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  1. Babanin AV, Rogers WE, de Camargo R, Doble M, Durrant T, Filchuk K, Ewans K, Hemer M, Janssen T, Kelly-Gerreyn B, Machutchon K, McComb P, Qiao F, Schulz E, Skvortsov A, Thomson J, Vichi M, Violante-Carvalho N, Wang D, Waseda T, Williams G and Young IR (2019). Waves and swells in high wind and extreme fetches, measurements in the Southern Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:361. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00361
  2. Bopape MM, Engelbrecht F, Abiodun B, Beraki A, Ndarana T, Ntsangwane L, et al. (2019). Programme for the development of weather and climate numerical modelling systems in South Africa. S Afr J Sci. ,115(5/6), Art. #5779, 3 pages. sajs.2019/5779
  3. Bryndum‐Buchholz A, Tittensor DP, Blanchard JL, Cheung WW, Coll M, Galbraith ED, Jennings S, Maury O, Lotze HK. (2019). Twenty‐first‐century climate change impacts on marine animal biomass and ecosystem structure across ocean basins. Global Change Biology, 25(2):459-72. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14512 
  4. Burls N, Blamey R, Cash B, Swenson E, Al Fahad A, Bopape M-J, Straus D, Reason CJC. (2019). The Cape Town “Day Zero” drought and Hadley cell expansion. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 2(Art. No. 27). DOI: 10.1038/s41612-019-0084-6.
  5. Carpenter-Kling T, Handley JM, Connan M, Crawford RJ, Makhado AB, Dyer BM, Froneman W, Lamont T, Wolfaardt AC, Landman M, Sigqala M. (2019). Gentoo penguins as sentinels of climate change at the sub-Antarctic Prince Edward Archipelago, Southern Ocean. Ecological Indicators, 101:163-72.
  6. Crétat J, Pohl B, Dieppois B, Berthou S, Pergaud J. (2019). The Angola Low: relationship with southern African rainfall and ENSO. Climate Dynamics, 52(3-4):1783-1803. 
  7. Cronin MF, Gentemann CL, Edson J, Ueki I, Bourassa M, Brown S, Clayson CA, Fairall CW, Farrar JT, Gille ST, Gulev S, Josey SA, Kato S, Katsumata M, Kent E, Krug M, Minnett PJ, Parfitt R, Pinker RT, Stackhouse PW Jr, Swart S, Tomita H, Vandemark D, Weller RA, Yoneyama K, Yu L and Zhang D. (2019). Air-Sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:430. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00430
  8. De Vos M, Rautenbach C. (2019). Investigating the connection between metocean conditions and coastal user safety: an analysis of search and rescue data. Safety Science, 117:217-228. 
  9. Dilmahamod F, Penven P, Aguiar Gonzalez B, Reason C, Hermes J. (2019). A new definition of the South‐East Madagascar Bloom and analysis of its variability, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124. 
  10. d’Hotman J, Malan N, Collins C, de Vos M, Lumpkin R, Morris T and Hermes J. (2019). Using a jet reference frame to target drifter deployments in the Agulhas Current. Journal of Geophys. Res. Oceans, 124:4238–4247.
  11. d’Ovidio F, Pascual A, Wang J, Doglioli AM, Jing Z, Moreau S, Grégori G, Swart S, Speich S, Cyr F, Legresy B, Chao Y, Fu L and Morrow RA (2019). Frontiers in fine-scale in situ studies: Opportunities during the SWOT fast sampling phase. Front. Mar. Sci., 6:168. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00168
  12. Driver P, Abiodun B, Reason CJC. (2019). Modelling the precipitation response over southern Africa to the 2009-2010 El Niño using a stretched grid global atmospheric model, Climate Dynamics, (0)
  13. Du Plessis M, Swart S, Ansorge I, Mahadevan A, Thompson A. (2019). Southern Ocean seasonal restratification delayed by submesoscale wind-front interactions. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49:1035-1053. DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-18-0136.1
  14. Fripiat F, Martínez-García A, Fawcett SE, Kemeny PC, Studer AS, Smart SM, Rubach F, Oleynik S, Sigman DM, Haug GH. (2019). The isotope effect of nitrate assimilation in the Antarctic Zone: Improved estimates and paleoceanographic implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 247:261-276 
  15. Gamoyo M, Obura D and Reason CJC. (2019). Estimating connectivity through larval dispersal in the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124. 2019JG005128 
  16. Harcourt R. [et al]. (2019) Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:326. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00326
  17. Hermes JC, Masumoto Y, Beal L, Roxy M, Vialard J, Andres M, Annamalai H, Behera S, d'Adamo N, Feng M, Han W. (2019). A sustained ocean observing system in the Indian Ocean for climate related scientific knowledge and societal needs. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:355.
