Fridtjof Nansen Professor of Oceanography, Department of Oceanography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA.
Ocean physics is of fundamental importance to our understanding of the environment and its dynamical behavior. In particular, global change and global warming are strongly affected by the oceans and their currents. His work focuses on the movement of fluids within the ocean and its relationship to the interaction with the atmosphere above. He uses observations, mathematical methods, and imagination in order to achieve an understanding of these processes. Recent efforts have addressed oceanic processes in the South Atlantic, the Sea of Japan, the Red Sea, the western equatorial Pacific, and the Indonesian passages.
Nansen Medal, European Geosciences Union, 2005
Fellow, Royal Meteorological Society; elected 1998
Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS); 1995
Fellow, American Meteorological Society; elected 1993
Arruda, W. and D. Nof 2003 The Mindanao and Halmahera eddies - twin eddies induced by nonlinearities J. Phys. Oceanogr Vol. 33, No. 12, pp. 2815-2830
De Boer, A. and D. Nof 2004 The exhaust valve of the North Atlantic J. Climate Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. 417-422
Nof, D. and A. M. De Boer 2004 From the Southern Ocean to the North Atlantic in the Ekman layer? Bull. Am. Met. Soc Vol. 85, No. 1, pp. 79-88
Arruda, W., D. Nof and J. J. O'Brien 2004 Does the Ulleung eddy owe its existence to beta and nonlinearities? Deep-Sea Res. I 51(12), 2073-2090
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and T. Pichevin 2004 A different outflow length scale? J. Phys. Oceanogr 34 (4), 793-804
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof 2004 The Bering Strait's grip on the northern hemisphere climate Deep-Sea Res 51(10), 1347-1366
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof 2005 The island wind-buoyancy connection Tellus 57A, 783-797
Nof, D. 2005 The momentum imbalance paradox revisited J. Phys. Oceanogr Vol. 35, No. 10, pp. 1928-1939
Huber, M. and D. Nof 2006 The ocean circulation in the southern hemisphere and its climatic impacts in the Eocene. Paleogeography, paleoclimatology, and paleoecology 231, 9-28
Nof, D., I. McKeague, N. Paldor 2006 Is There a Paleolimnological Explanation for "Walking on Water" in the Sea of Galilee? J. of Paleolimnology. Vol. 35, pp 417 - 439
Nof, D. 2006 Walking on water and the Geoscientists Fear of Social Controversy. EOS Vol. 87, (39), 404 and 409.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and A.M. De Boer 2007 Does the Atlantic meridional overturning cell really have more than one stable steady state ? In Press
Sandal, C. and D. Nof 2007 A new analytical model for Heinrich events and climate instability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., In Press
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder 2007 Explosive meridional migration of cyclones and anticyclones Submitted
Sandal, C. and D. Nof 2007 Paleo-jamming of the Bering Strait and the abrupt temperature rise in the beginning of the Holocene. Submitted
Nof, D., McKeague, I. and N. Paldor 2007 Was there ice along the shore of the Sea of Galilee during the last 12,000? Reply to a comment by Prange et al. (2007) and a comment by Friedman (2007). J. of Paleolimnology. In Press
Nof, D. and L. Yu 2007 Technical Note: Is radiation important for the variability of the MOC in the North Atlantic? In Press
Sandal, C. and D. Nof 2007 The collapse of the Bering Strait ice-dam and the abrupt temperature rise in the beginning of the Holocene Submitted