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Christopher Wolfe

wolfeAssistant Professor

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 2006.

christopher.wolfe@stonybrook.edu

Physical oceanography, large-scale circulation: theory and modeling.

 


 

 

Research Interests

Effect of ocean circulation on climate; large-scale ocean circulation, overturning circulation, and deep stratification; mesoscale eddies and the effect on the large-scale circulation; ocean modeling; predictability and forecasting; nonlinear dynamics in geophysical flows; buoyancy driven currents and their instabilities.

 


SUBMITTED PUBLICATIONS

Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi, 2014: Salt Feedback in the Adiabatic Overturning Circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0154.1

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Wolfe, C. L., 2014: Approximations to the ocean’s residual overturning circulation in arbitrary tracer coordinates. Ocean Modell., 75, 20-35, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.12.004.

Young, W. R., and C. L. Wolfe, 2014: Generation of ripples by shear-flow instability. J. Fluid. Mech., 739, 276-307, doi: 10.1017/jfm.2013.617

Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi, 2014: Salt Feedback in the Adiabatic Overturning Circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 50 pp. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0154.1

Norwood, A., E. Kalnay, K. Ide, S.-C. Yang, and C. L. Wolfe, 2013: Lyapunov, singular, and bred vectors in a multi-scale system: an empirical exploration of vectors related to instabilities. J. Phys. A: Math. Theor., 46 (25), 254021.

Cessi, P., and C.L. Wolfe 2013: Adiabatic eastern boundary currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43 (6), 1127-1149.

Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi 2011: The adiabatic pole-to-pole overturning circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41 (9), 1795-1810.

Cessi, P., C. L. Wolfe, and B. C. Ludka 2010: Eastern-boundary contribution to the meridional overturning circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40 (9), 2075-2090.

Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi 2010: What sets the mid-depth stratification in eddying ocean models? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40 (7), 1520-1538.

Cessi, P., and C. L. Wolfe 2009: Eddy-driven buoyancy gradients on eastern boundaries. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39 (7), 1595-1614.

Wolfe, C. L., and P. Cessi 2009: Overturning circulation in an eddy-resolving model: The effect of the pole-to-pole temperature gradient. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39 (1), 125-142.

Wolfe, C. L., P. Cessi, J. L. McClean, and M. E. Maltrud 2008: Vertical heat transport in eddying ocean models. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L23605.

Wolfe, C. L., and R. M. Samelson 2008: Singular vectors and time-dependent normal modes of a baroclinic wave-mean oscillation. J. Atmos. Sci., 65, 875–894.

Wolfe, C. L., and R. M. Samelson 2007: An efficient method for recovering Lyapunov vectors from singular vectors. Tellus A, 59, 355–366.

Wolfe, C. L., and R. M. Samelson 2006: Normal-mode analysis of a baroclinic wave-mean oscillation. J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2795–2812.

Wolfe, C. L., and C. Cenedese 2006: Laboratory experiments on eddy generation by a buoyant coastal current flowing over variable bathymetry. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36 (3), 395–411.

Samelson, R. M., and C. L. Wolfe 2003: A nonlinear baroclinic wave-mean oscillation with multiple normal-mode instabilities. J. Atmos. Sci., 60, 1186–1199.

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Wolfe, C. L., 2006: Quantifying linear disturbance growth in periodic and aperiodic systems. Oregon State University dissertation.

Wolfe, C. L., 2003: Eddy generation by flow over variable topography. WHOI Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Summer School Proceedings, Volume 2003.

 

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