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  1. Alberello A, Onorato M, Bennetts L, Vichi M, Eayrs C, MacHutchon K, Toffoli A. Brief communication: Pancake ice floe size distribution during the winter expansion of the Antarctic marginal ice zone. The Cryosphere, 13(1):41-48. 
  2. Arévalo-Martínez DL, Steinhoff T, Brandt P, Körtzinger A, Lamont T, Rehder G, Bange HW. (2019). N2O emissions from the northern Benguela upwelling system. Geophysical Research Letters, 46:3317–3326. 
  3. Arriagada P, Dieppois B, Sidibe M, Link O. (2019). Impacts of climate change and climate variability on hydropower potential in data-scarce regions subjected to multi-decadal variability. Energies, 12(2747)
  4. Babanin AV, Rogers WE, de Camargo R, Doble M, Durrant T, et al. (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
  5. Bopape MM, Engelbrecht F, Abiodun B, Beraki A, Ndarana T, 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.
  6. 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 
  7. 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. #27. doi: 10.1038/s41612-019-0084-6.
  8. 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. 
  9. Collins C and Hermes J. (2019). Modelling the accumulation and transport of floating marine micro-plastics around South Africa. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 139:46-48
  10. 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. 
  11. Cronin MF, Gentemann CL, Edson J, Ueki I, Bourassa M, et al. (2019). Air-Sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:430. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00430
  12. 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.  
  13. 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.
  14. Dieppois B, Pohl B, Crétat J, Eden J, Sidibe M, New M, Rouault M, Lawler D. (2019). Southern African summer-rainfall variability, and its teleconnections, on interannual to interdecadal timescales in CMIP5 models. Climate Dynamics, 53:3505-3527
  15. 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(3): 1717-1735. 
  16.  d’Ovidio F, Pascual A, Wang J, Doglioli AM, Jing Z, Moreau S, et al. (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
  17. 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, 52:3929-3949.
  18. 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.
  19. Foltz GR, Brandt P, Richter I, Illig S, et al.  (2019).  The Tropical Atlantic Observing System. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:206.
  20. Frajka-Williams E, Ansorge IJ, Baehr J, Bryden HL, Chidichimo MP, et al. (2019). Atlantic meridional overturning circulation: observed transport and variability. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:26
  21. Fripiat F, Martínez-García A, Fawcett SE, Kemeny PC, Studer AS, et al. (2019). The isotope effect of nitrate assimilation in the Antarctic Zone: Improved estimates and paleoceanographic implications. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 247:261-276 
  22. Gamoyo M, Obura D, Reason CJC. (2019). Estimating connectivity through larval dispersal in the Western Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 124. (in press) 
  23. Goni GJ, Sprintall J, Bringas F, Cheng L, Cirano M, et al. (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
  24. Harcourt R, Sequeira AMM, Zhang X, Roquet F, Komatsu K, Heupel M, 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
  25. Hermes JC, Masumoto Y, Beal L, Roxy M, Vialard J, et al. (2019). A sustained ocean observing system in the Indian Ocean for climate related scientific knowledge and societal needs. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:355.
  26. Huggel C, Muccione V, Carey M, James R, Jurt C, Mechler R. (2019). Loss and damage in the mountain cryosphere. Regional Environ Change, 19(5):1387-1399. 
  27. Illig S, Bachèlery M-L. (2019). Propagation of Subseasonal Equatorially-Forced Coastal Trapped Waves down to the Benguela Upwelling System, Scientific Reports, 9: Art. #5306  
  28. Imbol Koungue RA, Rouault M, Illig S, Brandt P, Jouanno, J. (2019). Benguela Niños and Benguela Niñas in forced ocean simulation from 1958 to 2015. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124 (in press), 
  29. Kersalé M, Perez RC, Speich S, Meinen CS, Lamont T, Le Hénaff, M, et al. (2019). Shallow and deep eastern boundary currents in the South Atlantic at 34.5°S: Mean structure and variability. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124:1634–1659. 
  30. Krishnamohan KS, Vialard J, Lengaigne M, Masson S, Samson G, Pous S, Neetu S, Durand F, Shenoi SS, Madec G. (2019). Is there an effect of Bay of Bengal salinity on the northern Indian Ocean climatological rainfall?. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 66:19-33.
