U.S. JGOFS Synthesis & Modeling Project



1. Craig Carlson received the AGU Ocean Sciences Early Career Award for 2002. The Early Career Award is given to a member of the Ocean Sciences Section in recognition of significant contributions to and promise in the ocean sciences. Congratulations to Craig!

2. U.S. JGOFS Process Study Data have been combined into a collection of comprehensive data objects. These data can now be subset and displayed in multiple ways via a state-of-the-art Live Access Server. If you haven't used this system yet, please do. The US JGOFS Data Management Office has done a fantastic job of chasing down, quality controlling, and organizing these data to make it easy-to-use for researchers. Data from the Arabian Sea and Southern Ocean cruises are now available; EqPac and NABE data will be available soon.

3. Update on the SMP Special Issue:
The second SMP Special Issue in DSR II is grinding toward the finish. Revised copies of about 1/3 of the papers have now been received. We are aiming to get the final papers to the DSR II editor in March.


This meeting will be much smaller than previous meetings, with room for about 40 participants.

Tentative Format. The objectives of this meeting were discussed at the 2002 Summer Meeting, and the following potential topics were put forward:

We are now planning on the "synthesis paper approach" -- to produce a set of community synthesis papers derived from SMP efforts, with the other elements folded in. The proposed format is to have 2-3 plenary talks per day, with the remaining time devoted to groups dedicated to synthesis papers, and posters. Topics for both the plenary talks and the synthesis papers will be based on your input. This worked well last year - the four themes that were chosen fell out naturally from your suggestions - so we are again soliciting your ideas for this meeting's topics.

If you wish to be involved in this important SMP meeting, and have interest in participating in a synthesis paper, please consider the following guidelines:

  1. Ideally, papers should synthesise results from the process studies, times-series, and remote sensing.
  2. Papers should not merely be review papers.
  3. Priority will be given to papers that integrate observations and modeling, and which represent the best state-of-knowledge for a given topic.
  4. Papers should extrapolate beyond the geographic limitations of particular process studies or time-series studies.
We will be sending an official email to solicit ideas for synthesis papers in January. Of course, please feel free to send your recommendations to J Kleypas at any time.
5. REMINDER - send in your SMP DATA!

If you have not yet submitted your SMP data to the US JGOFS Program, you should contact me to discuss the best way to do this (kleypas@ucar.edu or 303-497-1316).
Check the (inventory of SMP data for the status of data submission for each project.


for updates see: US JGOFS email announcements

Faculty Research Assistant - Oregon State Univ.

Research and Technical Staff Positions - Princeton Univ.

Tenure track position - Univ. Victoria

Tenure track position(s) - Univ. Hawai

Postdoctoral Research Opportunity - Univ. Washington

Faculty Position - Univ. Washington

Postdoctoral Research Associates - Oregon State Univ. and Rutgers Univ.

Marine/Atmospheric Postdoctoral Fellow - RSMAS, Univ. Miami

Marine or Aquatic Inorganic Geochemist - Coll. William & Mary


Chapters in the latest volume of "The Sea" -- The Sea Volume 12, Biological-Physical Interactions in the Oceans, A.R. Robinson, J.J. McCarthy and B.J. Rothschild (Eds.) John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Introduction-Biological-Physical Interactions in the Sea: Emergent Findings and New Directions (JJ McCarthy, AR Robinson, and BJ Rothschild).

Effects of Upper Ocean Physical Processes (Turbulence, Advection, and Air-Sea Interaction) on Oceanic Primary Production (A Gargett and J Marra).

Coupling Small-Scale Physical Processes with Biology (H Yamazaki, DL Mackas, and KL Denman).

Mesoscale and Submesoscale Physical-Biological Interactions (G Flierl and DJ McGillicuddy). (link to chapter in pdf)

Biophysical Dynamics of Ocean Fronts (DB Olson).

Biological Responses to Nutrients (JJ McCarthy).

Population Dynamics and Physical Forcing (BJ Rothschild).

Physical Influences on Marine Ecosystem Dynamics (JJ Cullen, PJS Franks, DM Karl, and A Longhurst).

