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On this page: 2011 - 2015 | 2006 - 2010 | 2000 - 2005 | 1995 - 1999 | 1990 - 1994 | 1983 - 1989

2011 - 2015
Davis, S., L. J. Pratt, and H. Jiang, 2015.

Numerical simulations of the Tokar Gap Jet:  Regional circulation, diurnal variability and moisture transport. Journal of Climate e-View doi:

Zhai, P., A. Bower, W. M. Smethie, and L. J. Pratt.
Red Sea Overflow water formation and its spreading pathways in the Red Sea.  Submitted to J. Phys. Oceanogr.

Zhai, P., L. J. Pratt, and A. Bower, 2015.
On the crossover of boundary currents in an idealized model of the Red Sea.  J. Phys. Oceangr., 45, 1410-1425.

Rypina, I.I., L. J. Pratt, P. Wang, T. M. Ozgokmen, and I. Mezic, 2015.
Resonance phenomena in a time-dependent, three-dimensional, Ekman-driven eddy.  J. Chaos: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Nonlinear Science, 25, 087401, doi: 10.1063/1.4916086.

Dell, R. W., and L. Pratt, 2015
Diffusive boundary layers over varying topography.  J. Fluid Mech., 769, 635-653, doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.88.

Yang, J., and L. Pratt, 2014.
Some Dynamical Constraints on the Upstream Pathways of the Denmark Strait Overflow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-13-0227.1, in press.

Rypina, I. I., J. K. Lopiz, L. J. Pratt, and M. S. Lozier, 2014.
Dispersal pathways of American eel larvae from the Sargasso Sea.  Limnol. Oceangr. 59(5), 1704-1714, doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.5.1704.

Chen, C., R. Li., L. Pratt, R. Limeburner, R. C. Beardsley, A. Bower, H. Jiang, X. Liu, Q. Xu, H. Lin, J. Lan, and T. Kim, 2014.
Process Modeling Studies of Physical Mechanisms of the Formation of an Anticyclonic Eddy in the Central Red Sea.  J. Geophysical Research, Oceans, 119(2), 1445–1464.

Pratt, L. J., I. I. Rypina, T. Ozgokmen, H. Childs, and T. Bebieva, 2014.
Chaotic Advection in a Steady, 3D, Ekman-Driven Circulation. J. Fluid Mech, 738, 143-183, DOI:10.1017/jfm.2013.583.

Yao, F., I. Hoteit, L. J. Pratt, A. S. Bower, A. Kohl, G. Gopalakrishnan, and D. Rivas, 2014.
Seasonal Overturning in the Red Sea: 2. Winter circulation.  J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009331.

Yao, F., I. Hoteit, L. J. Pratt, A. S. Bower, A. Kohl, G. Gopalakrishnan, and D. Rivas, 2014.
Seasonal Overturning in the Red Sea: 1.  Model validation and summer circulation.  J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009004.

Sannino, G., J. C. Sanchez Garrido, L. Liberti, and L. J. Pratt, 2014.
Exchange flow through the strait of Gibraltar as simulated by a s-coordinate, hydrostatic model and a z-coordinate non-hydrostatic model.  J. Geophys. Res., doi: 10.1002/9781118847572.ch3.

Yang, J., and L.J. Pratt, 2013.
On the effective capacity of the dense-water reservoir for the Nordic Seas overflow: some effects of topography and wind stress. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 418-431.

Rypina, I. I., I. Kamenkovich, P. Berloff, and L. Pratt, 2012.
Eddy-induced anisotropic material transport in the North Atlantic.  Journal of Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 2206-2228.

Rypina, I. I., S.Scott, L. J. Pratt, and M. G. Brown, 2011.
Investigating the connection between trajectory complexities, Lagrangian coherent structures, and transport in the ocean.  Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, 18, 977-987, doi:10.5194/npg-18-977-2011.

Rypina, I., L. J. Pratt, and M. S. Lozier, 2011.
Near-surface transport pathways in the North Atlantic: looking for throughput from the subtropical to the subpolar gyre. J. Phys. Ocean., 41, 911-925.

Sanchez-Barrido, J., G. Sannino, L. Liberti, J. G. LaFuente, and L. Pratt, 2011.
Numerical modeling of three-dimensional tidal flow over Camerinal Sill, Strait of Gibraltar.  J. Geophys. Res., 16, C12026, 17 pp., doi:10.1029/2011/JC007093.

2006 - 2010
Rypina, I., L.J. Pratt, J. Pullen, J. Levin, and A. L. Gordon, 2010.
Chaotic Advection in an Archipelago.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 1988-2006.

