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  • Li, F., M.S. Lozier and W. Johns, 2017. Calculating the meridional volume, heat and freshwater transports from an observing system in the subpolar North Atlantic: Observing system simulation experiment. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 34, 1483-1500, doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-16-0247.1
  • Lozier, M.S., S. Bacon, A.S. Bower, S.A. Cunningham, M.F. de Jong, L. de Steur, B. deYoung, J. Fischer, S.F. Gary, B.J.W. Greenan, P. Heimbach, N.P. Holliday, L. Houpert, M.E. Inall, W.E. Johns, H.L. Johnson, J. Karstensen, F. Li, X. Lin, N. Mackay, D. P. Marshall, H. Mercier, P.G. Myers, R. S. Pickart, H.R. Pillar, F. Straneo, V. Thierry, R.A. Weller, R.G. Williams, C. Wilson, J. Yang, J. Zhao, and J.D. Zika, 2017. Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic Program: a new international ocean observing system. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 98, 737-752, doi:
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  • Brown, P.T., M.S. Lozier, R. Zhang and W. Li, 2016. The necessity of cloud feedback for a basin-scale Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2016GL068303.
  • Daniault, N., H. Mercier, P. Lherminier, A. Sarafanov, A. Falina, P. Zunino Rodriguez, F. Fernandez Pérez, A.F. Rios, B. Ferron, T. Huck, V. Thierry, and S. Gladyshev, 2016. The northern North Atlantic Ocean mean circulation in the early 21sr century. Progress in Oceanography, 146, 142-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.06.007.
  • de Jong, M. F., and Steur, 2016. Strong winter cooling over the Irminger Sea in winter 2014-2015, exceptional deep convection, and the emergence of anomalously low SST. Geophysical Research Letters, 42,7106–7113, doi:10.1002/2016GL069596.
  • Foukal, N.P. and M.S. Lozier, 2016.  No intergyre pathway for sea-surface temperature anomalies in the North Atlantic.  Nature Communication, 7:11333, doi: 10.1038/ncomms11333
  • Mastropole, D., R.S. Pickart, H. Valdimarsson, K. Våge, K. Jochumsen, and J.B. Girton, 2016. On the hydrography of Denmark Strait. Journal of Geophysical Research, 122, 306–321, doi:10.1002/2016JC012007
  • Pillar, H., Heimbach, P., Johnson, H. and Marshall, D., 2016. Dynamical attribution of recent variability in Atlantic overturning, Journal of Climate, 29, 3339-3352, 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0727.1
  • Schulze, L. M., R.S. Pickart, G.W.K. Moore, 2016. Atmospheric forcing during active convection in the Labrador Sea and its impact on mixed layer depthJournal of Geophysical Research, 121, 6978-6995,
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  • Zou, S., and M.S. Lozier, 2016. Breaking the linkage between Labrador Sea Water production and its advective export to the subtropical gyre. Journal of Physical Oceanography, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0210.1


