Tamay M. Özgökmen

Professor at the Ocean Sciences Department, Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami (1995 - present).


I graduated from Istanbul Lisesi in 1983, obtained my B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bosphorus University in Istanbul/Turkey in 1988, an M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Miami in 1990, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College in 1995.

Research Interests

My research interest centers around the investigation of multi-scale oceanic flows using non-hydrostatic numerical models and Lagrangian methods.

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Book: Griffa, A., A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano, T.M. Özgökmen and T. Rossby, 2007: Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, 487 pp, ISBN-13: 9780521870184 (order from amazon.com).

Journal Articles:


1) Özgökmen, T.M., E.P. Chassignet and A.M. Paiva, 1997: Impact of wind forcing, bottom topography, and inertia on midlatitude jet separation in a quasigeostrophic model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27, 2460-2476.


2) Özgökmen, T.M. and E.P. Chassignet, 1998: The emergence of inertial gyres in a two-layer quasigeostrophic model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 28, 461-484.

3) Özgökmen, T.M. and O.E. Esenkov, 1998: Asymmetric fingers induced by a nonlinear equation of state. Phys. Fluids, 10, 1882-1890.

4) Özgökmen, T.M., O.E. Esenkov and D.B. Olson 1998: A numerical study of layer formation due to fingers in double-diffusive convection in a vertically-bounded domain. J. Mar. Res., 56/2, 463-487.


5) Özgökmen, T.M., A. Griffa, L. I. Piterbarg, and A. J. Mariano, 2000: On the predictability of the Lagrangian trajectories in the ocean. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 17/3, 366-383.


6) Crisciani, F. and T.M. Özgökmen, 2001: Symmetry properties of barotropic bottom-dissipated single-gyre systems in the inertial regime. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 33/2, 135-156.

7) Özgökmen, T.M., E.P. Chassignet and C. G. H. Rooth, 2001: On the connection between the Mediterranean outflow and the Azores Current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31/2, 461-480.

8) Castellari, S., A. Griffa, T.M. Özgökmen and P.-M. Poulain, 2001: Prediction of particle trajectories in the Adriatic Sea using Lagrangian data assimilation. J. Mar. Sys., 29, 33-50.

9) Özgökmen, T.M., L.I. Piterbarg, A.J. Mariano, and E.H. Ryan, 2001: Predictability of drifter trajectories in the tropical Pacific Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31/9, 2691-2720.

10) Özgökmen, T.M., and F. Crisciani, 2001: On the dynamics of beta-plumes. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31/12, 3569-3580.


11) Özgökmen, T.M., and E.P. Chassignet, 2002: Dynamics of two-dimensional turbulent bottom gravity currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32/5, 1460-1478.

12) Mariano, A.J., A. Griffa, T.M. Özgökmen, and E. Zambianchi, 2002: Lagrangian Analysis and Predictability of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics 2000. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 19/7, 1114-1126.

13) Piterbarg, L.I., and T.M. Özgökmen, 2002: A simple prediction algorithm for the Lagrangian motion in 2D turbulent flows. SIAM J. Appl. Math., 63/1, 116-148.

14) Molcard, A., L. Gervasio, A. Griffa, G.P. Gasparini, L. Mortier, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2002: Numerical investigation of the Sicily Channel dynamics: density currents and water mass advection. J. Mar. Sys., 36 (3-4), 219-238.


15) Molcard A., L. Piterbarg, A. Griffa, T.M. Özgökmen, and A.J. Mariano, 2003: Assimilation of drifter positions for the reconstruction of the Eulerian circulation field. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 108/3, 3056, doi:10.1029/2001JC001240.

16) Mariano, A.J., T.M. Chin, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2003: Stochastic boundary conditions for coastal flow modeling. Geophys. Res. Letters, 30/9, doi:10.1029/2003GL016972.

17) Özgökmen, T.M., W. Johns, H. Peters, and S. Matt, 2003: Turbulent mixing in the Red Sea outflow plume from a high-resolution nonhydrostatic model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33/8, 1846-1869.

18) Özgökmen, T.M., A. Molcard, T.M. Chin, L.I. Piterbarg, and A. Griffa, 2003: Assimilation of drifter observations in primitive equation models of midlatitude ocean circulation. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 108(C7), 3238, doi:10.1029/2002JC001719.


19) Chin, T.M., T.M. Özgökmen, and A.J. Mariano, 2004: Multi-variate spline and scale-specific solution for variational analyses. J. Ocean. Atmos. Tech., 21/2, 379-386..

