Publications


Zheng, B. F., Lucas, A. J., Pinkel, R., & Le Boyer, A. (2022). Fine-Scale Velocity Measurement on the Wirewalker Wave-Powered Profiler. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 39(2), 133–147. https://doi.org/10.1175/jtech-d-21-0048.1
Marques, O. B., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Klymak, J. M., Nash, J. D., Waterhouse, A. F., Kelly, S. M., Simmons, H. L., & Braznikov, D. (2021). Internal tide structure and temporal variability on the reflective continental slope of southeastern Tasmania. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 51(2), 611–631. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-20-0044.1
Pinkel, R. (2020). The Poisson link between internal wave and dissipation scales in the thermocline. Part ii: Internal waves, overturns, and the energy cascade. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(12), 3425–3438. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0287.1
Pinkel, R. (2020). The Poisson link between internal wave and dissipation scales in the thermocline. Part i: Probability density functions and the Poisson modeling of vertical strain. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(12), 3403–3424. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0286.1
Arzeno, I. B., Giddings, S. N., Pawlak, G., & Pinkel, R. (2020). Generation of quasi-biweekly Yanai waves in the equatorial Indian Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 47(16). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020gl088915
Le Boyer, A., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., Hennon, T. D., Yang, Y. J., Ko, D., & Nash, J. (2020). Frequency shift of near-inertial waves in the South China Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50(5), 1121–1135. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-19-0103.1
Carranza, M. M., Gille, S. T., Franks, P. J. S., Johnson, K. S., Pinkel, R., & Girton, J. B. (2018). When mixed layers are not mixed. Storm-driven mixing and bio-optical vertical gradients in mixed layers of the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 123(10), 7264–7289. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jc014416
Amy F. Waterhouse, Samuel M. Kelly, Zhongxiang Zhao, Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Jonathan D. Nash, Harper Simmons, Dmitry Brahznikov, Luc Rainville, Matthew Alford, & Rob Pinkel. (2018). Observations of the Tasman Sea internal tide beam. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(6), 1283–1297. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0116.1
Ramachandran, S., Tandon, A., Mackinnon, J., Lucas, A. J., Pinkel, R., Waterhouse, A. F., Nash, J., Shroyer, E., Mahadevan, A., Weller, R. A., & Farrar, J. T. (2018). Submesoscale processes at shallow salinity fronts in the Bay of Bengal: Observations during the winter monsoon. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(3), 479–509. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-16-0283.1
Zhao, Z. X., Alford, M. H., Simmons, H. L., Brazhnikov, D., & Pinkel, R. (2018). Satellite investigation of the M-2 Internal Tide in the Tasman Sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48(3), 687–703. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0047.1
Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., Pinkel, R., & Klymak, J. M. (2017). Space-time scales of shear in the North Pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 47(10), 2455–2478. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-17-0087.1
Lucas, A. J., Pinkel, R., & Alford, M. (2017). Ocean wave energy for long endurance, broad bandwidth ocean monitoring. Oceanography, 30(2), 126–127. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.232
Jennifer A. MacKinnon, Matthew H. Alford, Joseph K. Ansong, Brian K. Arbic, Andrew Barna, Bruce P. Briegleb, Frank O. Bryan, Maarten C. Buijsman, Eric P. Chassignet, Gokhan Danabasoglu, Steve Diggs, Stephen M. Griffies, Robert W. Hallberg, Steven R. Jayne, Markus Jochum, Jody M. Klymak, Eric Kunze, William G. Large, Sonya Legg, … Zhongxiang Zhao. (2017). Climate process team on internal-wave driven ocean mixing. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-16-0030.1
Klymak, J. M., Simmons, H. L., Braznikov, D., Kelly, S., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., & Nash, J. D. (2016). Reflection of linear internal tides from realistic topography: The Tasman continental slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(11), 3321–3337. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-16-0061.1
Hemantha W. Wijesekera, Emily Shroyer, Amit Tandon, M. Ravichandran, Debasis Sengupta, S. U. P. Jinadasa, Harindra J. S. Fernando, Neeraj Agrawal, K. Arulananthan, G. S. Bhat, Mark Baumgartner, Jared Buckley, Luca Centurioni, Patrick Conry, J. Thomas Farrar, Arnold L. Gordon, Verena Hormann, Ewa Jarosz, Tommy G. Jensen, … Caitlin B. Whalen. (2016). ASIRI: An Ocean–Atmosphere Initiative for Bay of Bengal. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 97(10), 1859–1884. https://doi.org/10.1175/bams-d-14-00197.1
