Selected Publications (by topic)

Tal Ezer

                     Mixing Processes and Turbulence

Ezer, T. and G. L. Weatherly, On eddy diffusion profiles in oceanic bottom
boundary layers associated with cold eddies and filaments, Bound. Layers
Met., 48, 83-97, 1989.

Ezer, T. and G. L. Weatherly, A numerical study of the interaction between
a deep cold jet and the bottom boundary layer of the ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr.,
20, 801-816, 1990.

Ezer,T., On the seasonal mixed-layer simulated by a basin-scale ocean 
model and the Mellor-Yamada turbelence scheme, J. Geophys. Res.,
105(C7),16,843-16,855, 2000.

Ezer, T., Entrainment, diapycnal mixing and transport in three-dimensional
bottom gravity current simulations using the Mellor-Yamada turbulence 
scheme, Ocean Modelling, 9(2), 151-168, 2005. 

Ezer, T., Topographic influence on overflow dynamics: Idealized numerical
simulations and the Faroe Bank Channel overflow, J. Geophys. Res., 
111, C02002, doi:10.1029/2005JC003195, 2006. 

                    Biological-Physical Interactions

Ezer, T., D. V. Thattai, B. Kjerfve and W. Heyman, On the variability of the flow 
along the Meso-American Barrier Reef System: A numerical model study of the 
influence of the Caribbean Current and eddies. Ocean Dynamics, 55, 458-475, 
doi: 10.1007/s10236-005-0033-2, 2005.

Ezer, T., R. Hobbs and L.-Y. Oey, On the movement of beluga whales in Cook Inlet, 
Alaska: Simulations of tidal and environmental impacts using a hydrodynamic 
inundation model, Oceanography, Vol. 21, No. 4, 186-195, 2008.

Heyman, W., B. Kjerfve and T. Ezer, Mesoamerican reef spawning aggregations help
maintain fish population: A review of connectivity research and priorities for
science and management, pp. 150-169. In: Grober-Dunsmore, R., and B.D. Keller, (Eds.), 
Caribbean connectivity: Implications for marine protected area management. 
Proc. Special Symposium, 9-11 November 2006, 59th Annual Meeting of the Gulf 
and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Belize City, Belize. Marine Sanctuaries 
Conservation Series ONMS-08-07, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD, 2008. 

Ezer, T., Hydrodynamic numerical ocean models support environmental studies
and conservation efforts: From an arctic estuary to a Caribbean coral reef,
CCPO Circulation, Spring 2008, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1-3, 2008.

                 Data Assimilation and Ocean Prediction

Aikman, F., G. L. Mellor, T. Ezer, D. Shenin, P. Chen, L. Breaker, 
and D. B. Rao, Toward an operational nowcast/forecast system for the U.S.
east coast, In: Modern Approaches to Data Assimilation in Ocean Modeling,
P. Malanotte-Rizzoli Ed., Elsevier Oceanog. Ser., 61, 347-376, 1996.

Ezer, T. and G. L. Mellor, Continuous assimilation of Geosat altimeter data
into a three-dimensional primitive equation Gulf Stream model, J. Phys.
Oceanogr., 24, 832-847, 1994.

Ezer,T. and G. L. Mellor, Data assimilation experiments in the Gulf Stream
region: How useful are satellite-derived surface data for nowcasting the
subsurface fields?, J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., Special issue on Data Assimilation
and Model Evaluation Experiments, 14(6), 1379-1391, 1997.

Ezer, T., L.-Y. Oey, H.-C. Lee, and W. Sturges, The variability of currents 
in the Yucatan Channel: Analysis of results from a numerical 0cean model, 
J. Geophys. Res., 108(C1), 3012, 10.1029/2002JC001509, 2003.

Mellor, G. L. and T. Ezer, A Gulf Stream model and an altimetry assimilation
scheme, J. Geophys. Res, 96, 8779-8795, 1991.

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer and W. Sturges, Modeled and observed Empirical Orthogonal
Functions of currents in the Yucatan Channel, J. Geophys. Res., 109, C08011,
10.1029/2004JC002345, 2004. 

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer, D.-P. Wang, S.-J. Fan and X.-Q. Yin, Loop Current warming 
by Hurricane Wilma, Geophys. Res. Let., 33, L08613, 10.1029/2006GL025873, 2006.

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer, D.-P. Wang X.-Q. Yin and S.-J. Fan, Hurricane-induced 
motions and interaction with ocean currents, Cont. Shelf Res.,  2007.

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer, C. Hu and F. Muller-Karger, Modeling and satellite 
observations of baroclinic tidal flows and inundation processes in Cook Inlet, 
Alaska, Ocean Dynamics, 2007.

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer, G. Forristall, C. Cooper, S. DiMarco and S. Fan, An exercise
in forecasting Loop Current and eddy frontal positions in the Gulf of Mexico,
Geophys. Res. Let., 32, L12611, 2005GL023253, 2005. 

Wang, D.-P., L.-Y. Oey, T. Ezer, and P. Hamilton, Near-surface currents in 
DeSoto Canyon (1997-99): Comparison of current meters, satellite observation
and model simulation, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33(1), 313-326, 2003.

