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Refereed Publications

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.