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Nicholas Foukal

Nicholas Foukal

Postdoctoral Investigator

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 0000

nfoukal@whoi.edu

» CV

Education

PhD Duke University Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences (2018)

MS University of Maine School of Marine Sciences (2013)

AB Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering (2010)

Research Interests

I am interested in where, when and how the ocean stores and transports heat. Unraveling the relative roles of oceanic and atmospheric dynamics on ocean heat content variability is a fundamental component of my work. I am primarily interested in the high-latitude North Atlantic and the Arctic due to their importance to the global climate system.

Publications

Peer-reviewed:

Foukal, N. P. and M. S. Lozier (2018). Examining the origins of ocean heat content variability in the eastern North Atlantic subpolar gyre, Geophysical Research Letters, 45. Link

Foukal, N. P. and M. S. Lozier (2017). Assessing variability in the size and strength of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, doi:10.1002/2017JC012798. Link

Foukal, N. P. and M. S. Lozier (2016). No inter-gyre pathway for sea-surface temperature anomalies in the North Atlantic, Nature Communications, 7:11333. Link

Foukal, N. P. and A. C. Thomas (2014). Biogeography and phenology of satellite-measured phytoplankton seasonality in the California Current, Deep Sea Research I, 92, 11-25. Link


Theses:

Foukal, N. P. (2018). Ocean heat transport from the subtropical gyre to the subpolar gyre in the North Atlantic, Dissertation, Duke University. Link

Foukal, N. P. (2013). Biogeography and phenology of satellite-measured phytoplankton seasonality in the California Current, Disseration, University of Maine. Link


 

Blog Posts

The AMOC and the AMO OSNAP blog

Predicting the AMOC OSNAP blog; the RAPID prediction competition was summarized by David Smeed (link to PDF)

The missing heat OSNAP blog

How do we measure currents? OSNAP blog

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