20) Griffa, A., L.I. Piterbarg, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2004: Predictability of Lagrangian particle trajectories: effects of smoothing of the underlying Eulerian flow. J. Mar. Res., 62/1, 1-35.

21) Paldor, N., Y. Dvorkin, A.J., Mariano, A.J., T.M. Özgökmen, and E. Ryan, 2004: A practical, hybrid model for predicting the trajectories of near-surface drifters ocean drifters. J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 21/8, 1246-1258 .

22) Özgökmen, T.M., P.F. Fischer, J. Duan and T. Iliescu, 2004: Entrainment in bottom gravity currents over complex topography from three-dimensional nonhydrostatic simulations. Geophys. Res. Letters, 31, L13212, doi:10.1029/2004GL020186.

23) Özgökmen, T.M., P.F. Fischer, J. Duan and T. Iliescu, 2004: Three-dimensional turbulent bottom density currents from a high-order nonhydrostatic spectral element model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34/9, 2006-2026.


24) Molcard, A., Griffa, A., and T.M. Özgökmen, 2005: Lagrangian data assimilation in multi-layer primitive equation ocean models. J. Ocean. Atmos. Tech., 22/1, 70-83.

25) Chang, Y.S., X. Xu, T.M. Özgökmen, E.P. Chassignet, H. Peters and P.F. Fischer, 2005: Comparison of gravity current mixing parameterizations and calibration using a high-resolution 3D nonhydrostatic spectral element model. Ocean Modelling, 10, 342-368.


26) Özgökmen, T.M., P.F. Fischer, and W.E. Johns, 2006: Product water mass formation by turbulent density currents from a high-order nonhydrostatic spectral element model. Ocean Modelling, 12, 237-267.

27) Molcard, A., A.C. Poje, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2006: Directed drifter launch strategies for Lagrangian data assimilation using hyperbolic trajectories. Ocean Modelling, 12, 268-289.

28) Xu, X., Chang, Y.S., H. Peters, T.M. Özgökmen, and E.P. Chassignet, 2006: Parameterization of gravity current entrainment for ocean circulation models using a high-order 3D nonhydrostatic spectral element model. Ocean Modelling, 14, 19-44.

29) Caglar, M., T.M. Özgökmen, and L.I. Piterbarg, 2006: Parameterization of submeso-scale eddy-rich flows using a stochastic velocity model. J. Ocean. Atmos. Tech., 23/12, 1745-1758.

30) Du, A., J. Duan, H. Gao, T.M. Özgökmen, 2006: Ergodic dynamics of the coupled quasigeostrophic flow-energy balance system. Fundamental and Applied Mathematics. 12/6, 67-84.


31) Özgökmen, T.M., T. Iliescu, P.F. Fischer, A. Srinivasan and J. Duan, 2007: Large eddy simulation of stratified mixing in two-dimensional dam-break problem in a rectangular enclosed domain. Ocean Modelling, 16, 106-140.

32) Bongolan-Walsh, V.P., J. Duan, P.F. Fischer, T.M. Özgökmen and T. Iliescu, 2007: Impact of boundary conditions on entrainment and transport in gravity currents. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 31. 1338-1350.

33) Haza, A., L.I. Piterbarg, P. Martin, T.M. Özgökmen, and A. Griffa, 2007: A Lagrangian subgrid-scale model and application for transport improvement in the Adriatic Sea using NCOM. Ocean Modelling, 17, 68-91.

34) Chin, T.M., T.M. Özgökmen, and A.J. Mariano, 2007: Empirical and stochastic formulations of western boundary conditions. Ocean Modelling, 17, 219-238.

35) Haza, A., A. Griffa, P. Martin, A. Molcard, T.M. Özgökmen, A.C. Poje, R. Barbanti, J. Book, P.M. Poulain, M. Rixen, and P. Zanasca, 2007: Model-based directed drifter launches in the Adriatic Sea: Results from the DART experiment. Geophys. Res. Letters, 34, L10605, doi:10.1029/2007GL029634.

36) Xu, X., E. P. Chassignet, J. F. Price, T.M. Özgökmen and H. Peters, 2007: A regional modeling study of the entraining Mediterranean outflow. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 112, C12005, doi:10.1029/2007JC004145.


37) Ilicak, M., T.M. Özgökmen, H. Peters, H.Z. Baumert and M. Iskandarani, 2008: Very large eddy simulation of the Red Sea overflow. Ocean Modelling, 20, 183-2006.

38) Özgökmen, T.M. and P.F. Fischer, 2008: On the role of bottom roughness in overflows. Ocean Modelling, 20, 336-361.

