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  1. Altieri KE, Spence KAM, Smith S. (2021). Air-sea ammonia fluxes calculated from high-resolution summertime observations across the Atlantic Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(9): e2020GL091963. doi:10.1029/2020GL091963
  2. Altieri KE, Fawcett SE, Hastings MG. (2021). Reactive nitrogen cycling in the atmosphere and ocean. Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 49:523–550
  3. Barimalala R, Blamey RC, Desbiolles F, Reason CJC. (2021). The influence of southeastern African river valley jets on regional rainfall. Climate Dynamics, 57:2905-2920. 
  4. Barimalala R, Raholijao N, Pokam W, Reason CJC. (2021). Potential impacts of 1.5 °C, 2 °C global warming levels on temperature and rainfall over Madagascar. Environmental Research Letters, 16(4): 044019. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/abeb34
  5. Botha CD, Kamper MJ, Wang RJ, Chama A. (2021). Analytical modeling of surface-mounted and consequent-pole linear vernier hybrid machines. IEEE Access, 9: 26251-26259. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3057716 
  6. Cappelli C, Smart S, Stowell H, Pérez‐Huerta A. (2021). Exploring biases in atom probe tomography compositional analysis of minerals. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research, 45(3):457-76. doi: 10.1111/ggr.12395
  7. Carr M, T Lamont, Krug M. (2021). Satellite Sea Surface Temperature product comparison for the Southern African marine region. Remote Sensing, 13(7):1244. doi:10.3390/rs13071244. 
  8. Chenillat F, Illig S, Jouanno J, Awo FM, Alory G, and Brehmer P. (2021). How do climate modes shape the chlorophyll-a interannual variability in the tropical Atlantic? Geophysical Research Letters, 48(14): e2021GL093769. doi: 10.1029/2021GL093769
  9. Chun KP, Dieppois B, He Q, Sidibe M, Eden J, Paturel JE, Mahé G, Rouché N, Klaus J, Conway D. (2021). Identifying drivers of streamflow extremes in West Africa to inform a nonstationary prediction model. Weather and Climate Extremes, 33:100346. doi: 10.1016/j.wace.2021.100346
  10. De Kock WM, Blamey RC, Reason CJC. (2021). Large summer rainfall events and their importance in mitigating droughts over the South Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Hydrometeorology, 22(3):587-599. 
  11. De Koker A, Swart C, Rogerson J, Hilton C, Bird A, Opie J. (2021). Re: Full blood count reference intervals in the healthy population residing in the Cape Town region, South Africa. International Journal of Laboratory Hematology, 43(2):e99-100. doi: 10.1111/ijlh.13430 
  12. De Koker A, Bird AR, Swart C, Rogerson JJ, Hilton C, Opie JJ. (2021). Establishing local reference intervals for full blood count and white blood cell diefrential counts in Cape Town, South Africa. South African Medical Journal, 111(4):327-332
  13. De Vos M, Barnes M, Biddle L, Swart S, Ramjukadh C-L, Vichi M. (2021). Evaluating numerical and free-drift forecasts of sea ice drift during a Southern Ocean research expedition: An operational perspective. Journal of Operational Oceanography, (0).
  14. De Vos M, Vichi M, Rautenbach C. (2021). Simulating the coastal circulation near the Cape Peninsula using a coupled numerical modelJournal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(4): 359.  
  15. Fadida Y, Malan N, Cronin MF, Hermes J. (2021). Trends in the Agulhas Return Current. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 175:103573. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2021.103573
  16. February FJ, Piazzola J, Altieri KE, Van Eijk AM. (2021). Contribution of sea spray to aerosol size distributions measured in a South African coastal zone. Atmospheric Research, 262:105790. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105790. 
  17. Flynn RF, Bornman TG, Burger JM, Smith S, Spence K, Fawcett SE. (2021). Summertime productivity and carbon export potential in the Weddell Sea, with a focus on the waters adjacent to Larsen C Ice Shelf. Biogeosciences, 18:6031-6059. 
  18. Ford D, GH Tilstone, JD Shutler, V Kitidis, P Lobanova, J Schwarz, AJ Poulton, P Serret, T Lamont, M Chuqui, R Barlow, J Lozano, M Kampel, F Brandini (2021). Wind speed and mesoscale features drive net autotrophy in the South Atlantic Ocean. Remote Sensing of Environment, 260:112435. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2021.112435. 