  • Holliday, N. P., S.A. Cunningham, C. Johnson, S. Gary, C. Griffiths, J. F. Read, and T. Sherwin, 2015. Multi-decadal variability of potential temperature, salinity and transport in the eastern subpolar North Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res. – Oceans, 10.1002/2015JC010762.
  • Kieke, D., and I. Yashayaev, 2015. Studies of Labrador Sea Water formation and variability in the subpolar North Atlantic in the light of international partnership and cooperation, Progr. Oceanogr., 132, 220-232, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.010.
  • Loder, J.W., A. van der Baaren and I. Yashayaev, 2015. Climate comparisons and change projections for the Northwest Atlantic from six CMIP5 models. Atmosphere-Ocean, 53, 529-555, doi:10.1080/07055900.2015.1087836
  • Loder, J.W., and Z. Wang, 2015. Trends and variability of sea surface temperature in the Northwest Atlantic from three historical gridded datasets. Atmosphere-Ocean, 53, 510-528. doi:10.1080/07055900.2015.1071237
  • Marzocchi, A., J. Hirschi, J.-M, N. P. Holliday, S. A. Cunningham, A. T. Blaker, and A. C. Coward, 2015. The North Atlantic subpolar circulation in an eddy-resolving global ocean model, Journal of Marine Systems, 142, 126-143, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.10.007.
  • Moore, G.W.K., K. Våge, R.S. Pickart, and I.A. Renfrew, 2015.  Decreasing intensity of open-ocean convection in the Greenland and Iceland seas. Nature Climate Change, 5, 877-882, doi: 10.1038/nclimate2688.
  • Sherwin, T. J., D.L. Aleynik, M.E. Inall,  & E. Dumont, 2015. Deep drivers of mesoscale circulation in the central Rockall Trough. Ocean Science, doi:10.5194/os-11-343-2015
  • Williams, R.G., V. Roussenov, M.S. Lozier, D. Smith, 2015. Mechanisms of heat content and thermocline change in the subtropical and subpolar North Atlantic, Journal of Climate, 28, 9803:9815. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0097.1
  • Yamamoto, A., J.B. Palter, M.S. Lozier, M.S. Bourqui and S.L. Leadbetter, 2015.  Ocean versus atmosphere control on western European temperature variabilityOcean Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2558-5.
  • Yashayaev, I., and D. Seidov, 2015. The role of Atlantic Water in multi-decadal ocean variability in the Barents and Nordic Seas. Progress in Oceanography, 21, 68-127, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.11.009
  • Yashayaev, I., D. Seidov and E. Demirov, 2015. A new collective view of oceanography of the Arctic and North Atlantic basins, Progr., Oceanogr. 21, 1-21. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.12.012


  • Barrier, Nicolas, Christophe Cassou, Julie Deshayes, and Anne-Marie Treguier, 2014. Response of North Atlantic Ocean Circulation to Atmospheric Weather Regimes. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 179–201. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0217.1
  • Born, Andreas, and Thomas F. Stocker, 2014. Two Stable Equilibria of the Atlantic Subpolar Gyre. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 246–264. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-073.1
  • Burkholder and M.S. Lozier, 2014. Tracing pathways of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation’s upper limb. Geophysical Research Letter, 41, 4254-4260, doi10.1002/2014GL060226
  • Chafik, L., T. Rossby, and C. Schrum, 2014. On the spatial structure and temporal variability of poleward transport between Scotland and Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans. doi: 10.1002/2013JC009287
  • Fischer, J., J. Karstensen, R. Zantopp, M. Visbeck, A. Biastoch, E. Behrens, C.W. Böning, D. Quadfasel, K. Jochumsen, H. Valdimarsson, S. Jónsson, S. Bacon, N.P. Holliday, S. Dye, M. Rhein, C. Mertens, 2014.  Intra-seasonal variability of the DWBC in the western subpolar North Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.002
  • Harden, B.E., R.S. Pickart, and I.A. Renfrew, 2014.  Offshore transport of dense water from the East Greenland shelf.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 44, 229-245. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0218.1
  • Moore, G.W.K., R.S. Pickart, I.A. Renfrew, and K. Våge, 2014. What causes the location of the air-sea heat flux maximum over the Labrador Sea? Geophysical Research Letter, 41, 3628-3635. doi: 10.1002/2014GL059940
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  • von Appen, W-J., I.M. Koszalka, R.S. Pickart, T.W.N. Haine, D. Mastropole, M.G. Magaldi, H. Valdimarsson, J. Girton, K. Jochumsen, and G. Krahmann, 2014. The East Greenland Spill Jet as an important component of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Deep Sea Research I, 92, 75-84. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2014.06.002
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  • Cunningham, S. A., C. D. Roberts, E. Frajka-Williams, W. E. Johns, W. Hobbs, M. Palmer, D. Rayner, D. A. Smeed, and G. McCarthey (2013), Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation slowdown causes widespread cooling in the Atlantic, Geophys. Res. Letters, 40, 6202-6207, doi:6210.1002/2013GL058464.
  • Johnson, C., M. Inall, and S. Häkkinen, 2013. Declining nutrient concentrations in the northeast Atlantic as a result of a weakening Subpolar Gyre, Deep Sea Research I, 82, 95-107.
  • Lozier, M.S., S.F. Gary, and A.S. Bower, 2013.  Simulated pathways of the overflow waters in the North Atlantic: subpolar to subtropical export. Deep Sea Research II, 85, 147–153.
  • Moore, G.W.K, I.A. Renfrew, and R.S. Pickart, 2013. Multi-decadal Mobility of the North Atlantic Oscillation. Journal of Climate, 26, 2453-2466, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00023.1
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  • Våge, K., R.S. Pickart, M.A. Spall, G.W.K. Moore, H. Valdimarsson, D.J. Torres, S.Y. Erofeeva, and J.E.O. Nilsen, 2013. Revised circulation scheme north of the Denmark Strait. Deep Sea Research I, 79, 20-39, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2013.05.007
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  • Gary, S.F., M.S. Lozier, A. Biastoch, and C.W. Böning, 2012.  Reconciling tracer and float observations of the export pathways of Labrador Sea Water, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L24606. doi: 10.1029/2012GL053978
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  • Srokosz, M., M. Baringer, H. Bryden, S. Cunningham, T. Delworth, S. Lozier, J. Marotzke and R. Sutton, 2012.  Past, present and future change in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.93, 1663–1676.  doi: 10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00151.1.