  31. Lamont T, van den Berg MA, Tutt GC and 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. 
  32. 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 
  33. Lotze HK, Tittensor DP, Bryndum-Buchholz A, Eddy TD, Cheung WW, et al. (2019). Global ensemble projections reveal trophic amplification of ocean biomass declines with climate change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(26):12907-12.
  34. Mahlalela PT, Blamey RC, Reason CJC. (2019). Mechanisms behind early winter rainfall variability in the southwestern Cape, South Africa. Climate Dynamics, 53:21-39. 
  35. Malan N, Durgadoo J, Biastoch A, Reason CJC and Hermes J. (2019). Multidecadal wind variability drives temperature shifts on the Agulhas Bank. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124(5):3021–3035.
  36. Monerie P, Robson J, Dong B, Dieppois B, Pohl B and Dunstone N. (2019). Predicting the seasonal evolution of southern African summer precipitation in the DePreSys3 prediction system. Climate Dynamics, 52:6491-6510.
  37. Morris T, Rautenbach C and Stander J. (2019). A new era for marine forecasting in South Africa. S Afr J Sci., 115(5/6), Art. #6170.
  38. 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. 
  39. Moutier W, Thomalla SJ, Bernard S, Wind G, Ryan-Keogh TJ, Smith ME. (2019). Evaluation of Chlorophyll-a and POC MODIS Aqua Products in the Southern Ocean. Remote Sensing, 11(15):1793.
  40. 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 
  41. Pfaff MC, Logston RC, Raemaekers SJ, Hermes JC, Blamey LK, et al. (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. 
  42. Puccinelli E, McQuaid CD, Dobretsov S and Christofoletti RA. (2019). Coastal upwelling affects filter-feeder stable isotope composition across three continents. Marine Environmental Research, 147:13-23
  43. 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. 
  44. 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. 
  45. 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 , 53:2265-2279
  46. Rautenbach C, Barnes M and De Vos M. (2019). Tidal characteristics of South Africa. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 150:103079. 
  47. Reason CJC. (2019). Low-frequency variability in the Botswana High and southern African regional climate. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 137(1-2):1321-1334. 
  48. Sidibe M, Dieppois B, Eden J, Mahé G, Paturel J, Amoussou E, Anifowose B, Lawler D. (2019). Interannual to Multi-decadal streamflow variability in West and Central Africa: Interactions with catchment properties and large-scale climate variability. Global and Planetary Change. 177:141-156. 
  49. Slivinski LC, Compo GP, Whitaker JS, Sardeshmukh PD, Giese BS, McColl C, Allan R, Yin X, Vose R, Titchner H, Kennedy J. (2019). Towards a more reliable historical reanalysis: Improvements for version 3 of the Twentieth Century Reanalysis system. Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society, 1-33 (in press)
  50. 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
  51. 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 
  52. Smith SR, Alory G, Andersson A, Asher W, Baker A, [et al.]  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
  53. Swart S, Gille ST, Delille B, Josey S, Mazloff M, Newman L, et al. (2019). Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:421. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00421.
  54. Tamoffo AT,  Moufouma-Okia W, Dosio A, James R, Pokam WM, et al. (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, 53:1911-1935. doi:10.1007/s00382-019-04751-y.
  55. 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 
  56. 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
  57. Treasure AM, Ruzicka JJ, Pakhomov EA, Ansorge IJ. (2019). Physical transport mechanisms driving sub-Antarctic island marine ecosystems. Ecosystems, 22(5):1069-1087. 
  58. Veitch J, Rautenbach C, Hermes J and Reason CJC. (2019). The Cape Point wave record, extreme events and the role of large-scale modes of climate variability. Journal of Marine Systems, 199:103185.
  59. 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  
  60. Vermeulen EA, Backeberg B, Hermes J, Elipot S. (2019). Investigating the relationship between volume transport and sea surface height in a numerical ocean model. Ocean Science, 15(3):513-26. 
  61. Vichi M, Eayrs C, Alberello A, Bekker A, Bennetts L, Holland D, et al. (2019). Effects of an explosive polar cyclone crossing the Antarctic marginal ice zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 46(11):5948–5958.
  62. 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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