Pickart, R.S., L.J. Pratt, D.J. Torres, T.E. Whitledge, A.Y. Proshutinsky, K. Aagaard, T. A. Agnew, G.W.K. Moore, and H.J. Dail, 2010.
Evolution and dynamics of the flow through Herald Canyon in the western Chukchi Sea.  Deep-Sea Research II, 57, 5-26.

Gregg, M. C., and L. J. Pratt, 2010.
Flow and hydraulics near the Sill of Hood Canal, a strongly sheared, continuously stratified fjord.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 1087-1105.

Tessler, Z. D., A. L. Gordon, L. J. Pratt, and J. Sprintall, 2010.
Transport and dynamics of the Panay Sill overflow in the Philippine Seas.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 2679-2695.

Pratt, L. J., K. R. Helfrich, and D. Leen, 2008.
On the stability of deep overflows.  J. Fluid Mech., 602, 241-266.

Pratt, L. J., and M. Spall, 2008.
Circulation and exchange in choked marginal seas.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(12), 2639-2661.

Pratt, L. J., U. Riemenschneider, and K. R. Helfrich, 2007.
A transverse hydraulic jump in a model of the Faroe-Bank channel overflow.  Ocean Modeling, 19, 1-9.

Girton, J. B., L. J. Pratt, D. A. Sutherland, and J. F. Price, 2006.
Is the Faroe Bank channel overflow hydraulically controlled?  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36, 2340-2349.

2000 - 2005
Pickart, R. S., T. J. Weingartner, L. J. Pratt, S. Zimmermann, and D. Torres, 2005.
Flow of winter-transformed Pacific water into the Western Arctic.  Deep Sea Research II.  Topical Studies in Oceanography, 52(24-26), (Special Issue), 3175-3198.

Pratt, L. J., and K. Helfrich, 2005.
Generalized condition for hydraulic criticality of oceanic overflows.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35(10), 1782-1800.

Timmermans, M.-L., and L. J. Pratt, 2005.
Two-layer rotating exchange flow between two deep basins:  Theory and application to the Strait of Gilbraltar.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35(9), 1568-1592.

Yuan, G.-C., L. J. Pratt, and C. K. R. T. Jones, 2004.
Cross-jet lagrangian transport and mixing in a  2 1/2-layer model.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 34, 1991-2005.

Siddall, M., L. J. Pratt, K. R. Helfrich, and L. Giosan, 2004.
Testing the physical oceanographic implications of the suggested sudden Black Sea infill 8400 years ago.  Paleoceanography, 19, PA1024,doi:10.1029/2003PA000903.  Abstract.

Pratt, L. J., 2004.
Recent progress in understanding the effects of rotation in sea straits. Deep-Sea Research II, 51, 351-370.

Nielsen, M. H., L. J. Pratt, and K. R. Helfrich, 2004.
Mixing and entrainment in hydraulically-driven, stratified sill slows.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 515, 415-4443.

Yuan, G.-C., M. S. Lozier, L. J. Pratt, C.K.R.T. Jones, and K. R. Helfrich, 2003.
Estimating the predictability of an ocean time series using linear and nonlinear methods.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, C08002, doi:10.1029/2003JC002148.  Abstract.

Pratt, L. J., and M. A. Spall, 2003.
A porous medium theory for geostrophic flow through ridges and archipelagos.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33, 2702-2118.

Helfrich, K. R., and L. J. Pratt, 2003.
Rotating hydraulics and upstream basin circulation.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33, 1651-1663.

Deng, J., L. J. Pratt, L. Howard, and C.K.R.T. Jones, 2003.
On stratified shear flow in straits having arbitrary cross-sections.  Studies in Applied Math, 111, 409-434.  Abstract.

Yuan, G. C., L. J. Pratt, and C.K.R.T. Jones, 2002.
Barrier destruction and lagrangian predictability at depth in a meandering jet.  Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 35, 41-61.

Miller, P. D., L. J. Pratt, K. R. Helfrich, and C.K.R.T. Jones, 2002.
Chaotic transport of mass and potential vorticity for an island recirculation.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 32, 80-102.

Deese, Heather E., Larry J. Pratt, and Karl R. Helfrich, 2002.
A laboratory model of exchange and mixing between western boundary layers and subbasin recirculation gyres.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 32, 1870-1889.

Pratt, Larry J., Heather E. Deese, Stephen P. Murray, and William Johns, 2000.
Continuous dynamical modes in straits having arbitrary cross sections, with applications to the
Bab Al Mandab.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 30(10), 2515-2534.

Pratt, L. J., K. R. Helfrich, and E. P. Chassignet, 2000.
Hydraulic adjustment to an obstacle in a rotating channel.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 404, 117-149.

1995 - 1999
Pratt, L. J., William Johns, Stephen P. Murray, and Katsurou Katsumata, 1999.
Hydraulic interpretation of direct velocity measurements in the Bab al Mandab.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29(11), 2769-2784.