  18. Huggel C, Muccione V, Carey M, James R, Jurt C, Mechler R. (2019). Loss and damage in the mountain cryosphere. Regional Environ Change, (0). 
  19. Goni GJ, Sprintall J, Bringas F, Cheng L, Cirano M, Dong S, Domingues R, Goes M, Lopez H, Morrow R, Rivero U, Rossby T, Todd RE, Trinanes J, Zilberman N, Baringer M, Boyer T, Cowley R, Domingues CM, Hutchinson K, Kramp M, Mata MM, Reseghetti F, Sun C, Bhaskar TVS U and Volkov D. (2019) More Than 50 Years of Successful Continuous Temperature Section Measurements by the Global Expendable Bathythermograph Network, Its Integrability, Societal Benefits, and Future. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:452. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00452
  20. Illig S & Bachèlery M-L. (2019). Propagation of Subseasonal Equatorially-Forced Coastal Trapped Waves down to the Benguela Upwelling System, Scientific Reports, 9: Article no. 5306 
  21. Lamont T, van den Berg MA, Tutt GC, Ansorge IJ. (2019). Impact of deep-ocean eddies and fronts on the shelf seas of a sub-Antarctic Archipelago: The Prince Edward Islands. Continental Shelf Research, 177:1-14. 
  22. Lamont T, Barlow R and Brewin R. (2019). Long-term trends in phytoplankton chlorophyll a and size structure in the Benguela Upwelling System. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 124:1170-1195. DOI: 10.1029/2018JC014334
  23. Mahlalela PT, Blamey RC, Reason CJC. (2019). Mechanisms behind early winter rainfall variability in the southwestern Cape, South Africa. Climate Dynamics, (0).
  24. Makhado AB, Crawford RJ, Dias MP, Dyer BM, Lamont T, Pistorius P, Ryan PG, Upfold L, Weimerskirch H and Reisinger RR. (2019). Foraging behaviour and habitat use by Indian Yellow-nosed Albatrosses (Thalassarche carteri breeding at Prince Edward Island). Emu-Austral Ornithology, (0). 
  25. Morris T, Rautenbach C, Stander J. (2019). A new era for marine forecasting in South Africa. S Afr J Sci., 115(5/6), Art. #6170, 2 pages. sajs.2019/6170
  26. Morris T and Lamont T. (2019). Using ocean robots on high resolution profiling to capture the fast-flowing Agulhas Current. South African Journal of Science, 115(1/2), Art. #5523, 3 pages. DOI:
  27. Newman L, Heil P, Trebilco R, Katsumata K, Constable A, van Wijk E, Assmann K, Beja J, Bricher P, Coleman R, Costa D, Diggs S, Farneti R, Fawcett S, Gille ST, Hendry KR, Henley S, Hofmann E, Maksym T, Mazloff M, Meijers A, Meredith MM, Moreau S, Ozsoy B, Robertson R, Schloss I, Schofield O, Shi J, Sikes E, Smith IJ, Swart S, Wahlin A, Williams G, Williams MJM, Herraiz-Borreguero L, Kern S, Lieser J, Massom RA, Melbourne-Thomas J, Miloslavich P and Spreen G (2019). Delivering sustained, coordinated, and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:433. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.0043 
  28. Pfaff MC, Logston RC, Raemaekers SJ, Hermes JC, Blamey LK, Cawthra HC, Colenbrander DR, Crawford RJ, Day E, du Plessis N, Elwen SH, Fawcett SE, Jury MR, Karenyi N, Kerwath SE, Kock AA, Krug M, Lamberth SJ, Omardien A, Pitcher GC, Rautenbach C, Robinson TB, Rouault M, Ryan PG, Shillington FA, Sowman M, Sparks CC, Turpie JK, van Niekerk L, Waldron H, Yeld EM and Kirkman SP. (2019). A synthesis of three decades of socio-ecological change in False Bay, South Africa: setting the scene for multidisciplinary research and management. Elementa Science of the Anthropocene, 7(1), #Art. 32. DOI:
  29. Puccinelli E, McQuaid CD, Dobretsov S and Christofoletti RA. (2019). Coastal upwelling affects filter-feeder stable isotope composition across three continents. Marine Environmental Research, (0) 
  30. Ragoasha N, Herbette S, Cambon G, Veitch J, Reason CJC, Roy C. (2019). Lagrangian pathways in the southern Benguela upwelling system. Journal of Marine Systems, 195:50-66. 