39) Chang, Y.S., T.M. Özgökmen, H. Peters, and X. Xu, 2008: Numerical simulation of the Red Sea outflow using HYCOM and comparison with REDSOX observations. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38/2, 337-358.

40) Bongolan-Walsh, V.P., J. Duan, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2008: Dynamics of transport under random fluxes on the boundary. Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 13, 1627-1641.

41) Haza, A., A.C. Poje, T.M. Özgökmen, and P. Martin, 2008: Relative dispersion from a high-resolution coastal model of the Adriatic Sea. Ocean Modelling, 22, 48-65.

42) Ilicak, M., T.M. Özgökmen, H. Peters, H.Z. Baumert and M. Iskandarani, 2008: Performance of two-equation turbulence closures in three-dimensional simulations of the Red Sea overflow. Ocean Modelling, 24, 122-139.

43) Magaldi, M., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa, E. Chassignet, M. Iskandarani and H. Peters, 2008: Turbulent flow regimes behind a coastal cape in a stratifed and rotating environment. Ocean Modelling, 25, 65-82.


44) Özgökmen, T.M., T. Iliescu, and P.F. Fischer, 2009: Large eddy simulation of stratified mixing in a three-dimensional lock-exchange system. Ocean Modelling, 26, 134-155.

45) Chang, Y.S, Z.D. Garraffo, H. Peters and Özgökmen, T.M., 2009: Pathways of nordic overflows from climate model scale and eddy resolving simulations. Ocean Modelling, 29, 66-84.

46) Ilicak, M., T.M. Özgökmen, E. Özsoy and P.F. Fischer, 2009: Non-hydrostatic modeling of exchange flows across complex geometries. Ocean Modelling, 29, 159-175.

47) Legg, S., Y. Chang, E. Chassignet, G. Danabasoglu, T. Ezer, A. Gordon, S. Griffies, R. Hallberg, L. Jackson, W. Large, T. Özgökmen, H. Peters, J. Price, U. Riemenschneider, W. Wu, X. Xu and J. Yang, 2009: Improving oceanic overflow representation in climate models: the Gravity Current Entrainment Climate Process Team. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 90/5, 657-670.

48) Özgökmen, T.M., T. Iliescu, and P.F. Fischer, 2009: Reynolds number dependence of mixing in a lock-exchange system from direct numerical and large eddy simulations. Ocean Modelling, 30, 190-206.

49) Muench, R.D., A.K. Wahlin, T.M. Özgökmen, R. Hallberg, and L. Padman, 2009: Impacts of bottom corrugations on a dense outflow: the NW Ross Sea. Geophys. Res. Letters, vol. 36, L23607, doi:10.1029/2009GL041347.


50) Poje, A.C., A.C. Haza, T.M. Özgökmen, M. Magaldi and Z.D. Garraffo, 2010: Resolution dependent relative dispersion statistics in a hierarchy of ocean models. Ocean Modelling, 31, 36-50.

51) Magaldi, M.M., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa and M. Rixen, 2010: On the response of a turbulent coastal buoyant current to wind events: the case of the Western Adriatic Current. Ocean Dynamics, 60, 93-122.

52) Duan, J., P.F. Fischer, T. Iliescu and T. M. Özgökmen, 2010: Bridging the Boussinesq and primitive equations through spatio-temporal filtering. Applied Math. Letters, 23, 453-456.

53) Haza, A.C., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa, A. Molcard, P.M. Poulain, and G. Peggion, 2010: Transport properties in small scale coastal flows: relative dispersion from VHF radar measurements in the Gulf of La Spezia. Ocean Dynamics, 60, 861-882.


54) Ilicak, M., T.M. Özgökmen and W. Johns, 2011: How does the Red Sea outflow interact with Gulf of Aden eddies? Ocean Modelling, 36, 133-148.

55) Chang, Y., D. Hammond, A.C. Haza, P. Hogan, H.S. Huntley, A.D. Kirwan, Jr., B.L. Lipphart, Jr., V Tailandier, A. Griffa and T.M.Özgökmen, 2011: Enhanced estimation of sonobuoy trajectories by velocity reconstruction with near-surface drifters. Ocean Modelling, 36, 179-197.

56) Schroeder, K., A.C. Haza, A. Griffa, T.M. Özgökmen, P.M. Poulain, R. Gerin, G. Peggion and M. Rixen, 2011: Relative dispersion in the Liguro-Provencal basin: from sub-mesoscale to mesoscale. Deep Sea Research Part I, 58, 209-228.

