Sjoerd Groeskamp, Paul M. Barker, Trevor J. McDougall, Ryan P. Abernathey, and Stephen M. Griffies. Venm: an algorithm to accurately calculate neutral slopes and gradients. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(7):1917–1939, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019MS001613.


Yan Yan, Tony Jebara, Ryan Abernathey, Joaquim Goes, and Helga Gomes. Robust learning algorithms for capturing oceanic dynamics and transport of noctiluca blooms using linear dynamical models. PLOS ONE, 14(6):e0218183, Jun 2019. URL:, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0218183.


Xiaolong Yu, Aurélien L. Ponte, Shane Elipot, Dimitris Menemenlis, Edward D. Zaron, and Ryan Abernathey. Surface kinetic energy distributions in the global oceans from a high-resolution numerical model and surface drifter observations. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(16):9757–9766, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019GL083074.


C. S. Jones and Ryan P. Abernathey. Isopycnal mixing controls deep ocean ventilation. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(22):13144–13151, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019GL085208.


Guillaume Eynard-Bontemps, Ryan Abernathey, Joseph Hamman, Aurelien Ponte, and Willi Rath. The pangeo big data ecosystem and its use at cnes. In Proc. of the 2019 conference on Big Data from Space (BiDS?2019), EUR 29660 EN, pages 49–52. ARRAY(0x878787c), Luxembourg, 2019. URL:, doi:doi:10.2760/848593.


Richard Seager, Mark Cane, Naomi Henderson, Dong-Eun Lee, Ryan Abernathey, and Honghai Zhang. Strengthening tropical pacific zonal sea surface temperature gradient consistent with rising greenhouse gases. Nature Climate Change, 9(7):517–522, Jun 2019. URL:, doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0505-x.


Takaya Uchida, Dhruv Balwada, Ryan Abernathey, Galen McKinley, Shafer Smith, and Marina Lévy. The contribution of submesoscale over mesoscale eddy iron transport in the open southern ocean. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 11(12):3934–3958, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019MS001805.


Tongya Liu, Ryan Abernathey, Anirban Sinha, and Dake Chen. Quantifying eulerian eddy leakiness in an idealized model. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(12):8869–8886, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019JC015576.


Takaya Uchida, Dhruv Balwada, Ryan P. Abernathey, Galen A. McKinley, Shafer K. Smith, and Marina Lévy. Vertical eddy iron fluxes support primary production in the open southern ocean. Nature Communications, Feb 2020. URL:, doi:10.1038/s41467-020-14955-0.


Thomas Bolton, Ryan Abernathey, and Laure Zanna. Regional and temporal variability of lateral mixing in the north atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(10):2601–2614, Oct 2019. URL:, doi:10.1175/jpo-d-19-0042.1.


Takaya Uchida, Dhruv Balwada, Ryan Abernathey, Channing J. Prend, Emmanuel Boss, and Sarah T. Gille. Southern ocean phytoplankton blooms observed by biogeochemical floats. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(11):7328–7343, 2019. URL:, arXiv:, doi:10.1029/2019JC015355.


Sijia Zou, M. Susan Lozier, Feili Li, Ryan Abernathey, and Laura Jackson. Density-compensated overturning in the labrador sea. Nature Geoscience, 13(2):121–126, Jan 2020. URL:, doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0517-1.


Jan-Erik Tesdal and Ryan Abernathey. The ocean heat anomaly budget in eccov4: spatial and temporal scale dependence. Feb 2020. URL:, doi:10.31223/


Wenda Zhang, Christopher L. P. Wolfe, and Ryan Abernathey. Role of surface-layer coherent eddies in potential vorticity transport in quasigeostrophic turbulence driven by eastward shear. Fluids, 5(1):2, Dec 2019. URL:, doi:10.3390/fluids5010002.


S. Groeskamp, P. B. Barker, T. J. McDougall, R. P. Abernathey, and S. M. Griffies. A new algorithm to accurately calculate neutral tracer gradients and their impacts on vertical heat transport and water mass transformation. Submitted to JPO, 2018.


A. Sinha, D. Balwada, N. Tarshish, and R. Abernathey. Modulation of lateral transport by submesoscale flows and inertia gravity waves. In revision at JAMES, 2018.


Ryan Abernathey and George Haller. Transport by lagrangian vortices in the eastern pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(3):667–685, 2018. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0102.1.


V. Tamsitt, R. P. Abernathey, M. R. Mazloff, J. Wang, and L. D. Talley. Transformation of deep water masses along lagrangian upwelling pathways in the southern ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(3):1994–2017, 2018. doi:10.1002/2017JC013409.


Jan-Erik Tesdal, Ryan P. Abernathey, Joaquim I. Goes, Arnold L. Gordon, and Thomas W. N. Haine. Salinity trends within the upper layers of the subpolar north atlantic. Journal of Climate, 31(7):2675–2698, 2018. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0532.1.


Dhruv Balwada, K Shafer Smith, and Ryan Abernathey. Submesoscale vertical velocities enhance tracer subduction in an idealized antarctic circumpolar current. Geophysical Research Letters, 2018. doi:10.1029/2018GL079244.


Nathaniel Tarshish, Ryan Abernathey, Ci Zhang, Carolina O Dufour, Ivy Frenger, and Stephen M Griffies. Identifying lagrangian coherent vortices in a mesoscale ocean model. Ocean Modelling, 130:15–28, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2018.07.001.


