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  1. Aulicino G, Cotroneo Y, Ansorge I, van den Berg M, Cesarano C, Belmonte Rivas M, and Olmedo Casal E. (2018). Sea surface salinity and temperature in the southern Atlantic Ocean from South African icebreakers, 2010–2017. Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10:1227-1236.
  2. Barimalala R, Desbiolles F, Blamey RC and Reason CJC. (2018). Madagascar influence on the South Indian Ocean Convergence Zone, the Mozambique Channel Trough and southern African rainfall. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(20):380-389
  3. Barlow R, Lamont T, Louw D, Gibberd M-J, Airs R and van der Plas A. (2018) Environmental influence on phytoplankton communities in the northern Benguela ecosystem, African Journal of Marine Science, 40:4, 355-370, DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2018.1531785
  4. Bax N, Appeltans W, Brainard RE, Duffy JE, Dunstan P, Hanich QA, Davies H, Hills J, Miloslavich P, Muller-Karger F, Simmons S. (2018). Linking capacity development to GOOS monitoring networks to achieve sustained ocean observation. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5(346):1-8 (added by BIO)
  5. Blamey R, Ramos A, Trigo R and Reason CJC.  (2018). The influence of Atmospheric Rivers over the South Atlantic on Winter Rainfall in South Africa. J. of Hydrometeorology., 19:127-142. DOI: 10.1175/JHM-D-17-0111.1 
  6. Blamey RC, SR Kolusu, P Mahlalela, MC Todd and Reason CJC. (2018). The role of regional circulation features in regulating El Nino climate impacts over southern Africa: a comparison of the 2015/2016 drought with previous events. Int. J. Climatol., 38(11):4276-4295 DOI: org/10.1002/joc.5668
  7. Boyd PW, Collins S, Dupont S, Fabricius K, Gattuso J-P, Havenhand J, Hutchins D A, Riebesell U, Rintoul MS, Vichi M, Biswas H, Ciotti A, Gao K, Gehlen M, Hurd CL, Kurihara H, McGraw CM, Navarro J, Nilsson GE, Passow U and Pörtner H-O. (2018). Experimental strategies to assess the biological ramifications of multiple drivers of global ocean change – a review. Global Change Biology, 24(6):2239-2261. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14102 
  8. Bretagnon M, Paulmier A, Garçon V, Dewitte B, Illig S, Leblond N, Coppola L, Campos F, Velazco F, Panagiotopoulos C, Oschlies A. (2018). Modulation of the vertical particle transfer efficiency in the oxygen minimum zone off Peru. Biogeosciences, 15:5093–5111
  9. Bryndum‐Buchholz A, Tittensor DP, Blanchard JL, Cheung WW, Coll M, Galbraith ED, Jennings S, Maury O, Lotze HK. (2018). Twenty‐first‐century climate change impacts on marine animal biomass and ecosystem structure across ocean basins. Global Change Biology, 25:459-472.
  10. De Haas JA, Treasure AM, Ruzicka JJ and Moloney CL. (2018). A donor-driven approach to modelling anchovy-sardine dominance shifts in the southern Benguela ecosystem. Journal of Marine Systems, 188:117-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.09.001
  11. De Vos M, Backeberg B and Counillon F. (2018). Using an eddy-tracking algorithm to understand the impact of assimilating altimetry data on the eddy characteristics of the Agulhas system. Ocean Dyn., 68(9):1071-1091. DOI: 10.1007/s10236-018-1174-4
  12. Desbiolles F, Blamey R, Illig S, James R, Barimalala R, Renault L and Reason CJC. (2018). Upscaling impact of wind/sea surface temperature mesoscale interactions on southern Africa austral summer climate. International Journal of Climatology, 38(12):4651-4660. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5726
  13. Dike V, Barimalala R, Mongwe P, du Plessis, M. et al. (2018). Obstacles facing Africa’s young climate scientists. Nature Climate Change, 8:447-449. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0178-x
  14. Dilmahamod AF, Aguiar-González B, Penven P, Reason CJC, De Ruijter WP M, Malan N and Hermes JC. (2018). SIDDIES corridor: A major east-west pathway of longlived surface and subsurface eddies crossing the subtropical south indian ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(8):5406-5425. DOI:10.1029/2018JC013828. 