Rogerson, A.M., P. Miller, L. J. Pratt, and C.K.R.T. Jones, 1999.
Lagrangian motion and fluid exchange in a barotropic meandering jet.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 29(10), 2635-2655.

Helfrich, K. R., Allen C. Kuo, and L. J. Pratt, 1999.
Non-linear Rossby adjustment in a channel.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 390, 187-222.

Pratt, Larry J., and Joseph Pedlosky, 1998.
Barotropic circulation around islands with friction.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 28(11), 2148-2162.

Pratt, Lawrence, 1997.
Hydraulically drained flows in rotating basins.  Part II:  Steady flow.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27(12), 2522-2535.

Pratt, Lawrence J., and Stefan G. Llewellyn Smith, 1997.
Hydraulically drained flows in rotating basins.  Part I:  Method.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27(12), 2509-2521.

Pedlosky, Joseph, Lawrence J. Pratt, Michael A. Spall, and Karl R. Helfrich, 1997.
Circulation around islands and ridges.  Journal of Marine Research, 55(6), 1199-1251.

Miller, P. D., C.K.R.T. Jones, A. Rogerson, and L. J. Pratt, 1997.
Quantifying transport in numerically-generated velocity fields.  Physica D, 110, 105-122.

Lozier, M. Susan, Lawrence J. Pratt, Audrey R. Rogerson, and P. D. Miller, 1997.
Exchange geometry revealed by float trajectories in the Gulf Stream.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27(11), 2327-2341.

Pratt, Lawrence J., and Misha Checheinitsky, 1997.
Principles for capturing the upstream effects of deep sills in low resolution ocean models.  Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 26, 1-25.

Pratt, Lawrence J., M. Susan Lozier, and Natalia Beliakova, 1995.
Parcel trajectories in quasigeostrophic jets:  Neutral modes.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25(6)II, 1451-1466.

1990 - 1994
Note that 2 publications are unavailable in PDF format on this web page:

(1) Ralph,E.A.,and L.J.Pratt,1994. Predicting eddy detachment for an equivalent barotropic thin jet. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 4, 355-374.

(2) Borenaös, K.M., and L.J. Pratt, 1990. A review of rotating hyraulics. In: The Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, L. J. Pratt, editor, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht; pp. 321-341.

Pratt, L. J., and L. Armi, 1990.
Two-layer rotating hydraulics:  strangulation, remote and virtual controls.  Pure and Applied Geophysics (PAGEOPH), 133(4), 587-617.

Pratt, Lawrence J., 1991.
Geostrophic versus critical control in straits.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 21(5), 728-732.

Pratt, L. J., and P. A. Lundberg, 1991.
Hydraulics of rotating strait and sill flow.  Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 23, 81-106.

Bell, G. I., and L. J. Pratt, 1992.
The interaction of an eddy with an unstable jet.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 22(11), 1229-1244.

Cushman-Roisin, B., L. J. Pratt, and E. Ralph, 1993.
A general theory for equivalent barotropic thin jets.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 23(1), 91-103.

Bell, George I., and Larry J. Pratt, 1994.
Eddy-jet interaction theorems for piecewise constant potential vorticity flows.  Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 20, 285-314.

Boranas, K. M., and L. J. Pratt, 1994.
On the use of rotating hydraulic models.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 24(1), 108-123.

1983 - 1989
Pratt, Larry J., 1989.
Critical control of zonal jets by bottom topography.  Journal of Marine Research, 47, 111-130.

Pratt, L. J., 1988.
Meandering and eddy detachment according to a simple (looking) path equation.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 18(11), 1627-1640.

Pratt, Lawrence J., and Laurence Armi, 1987.
Hydraulic control of flows with nonuniform potential vorticity.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 17(11), 2016-2029.

Pratt, L. J., 1987.
Rotating shocks in a separated laboratory channel flow.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 17(4), 483-491.

Pratt, L. J., and Melvin E. Stern, 1986.
Dynamics of potential vorticity fronts and eddy detachment.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 16(6), 1101-1120.

Pratt, L. J., 1986.
Hydraulic control of sill flow with bottom friction.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 16(11), 1970-1980.

Stern, Melvin E., and Lawrence J. Pratt, 1985.
Dynamics of vorticity fronts.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 161, 513-532.

Pratt, L. J., 1984.
A time-dependent aspect of hydraulic control in straits.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14(8), 1414-1418.

Pratt, L. J., 1984.
On inertial flow over topography Part 2.  Rotating-channel flow near the critical speed.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 145, 95-110.

Pratt, L. J., 1983.
On inertial flow over topography.  Part 1.  Semigeostrophic adjustment to an obstacle.  Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 131, 195-218.

Pratt, L. J., 1983.
A note on nonlinear flow over obstacles.  Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 24, 63-68.



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