Erik van Sebille, Stephen M Griffies, Ryan Abernathey, Thomas P Adams, Pavel Berloff, Arne Biastoch, Bruno Blanke, Eric P Chassignet, Yu Cheng, Colin J Cotter, and others. Lagrangian ocean analysis: fundamentals and practices. Ocean Modelling, 121:49–75, 2018. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.11.008.


Anand Gnanadesikan, Alexandria Russell, Marie-Aude Pradal, and Ryan Abernathey. Impact of lateral mixing in the ocean on el nino in a suite of fully coupled climate models. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 2017. doi:10.1002/2017MS000917.


Ryan Abernathey, Andrea Cimatoribus, Liam Brannigan, and Guillaume Sérazin. Xmitgcm: v0.2.0. Python Software Released on GitHub, 2017. URL:, doi:10.5281/zenodo.291785.


Ryan Abernathey, Cesar B Rocha, Francis J. Poulin, Malte Jansen, and James Penn. Pyqg: v0.2.0. Python Software Released on GitHub, April 2016. URL:, doi:10.5281/zenodo.50569.


J. Busecke and R. P. Abernathey. Ocean mesoscale mixing linked to climate variability. Accepted to Science Advances, 2018.


T. Uchida, R. P. Abernathey, and K. S. Smith. Seasonality in ocean mesoscale turbulence in a high resolution climate model. Ocean Modelling, 118:41–58, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.08.006.


J. Busecke, R. P. Abernathey, and A. L. Gordon. Lateral eddy mixing in the subtropical salinity maxima of the global ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 2017. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0215.1.


Sjoerd Groeskamp, Ryan P Abernathey, and Andreas Klocker. Water mass transformation by cabbeling and thermobaricity. Geophysical Research Letters, 2016. 2016GL070860. doi:10.1002/2016GL070860.


R. Abernathey, I. Cerovečki, P. R. Holland, E. Newsom, M. Mazloff, and L. D. Talley. Southern ocean water mass transformation driven by sea ice. Nature Geoscience, 9(8):596–601, 08 2016. doi:10.1038/ngeo2749.


Anirban Sinha and R. Abernathey. Timescales of southern ocean eddy equilibration. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46:2785–2805, 2016. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0041.1.


S. P. Bishop, P. R. Gent, F. O. Bryan, A. F. Thompson, M. C. Long, and R. P. Abernathey. Southern ocean overturning compensation in an eddy-resolving climate simulation. Journal of Climate, 46:1575–1592, 2016. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0177.1.


Lei Wang, M. F. Jansen, and R. P. Abernathey. Eddy phase speeds in a two-layer model of quasigeostrophic baroclinic turbulence with applications to ocean observations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46:1963–1985, 2016. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0192.1.


R. Abernathey and D. Ferreira. Southern ocean isopycnal mixing and ventilation changes driven by winds. Geophysical Research Letters, 42:10,357–10,365, 2015. doi:10.1002/2015GL066238.


A Gnanadesikan, R Abernathey, and M-A Pradal. Exploring the isopycnal mixing and helium-heat paradoxes in a suite of earth system models. Ocean Science Discussions, 11(6):2533–2567, 2014. doi:10.5194/osd-11-2533-201.


A. Solomon, L. M. Polvani, K. L. Smith, and R. Abernathey. The impact of ozone depleting substances on the circulation, temperature and salinity of the southern ocean: an attribution study with cesm1 (waccm). Geophysical Research Letters, 42:5547—5555, 2015. doi:10.1002/2015GL064744.


E. Newsom, C. Bitz, F. Bryan, R. P. Abernathey, and P. Gent. Southern ocean deep circulation and heat uptake in a high-resolution climate model. Journal of Climate, 29:2597–2619, 2016. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0513.1.


Anand Gnanadesikan, Marie-Aude Pradal, and Ryan Abernathey. Isopycnal mixing by mesoscale eddies significantly impacts oceanic anthropogenic carbon uptake. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(11):4249–4255, 2015. 2015GL064100. doi:10.1002/2015GL064100.


R. P. Abernathey and C. Wortham. Phase speed cross spectra of eddy heat fluxes in the pacific. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45:1285–1301, 2015. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0160.1.


R. P. Abernathey and P. Cessi. Topographic enhancement of eddy efficiency in baroclinic equilibration. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:2107–2126, 2014. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0014.1.


R. Abernathey, D. Ferreira, and A. Klocker. Diagnostics of isopycnal mixing in a circumpolar channel. Ocean Modelling, 72:1 – 16, 2013. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.07.004.


R. Abernathey and J. C. Marshall. Global surface eddy diffusivities derived from satellite altimetry. J. Geophys. Res., 118:901–916, 2013. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20066.


A. Klocker and R. Abernathey. Global patterns of mesoscale eddy properties and diffusivities. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44:1030–1047, 2014. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0159.1.


R. Abernathey, J. Marshall, and D. Ferreira. The dependence of Southern Ocean meridional overturning on wind stress. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41(12):2261–2278, 2011. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-023.1.


C. Hill, D. Ferreira, J.-M. Campin, J. Marshall, R. Abernathey, and N. Barrier. Controlling spurious diapycnal mixing in eddy-resolving height-coordinate ocean models: insights from virtual deliberate tracer release experiments. Ocean Modelling, 45-46:14–26, 2012. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.12.001.


R. Abernathey, J. Marshall, E. Shuckburgh, and M. Mazloff. Enhancement of mesoscale eddy stirring at steering levels in the Southern Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40:170–185, 2010. doi:10.1175/2009JPO4201.1.