57) Özgökmen, T.M., A.C. Poje, P.F. Fischer, and A.C. Haza, 2011: Large eddy simulations of mixed layer instabilities and sampling strategies. Ocean Modelling, 39, 311-331.

58) Berselli, L.C., P.F. Fischer, T. Iliescu and T. M. Özgökmen, 2011: Horizontal approximate deconvolution for stratified flows: analysis and computations. J. Sci. Comput., 49, 3-20.


59) Haza, A.C., Özgökmen, T.M., A. Griffa, Z. D. Garraffo and L. Piterbarg, 2012: Parameterization of particle transport at submesoscales in the Gulf Stream region using Lagrangian subgridscale models. Ocean Modelling, 42, 31-49.

60) Özgökmen, T.M. and P.F. Fischer, 2012: CFD application to oceanic mixed layer sampling with Lagrangian platforms. Int. J. Comp. Fluid Dyn., 26, 337-348

61) Schroeder, K., Chiggiato, J., Haza, A.C., A. Griffa, Özgökmen, T.M., P. Zanasca, A. Molcard, M. Borghini, P.M. Poulain, R. Gerin, Z. Zambianchi, P. Falco and C. Trees, 2012: Targeted Lagrangian sampling of submesoscale dispersion at a coastal frontal zone. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L11608, doi:10.1029/2012GL051879.

62) Özgökmen, T.M., A.C. Poje, P.F. Fischer, H. Childs, H. Krishnan, C. Garth, A. Haza and E. Ryan, 2012: On multi-scale dispersion under the influence of surface mixed layer instabilities and deep flows. Ocean Modelling, 56, 16-30.


63) Griffa, A., Haza A.C., Özgökmen, T.M., A. Molcard, V. Taillandier, K. Schroeder, Y. Chang and P.M. Poulain, 2013: Investigating transport pathways in the ocean. Deep Sea Research II, 85, 81-95.

64) Mensa, J., A. Griffa, Z. Garraffo, T.M. Özgökmen, A.C. Haza and M. Veneziani, 2013: Seasonality of the submesoscale dynamics in the Gulf Stream region. Ocean Dynamics, 63, 923-941.

65) Olascoaga, M. J., F. J. Beron-Vera, G. Haller, J. Trinanes, M. Iskandarani, E. F. Coelho, B. Haus, H. S. Huntley, G. Jacobs, A. D. Kirwan, Jr., B.L. Lipphardt, Jr., T. M. Özgökmen, A.J.H.M. Reniers, and A. Valle-Levinson, 2013. Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures. Geophys. Res. Letters., 40(23), 6171-6175.


66) Pratt, L., I. Rypina, T.M. Özgökmen, P. Wang, H. Childs and Y. Bebieva, 2014: Chaotic advection in a steady, three-dimensional, Ekman-driven eddy. Journal of Fluid Dynamics, 738, 143-183.

67) Carrier, M.J., H. Ngodock, S. Smith, G. Jacobs, P. Muscarella, T.M. Özgökmen, B. Haus and B. Lipphardt, 2014: Impact of assimilating ocean velocity observations inferred from Lagrangian drifter data using NCOM-4DVAR. Mon. Weather. Rev., 142, 1509-1524.

68) Marques, G.M., Padman, L., S. Springer, S. Howard and T.M. Özgökmen, 2014: Topographic vorticity waves forced by Antarctic dense shelf water outflows. Geophys. Res, Lett., 41/4, 1247-1254.

69) Poje, A.C., Tamay M. Özgökmen, Bruce Lipphart, Jr., Brian Haus, Edward H. Ryan, Angelique C. Haza, Gregg Jacobs, A.J.H.M. Reniers, Josena Olascoaga, Guillaume Novelli, Annalisa Griffa, Francisco J. Beron-Vera, Shuyi Chen, Pat Hogan, Emanuel Coelho, A.D. Kirwan, Jr., Helga Huntley, Arthur J. Mariano, 2014: Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spill. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 111, 12693-12698

70) Joye, S.B., J. P. Montoya, S. Murawski, T. M. Özgökmen, T. Wade, R. Montouro, B. Roberts, S. Murawski, D. Hollander, W. Jeffrey, J. P. Chanton, 2014: Fast Action: A Rapid Response Study of the Hercules Gas Well Blowout. AGU-EOS , 95/38, 341-342.

71) Marques, G.M. and T.M. Özgökmen, 2014: On modeling turbulent exchange in buoyancy-driven fronts. Ocean Modelling, 83, 43-62.