  15. Fawcett SE, Johnson KS, Riser SC, Van Oostende N, Sigman DM. (2018). Low-nutrient organic matter in the Sargasso Sea thermocline: A hypothesis for its role, identity, and carbon cycle implications. Marine Chemistry, 207:108-123
  16. Flynn RF, Burger JM, Pillay K and Fawcett SE. (2018). Wintertime rates of net primary production and nitrate and ammonium uptake in the southern Benguela upwelling system, African Journal of Marine Science, 40(3):253-266. DOI: 10.2989/1814232X.2018.1502095
  17. Fransner F, Gustafsson E, Tedesco L, Vichi M, Hordoir R, Roquet F, Spilling K, Kuznetsov I, Eilola, K, Mörth C.-M., Humborg C and Nycander J. (2018). Non-Redfieldian dynamics explain seasonal pCO2 drawdown in the Gulf of Bothnia. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 123(1):166-88. DOI: 10.1002/2017JC013019 
  18. García-Reyes M, Lamont T, Sydeman WJ, Black BA, Rykaczewski RR, Thompson SA and Bograd SJ. (2018). A comparison of modes of upwelling-favorable wind variability in the Benguela and California current ecosystems. Journal of Marine Systems, 188:17-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.06.002 
  19. Granger R, Meadows ME, Hahn A, Zabel M, Stuut JB, Herrmann N and Schefuß E. (2018). Late-Holocene dynamics of sea-surface temperature and terrestrial hydrology in southwestern Africa. The Holocene, 28(5): 695–705. DOI: 10.1177/0959683617744259
  20. Gregor L, Kok S and Monteiro PMS. (2018). Interannual drivers of the seasonal cycle of CO2 in the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 15:2361-2378.  DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-2361-2018
  21. Griffith DJ, Bone EL, Thomalla SJ and Bernard S. (2018). Calibration of an in-water multi-excitation fluorometer for the measurement of phytoplankton chlorophyll-a fluorescence quantum yield. Optics Express, 26(15): 18863-18877. DOI
  22. Hague M and Vichi M. (2018). A link between CMIP5 phytoplankton phenology and sea ice in the Atlantic Southern Ocean, Geophysical Research Letter, 45(13):6566-6575. DOI: 10.1029/2018GL078061
  23. Hart RC and Matthews MW. (2018). Bioremediation of South Africa’s hypertrophic Hartbeespoort Dam: evaluating its effects by comparative analysis of a decade of MERIS satellite data in six control reservoirs. Inland Waters, 8(1):96-108. DOI:10.1080/20442041.2018.1429068
  24. Hart NC, Washington R and Reason CJC. (2018). On the likelihood of tropical-extratropical cloud bands in the South Indian Convergence Zone during ENSO events. Jnl.of Clim., 31(7):2797-2817. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0221.1
  25. Hart-Davis MG, Backeberg BC, Halo I, van Sebille E, Johannessen JA. (2018). Assessing the accuracy of satellite derived ocean currents by comparing observed and virtual buoys in the Greater Agulhas Region. Remote Sensing of Environment, 216:735-746. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.03.040 (affiliation letter attached)
  26. Hutchinson K, Beal LM, Penven P, Ansorge I and Hermes J. (2018). Seasonal phasing of Agulhas Current transport tied to a baroclinic adjustment of near-field winds. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(10):7067-7083. DOI: 10.1029/2018JC014319
  27. Illig S, Cadier E, Bachèlery ML, Kersalé M. (2018). Subseasonal Coastal Trapped Wave Propagations in the Southeastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans: 1. A New Approach to Estimate Wave Amplitude. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(6):3915-3941. DOI:10.1002/2017JC013539
  28. Illig S, Bachèlery ML and Cadier E. (2018).  Subseasonal Coastal Trapped Wave Propagations in the Southeastern Pacific and Atlantic Oceans: 2. Wave Characteristics and Connection with Equatorial Variability, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(6):3942-3961. DOI: 10.1002/2017JC013540
  29. James R, Washington R, Abiodun B, Kay G, Mutemi J, Pokam W, Hart N, Artan G and Senior C. (2018). Evaluating climate models with an African lens. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 9(2):313-336.  DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0090.1 
  30. Kemeny PC, Kast ER, Hain MP, Fawcett SE, Fripiat F, Studer AS, Martínez‐García A, Haug GH, Sigman DM. (2018). A seasonal model of nitrogen isotopes in the ice age Antarctic Zone: Support for weakening of the Southern Ocean upper overturning cell. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33(12):1453-1471. DOI: 10.1029/2018PA003478 
  31. Kersalé M, Lamont T, Speich S, Terre T, Laxenaire R, Roberts MJ, van den Berg MA, Ansorge IJ. (2018). Moored observations of mesoscale features in the Cape Basin: Characteristics and local impacts on water mass distributions. Ocean Science, 14:923-945. DOI: 10.5194/os-14-923-2018
  32. Koseki S, Pohl B, Bhatt B, Keenlyside N and Nkwinkwa Njouodo A. (2018). Insights into the summer diurnal cycle over eastern South Africa. Mon. Wea. Rev., 146:4339-4356. DOI:10.1175/MWR-D-18-0184.1.
