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  1. Alberello A, Bennetts L, Heil P, Eayrs C, Vichi M, MacHutchon K, Onorato M and Toffoli A. (2020). Drift of pancake ice floes in the winter Antarctic marginal ice zone during polar cyclones. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015418. 
  2. Bachèlery M-L, Illig S  and Rouault M. (2020). Interannual coastal trapped waves in the Angola-Benguela Upwelling System and Benguela Niño and Niña events. Journal of Marine Systems, 203:103262 (1-16)
  3. Barimalala R, Blamey R, Desbiolles F and Reason C. (2020). Variability in the Mozambique Channel Trough and impacts on southeast African rainfall. Journal of Climate, 33:749-765 
  4. Barnes M and Rautenbach C. (2020). Toward operational wave‐current interactions over the Agulhas Current system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125: e2020JC016321
  5. Biddle L and  Swart, S. ( 2020).  The observed seasonal cycle of submesoscale processes in the Antarctic marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(6), e2019JC015587.
  6. Braby L, Backeberg, B, Krug M and Reason C. (2020). Quantifying the impact of wind‐current feedback on mesoscale variability in forced simulation experiments of the Agulhas Current using an eddy‐tracking algorithm. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015365. (1-23) 
  7. Burger J, Moloney C, Walker D, Parrott R and Fawcett S. (2020). Drivers of short-term variability in phytoplankton production in an embayment of the southern Benguela upwelling system. Journal of Marine Systems, 208. DOI:10.1016/j.marsys.2020.103341 
  8. Claudet J, Bopp L, Cheung W, Devillers R, Escobar-Briones E, Haugan P, Heymans J, Masson-Delmotte V. [et al.] (2020). A roadmap for using the UN decade of ocean science for sustainable development in support of science, policy, and action. One Earth, 2(1):34-42  
  9. Desbiolles F, Howard E, Blamey R, Barimalala R, Hart N and Reason C. (2020)Role of ocean mesoscale structures in shaping the Angola-Low pressure system and the southern Africa rainfall. Climate Dynamics, (0).  
  10. Dey S, Dash M, Sasmal K, Jana S and Raju N. (2020). Impact of river runoff on seasonal sea level, Kelvin waves, and East India Coastal Current in the Bay of Bengal: A numerical study using ROMS. Regional Studies in Marine Science, p.101214.  
  11. Fearon G, Herbette S, Veitch J, Cambon G, Lucas A, Lemarié F, Vichi M. (2020). Enhanced vertical mixing in coastal upwelling systems driven by diurnal-inertial resonance: numerical experiments. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. (0)
  12. Flynn R, Granger J, Veitch J, Siedlecki S, Burger J, Pillay K and Fawcett S. (2020). On‐shelf nutrient trapping enhances the fertility of the southern Benguela upwelling system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2019JC015948. 
  13. Güller M, Puccinelli E, Zelaya DG. (2020). The Antarctic Circumpolar Current as a dispersive agent in the Southern Ocean: evidence from bivalves.Marine Biology, 167(143):1-13.
  14. Henley S, Cavan E, Fawcett S, Kerr R, Monteiro T, Sherrell R, Bowie A, Boyd P, Barnes D, Schloss I, Marshall T, Flynn R, Smith S. (2020). Changing biogeochemistry of the Southern Ocean and its ecosystem implications. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00581 
  15. Hutchinson K, Deshayes J, Sallee J-B, Dowdeswell JA, de Lavergne C, Ansorge I, Luyt H, Henry T and Fawcett SE. (2020). Water mass characteristics and distribution adjacent to Larsen C Ice Shelf, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125. DOI: 10.1029/2019JC015855  
  16. Illig S, Bachèlery M‐L and Lübbecke JF. (2020). Why do Benguela Niños lead Atlantic Niños? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans,125, e2019JC016003. 
  17. Kersalé M, Meinen CS, Perez RC, Le Hénaff M, Valla D, Lamont T, Sato OT, Dong S, Terre T, van Caspel M, Chidichimo MP, van den Berg M, Speich S, Piola AR, Campos EJD, Ansorge I, Volkov DL, Lumpkin R and Garzoli S. (2020). Highly variable upper and abyssal overturning cells in the South Atlantic, Science Advances, 6(32): eaba7573
  18. Kravitz J, Matthews M, Bernard S and Griffith D.  (2020). Application of Sentinel 3 OLCI for chl-a retrieval over small inland water targets: Successes and challenges. Remote Sensing of Environment, 237:111562.
  19. Longandjo GN and Rouault M. (2020). On the structure of the regional-scale circulation over Central Africa: Seasonal evolution, variability, and mechanisms. Journal of Climate, 33(1):145-62. 