                     Basin-Scale Simulations and Climate

Ezer, T. and G. L. Mellor, A numerical study of the variability and the
separation of the Gulf Stream, induced by surface atmospheric forcing and
lateral boundary flows, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 22, 660-682, 1992.

Ezer, T. and G. L. Mellor, Diagnostic and prognostic calculations of the
North Atlantic circulation and sea level using a sigma coordinate ocean model,
J. Geophys. Res., 99(C7), 14,159-14,171, 1994.

Ezer, T., On the interaction between the Gulf Stream and the New England
Seamount Chain, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 24, 191-204, 1994.

Ezer, T., G. L. Mellor, and R. J. Greatbatch, On the interpentadal variability
of the North Atlantic ocean: Model simulated changes in transport, meridional
heat flux and coastal sea level between 1955-1959 and 1970-1974, J. Geophys.
Res., 100(C6), 10,559-10,566, 1995.

Ezer,T. and G. L. Mellor, Simulations of the Atlantic Ocean with a free
surface sigma coordinate ocean model. J. Geophys. Res., 102(C7),
15,647-15,657, 1997.

Ezer,T., Decadal variabilities of the upper layers of the subtropical 
North Atlantic: An ocean model study, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, No. 12,
3111-3124, 1999.

Ezer,T. and G. L. Mellor, Sensitivity studies with the North Atlantic 
sigma coordinate Princeton Ocean Model, Dyn. Atmos. Ocean, 32, 185-208, 2000.

Ezer, T., On the response of the Atlantic Ocean to climatic changes
in high latitudes: Sensitivity studies with a sigma coordinate ocean
model, In: The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present and Future,
D. Seidov, B. J. Haupt and M. Maslin (Eds.), Geophys. Monograph Ser., 
126, 199-215, American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, 2001.

Ezer, T., Can long-term variability in the Gulf Stream transport be
inferred from sea level?, Geophys. Res. Let., 28(6), 1031-1034, 2001.

Legg, S., Chang, Y., Chassignet, E. P., Danabasoglu, G., Ezer, T., 
Gordon, A. L., Griffies, S., Hallberg, R., Jackson, L., Large, W., 
Ozgokmen, T., Peters, H., Price, J., Riemenschneider, U.,Wu, W.,  Xu, X., 
and Yang, J. Improving oceanic overflow representation in climate models: 
the Gravity Current Entrainment Climate Process Team, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 
doi: 10.1175/2008BAMS2667.1, 2009.

Chen, H.., F. Qiao, T. Ezer, Y. Yuan and F. Hua, Multi-core structure of the
Kuroshio in the East China Sea from long-term transect observations,
Ocean Dynamics, 59, 1616-7228, doi:10.1007/s10236-009-0182-9, 2009.
                     Numerical Model Developments

Ezer, T., H. Arango and A. F. Shchepetkin, Developments in terrain-
following ocean models: Intercomparisons of numerical aspects,
Ocean Modelling, 4, 249-267, 2002.

Ezer, T. and G. L. Mellor, A generalized coordinate ocean model and 
a comparison of the bottom boundary layer dynamics in terrain-following
and in z-level grids, Ocean Modelling, 6/3-4, 379-403, 2004.

Mellor, G. L., T. Ezer and L. Y. Oey, The pressure gradient conundrum of
sigma coordinate ocean models, J. Atmos. Oceanic. Technol., Vol. 11,
No. 4, Part 2, 1126-1134, 1994.

Mellor, G. L. and T. Ezer, Sea level variations induced by heating and
cooling: An evaluation of the Boussinesq approximation in ocean models,
J. Geophys. Res., 100(C10), 20,565-20,577, 1995.

Mellor, G. L., L. Y. Oey and T. Ezer, Sigma coordinate pressure gradient
errors and the seamount problem, J. Atmos. Oceanic. Technol., 15(5),
1122-1131, 1998.

Mellor, G. L., S. Hakkinen, T. Ezer and R. Patchen, A generalization of 
a sigma coordinate ocean model and an intercomparison of model vertical 
grids, In: Ocean Forecasting: Conceptual Basis and Applications, N. Pinardi
and J. D. Woods (Eds.), Springer, 55-72, 2002.

Oey, L.-Y., T. Ezer, C. Hu and F. Muller-Karger, Baroclinic tidal flows 
and inundation processes in Cook Inlet, Alaska: Numerical modeling and
satellite observations, Ocean Dynamics, 57, 205-221,
doi:10.1007/s10236-007-0103-8, 2007.

Qiao, F., Y. Yuan, T. Ezer, C. Xia, Y. Yang and J. Ma, A three-dimensional 
surface wave-ocean circulation coupled model: System description and initial 
testing, Ocean Modelling, Submitted, 2008.

Ezer, T. and H. Liu, Combining remote sensing data and inundation modeling to 
map tidal mudflat regions and improve flood predictions: A proof of concept 
demonstration in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Geophys. Res. Let., 36, L04605,
doi:10.29/2008GL036873, 2009.