  33. Kuyper B, Palmer CJ, Labuschagne C, and Reason CJC. (2018). Atmospheric bromoform at Cape Point, South Africa: an initial fixed-point data set on the African continent.  Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18(8):5785-5797. DOI: 10.5194/acp-18-5785-2018
  34. Krug M, Swart S, Hermes J. (2018). Ocean gliders ride the research wave in the Agulhas Current, EOS, 99:1-8
  35. Krug M, Schilperoort D, Collard F, Hansen MW and Rouault M. (2018). Signature of the Agulhas Current in high resolution satellite derived wind fields. Remote Sensing of Environment, 217:340-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.08.016
  36. Lain L and Bernard S. (2018). The fundamental contribution of phytoplankton spectral scattering to ocean colour: Implications for satellite detection of phytoplankton community structure. Applied Sciences, 8(12):2681.
  37. Lamont T, Brewin RJ, Barlow RG.  (2018). Seasonal variation in remotely-sensed phytoplankton size structure around southern Africa. Remote Sensing of Environment, 204:617-631.
  38. Lamont T, García-Reyes M, Bograd SJ, Van der Lingen CD, Sydeman WJ. (2018). Upwelling indices for comparative ecosystem studies: Variability in the Benguela Upwelling System. Journal of Marine Systems,188:3-16. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.05.007 
  39. Lamont T, Barlow R, Brewin R. (2018). Variations in Remotely-Sensed Phytoplankton Size Structure of a Cyclonic Eddy in the Southwest Indian Ocean. Remote Sensing, 10(7):1143. DOI: 10.3390/rs10071143
  40. Little HJ, Vichi M, Thomalla SJ and Swart S. (2018). Spatial and temporal scales of chlorophyll variability using high-resolution glider data.  Journal of Marine Systems, 187:1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2018.06.011 
  41. Maboya M, Meadows M, Reimer P, Backeberg B and Haberzettl T. (2018). Late Holocene marine radiocarbon reservoir correction for the southern and eastern coasts of South Africa. Radiocarbon, 60(2):571-582. DOI:10.1017/RDC.2017.139 
  42. Maggi E, Puccinelli E and Benedetti-Cecchi L. (2018). Ecological feedback mechanisms and variable disturbance regimes: The uncertain future of Mediterranean macroalgal forests. Marine Environmental Research, 140: 342-357. DOI: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.07.002  
  43. Makhado AB, Crawford RJ, Dias MP, Dyer BM, Lamont T, Pistorius P, Ryan PG, Upfold L, Weimerskirch H, Reisinger RR. (2018). Foraging behaviour and habitat use by Indian Yellow-nosed Albatrosses (Thalassarche carteri breeding at Prince Edward Island). Emu-Austral Ornithology, 118(4):353-362.
