Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

James R Ledwell
Refereed Publications

1. Ledwell, J. R., D. J. McGillicuddy, Jr., and L. A. Anderson, Nutrient flux into an intense deep chlorophyll layer in a mode-water eddy, Deep Sea Res. II, in press, 2008.


2. Ho, D. T., J. R. Ledwell and W. M. Smethie, Jr., Use of SF5CF3 for ocean tracer release experiments, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L04602, doi:10.1029/2007GL032799, 2008.


3. McGillicuddy, D. J., Jr., L. A. Anderson, N. R. Bates, T. Bibby, K. O. Buesseler, C. Carlson, C. S. Davis, C. Ewart, P. G. Falkowski, S. A. Goldthwait, D. A. Hansell, W. J. Jenkins, R. Johnson, V. K. Kosnyrev, J. R. Ledwell, Q. P. Li, D. A. Siegel, D. K. Steinberg, Eddy-wind interactions stimulate extraordinary mid-ocean plankton blooms, Science, 316, 1021-1026, 2007.


4. Sundermeyer, M. A.,  E. A. Terray,  J. R. Ledwell,  A. G. Cunningham,  P. E. LaRocque,  J. Banic, and W. J. Lillycrop, Three-Dimensional Mapping of Fluorescent Dye Using a Scanning, Depth-Resolving Airborne Lidar, J. of Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 24, 1050-1065, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH2027.1, 2007.


5. Proehl, J. A., D. R. Lynch, D. J. McGillicuddy, Jr., J. R. Ledwell, Modeling turbulent dispersion on the North Flank of Georges Bank using Lagrangian particle methods, Continental Shelf Res., 25, 875-900, 2005. 


6. Schmitt, R. W., J. R. Ledwell, E. T. Montgomery, K. L. Polzin, and J. M. Toole, Enhanced Diapycnal Mixing by Salt Fingers in the Thermocline of the Tropical Atlantic, Science, 308, 685-688, 2005.


7. Ledwell, J. R., T. F. Duda, M. A. Sundermeyer, and H. E. Seim, Mixing in a coastal environment, Part I: A view from dye dispersion, J. Geophys. Res. 109, C10013, doi:10.1029/2003JC002194, 2004.


8. Sundermeyer, M. A., and J. R. Ledwell, Lateral dispersion over the continental shelf: Analysis of dye-release experiments, J. Geophys. Res., 106 (C5), 9603-9622, 2001.


9. Ledwell, J. R., E. T. Montgomery, K. L. Polzin, L. C. St. Laurent, R. W. Schmitt, and J. M. Toole, Evidence for enhanced mixing over rough topography in the abyssal ocean, Nature, 403, 189-182, 2000.


10. Ledwell, J. R., A. J. Watson, and C. S. Law, Mixing of a tracer in the pycnocline, J. Geophys. Res., 103 (C10), pp. 21,499-21,529, 1998.


11. Polzin, K. L., J. M. Toole, J.R. Ledwell, and R.W. Schmitt, Spatial variability of

 turbulent mixing in the Abyssal Ocean, Science, 276, pp. 93‑96, 1997.


12. Ledwell, J. R., and B. M. Hickey, Evidence for enhanced boundary mixing in Santa Monica Basin, J. Geophys. Res., 100 (C10), 20,665‑20,680, 1995.


13. Ledwell, J. R., and A. Bratkovich, A tracer study of mixing in Santa Cruz Basin, J. Geophys. Res., 100 (C10), 20,681‑20,704, 1995.


14. Ledwell, J. R., A. J. Watson, and C. S. Law, Evidence for slow mixing across the pycnocline from an open‑ocean tracer‑release experiment, Nature, 364, 701‑703, 1993.


15. Ledwell, J. R. and A. J. Watson, The Santa Monica Basin Tracer Experiment:  A study of  diapycnal and isopycnal mixing, J. Geophys. Res., 96 (C5), 8695‑8718 1991.


16. Ledwell, J. R., A. J. Watson, and W. S. Broecker, A deliberate tracer experiment in Santa Monica Basin, Nature, 323, 322‑324, 1986.


17. Ledwell, J. R., The variation of the gas transfer coefficient with molecular diffusivity.  In: Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces, W.H. Brutsaert and G. Jirka, eds. Reidel, pp.  293‑302, Dordrecht, Netherlands, 1984.




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