  19. Fripiat F, Martínez-García A, Marconi D, Fawcett SE, Kopf SH, et al. (2021). Nitrogen isotopic constraints on nutrient transport to the upper ocean. Nature Geoscience,14:855-861.
  20. Giddy I, Swart S, du Plessis M, Thompson AF, Nicholson S‐A. (2021). Stirring of sea‐ice meltwater enhances submesoscale fronts in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2020JC016814. 
  21. He Q, Chun KP, Tan ML, Dieppois B, Juneng L, Klaus J, Fournier M, Massei N, Yetemen O. (2021). Tropical drought patterns and their linkages to large‐scale climate variability over Peninsular Malaysia. Hydrological Processes, 35(9):e14356. doi: 10.1002/hyp.14356
  22. Hague M, Vichi M. (2021). Southern Ocean Biogeochemical Argo detect under-ice phytoplankton growth before sea ice retreat. Biogeosciences, 8:25–38. 
  23. Hart-Davis MG and Backeberg BC. (2021). Towards a particle trajectory modelling approach in support of South African search and rescue operations at sea. Journal of Operational Oceanography, (0). doi:10.1080/1755876X.2021.1911485. 
  24. Imbol Nkwinkwa Njouodo AS, Rouault M, Keenlyside N, Koseki S. (2021) Impact of the Agulhas Current on southern Africa precipitation: A modelling study. Journal of Climate, 34(24):9973-9988. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0627.1
  25. Kersalé M, Meinen CS, Perez RC, Piola AR, Speich S, Campos EJD, Garzoli SL, Ansorge I, Volkov DL, Le Hénaff M, Dong S, Lamont T, Sato OT, van den Berg M. (2021). Multi-year estimates of daily heat transport by the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 34.5°S. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126: e2020JC016947.
  26. Kravitz J, Matthews M, Lain L, Fawcett S, Bernard S. (2021). Potential for high fidelity global mapping of common inland water quality products at high spatial and temporal resolutions based on a synthetic data and machine learning approach. Frontiers in Environmental Science, 9:587660. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2021.58766 
  27. Lamont T, MA van den Berg. (2021). Mesoscale eddies influencing the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands archipelago: temporal variability and impact. Continental Shelf Research, 212:104309. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2020.104309.
  28. Lamont T, GS Louw, CS Russo, MA van den Berg (2021). Observations of northeastward flow on a narrow shelf dominated by the Agulhas Current. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sci., 253:107197. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2021.107197. 
  29. Landwehr S, Volpi M, Haumann FA, Robinson CM, Thurnherr I, [et al.]. (2021). Ferracci V, Baccarini A, Thomas J, Gorodetskaya I, Tatzelt C, Henning S, Modini RL, Forrer HJ, Lin Y, Cassar N, Simó R, Hassler C, Moallemi A, Fawcett SE, Harris N, Airs R, Derkani MH, Alberello A, Toffoli A, Chen G, Rodríguez-Ros P, Zamanillo M, Cortés-Greus P, Xue L, Bolas CG, Leonard KC, Perez-Cruz F, Walton D, and Schmale J. (2021). Exploring the coupled ocean and atmosphere system with a data science approach applied to observations from the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition. Earth Systen Dynamics, 12(4):1295–1369 
  30. Liu Q, Babanin AV, Rogers WE, Zieger S, Young IR, Bidlot JR, Durrant T, Ewans K, Guan C, Kirezci C, Lemos G. (2021). Global wave hindcasts using the observation-based source terms: Description and validation. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 13(8): e2021MS002493. doi: 10.1029/2021MS002493
  31. Lyttle C, Rautenbach C, Backeberg B and Jarre A. (2021). An analysis of high-resolution modelled wave heights along the South African south coast suggests recent deterioration of sea state, Fisheries Oceanography, 30(6):679-696  
  32. Lyttle C, Rautenbach C, Backeberg B and Jarre A. (2021). Analyzing modelled nearshore wave climate variability and change as relevant to the South Coast small-scale handline fishers of South Africa. Progress in Oceanography, (0)
  33. Manta G, S Speich, J Karstensen, R Hummels, M Kersalé, R Laxenaire, A Piola, MP Chidichimo, OT Sato, L Cotrim da Cunha, I Ansorge, T Lamont, MA van den Berg, U Schuster, T Tanhua, R Kerr, R Guerrero, E Campos, CS Meinen. (2021). The South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and mesoscale eddies in the first GO-SHIP section at 34.5°S. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 126(2): e2020JC016962. doi:10.1029/2020JC016962. 