  44. Malan N, Backeberg B, Biastoch A, Durgadoo JV, Samuelsen A, Reason CJC and Hermes J. (2018). Agulhas Current meanders facilitate shelf-slope exchange on the Eastern Agulhas Bank. Journal Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(7):4762-4778. DOI: 10.1029/2017JC013602
  45. Maoyi ML, Abiodun BJ, Prusa JM and Veitch JJ. (2018) Simulating the characteristics of tropical cyclones over the South West Indian Ocean using a Stretched-Grid Global Climate Model. Climate Dynamics, 50(5-6):1581-1596 DOI: 10.1007/s00382-017-3706-x 
  46. Malauene BS, Moloney CL, Lett C, Roberts MJ, Marsac F, Penven P. (2018). Impact of offshore eddies on shelf circulation and river plumes of the Sofala Bank, Mozambique Channel. Journal of Marine Systems, 185:1-12
  47. Mba WP, Longandjo GN, Moufouma-Okia W, Bell JP, James R, Vondou DA, Haensler A, Nguemo TC, Guenang GM, Tchotchou AL, Kamsu-Tamo PH. (2018). Consequences of 1.5° C and 2° C global warming levels for temperature and precipitation changes over Central Africa. Environmental Research Letters, 13:055011 
  48. Meinen C, Speich S, Piola A, Ansorge I, Campos E, Kersalé M, Terre T, et al. (2018). Meridional Overturning Circulation transport variability at 34.5°S during 2009-2017: Baroclinic and barotropic flows and the dueling influence of the boundaries. Geophysical Research Letters, 45:4180–4188. DOI:10.1029/2018GL077408 
  49. Miloslavich P, Bax NJ, Simmons SE, Klein E, Appeltans W, Aburto‐Oropeza O, Andersen Garcia M, Batten SD, Benedetti‐Cecchi L, Checkley Jr DM, Chiba S. (2018). Essential ocean variables for global sustained observations of biodiversity and ecosystem changes. Global change biology. 24(6):2416-2433.
  50. Mongwe NP, Vichi M and Monteiro PMS. (2018). The seasonal cycle of pCO2 and CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean: diagnosing anomalies in CMIP5 Earth system models, Biogeosciences, 15(9):2851-2872
  51. Nkwinkwa Njouodo AS, Koseki S, Keenlyside N and Rouault M. (2018). Atmospheric signature of the Agulhas Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(10): 5185–5193.  DOI:10.1029/2018GL077042 
  52. Peng X, Fawcett S, van Oostende N, Wolf M, Marconi D, Sigman D and Ward B. (2018). Nitrogen uptake and nitrification in the subarctic North Atlantic Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography, 63(4):1462-1487. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10784
  53. Phoma S, Vikram S, Janssen JK, Ansorge IJ, Cowan DA, Van der Peer Y, and Makhalanyane. (2018). Agulhas Current properties shape microbial community diversity and potential functionality. Nature Scientific Reports, 8(1):10542
  54. Pohl B, Dieppois B, Crétat J, Lawler D, Rouault M. (2018). From synoptic to interdecadal variability in southern African rainfall: towards a unified view across timescales. Journal of Climate, 31:5845-5872
  55. Puccinelli E, von der Meden CEO, McQuaid CD and Ansorge I. (2018). Biological characteristics of the rafting bivalve Gaimardia trapesina in the Southern Ocean. Marine Biology, 165(10), A172:(1-17)
  56. Puccinelli E, McQuaid CD, Ansorge IJ. (2018). Factors affecting trophic compositions of offshore benthic invertebrates at a sub‐Antarctic archipelago. Limnology and Oceanography, 63:2206-2228. DOI: 10.1002/joc.5668
  57. Ramanantsoa JD, Penven P, Krug M, Gula J, Rouault M. (2018). Uncovering a new current: The Southwest MAdagascar Coastal Current. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(4):1930-1938.
  58. Ramanantsoa JD, Krug M, Penven P, Rouault M and Gula J. (2018). Coastal upwelling south of Madagascar: Temporal and spatial variability. Journal of Marine Systems, 178:29-37 
  59. Rapolaki RS and Reason CJC. (2018). Tropical storm Chedza and associated floods over south-eastern Africa. Natutal Hazards, 93(1):189–217. DOI: 10.1007/s11069-018-3295-y
  60. Rautenbach C and Theron A. (2018). Study of the Durban Bight shoreline evolution under schematised climate change and sand‑bypassing scenarios. Jnl. of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering, 60(4):2-15, Paper 0273
  61. Reason CJC. (2018). Variability in rainfall over tropical Australia during summer and relationships with the Bilybara High. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 132(1-2):313-326. DOI: 10.1007/s00704-017-2085-x 
  62. Reygondeau G, Guidi L, Beaugrand G, Henson SA, Koubbi P, MacKenzie BR, Sutton TT, Fioroni M and Maury O. (2018). Global biogeochemical provinces of the mesopelagic zone. Journal of Biogeography, 45(2):500-514.
