publications

Journal articles

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2022

  1. Geomorphological imprint of opposing ocean bottom currents, a case study from the southeastern Brazilian Atlantic margin Mahiques, MM, Lobo, FJ, Schattner, U, López-Quirós, A, Rocha, CB, Dias, RJS, Montoya-Montes, I, and Vieira, ACB Marine Geology 2022 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  2. Exploiting self-organized criticality in strongly stratified turbulence Chini, G. P., Michael, G., Julien, K., Rocha, C. B., and Caufield, C. P. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2022 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  3. Transition from balanced to unbalanced motion in the eastern tropical Pacific, In press Soares, S. M., Gille, S. T., Chereskin, T. K., Firing, E., Hummon, J., and Rocha, C. B. Journal of Physical Oceanoraphy 2022 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2021

  1. Can the Intermediate Western Boundary Current recirculation trigger the Vitória Eddy formation? Napolitano, D. C., Rocha, C. B., Silveira, I. C. A., Flierl, G. R., and Simoes-Sousa, I. T. Ocean Dynamics 2021 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  2. EUREC^4A: Elucidating the role of clouds-circulation coupling in climate Stevens, B., Bony, S., Farrell, D..., Rocha, C. B., ... Zinner, T., and Zöger, M. Earth System Science Data Discussions 2021 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  3. Control of oceanic circulation on sediment distribution in the southwestern Atlantic margin (23 to 55° S) Mahiques, M M, Violante, R, Franco-Fraguas, P, Burone, L, Rocha, C B, Ortega, L, Santos, R, Mi Kim, B S, Lopes Figueira, R C, and Caruso Bı́cego, Marcia Ocean Science 2021 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2020

  1. Improved bounds on horizontal convection Rocha, C. B., Bossy, T., Smith, S. G. Llewellyn, and Young, W. R. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2020 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  2. The Nusselt numbers of horizontal convection Rocha, C. B., Constantinou, N., Smith, S. G. Llewellyn, and Young, W. R. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2020 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2019

  1. Characterizing the transition from balanced to unbalanced motions in the southern California Current Chereskin, T. K., Rocha, C. B., Gille, S. T., Menemenlis, D., and Passaro, M. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 2019 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  2. Blocking statistics in a varying climate: lessons from a ‘traffic jam’model with pseudostochastic forcing Paradise, Adiv, Rocha, C. B., Barpanda, P., and Nakamura, N. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences 2019 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]
  3. On the steadiness and instability of the Intermediate Western Boundary Current between 24 and 18S Napolitano, D. C., Silveira, I. C. A., Rocha, C. B., Flierl, G. R., Calil, P. H. R., and Martins, R. P. Journal of Physical Oceanography 2019 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2018

  1. Stimulated generation: Extraction of energy from balanced flow by near-inertial waves Rocha, C. B., Wagner, G. L., and Young, W. R. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2018 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2017

  1. Small-scale open-ocean currents have large effects on wind-wave heights Ardhuin, F., Gille, S. T., Menemenlis, D., Rocha, C. B., Rascle, N., Chapron, , Gula, J., and Molemaker, J. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 2017 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2016

  1. On Galerkin approximations of the surface active quasigeostrophic equations Rocha, C. B., Young, W. R., and Grooms, I. Journal of Physical Oceanography 2016 [abstract] [bibtex] [arXiv] [html] [pdf] [code]
  2. Mesoscale to submesoscale wavenumber spectra in Drake Passage Rocha, C. B., Chereskin, T. K., Gille, S. T., and Menemenlis, D. Journal of Physical Oceanography 2016 [abstract] [bibtex] [html] [code]
  3. Seasonality of submesoscale dynamics in the Kuroshio Extension Rocha, C. B., Gille, S. T., Chereskin, T. K., and Menemenlis, D. Geophysical Research Letters 2016 [abstract] [bibtex] [html] [code]

2014

  1. Vertical structure, energetics, and dynamics of the Brazil Current System at 22 S–28 S Rocha, C. B., Silveira, I. C. A., Castro, B. M., and Lima, J. A. M. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 2014 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]

2013

  1. Traditional quasi-geostrophic modes and surface quasi-geostrophic solutions in the Southwestern Atlantic Rocha, C. B., Tandon, A., Silveira, I. C. A., and Lima, J. A. M. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 2013 [abstract] [bibtex] [html]