72) Özgökmen, T.M., F. J. Beron-Vera, D. Bogucki, S. Chen, C. Dawson, W. Dewar, A. Griffa, B.K. Haus, A.C. Haza, H. Huntley, M. Iskandarani, G. Jacobs, B. Jagers, A.D. Kirwan, Jr., B.Lipphart, Jr., J. MacMahan, A.J. Mariano,J. Olascoaga, A.C. Poje, A.J.H.M. Reniers, J.M. Restrepo, B. Rosenheim, A. Soloviev, S. Venkataramani, G. Zha, P. Zhu, 2014: Research Overview of the Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE). International Oil Spill Conference Proceedings, 1, 544-560.

73) Jacobs, G.A. amd coauthors, 2014: Data assimilation considerations for improved ocean predictability during the Gulf of Mexico Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 83, 98-117.

74) Haza, A.C., Özgökmen, T.M., A. Griffa, A.C. Poje and P. Lelong, 2014: How does drifter position uncertainty affect ocean dispersion estimates? J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 31, 2809-2828.


75) Coelho E., P. Hogan, G. Jacobs, P. Thoppil, H. Huntley, B. Haus, B. Lipphardt, Jr., A. D. Kirwan, Jr., E. H. Ryan, J. Olascoaga, G. Novelli, F. Beron-Vera, A. C. Haza, A. C. Poje, A. Griffa, T.M. Özgökmen D. Bogucki, S. Chen, M. Curcic, M. Iskandarani, F. Judt, N. Laxague, A. J. Mariano, A.J.H.M. Reniers, C. Smith, A. Valle-Levinson, M. Wei, 2015: Ocean Current Estimation Using a Multi-Model Ensemble Kalman Filter During the Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD) Experiment. Ocean Modelling, 87, 86-106.

76) Scherbina + LatMix team, 2015: The LatMix Summer Campaign: Submesoscale Stirring in the Upper Ocean. BAMS, 96/8, 1257-1279.

77) Wang, P. and T. M. Özgökmen, 2015: How do hydrodynamic instabilities affect 3D transport in geophysical vortices? Ocean Modelling, 87, 48-66.

78) Bogucki, D., and coauthors, 2015: Scaling laws for the upper ocean temperature dissipation rate. GRL, 42/3, 839-846.

79) Laxague, N.J.M., B.K. Haus, D. Bogucki and T.M. Özgökmen, 2015: Spectral characterization of fine-scale wind waves using shipboard optical polarimetry. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 3140-3156.

80) Rypina, I., L. Pratt, P. Wang, T. M. Özgökmen and I. Mezic, 2015: Resonance phenomena in 3D time-dependent volume-preserving flows with symmetries. Chaos, 25/8, 087401.

81) Fabregat, A.C. Poje, T.M. Özgökmen, W. Dewar, N. Wienders, 2015: Numerical ssimulations of thermal, bubble and hydrid plumes. Ocean Modelling, 90, 16-28.

82) Berta, M., and coauthors, 2015: Improved surface velocity and trajectory estimates in the Gulf of Mexico from blended satellite altimetry and drifter data. J. Atmos. Ocean Tech., 32(10), 1880-1901.

83) Mensa, J., T. M. Özgökmen, A.C. Poje and J. Imberger, 2015: Material transport in a convective mixed layer under weak wind forcing. Ocean Modelling, 96, 226-242.


84) Romero, I.C. and coauthors, 2016: Geochemical signatures of a marine gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121, 706-724.

85) Wang, P. and T. M. Özgökmen, 2016: Spiral inertial waves radiated from geophysical vortices. Ocean Modelling, 99, 22-42.

86) Geng, X. and coauthors, 2016: Oil droplets transport due to irregular waves: development of large-scale spreading coefficients. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 104, 279-289.

87) Huguenard, K.D. and coauthors, 2016: On the nature of the frontal zone of the Chactawhatchee Bay plume in the Gulf of Mexico. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121, 1322-1345.

88) Curcic, M., S.S. Chen and T. M. Özgökmen, 2016: Hurricane-induced ocean surface transport and dispersion in the Gulf of Mexico. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 2773-2781.

89) Geng, X., Z. Pan, M.C. Boufadel, T. M. Özgökmen, K. Lee and L. Zhao, 2016: Simulation of oil bioremediation in a tidally-influenced beach: spatio-temporal evolution of nutrient and dissolved oxygen. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121, 2385-2404.