  63. Rouault M, Illig S, Lübbecke J and Koungue RAI. (2018). Origin, development and demise of the 2010–2011 Benguela Niño. Journal of Marine Systems, 188:39–48. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2017.07.007
  64. Ryan-Keogh TJ, Thomalla SJ, Little H and Melanson J-R. (2018). Seasonal regulation of the coupling of photosynthetic electron transport and carbon fixation in the Southern Ocean.  Limnology and Oceanography, 63:1856-1876. DOI: 10.1002/lno.10812 
  65. Ryan-Keogh TJ, Thomalla SJ, Mtshali TN, van Horsten NR and Little HJ. (2018). Seasonal development of iron limitation in the sub-Antarctic zone. Biogeosciences, 15(14): 4647-4660. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-4647-2018
  66. Shalin S, Samuelsen A, Korosov A, Menon N, Backeberg BC and Pettersson LH. (2018).  Delineation of marine ecosystem zones in the northern Arabian Sea during winter, Biogeosciences, 15:1395-1414. DOI: 10.5194/bg-15-1395-2018 
  67. Sidibe M, Dieppois B, Mahé G, Paturel JE, Amoussou E, Anifowose B, Lawler D. (2018). Trend and variability in a new, reconstructed streamflow dataset for West and Central Africa, and climatic interactions, 1950–2005. Journal of Hydrology, 561:478-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2018.04.024
  68. Singh SP, Groeneveld JC, Hart‐Davis MG, Backeberg BC and Willows‐Munro S. (2018). Seascape genetics of the spiny lobster Panulirus homarus in the Western Indian Ocean: Understanding how oceanographic features shape the genetic structure of species with high larval dispersal potential. Ecology and Evolution, 8:12221-12237. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.4684 (Hart-Davis affiliation attached)
  69. Smart SM, Ren H, Fawcett SE, Schiebel R, Conte M, Rafter PA, Ellis KK, Weigand MA, Oleynik S, Haug GH, Sigman DM. (2018). Ground-truthing the planktic foraminifer-bound nitrogen isotope paleo-proxy in the Sargasso Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 235:463-482. 
  70. Smith ME, Lain LR, Bernard S. (2018). An optimized Chlorophyll a switching algorithm for MERIS and OLCI in phytoplankton-dominated waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, 215:217-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2018.06.002
  71. Sousa PM, Blamey R, Reason C, Ramos AM and Trigo RM. (2018). The “Day Zero” Cape Town drought and the poleward migration of moisture corridors. Environmental Research Letters, 13(124025):1-11.
  72. Swart S, Johnson K., Mazloff MR, Meijers A, Meredith MP, Newman L and Sallée J-B. (2018). Southern Ocean. Return of the Maud Rise polynya: Climate litmus or sea ice anomaly?  [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99(8), S185-S190. DOI: 10.1175 /2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1
  73. Thomalla SJ, Moutier W, Ryan‐Keogh TJ, Gregor L, Schütt J. (2018). An optimized method for correcting fluorescence quenching using optical backscattering on autonomous platforms. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 16(2):132-44. DOI:10.1002/lom3.10234
  74. Tittensor DP, Eddy TD, Lotze HK, Galbraith ED, Cheung W, Barange M, Blanchard JL, Bopp L, Bryndum-Buchholz A, Büchner M, Bulman C, Carozza DA, Christensen V, Coll M, Dunne JP, Fernandes JA, Fulton EA, Hobday AJ, Huber V, Jennings S, Jones M, Lehodey P, Link JS, MacKinson S, Maury O, Niiranen S, Oliveros-Ramos R, Roy T, Schewe J, Shin Y-J, Silva T, Stock CA, Steenbeek J, Underwood PJ, Volkholz J, Watson JR and Walker ND. (2018). A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: Fish-MIP v1.0. Geoscientific Model Development, 11(4):1421-1442. DOI: 10.5194/gmd-11-1421-2018
  75. van der Sleen P, Rykaczewski RR, Turley BD, Sydeman WJ, García-Reyes M, Bograd SJ, van der Lingen CD, Coetzee JC, Lamont T, Black BA. (2018). Non-stationary responses in anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) recruitment to coastal upwelling in the Southern Benguela. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 596:155-164. DOI: 10.3354/meps12567
  76. Veitch J, Hermes J, Lamont T, Penven P, Dufois F. (2018). Shelf-edge jet currents in the southern Benguela: A modelling approach. Journal of Marine Systems, 188:27-38
  77. Viglione G, Thompson AF, Flexas M, Sprintall J and Swart S. (2018).  Abrupt transitions in submesoscale structure in Southern Drake Passage: Glider observations and GCM results. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48:2011-2027