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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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. 
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Huggel C, Muccione V, Carey M, James R, Jurt C, Mechler R. (2019). Loss and damage in the mountain cryosphere. Regional Environ Change, (0). 
  11. 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 
  12. 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. 
  13. 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
  14. Mahlalela PT, Blamey RC, Reason CJC. (2019). Mechanisms behind early winter rainfall variability in the southwestern Cape, South Africa. Climate Dynamics, (0).
  15. 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). 
  16. 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
  17. 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: 
  18. 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) 
  19. 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. 
  20. 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. 
  21. 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
  22. Reason CJC. (2019). Low-frequency variability in the Botswana High and southern African regional climate. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, (0) 
  23. 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.
  24. 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
  25. Treasure AM, Ruzicka JJ, Pakhomov EA, Ansorge IJ. (2019). Physical transport mechanisms driving sub-Antarctic island marine ecosystems. Ecosystems, (0). DOI: 10.1007/s10021-018-0326-1
  26. 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 
  27. 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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