  34. Marquart R, Bogaers A, Skatulla S, Alberello A, Toffoli A, Schwarz C, Vichi M.  (2021). A computational fluid dynamics model for the small-scale dynamics of wave, ice floe and interstitial grease ice interaction. Fluids, 6(5):176. doi: 10.3390/fluids6050176
  35. Mashifane TB. (2021). Denitrification and anammox shift nutrient stoichiometry and the phytoplankton community structure in the Benguela upwelling system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126(8): e2021JC017816. doi: 10.1029/2021JC017816
  36. Malauene BS, Lett C, Marsac F, Roberts MJ, Brito A, Abdula S, Moloney CL. (2021). Spawning areas of two shallow-water penaeid shrimps (Penaeus indicus and Metapenaeus monoceros) on the Sofala Bank, Mozambique. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 31;253:107268 
  37. Marquart R, Bogaers A, Skatulla S, Alberello A, Toffoli A, Schwarz C, Vichi M.  (2021). A computational fluid dynamics model for the small-scale dynamics of wave, ice floe and interstitial grease ice interaction. Fluids, 6(5):176. doi:10.3390/fluids6050176
  38. Mawren D, J Hermes, Reason CJC. (2021). Marine heatwaves in the Mozambique Channel. Climate Dynanics (0),  
  39. Mohrmann M, Heuzé C, Swart S. (2021). Southern Ocean polynyas in CMIP6 models. The Cryosphere, 15(9):4281-4313. doi:10.5194/tc-15-4281-2021
  40. Morake D, Blamey RC, Reason CJC. (2021). Long-lived mesoscale convective systems over eastern South Africa. Journal of Climate, 34(15): 6421-6439. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0851.1 
  41. Moses O, RC Blamey, Reason CJC. (2021). Relationships between NDVI, river discharge and climate in the Okavango River Basin region. Int. J. Climatol. (0)
  42. Ndarana T, Rammopo TS, Bopape MJ, Reason CJC, Chikoore H. (2021). Downstream development during South African cut-off low pressure systems. Atmospheric Research, 249:105315. 
  43. Ndarana T, Rammopo TS, Reason CJC, Bopape M-J, Engelbrecht F, and Chikoore H. (2021). Two types of ridging South Atlantic Ocean anticyclones over South Africa and the associated dynamical processes, Atmos. Res., 265: 105897
  44. Nehama FPJ, Reason CJC.(2021). The wind driven response of the Zambezi River plume along the Sofala Bank: A numerical model study. Regional Studies in Marine Science, 46:101891. doi: 10.1016/j.rsma.2021.101891 
  45. Nhantumbo BJ, Backeberg BC, Nilsen JE, Reason CJC. (2021). Atmospheric and Climatic Drivers of Tide Gauge Sea Level Variability along the East and South Coast of South Africa. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, (9):924. doi: 10.3390/jmse9090924 
  46. Paul F, Mielke T, Schwarz C, Schröder J, Rampai T, Skatulla S, Audh RR, Hepworth E, Vichi M, Lupascu DC. (2021). Frazil Ice in the Antarctic Marginal Ice Zone. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9(6):647. doi: 10.3390/jmse9060647
  47. Puccinelli E, Sardenne F, Pecquerie L, Fawcett SE, Machu E, Soudant P. (2021) Omega-3 Pathways in Upwelling Systems: The link to nitrogen supply. Front. Mar. Sci., 8:664601. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.664601 
  48. Ramanantsoa JD, Penven P, Raj RP, Renault L, Ponsoni L, Ostrowski M, Dilmahamod AF and Rouault M. (2021). Where and how the East Madagascar Current retroflection originates? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126(11): e2020JC016203. doi: 10.1029/2020JC016203
  49. Rapolaki RS, Blamey RC, Hermes JC, Reason CJC. (2021). Moisture sources and transport during an extreme rainfall event over the Limpopo River Basin, southern Africa. Atmospheric Research, 264:105849. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2021.105849. 