  20. Mahlalela P, Blamey R, Hart N and Reason C. (2020).  Drought in the Eastern Cape region of South Africa and trends in rainfall characteristics, Climate Dynamics, (0)
  21. Matthews M, Bernard S, Evers-King H, Lain L. (2020). Distinguishing cyanobacteria from algae in optically complex inland waters using a hyperspectral radiative transfer inversion algorithm, Remote Sensing of Environment, 248: 111981  
  22. Mawren D, Hermes J and Reason C. (2020). Exceptional TC Kenneth in the far northern Mozambique Channel and ocean eddy influences. Geophysical Research Letters.:e2020GL088715. 
  23. Mdutyana M, Thomalla S, Philibert R, Ward BB and Fawcett SE. (2020). The seasonal cycle of nitrogen uptake and nitrification in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 34, DOI:10.1029/2019GB006363
  24. McGrath A, Hermes J, Moloney C, Roy C, Cambon G, Herbette S and van der Lingen C. (2020). Investigating connectivity between two sardine stocks off South Africa using a high‐resolution IBM: Retention and transport success of sardine eggs. Fisheries Oceanography, (0)  
  25. Mdutyana M, Thomalla S, Philibert R, Ward B and Fawcett S. (2020). The seasonal cycle of nitrogen uptake and nitrification in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 34, e2019GB006363.  
  26. Meynecke J‐O, Seyboth E, De Bie J, Barraqueta J-L, Chama A, Dey S, Lee S, Tulloch V,  Vichi M, Findlay K, Roychoudhury A and Mackey B.( 2020). Responses of humpback whales to a changing climate in the Southern Hemisphere: Priorities for research efforts. Marine Ecology, 00:e12616. 
  27. Nhantumbo B, Nilsen J, Backerberg B and Reason C. (2020). The relationship between coastal sea level variability in South Africa and the Agulhas Current. Journal of  Marine Systems, 211: 103422  
  28. Paparella F and Vichi M (2020) Stirring, mixing, growing: microscale processes change larger scale phytoplankton dynamics. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:654. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00654
  29. Puccinelli E, Smart SM and Fawcett SE. (2020). Temporal variability in the trophic composition of benthic invertebrates in the Indian Sub-Antarctic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research I. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103340 
  30. Rapolaki RS, Blamey RC, Hermes JC and Reason CJC. (2020). Moisture sources associated with heavy rainfall over the Limpopo River Basin, southern Africa. Climate Dynamics, 55:1473-1487. DOI 10.1007/s00382-020-05336-w 
  31. Queste BY, Abrahamsen EP, du Plessis MD, Gille ST, Gregor L, Mazloff MR, Narayanan A, Roquet F and Swart S. (2020). Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2019”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101 (8), S307–S309  
  32. Radenac MH, Jouanno J, Tchamabi CC, Awo M, Bourlès B, Arnault S and Aumont O. (2020). Physical drivers of the nitrate seasonal variability in the Atlantic cold tongue. Biogeosciences, 17(2), 529-545. 
  33. Rautenbach C, Daniels T, deVos M and Barnes M. (2020). A coupled wave, tide and storm surge operational forecasting system for South Africa: validation and physical description. Natural Hazards, (0) 
  34. Santini MF, Souza RB, Pezzi LP, Swart S. (2020). Observations of air-sea heat fluxes in the Southwestern Atlantic under high-frequency ocean and atmospheric perturbations. Q. J. Royal Meteorological Soc., doi: 10.1002/qj.3905
  35. Smart S, Fawcett S, Ren H, Schiebel R, Tompkins E, Martínez‐García A, Stirnimann L, Roychoudhury A, Haug GH, Sigman DM. (2020). The nitrogen isotopic composition of tissue and shell‐bound organic matter of planktic foraminifera in Southern Ocean surface waters. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 21: e2019GC008440 
  36. Swart S,  du Plessis MD, Thompson AF, Biddle LC, Giddy I, Linders T, [et al.] (2020). Submesoscale fronts in the Antarctic marginal ice zone and their response to wind forcing. Geophysical Research Letters,  47(6): e2019GL086649
  37. Taguela TN, Vondou DA, Moufouma-Okia W, Fotso-Nguemo TC, Pokam WM, Tanessong RS, [et al.] (2020). CORDEX multi-RCM hindcast overCentral Africa: Evaluation with in observational uncertainty. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125: e2019JD031607. 
  38. Wei Y, Gille S, Mazloff M, Tamsitt V, Swart S, Chen D and Newman L. (2020). Optimizing mooring placement to constrain Southern Ocean air–sea fluxes. Jnl of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technol., 37(8):1365–1385.