MacKinnon, J. A., Nash, J. D., Alford, M. H., Lucas, A. J., Mickett, J. B., Shroyer, E. L., Waterhouse, A. F., Tandon, A., Sengupta, D., Mahadevan, A., Ravichandran, M., Pinkel, R., Rudnick, D. L., Whalen, C. B., Alberty, M. S., Lekha, J. S., Fine, E. C., Chaudhuri, D., & Wagner, G. L. (2016). A tale of two spicy seas. Oceanography, 29(2), 50–61. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.38
Lucas, A. J., Nash, J. D., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Tandon, A., Mahadevan, A., Omand, M. M., Freilich, M., Sengupta, D., Ravichandran, M., & Le Boyer, A. (2016). Adrift upon a salinity-stratified sea: A view of upper-ocean processes in the Bay of Bengal during the southwest monsoon. Oceanography, 29(2), 134–145. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016.46
Musgrave, R. C., MacKinnon, J. A., Pinkel, R., Waterhouse, A. F., & Nash, J. (2016). Tidally driven processes leading to near-field turbulence in a channel at the crest of the Mendocino Escarpment*. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(4), 1137–1155. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-15-0021.1
Musgrave, R. C., Pinkel, R., MacKinnon, J. A., Mazloff, M. R., & Young, W. R. (2016). Stratified tidal flow over a tall ridge above and below the turning latitude. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 793, 933–957. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.150
Alford, M. H., Peacock, T., MacKinnon, J. A., Nash, J. D., Buijsman, M. C., Centuroni, L. R., Chao, S. Y., Chang, M. H., Farmer, D. M., Fringer, O. B., Fu, K. H., Gallacher, P. C., Graber, H. C., Helfrich, K. R., Jachec, S. M., Jackson, C. R., Klymak, J. M., Ko, D. S., Jan, S., … Tang, T. Y. (2015). The formation and fate of internal waves in the South China Sea. Nature, 521(7550), 65-U381. https://doi.org/10.1038/nature14399
Klymak, J. M., Crawford, W., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Pinkel, R. (2015). Along-isopycnal variability of spice in the North Pacific. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 120(3), 2287–2307. https://doi.org/10.1002/2013jc009421
Pinkel, R. (2014). Vortical and internal wave shear and strain. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44(8), 2070–2092. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-13-090.1
Terker, S. R., Girton, J. B., Kunze, E., Klymak, J. M., & Pinkel, R. (2014). Observations of the internal tide on the California continental margin near Monterey Bay. Continental Shelf Research, 82, 60–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2014.01.017
Waterhouse, A. F., MacKinnon, J. A., Nash, J. D., Alford, M. H., Kunze, E., Simmons, H. L., Polzin, K. L., St Laurent, L. C., Sun, O. M., Pinkel, R., Talley, L. D., Whalen, C. B., Huussen, T. N., Carter, G. S., Fer, I., Waterman, S., Garabato, A. C. N., Sanford, T. B., & Lee, C. M. (2014). Global patterns of diapycnal mixing from measurements of the turbulent dissipation rate. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44(7), 1854–1872. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-13-0104.1
Klymak, J. M., Buijsman, M., Legg, S., & Pinkel, R. (2013). Parameterizing surface and internal tide scattering and breaking on supercritical topography: The one- and two-ridge cases. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43(7), 1380–1397. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-12-061.1
Sun, O. M., & Pinkel, R. (2013). Subharmonic Energy Transfer from the Semidiurnal Internal Tide to Near-Diurnal Motions over Kaena Ridge, Hawaii. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43(4), 766–789. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-12-0141.1
MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Sun, O., Pinkel, R., Zhao, Z., & Klymak, J. (2013). Parametric subharmonic instability of the internal tide at 29°N. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43(1), 17–28. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-0108.1
MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., Klymak, J., & Zhao, Z. (2013). The latitudinal dependence of shear and mixing in the Pacific transiting the critical latitude for PSI. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43(1), 3–16. https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-0107.1
Pinkel, R. (2012). Velocity Imprecision in Finite-Beamwidth Shipboard Doppler Sonar: A. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29(10), 1569–1580.
Pinkel, R., Rainville, L., & Klymak, J. (2012). Semidiurnal Baroclinic Wave Momentum Fluxes at Kaena Ridge, Hawaii. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 42(8), 1249–1269. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-11-0124.1
Klymak, J. M., Legg, S., Alford, M. H., Buijsman, M., Pinkel, R., & Nash, J. D. (2012). The direct breaking of internal waves at steep topography. Oceanography, 25(2), 150–159.