  50. Rautenbach C, Mullarney JC, Bryan KR. (2021). Parallel computing efficiency of SWAN 40.91. Geoscientific Model Development, 14(7):4241-7. doi: 10.5194/gmd-14-4241-2021
  51. Robinson CM, Huot Y, Schuback N, Ryan-Keogh TJ, Thomalla SJ, Antoine D. (2021). High latitude Southern Ocean phytoplankton have distinctive bio-optical properties. Optics Express, 29(14):21084-21112. doi:10.1364/OE.426737
  52. Russo CS, T Lamont, Krug M. (2021). Spatial and temporal variability of the Agulhas Retroflection: Observations from a new objective detection method. Remote Sensing of Environment, 253:112239. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.112239. 
  53. Salonen N, Rautenbach C. (2021). Toward nearshore, bathymetry induced wave amplification in False Bay, South Africa. AIP Advances, 11(7):075209. doi: 10.1063/5.0055734
  54. Schuback N, Tortell PD, Berman-Frank I, Campbell DA, Ciotti A, Courtecuisse E, Erickson ZK, Fujiki T, Halsey K, Hickman AE, Huot Y, Gorbunov MY, Hughes DJ, Kolber ZS, Moore CM, Oxborough K, Prášil O, Robinson CM, Ryan-Keogh TJ, Silsbe G, Simis S, Suggett DJ, Thomalla S, Varkey DR.  (2021) Single-turnover variable chlorophyll fluorescence as a tool for assessing phytoplankton photosynthesis and primary productivity: Opportunities, caveats and recommendations. Front. Mar. Sci., 8:690607. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.690607 
  55. Siderius C, Kolusu SR, Todd MC, Bhave A, Dougill AJ, Reason CJ, Mkwambisi DD, Kashaigili JJ, Pardoe J, Harou JJ, Vincent K. (2021). Climate variability affects water-energy-food infrastructure performance in East Africa. One Earth, 19;4(3):397-410. doi:10.1016/j.oneear.2021.02.009
  56. Souza R, Pezzi, L, Swart S, Oliveira F, Santini M. (2021). Air-sea interactions over eddies in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence. Remote Sens. 13(7), 1335. doi: 10.3390/rs13071335 
  57. Stirnimann L, Bornman TG, Verheye HM, Bachèlery M-L, Van der Poel J, Fawcett SE. (2021). Plankton community composition and productivity near the Subantarctic Prince Edward Islands archipelago in autumn. Limnol. Oceanogr, (0):1–19. doi: 10.1002/lno.11949
  58. Teske PR, Emami-Khoyi A, Golla TR, Sandoval-Castillo J, Lamont T, Chiazzari B, McQuaid CD, Beheregaray LB, van der Lingen CD. (2021). The sardine run in southeastern Africa is a mass migration into an ecological trap. Science Advances, 7(38):eabf4514. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf4514
  59. Thoithi W, Blamey RC, Reason CJ. (2021). Dry spells, wet days and their trends across southern Africa during the summer rainy season. Geophysical Research Letters, 48(5): e2020GL091041. doi: 10.1029/2020GL091041
  60. Toolsee T, Lamont T, Rouault M and Ansorge I. (2021). Characterising the seasonal cycle of wind forcing, surface circulation and temperature around the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. African Journal of Marine Science, 43(1):61-67. 
  61. van der Lubbe HJL, Hall IR, Barker S, Hemming SR, Baars TF, Starr A, Just J, Backeberg BC and Joordens JCA. (2021). Indo-Pacific Walker circulation drove Pleistocene African aridification. Nature598(7882):618-623.



Ocean, Weather and Climate: Science to the Service of Society. Proceedings of the Nansen-Tutu Centre 10th Anniversary Symposium, 10-12 March 2020, Cape Town, South Africa. Editors;  M Rouault, JA Johannessen, A Samuelsen and B Backeberg. ISBN: 978-1-77634-359-1, 2021.