  31. Ramos AM, Blamey RC, Algarra I, Nieto R, Gimeno L, Tomé R, Reason CJC and Trigo RM. (2019). From Amazonia to southern Africa: atmospheric moisture transport through low‐level jets and atmospheric rivers. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1436(1):217-230. DOI: 10.1111/nyas.13960. 
  32. Rapolaki RS, RC Blamey, J Hermes and Reason CJC. (2019). A classification of synoptic weather patterns linked to extreme rainfall over the Limpopo River Basin in southern Africa. Climate Dynamics 
  33. Rautenbach C, Barnes MA and De Vos M. (2019). Tidal characteristics of South Africa. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 103079.
  34. Reason CJC. (2019). Low-frequency variability in the Botswana High and southern African regional climate. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, (0) 
  35. Sloyan BM, Wanninkhof R, Kramp M, [et al.] and Campos E. (2019). The Global Ocean Ship-Based Hydrographic Investigations Program (GO-SHIP): A Platform for Integrated Multidisciplinary Ocean Science. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:445. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00445
  36. Smith G, Allard R, Babin M, [et al.] and the WWRP PPP Steering Group (2019). Polar Ocean Observations: A critical gap in the observing system and its effect on environmental predictions from hours to a season. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:429. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00429 
  37. Smith SR, Alory G, Andersson A, Asher W, Baker A, Berry DI, Drushka K, Figurskey D, Freeman E, Holthus P, Jickells T, Kleta H, Kent EC, Kolodziejczyk N, Kramp M, Loh Z, Poli P, Schuster U, Steventon E, Swart S, Tarasova O, de la Villéon LP and Vinogradova-Shiffer N (2019). Ship-based contributions to global ocean, weather, and climate observing systems. Front. Mar. Sci., 6:434. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00434
  38. Swart S, Gille ST, Delille B, Josey S, Mazloff M, Newman L, Thompson AF, Thomson J, Ward B, Du Plessis MD, Kent EC. (2019). Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:421. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00421.
  39. Tamoffo AT,  Moufouma-Okia W, Dosio, A, James R, Pokam, WM, Vondou DA, Fotso-Nguemo TC, Guenang GM, Kamsu-Tamo PH, Nikulin G, Longandjo G-N, Lennard CJ, Bell J-P, Takong RR, Haensler A, Tchotchou L, Nouayou R. (2019). Process-oriented assessment of RCA4 regional climate model projections over the Congo Basin under 1.5 °C and 2°C global warming levels: influence of regional moisture fluxes. Climate Dynamics. DOI:10.1007/s00382-019-04751-y.
  40. Tedesco L, Vichi M and Scoccimarro E. (2019). Sea-ice algal phenology in a warmer Artic. Science Advances, 5(5) eaav4830. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav4830 
  41. Todd RE, Chavez FP, Clayton S, [et al.] and Zhang L (2019). Global Perspectives on Observing Ocean Boundary Current Systems. Front. Mar. Sci. 6:423. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00423
  42. Treasure AM, Ruzicka JJ, Pakhomov EA, Ansorge IJ. (2019). Physical transport mechanisms driving sub-Antarctic island marine ecosystems. Ecosystems, 22(5): 1069-1087. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0326-1
  43. Veitch J, Rautenbach C, Hermes J, Reason C. (2019). The Cape Point wave record, extreme events and the role of large-scale modes of climate variability. Journal of Marine Systems, 199:103185.
  44. Venkatachalam S, Matcher GF, Lamont T, van den Berg M, Ansorge IJ, Dorrington RA. (2019). Influence of oceanographic variability on near‐shore microbial communities of the sub‐Antarctic Prince Edward Islands. Limnology and Oceanography, 64(1):258-271. DOI: 10.1002/lno.11035 
  45. Zhao X, Dupont L, Schefuß E, Granger R and Wefer G. (2019). Late-Holocene oceanic variability in the southern Benguela region driven by interplay of upwelling, fluvial discharge, and Agulhas leakage. The Holocene, 29(2):219-30. DOI: 10.1177/0959683618810396


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