  • Bower, A.S., M.S. Lozier, and S.F. Gary, 2011.  The export of Labrador Sea Water from the subpolar North Atlantic: a Lagrangian perspective.  Deep Sea Research, 58, 1798-1818. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.060
  • Burkholder, K.C. and M. S. Lozier, 2011.  Subtropical to subpolar pathways in the North Atlantic.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C07017. doi: 10.1029/2010JC006697
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  • Rypina, I.I., L.J. Pratt, and M.S. Lozier, 2011.  Near-surface transport pathways in the North Atlantic ocean:  looking for throughput from the subtropical to the subpolar gyre, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41 (5), 911-925.


  • Lozier, M.S., 2010.  Deconstructing the Conveyor Belt.  Science, 328, 1507–1511. doi: 10.1126/science.1189250
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  • Bower, A.S., M.S. Lozier, S.F. Gary and C. Böning, 2009.  Interior pathways of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.  Nature, 458, 243-247. doi: 10.1038/nature07979
  • Yashayaev, I., and J.W. Loder, 2009. Enhanced production of Labrador Sea Water in 2008, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L01606, doi:10.1029/2008GL036162, (published online November 2008).


  • Yashayaev, I., 2007. Hydrographic changes in the Labrador Sea, 1960-2005, Prog. Oceanogr., 73 (3-4), 242-276.
  • Yashayaev, I., N.P. Holliday, M. Bersch and H.M. van Aken, 2008. The history of the Labrador Sea Water: production, spreading, transformation and loss, in Arctic-SubArctic Ocean Fluxes, edited by R.R. Dickson, J. Meincke and P. Rhines, pp. 569-612, Springer, Dordecht, Netherlands.
  • Yashayaev, I., and R.R. Dickson, 2008. Transformation and fate of overflows in the northern North Atlantic. In Arctic-SubArctic Ocean Fluxes, edited by R.R. Dickson, J. Meincke and P. Rhines, pp. 505-526, Springer, Dordecht, Netherlands.
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Prior to 2008

  • Yashayaev, I., 2007. Hydrographic changes in the Labrador Sea, 1960-2005. Progress in Oceanography, 73 (3-4), 242-276.
  • Yashayaev, I., M. Bersch, and H. M. van Aken, 2007. Spreading of the Labrador Sea Water to the Irminger and Iceland basins. Geophysical  Research Letters, 34, L10602, doi:10.1029/2006GL028999  
  • Yashayaev, I., H. M. van Aken, N. P. Holliday, and M. Bersch, 2007. Transformation of the Labrador Sea Water in the subpolar North Atlantic, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L22605, doi:10.1029/2007GL031812.
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