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Malcolm J. Bowman  

Malcolm J. Bowman
Distinguished Service Professor

Ph.D., 1970, University of Saskatchewan


Coastal ocean and estuarine dynamics

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Research Interests

My research interests focus on the dynamics of coastal fronts, eddies, island wakes and coastal sea straits.

My approach uses a combination of observations and model simulations to describe dynamically fundamental physical processes in shallow seas and estuaries. I am interested in how these processes control and influence the structure and production of the marine food chain from phytoplankton up to and including fish.

Selected Publications

Colle, B. A.,F. Buonaiuto, M.J. Bowman, R.E. Wilson, R. Hunter, D. Hill, and R. Flood, 2008. Storm surge modeling for the New York metropolitan region. Bull. Amer. Met. Soc. 89: (in press).

Dietrich, D.E., Y-H Tseng, R. Medina, M. Liste, M. Olabarrieta, S.A. Piacsek, M. J. Bowman and A. Mehra, 2008. Mediterranean overflow water (MOW) simulation using a coupled multiple-grid Mediterranean Sea/North Atlantic Ocean model. J. Geophy. Res., (in press).

Bowman, M.J., D. Hill, F. Buonaiuto, B. Colle, R. Flood, R. Wilson, R. Hunter and J. Wang, 2008. Threats and Responses Associated with Rapid Climate Change in Metropolitan New York. In "Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change", M. MacCracken, F. Moore and J.C. Topping (eds). Earthscan, London, pp. 327.

Dietrich, D.E., A. Mehra, R.L. Haney, M.J. Bowman, Y-H. Tseng, 2004. Dissipation effects in North Atlantic Ocean modeling, Geophysical Research Letters 31: L05302.

Korotenko, K.A., D.E. Dietrich, and M.J. Bowman, 2003. Modeling circulation and oil spill transport in the Black Sea. Oceanology: 43, 367-378, 135-324.

Stanev, E.V., M.J. Bowman, 2003. E.L. Peneva, and J.V. Staneva. Intermediate water mass formation in the Black Sea: comparisons between numerical simulations, survey and satellite data. J. Mar. Res., 61(1): 59-69.

Stanev, E.V., M.J. Bowman, E.L. Peneva, J.V. Staneva. Control of Black Sea intermediate water mass formation by dynamics and topography: comparisons of numerical simulations, survey and satellite data. J. Mar. Res., in press (2003).

Korotenko, K.A., D.E. Dietrich, M.J. Bowman. Modeling circulation and oil spill transport in the Black Sea. Oceanology, 43: 367-378 (2003). (in Russian).

Staneva, J.V., D.E. Dietrich, E.V. Stanev, M.J. Bowman. Rim Current and coastal eddy mechanisms in an eddy-resolving Black Sea general circulation model. J. Mar. Syst., 31: 137-157 (2001).

Gibbs, M.T., M.J. Bowman, D.E. Dietrich. Maintenance of near-surface stratification in Doubtful Sound, a New Zealand fjord. Est., Coastal and Shelf Sci., 51: 683-704 (2000).

Bowman, M.J., D.E. Dietrich, and P.L. Mladenov. Predictions of circulation and mixing in Doubtful Sound, arising from variations in run-off and discharge from the Manapouri power station. In: Coastal Ocean Prediction. Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Amer. Geophys. Union, pp. 59-76 (1999).

Dietrich, D.E., M.J. Bowman, and C.A. Lin. Numerical studies of small island wakes in the ocean. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 83: 195-231 (1996).

Stansfield, K.L., M.J. Bowman, S.J. Fauria and T.C. Wilson. Water mass and coastal current variability near Barbados, West Indies. J. Geophys. Res. 100: 24,819-24,830 (1995).

Bowman, M.J. ,K.S. Stansfield, S.J. Fauria and T.C. Wilson. Coastal ocean circulation around Barbados, West Indies, Spring 1990 and 1991. J. Geophys. Res., 99: 16,131-16,142 (1994).

Bowman, M.J., D.E. Dietrich, and C.A. Lin. Observations and modeling of mesoscale ocean circulation near a small island. In: "Small Island Oceanography", G. Maul (ed), American Geophys. Union (1994).

Bowman, M.J., A.W. Visser and W.R. Crawford. The Rose Spit Eddy: evidence for its existence and underlying dynamics. Atmosphere-Ocean 30: 70-93 (1992).

Visser, A.W. and M.J. Bowman. Lagrangian tidal stress and basin-wide residual eddy dynamics in wide coastal sea straits. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics 59: 113-145 (1991).


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