Pinkel, R., Buijsman, M., & Klymak, J. M. (2012). Breaking Topographic Lee Waves in a Tidal Channel in Luzon Strait. Oceanography, 25(2), 160–165.
Smith, J. A., Pinkel, R., Goldin, M., Sun, O., Nguyen, S., Hughen, T., Bui, M., & Aja, A. (2012). Wirewalker dynamics. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 29(1), 103–115. https://doi.org/10.1175/jtech-d-11-00049.1
Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., Nash, J. D., Simmons, H., Pickering, A., Klymak, J. M., Pinkel, R., Sun, O., Rainville, L., Musgrave, R., Beitzel, T., Fu, K. H., & Lu, C. W. (2011). Energy flux and dissipation in Luzon Strait: Two tales of two ridges. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(11), 2211–2222. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-11-073.1
Klymak, J. M., Alford, M. H., Pinkel, R., Lien, R. C., Yang, Y. J., & Tang, T. Y. (2011). The breaking and scattering of the internal tide on a continental slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41(5), 926–945. https://doi.org/10.1175/2010jpo4500.1
Pinkel, R., Goldin, M. A., Smith, J. A., Sun, O. M., Aja, A. A., Bui, M. N., & Hughen, T. (2011). The Wirewalker: a vertically profiling instrument carrier powered by ocean waves. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 28(3), 426–435. https://doi.org/10.1175/2010jtecho805.1
Klymak, J. M., Legg, S., & Pinkel, R. (2010). A Simple Parameterization of Turbulent Tidal Mixing near Supercritical Topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(9), 2059–2074. https://doi.org/10.1175/2010jpo4396.1
Zhao, Z. X., Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., & Pinkel, R. (2010). Long-range propagation of the semidiurnal internal tide from the Hawaiian Ridge. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(4), 713–736. https://doi.org/10.1175/2009jpo4207.1
Rainville, L., Johnston, T. M. S., Carter, G. S., Merrifield, M. A., Pinkel, R., Worcester, P. F., & Dushaw, B. D. (2010). Interference pattern and propagation of the M2 internal tide south of the Hawaiian Ridge. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(2), 311–325. https://doi.org/10.1175/2009jpo4256.1
Klymak, J. M., Legg, S. M., & Pinkel, R. (2010). High-mode stationary waves in stratified flow over large obstacles. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 644, 321–336. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0022112009992503
MacKinnon, J. A., Johnston, T. M. S., & Pinkel, R. (2008). Strong transport and mixing of deep water through the Southwest Indian Ridge. Nature Geoscience, 1(11), 755–758. https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo340
Pinkel, R. (2008). The wavenumber-frequency spectrum of vortical and internal-wave shear in the western Arctic Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(2), 277–290. https://doi.org/10.1175/2006jpo3558.1
Klymak, J. M., Pinkel, R., & Rainville, L. (2008). Direct breaking of the internal tide near topography: Kaena ridge, Hawaii. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(2), 380–399. https://doi.org/10.1175/2007jpo3728.1
Pinkel, R. (2008). Advection, phase distortion, and the frequency spectrum of finescale fields in the sea. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(2), 291–313. https://doi.org/10.1175/2007jp03559.1
Alford, M. H., MacKinnon, J. A., Zhao, Z. X., Pinkel, R., Klymak, J., & Peacock, T. (2007). Internal waves across the Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters, 34(24). https://doi.org/10.1029/2007gl031566
Martin, J. P., Rudnick, D. L., & Pinkel, R. (2006). Spatially broad observations of internal waves in the upper ocean at the Hawaiian Ridge. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 1085–1103. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2881.1
Rainville, L., & Pinkel, R. (2006). Propagation of low-mode internal waves through the ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 1220–1236. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2889.1
Pinkel, R., & Rudnick, D. (2006). Hawaii Ocean Mixing Experiment (HOME). Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 965–966. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo9022.1
Rainville, L., & Pinkel, R. (2006). Baroclinic energy flux at the Hawaiian Ridge: Observations from the R/P FLIP. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(6), 1104–1122. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo2882.1
Klymak, J. M., Pinkel, R., Liu, C. T., Liu, A. K., & David, L. (2006). Prototypical solitons in the South China Sea. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(11). https://doi.org/10.1029/2006gl025932