90) Soloviev, A.V., B.K. Haus, M. McGauley, C. Dean, D. Ortiz-Suslow, N. Laxague, and T. M. Özgökmen, 2016: Surface Dynamics of Fresh and Weathered Oil in the Presence of Dispersants: Laboratory Experiment and Numerical Simulation. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121/5, 3502-3516.

91) Joye et al., 2016: The Gulf of Mexico ecosystem, six years after the Macondo oil well blowout. DSR-II, 129, 4-19.

92) Özgökmen, T.M., E.P. Chassignet and coauthors, 2016: Over what area did the oil and gas spread during the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Oceanography, 29/3, 96-107.

93) Mariano A.J. and coauthors, 2016: Statistical properties of the surface velocity field as sampled by GLAD drifters in the Gulf of Mexico. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121(7), 5193-5216.

94) Fabregat A.T., A.C. Poje, T.M. Özgökmen and W.K. Dewar, 2016: Effects of rotation on turbulent buoyant plumes in stratified environments. JGR Oceans - Gulf Oil Spill special section, 121/8, 5397-5417.

95) Fabregat, A., A.C. Poje, T.M. Özgökmen and W.K. Dewar, 2016: Dynamics of multiphase turbulent plumes with hybrid buoyancy sources in stratified environments. Physics of Fluids, 28, 095109.

96) Haza, A.C., T. M. Özgökmen, and P. Hogan, 2016: Impact of submesoscales on surface material distribution in a Gulf of Mexico mesoscale eddy. Ocean Modelling, 107, 28-47.

97) Berta, M., A. Griffa, T. M. Özgökmen and A.C. Poje, 2016: Submesoscale evolution of surface drifter triad observations in the Gulf of Mexico. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 11751-11759.

98) Wang, P., T. M. Özgökmen and A.C. Haza, 2016: Material dispersion by ocean internal gravity waves. J. Environmental Fluid Mechanics, special issue on Environmental Buoyancy-Driven Flows, doi: 10.1007/s10652-016-9491-y .


99) Lumpkin, R., T. M. Özgökmen and L. Centurioni, 2017: Advances in the application of surface drifters. Annual Review Marine Science, 9, 59-81.

100) Poje, A.C., T.M. Özgökmen, D.J. Bogucki and A. Kirwan, Jr., 2017: Evidence of a forward energy cascade and Kolmogoroff self-similariy in submesoscale ocean surface drifter observations. Physics of Fluids, 29, 020701; in special issue: A Tribute to John Lumley.

101) Roth, M., J. MacMahan, A. Reniers, T.M. Özgökmen, K. Woodall and B. Haus, 2017: Observations of Inner Shelf Cross-Shore Surface Material Transport Adjacent to a Coastal Inlet in the Northern Gulf of Mexico. Continental Shelf Research, 137/4, 142-153.

102) Marques, G,. M. Wells, L. Padman, T.M. Özgökmen, 2017: Flow splitting in numerical simulations of oceanic dense-water outfows. Ocean Modelling, 113, 66-84.

103) Laxague, N.J.M., B.K. Haus, D.G. Ortiz-Suslow, C.J. Smith, G. Novelli, H. Dai, T.M. Özgökmen and H.C. Graber, 2017: Passive optical sensing of the near-surface, wind-driven current profile. JTECH, 34, 1097-1111.

104) Fabregat, A.T, A.C. Poje, T. M. Özgökmen and W.K. Dewar, 2017: Numerical simulation of rotating bubble plumes in stratified environments. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 6795-6813.

105) Novelli, G., and coauthors, 2017: A biodegradable surface drifter for ocean sampling on a massive scale. JTECH, 34, 2509-2532.

106) Fabregat, A., B. Deremble, N. Wienders, A. Stroman, A.C. Poje, T.M. Özgökmen and W.K. Dewar, 2017: Rotating 2d point source plume models with application to Deep Water Horizon. Ocean Modelling, 119, 118-135.


107) Laxague, N.J.M., T.M. Özgökmen, B. K. Haus, G. Novelli, A. Shcherbina, P. Sutherland, C. Guigand, B. Lund, S. Mehta, M. Alday, and J. Molemaker, 2018: Observations of near-surface current shear help describe oceanic oil and plastic transport. GRL, 45(1), 245-249.

108) Wang, P. and T. M. Özgökmen, 2018: Langmuir circulation with explicit surface waves from moving-mesh modelling. GRL, 45(1), 216-226.

109) D'Asaro et al., 2018: Ocean convergence and dispersion of flotsam. PNAS, https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1718453115.

110) Haza et al., 2018: Drogue-loss Detection for Surface Drifters During the Lagrangian Submesoscale Experiment (LASER). JTECH, 35, 705-725.