Large-Scale Biogeochemical-Physical Interactions in Elemental Cycles (N Gruber and JL Sarmiento). (link to chapter in pdf)

Solar Energy and Its Biological-Physical Interactions in the Sea (TD Dickey and PG Falkowski). (link to chapter in pdf)

Biological-Physical-Acoustical Interactions (G Griffiths, S Fielding, and HSJ Roe).

Data Assimilation for Modeling and Predicting Coupled Physical-Biological Interactions in the Sea (AR Robinson and PFJ Lermusiaux).

Predictive Modeling for Marine Ecosystems (EE Hofmann and MAM Friedrichs).

Physical-Biological Interaction in the Deep-Sea Environment, Including Hydrothermal Vent Communities (ME Vinogradov and GM Vinogradov).

Biological-Physical Interactions and Global Climate Change: Some Lessons from Earth History (DP Schrag and JJ McCarthy).


Introduction to the "Inter-ocean exchange around southern Africa" (2003) edited by P.L. Richardson, J.R.E. Lutjeharms and O. Boebel Deep Sea Res II 50 (1).

Ecology of the Southeastern Bering Sea (2002) edited by Thomas C. Royer and Michael Dagg. Deep Sea Res II 49 (26).

The Joint Global Ocean Flux Study in the North Pacific (2002) edited by Toshiro Saino, Alexander Bychkov, Chen-Tung Arthur Chen and Paul J. Harrison. Deep Sea Res II 49 (24-25).

The International North Water Polynya Study (NOW): a brief overview (2002) edited by Jody W. Deming, Louis Fortier and Mitsuo Fukuchi Deep Sea Res II 49 (22-23).

The international DOVETAIL program (2002) edited by Robin D. Muench and Hartmut H. Hellmer Deep Sea Res II 49 (21)

JOURNAL ARTICLES (about the last 3 months)
Adrian B. Burd, George A. Jackson, R.S. Lampitt and M. Follows. 2002. Shining a light on the ocean's twilight zone. Eos, Trans. Am. Geophys. Union. 83(49): 573, 579-580.

Lisa Jade Lierheimer and Karl Banse, 2002. Seasonal and interannual variability of phytoplankton pigment in the Laccadive (Lakshadweep) Sea as observed by the Coastal Zone Color Scanner. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) 111 (2): 163-185 (abstract

Aufdenkampe, A.K., J.J. McCarthy, C. Navarette, M. Rodier, J. Dunne and J.W. Murray (2002). Biogeochemical controls on new production in the tropical Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2619-2649, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 618. abstract

Aufdenkampe, Anthony K., and James W. Murray (2002). Controls on new production: The role of iron and physical processes. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2649-2668, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 784. abstract

Chai, F., R.C. Dugdale, T.-H. Peng, F.P. Wilkerson and R.T. Barber (2002). One dimensional ecosystem model of the equatorial Pacific upwelling system, Part I: Model development and silicon and nitrogen cycle. Deep Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2713-2745, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 695. abstract

Dugdale, R.C.; A.G. Wischmeyer; F.K. Wilkerson; R.T. Barber; F. Chai; M. Jiang; T.H. Peng (2002): Source of meridional asymmetry of nutrients to the equatorial Pacific upwelling ecosystem and its potential impact on ocean-atmosphere CO2 flux; a data and modeling approach. Deep-Sea Res. II 49: 2513-2531. abstract

Dugdale, R.C., R.T. Barber, F. Chai, T.H. Peng, and F.P. Wilkerson (2002). 1-D ecosystem model of the equatorial Pacific upwelling system, Part II: Sensitivity analysis and comparison with JGOFS EqPac data. Deep Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2747-2768, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 696. abstract

Feely, R.A., J. Boutin, C.E. Cosca, Y. Dandonneau, J. Etcheto, H.Y. Inoue, M. Ishii, C. Le Quéré, D. Mackey, M.J. McPhaden, N. Metzl, A. Poisson and R. Wanninkhof (2002). Seasonal and interannual variability of CO2 in the equatorial Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2443-2469, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 798. abstract

Landry, M.R. and D.L. Kirchman (2002). Microbial community structure and variability in the tropical Pacific. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2669-2693, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 800. abstract

Roman, M.R., H.G. Dam, R. LeBorgne and X. Zhang (2002). Latitudinal comparisons of equatorial Pacific zooplankton. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(13-14): 2695-2711, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 796. abstract

Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M., K.O. Buesseler, U. Bathmann, I. Hense and J. Andrews (2002). Comparison of carbon and opal export rates between summer and spring bloom periods in the region of the Antarctic Polar Front, SE Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research II, 49(18): 3849-3869, U.S. JGOFS Contribution No. 563. abstract

A complete list of US JGOFS Publications are available at:http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/publications/index.html and some papers have been submitted (including downloads) to the SMP Preprint/Reprint Server at: http://usjgofs.whoi.edu/mzweb/preprints.html
REMINDER:All investigators should send U.S. JGOFS-supported paper titles to Mary Zawoysky (508-289-2834) to obtain a U.S. JGOFS number. (even if the paper is already published)

Please send citations and abstracts to J Kleypas for posting on the SMP Preprint Server and/or the next SMP Newsletter. If your paper is available online on your own web site, please provide the link as well.


1. OCEANS: Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems Analysis Open Science Conference, (January 7-10, 2003, Paris, FRANCE)
An International Open Science Conference, sponsored by IGBP and SCOR
(abstract submissions are now closed)
2. ASLO MEETING (February 8-14, 2003, Salt Lake City UT)
A late fee of $60.00 USD will be added to all registrations received after January 9, 2003.
(abstract deadline has passed - Oct 1, 2002)

A Few SMP-relevant Sessions:
SS3.17 Spatial Patterns in Marine Fluxes: Global Perspectives from the JGOFS Program Burd
SS3.18 Biogeochemistry of the Tropical and Subtropical North Atlantic Carlson, Hansell

3. EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly (April 6-11, 2003, Nice, France)
Absolute Deadline for receiving abstracts: 15 January 2003, 24:00 GMT

A Few SMP-relevant Sessions (there are MANY, only a few are listed here):
OS2  Open Session on the Global Ocean Circulation Talley, Schott, Hughes, Visbeck
OS10 Open Session on the Biogeochemistry of the Oceanic Carbon Cycle Follows, Koeve
OS11  Eddy and frontal scale processes in ocean biogeochemistry: observations and models Memery, McGillicuddy, Williams
OS12  Iron resources and oceanic nutrients: advancement of global environment simulations de Baar, Lancelot, Maier-Reimer
OS15  Modern and paleo-applications of trace elements and isotope geochemistry in the oceans Jeandel, Henderson, Anderson, Francois, Frank
BG1.04  Biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter in marine and freshwater environments Rochell-Newall, McKnight, Carlson
BG3.03 Response of marine organisms and ecosystems to global environmental change Riebesell, Karl, Gattuso

4. A SEA OF CHANGE - JGOFS Accomplishments and the Future of Ocean Biogeochemistry (May 5-8, 2003, Washington DC)
Abstract submission and early registration deadline: Jan 15, 2003

NOTE: early registration is recommended, as rooms and social events will be filling quickly after this date.

This is the FINAL JGOFS Open Science Conference

Please see the Program for a complete list of papers and poster sessions.

We are planning to have a small workshop to tackle the community outreach objectives of the US JGOFS Synthesis & Modeling Project. We will discuss various issues such as:
a. the target audience
b. various ways to educate the target audience (web pages, classroom exercises, publication, projects, etc.)
c. available resources and funding opportunities

We would like to have the workshop here at NCAR (Boulder CO) in the early spring (April), probably at NCAR.
If you are interested in being involved in this workshop (some of you have expressed interest already), please contact us (J Kleypas or "mailto: sdoney@whoi.edu">Scott Doney).

6. The Oceanography Society - Oceanology International Americas Ocean Conference (June 4 - 6, 2003, New Orleans, Louisiana)

There is no registration fee to attend the meeting or exhibition.

The deadline for abstract admission has passed.

7. SMP SUMMER MEETING 2003 (July 21-25, 2003, WHOI)
see Call for Input under 'NEWS' for more information


Please don't grouse in silence - send your comments and recommendations to me (kleypas@ucar.edu).

A list of items you can provide input on:

  1. Your SMP-related publication titles & abstracts (for last 3 months), and links to the articles if possible.
  2. Data* from your SMP Project
  3. If you'd like to be involved in the Community Outreach Workshop
  4. Your ideas on how to maximize the synthesis efforts at the 2003 SMP Summer meeting.
No. 1 - Fall 2002