popular Article

Backeberg, B., Shillington, F.A. and J. Johannessen (2011). African Operational Oceanography Training Workshop, SANCOR Newsletter 196, p 2-3, ISSN 03700-9026..

 

 

2010

Peer reviewed papers

Backeberg, B. C. and C. J. C. Reason (2010). A connection between the South Equatorial Current north of Madagascar and Mozambique Channel Eddies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L04604, doi:10.1029/2009GL041950.

 

Krug, M. J., A. Mouche, F. Collard, J. A. Johannessen, and B. Chapron (2010), Mapping the Agulhas Current from space: An assessment of ASAR surface current  velocities, J. Geophys. Res., 115,
C10026, doi:10.1029/2009JC006050.

 

 

Peer reviewed Conference Proceedings

Backeberg, B., J.A. Johannessen, M. Krug, and J. Veitch (2010).Preliminary inter-­-model comparison of the Agulhas Current with direct range Doppler velocity estimates from Envisat's Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar. ESA Living Planet Symposium, 28 June - 2 July 2010,ESA's Publication Division (EPD), Special Publication SP-­-686.