111) Lund, B. et al., 2018: Near-surface current mapping bu shipboard marine X-band radar: a validation. JTECH, 35/5, 1077-1090.

112) Boufadel, M. C., F. Gao, L. Zhao, T. M. Özgökmen, R. Miller, T. King, B. Robinson, K. Lee, and I. Leifer, 2018: Was the DeepWater Horizon well discharge churn flow? Implications on the estimation of the oil discharge and droplet size distribution. GRL, 45, https://doi.org/10.1002/2017GL076606.

113) Mensa, J.A., M-L. Timmermans, I. Kozlov, S. Zimmerman, W.J. Williams and T. M. Özgökmen, 2018: Surface drifter observations from the Arctic Ocean's Beaufort Sea: evidence of submesoscale dynamics. JGR-Oceans, 123/4, 2635-2645.

114) Androulidakis, I., V. Kourafalou, T.M. Özgökmen et al., 2018: Influence of river induced fronts on hydrocarbon transport: a multi-platform observational study. JGR Oceans, 123/5, 3259-3285.

115) Novelli, G., C.M. Guigand and T. M. Özgökmen, 2018: Technological advances in drifters for oil transport studies. Marine Technology Society Journal, 52/6, 53-61.

116) Carlson et al., 2018: Surface ocean dispersion observations from the Ship-Tethered Aerostat Remote Sensing System. Frontiers in Marine Science, volume 5, article 479, 1-22.

117) Özgökmen, T.M., M. Boufadel, D. Carlson, C. Cousin, C. Guigand, B. Haus, J. Horstmann, B. Lund, J. Molemaker , G. Novelli, 2018: Technological Advances for Ocean Surface Measurements by the Consortium of Advanced Research for Hydrocarbons in the Environment (CARTHE). Marine Technology Society Journal, 52/6, 71-76.


118) Goncalves, C.R., M. Iskandarani, W. Thacker and T. M. Özgökmen, 2019: Reconstruction of submesoscale velocity field from surface drifters. JPO, 49(4), 941-958.

119) Haza, A.C., N. Paldor and T.M. Özgökmen, M. Curcic, S. S. Chen, G. Jacobs, 2019: Wind-based estimations of ocean surface currents from massive clusters of drifters in the Gulf of Mexico. JGR Oceans, 124(8), 5844-5869.

120) Chang, H. et al, 2019: Small-scale dispersion im the presence of Langmuir circulation. J. Phys. Ocean., 49/12, 3069-3085.

121) Shao, M., B.K. Haus, D. Ortiz-Suslow, B. Lund, N. Williams, T.M. Özgökmen, N. Laxague, J. Horstmann, J. Klymak, 2019: The variability of winds and fluxes observed near submesoscale fronts. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124, 7756-7780.

122) Lodise, J., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa and M. Berta, 2019: Vertical structure of ocean surface currents under high winds from massive arrays of drifters. Ocean Sciences, 15/6, 1627-1651.


123) Novelli, G, C. Guigand, M. Boufadel and T.M. Özgökmen, 2020: On the transport and landfall of marine oil spills, laboratory and field observations. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 150, 110805.

124) Xia, J., W. Zhang, A. Fergusson, K. Mena and T.M. Özgökmen, 2020: Use of chemical concentration changes in coastal sediments to compute oil impact dates. Environmental Pollution, 259, 113858.

125) Lund, B., B.K. Haus, H.C. Graber, J. Horstmann, R. Carrasco, G. Novelli, C. Guigand, S. Mehta, N. Laxague, and T.M. Özgökmen, 2020: Shallow water current and bathymetry mapping by shipboard marine X-band radar. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 125/2. e2019JC015618.

126) Boufadel, M. et al., 2020: Transport of oil droplets in the upper ocean: impact of the eddy diffusivity, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 125/2, e2019JC015727.

127) Daskiran, C. et al., 2020: Hydrodynamics and dilution of an oil jet in cross flow: the role of small scale motions from laboratory experiment and large eddy simulations. Int. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, 85, 108634.

128) Barker, C. and coauthors, 2020: Progress in Operational Modeling in Support of Oil Spill Response. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8/9, 668.

129) Berta et al., 2020: Submesoscale kinematic properties in summer and winter surface flows in the Northern Gulf of Mexico, JGR Oceans, 125/10.

130) Lodise, J., T.M. Özgökmen et al., 2020: Investigating the formation of submesoscale structures along mesoscale fronts and estimating kinematic quantities using Lagrangian drifters. Fluids, 5/3, 159.

