Refereed Articles


Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood & S. Schmidtko, 2014. Observational evidence of an eddy overturning at the Antarctic margins. submitted.

Bischoff, T. & A.F. Thompson, 2014. Configuration of a Southern Ocean storm track. submitted.

Ferrari, R., M. Jansen, J.F. Adkins, A. Burke, A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. An ocean tale of two climates: Modern and Last Glacial Maximum. in press, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Heywood, K., S. Schmidtko, C. Heuze, J. Kaiser, T. Jickells, B. Queste, D. Stevens, M. Wadley, A. Thompson, S. Fielding, D. Guihen, E. Creed, J. Ridley, W. Smith, 2014. Importance of processes at the Antarctic continental slope for climate and carbon cycle. in press, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. A. [PDF]

Su, Z., A.L. Stewart & A.F. Thompson, 2014. An idealized model of Weddell Gyre export variability. in press, J. Phys. Oceanogr. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & A.C. Naveira Garabato, 2014. Equilibration of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by standing meanders. in press, J. Phys. Oceanogr.. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L., R. Ferrari & A.F. Thompson, 2014. On the evolution of conceptual models of the ocean's deep stratification and overturning. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 891-899. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & M.K. Youngs, 2013. Surface exchange between the Weddell and Scotia Seas. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, L058114. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2013. Connecting Antarctic cross-slope exchange with Southern Ocean overturning. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43, 1453-1471. [PDF]

Stewart, A.L. & A.F. Thompson, 2012. Sensitivity of the ocean's deep overturning circulation to easterly Antarctic winds. Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L18604. [PDF]

Boland, E.D.J., A.F. Thompson, P.H. Haynes & E. Shuckburgh, 2012. The formation of non-zonal jets over sloped topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 1635-1651. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & J.B. Sallee, 2012. Jets and topography: Jet transitions and the impact on transport in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42, 956-972. [PDF]

Trasvina, A., K.J. Heywood, A.H.H. Renner, S.E. Thorpe, A.F. Thompson & L. Zamudio, 2011. The impact of high frequency current variability on dispersion off the eastern Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Geophysical Research--Oceans, 116, C11024. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Richards, 2011. Low frequency variability of Southern Ocean jets. Journal of Geophysical Research--Oceans, 116, C09022. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., P.H. Haynes, C. Wilson & K.J. Richards, 2010. Rapid Southern Ocean front transitions in an eddy-resolving ocean GCM. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L2360237. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2010. Jet formation and evolution in baroclinic turbulence with simple topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 257-278. [PDF]

Hughes, C.W., A.F. Thompson & C. Wilson, 2010. Identification of jets and mixing barriers from sea level and vorticity measurements using simple statistics. Ocean Modelling, 32, 44-57. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & S. Rahmstorf, 2009. Ocean Circulation. In Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Processes, C. Le Quere and E.S. Saltzman, Eds. American Geophysical Union, Washington DC.

Thompson, A.F., K.J. Heywood, S.E. Thorpe, A.H.H. Renner, A. Trasvina-Castro, 2009. Surface circulation at the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula from drifters. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39, 3-26. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2008. The atmospheric ocean: eddies and jets in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 366, 4529--4541. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & K.J. Heywood, 2008. Frontal structure and transport in the northwestern Weddell Sea. Deep-Sea Research I, 55, 1229-1251. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2007. Baroclinic eddy heat fluxes: zonal flows and energy balance. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64, 3214-3231. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., S.T. Gille, J.A. MacKinnon, & J. Sprintall, 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns of small-scale mixing in Drake Passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37, 572-592. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & W.R. Young, 2006. Scaling baroclinic eddy fluxes: vortices and the energy balance. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36, 720-738. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F. & G. Veronis, 2005. Diffusively-driven overturning of a stable density gradient. Journal of Marine Research, 63, 291-313. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., H.E. Huppert, M.G. Worster & A. Aitta, 2003. Solidification and compositional convection of a ternary alloy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 497, 167-199. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., H.E. Huppert & M.G. Worster, 2003. Appendix: A global conservation model for diffusion-controlled solidification of a ternary alloy. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 483, 191-197. [PDF]





Thompson, A.F., et al., 2007. Antarctic Drifter Experiment: Links to Isobaths and Ecosystems (ADELIE) Cruise Report, JR158. University of East Anglia. [PDF]

Thompson, A.F., 2006. Eddy fluxes in baroclinic turbulence. Ph. D. dissertation. University of California, San Diego. [PDF]