131) Xia, J. et al., 2020: A novel method to evaluate chemical concentrations in muddy and sandy coastal regions before and after oil exposures. Environmental Pollution, 116102.

132) Grossi, M., M. Kubat and T.M. Özgökmen, 2020: Prediction of particle trajectories using artifical neural networks. Ocean Modelling, 156, 101707.

Under Review:

133) Tarry, D. and coauthors: Meso- and submesoscale kinematic properties in the Alboran Sea. J. Geophy. Res. Oceans, submitted: July 2020

134) Lund, B., and coauthors: UAS current mapping: a wave-based heading and position correction. JTEC, submitted: Nov 2020

135) Daskiran, C and coauthors: Computational and experimental study of an oil jey in crossflow: coupling population balance model with multiphase large eddy simulation. J. Fluid Mech., submitted: Dec 2020.

136) Barzegar, M. and coauthors: Asymmetric oceanic boundary layer response across a Gulf of Mexico front. GRL, submitted: Dec 2020.

137) Boufadel, M. and coauthors: Where did the oil go? Transport processes in the Gulf of Mexico, Observations & modeling. GoMRI Oceanography special issue, submitted: Jan 2020.

Last update: December 2020
Book Chapters:

1) Cushman-Roisin, B., and T.M. Özgökmen, 1994: A new look at the role of eddies in the general circulation. In "Modelling of Oceanic Vortices", ed: G.J.F. van Heijst, pp. 123-124.

2) Bongolan-Walsh, V.P., J. Duan, H. Go, A., T.M. Özgökmen, P.F. Fischer, and T. Iliescu, 2005: Enstrophy and ergodicity of gravity currents. IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications, Vol. 140 - Probability and Partial Differential Equations in Modern Applied Mathematics, eds: J. Duan and E.C. Waymire, Springer-Verlag, New York, pp. 61-78.

3) Piterbarg, L.I., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa, and A.J. Mariano, 2007: Predictability of Lagrangian motion in the upper ocean. Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, eds: A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano, T.M. Özgökmen and T. Rossby, Cambridge University Press, pp. 136-171.

4) Molcard, A., T.M. Özgökmen, A. Griffa, L.I. Piterbarg, and T.M. Chin, 2007: Lagrangian data assimilation in ocean general circulation models. Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, eds: A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano, T.M. Özgökmen and T. Rossby, Cambridge University Press, pp. 172-203.

Synergistic Activities

* Lagrangian Analysis and Predictability of Coastal and Oceanic Dynamics - Group (2000-present)

* NSF Climate Process Team on Gravity Current Entrainment (2003-2009)

* ONR Lateral Mixing DRI Team (2009-2013)

* Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative on Dynamical Systems Theory in 4D GFD Team (2010-2017)

* MPO Academic Program Director (June 2006-May 2010)

* RSMAS senator to University of Miami Faculty Senate (2009-2016)

* Associate Editor for Journal of Geophysical Research, Ocean, Special Section on Gulf Oil Spill (May 2015 - October 2016)

* Associate Editor for Deep-Sea Research Part I (March 2016 - October 2016)

* Director of CARTHE (September 2011 - July 2020)

* ONR CALYPSO DRI Team (2018 - present)

* DARPA Oceans of Things project team member (2018 - present)

* DoD Machine Learning MURI (2020 - present)


* May 14, 2009: Graduation of PhD students Mehmet Ilicak and Marcello Magaldi:

* November 2009: CMG project meeting with Paul Fischer, Traian Iliescu and Jeffrey Duan at Virgia Tech:

* June 2010: Alpine Buoyancy Summer School:

* July 2010: CScADS Scientific Data and Analytics for Petascale Computing Workshop in Utah.

* Simulation shown on NBC and ABC nightly news in relation to the oil spill - May 2010:

* December 2010: 1st Nek5000 workshop at Argonne National Lab:

* Sep 2011: NSF event at the US Senate

* Feb 2012: NSF project highlight

* April 2012: CARTHE kick off meeting, Miami

* June 2012: Science highlight in Argonne National Laboratory annual report (cover and page 17)

* July 2012: GLAD expedition, Gulf of Mexico

Favorite Statements of Scientific Wisdom

"Predicton is very difficult, especially for the future" by Niels Bohr.

"Never accept anything as true unless it clearly is. Divide every difficult problem into small parts, and solve the problem by attacking these parts. Always proceed from simple to complex, looking for patterns and order. Be as complete and thorough as possible, so that nothing is missed" by Descardes.


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