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    Ricardo P. Matano

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    Professor
    Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
    Office: Burt 412
    Phone: 541-737-2212
    Fax: 541-737-2064
    Email: rmatano@coas.oregonstate.edu

    Research Interests

    Large-scale ocean circulation; the dynamics of western boundary currents; ocean modeling; geophysical fluid dynamics; the circulation in the Southern Ocean.

    Current Research

    The low-frequency variability of the South Atlantic and the South Indian Ocean circulation. Interocean exchanges. The shelf circulation in the southwestern Atlantic. The dynamics of shelfbreak formation.

    Workshop on Shelf/Deep-Ocean Interactions in the Southwestern South Atlantic

    Education

    Lic. in Physical Oceanography, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina , 1983
    MA, Princeton University (Geophsical Fluid Dynamics), 1988
    PhD, Princeton University (Atmospheric and Oceanic Science), 1991

    Publications

    Palma, E. D., and R. P. Matano, 2012: A numerical study of the Magellan plume. J. Geophys. Res. (Oceans), doi:10.1029/2011JC007750. In press.

    Perez, R. C., S. L. Garzoli, C. Meinen, and R. P. Matano, 2011: Geostrophic velocity measurement techniques for the meridional overturning circulation and meridional heat transport in the South Atlantic. J. Atmos. & Ocean. Tech., 28, 11, 1504-1521. doi: 10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00058.1

    Miller, R. L., R. P. Matano, and E. D. Palma, 2011: Upwelling induced by alongshelf currents: Analytical and numerical results. J. Fluid Mech. doi:10.1017/jfm.2011.326.

    Garzoli, S. L., and R. P. Matano, 2011: The South Atlantic and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Deep-Sea Res. II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58, 1837-1847, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.063.

    Matano, R. P., E. D. Palma, and A. R. Piola, 2010: The influence of the Brazil and Malvinas currents on the southwestern Atlantic shelf. Oc. Sciences. 6, 983-995, doi:10.5194/os-6-983-2010.

    Matano, R. P., and E. D. Palma, 2010: The upstream spreading of bottom-trapped plumes. J. Phys. Oceanogr. doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4351, 40, 1631-1650.

    Matano, R. P., and E. D. Palma, 2010: The spin-down of bottom-trapped plumes. J. Phys. Oceanogr. doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4352.1. 40, 1651-1658.

    Palma, E. D., and R. P. Matano, 2009: Disentangling the upwelling mechanisms of the South Brazil Bight. Cont. Shelf Res. 29, 1525-1534,doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.04.002.

    Campos, E. J. D., A. R. Piola, R. P. Matano, and J. L. Miller, 2008: PLATA: A synoptic characterization of the southwest Atlantic shelf under influence of the Plata River and Patos Lagoon outflows. Cont. Shelf Res. 28, 1551-1555,doi: 10.1175/2008JPO3783.1.

    Matano, R. P., and E. D. Palma, 2008: On the upwelling of downwelling currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 38, 2482-2500, doi: 10.1175/2008JPO3783.1

    Matano, R. P., E. J. Beier, and P. T. Strub 2008: The seasonal variability of the circulation in the South Indian Ocean: model and observations. J. Mar. Sys., 74, 315-328, doi:10.1016/j.marsys.2008.01.007

    Palma, E. D., R. P. Matano, and A. R. Piola 2008: A numerical study of the southwestern Atlantic shelf circulation. J. Geophys. Res. 113, C11010, doi:10.1029/2007JC004720.

    Fetter, A. F. H., and R. P. Matano, 2008: On the origins of the variability of the Malvinas Current in a global, eddy-permitting numerical simulation. J. Geophys. Res. 113, C11018, doi:10.1029/2008JC004875.

    Fetter, A., J. R. E. Lutjeharms, and R. P. Matano, 2007: Atmospheric driving forces for the Agulhas Current in the subtropics, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L15605, doi:10.1029/2007GL030200.

    Schouten, M. W., and R. P. Matano, 2006: Formation and pathways of intermediate waters in the Parallel Ocean Circulation Model's Southern Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 111, C06015, doi:10.1029/2004JC002357.

    Piola, A. R., R. P. Matano, E. D. Palma, O. O.Moëller, and E. J. Campos, 2005: The influence of the Plata River discharge on the western South Atlantic shelf. Geophys. Res. Lett. 32, L01603, doi:10.1029/2004GL021638.

    Matano, R. P., and E. D. Palma, 2005: Energy transmission by barotropic Rossby waves revisited. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 11, 2228-2236.

    Schouten, M. W., R. P. Matano, and P. T. Strub, 2005: A description of the seasonal cycle of the equatorial Atlantic from altimeter data. Deep-Sea Res., 52, 477-493.

    De Ruijter, W. P., van Aken, H. M, Beier, E. J., Lutjeharms, J. R. E., Matano, R. P., and Schouten, M. W., 2004: Eddies and dipoles around South Madagascar: formation, pathways and large-scale impact. Deep Sea Res., I, 51, 383-400.

    Sabatini, M. E., E. R. Retta, and R. P. Matano, 2004: Circulation and biomass distribution of the southern Patagonian shelf. Cont. Shelf Res. 24,1359-1373.

    Palma, E. D., R. P. Matano, and A. R. Piola, 2004: The barotropic response of the southwestern Atlantic shelf to tidal and wind forcing. J. Geophys. Res. 109, C08014, doi:10.1029/2004JC002315.

    Palma, E. D., R. P. Matano, and A. R. Piola, 2004: A comparison of the circulation patterns over the southwestern Atlantic shelf driven by different wind climatologies. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L24303, doi:10.1029/2004GL021068.

    Matano, R. P., and E. J. Beier, 2003: A kinematic analysis of the Indian/Atlantic interocean exchange. Deep-Sea Res. II. 50 (1), 229-249.

    Mesias, J. M., R. P. Matano, and P. T. Strub, 2003: Dynamical Analysis of the Upwelling Circulation off Central Chile J. Geophys. Res. 108, C3, 3085, doi:10.1029/2001JC001135.

    Matano, R. P., E. J. Beier, P. T. Strub, and R. Tokmakian, 2002: Large-Scale forcing of the Agulhas variability: The seasonal cycle. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 32 (4), 1228-1241.

    Matano, R. P., A. Gordon, R. D. Muench, and E. Palma, 2002: A numerical study of the circulation in the northwestern Weddell Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II. 49 (21), 4827-4841.

    Palma, E. D., and R. P. Matano, 2001: Dynamical impacts associated with radiation boundary conditions. J. of Sea Res., 46, 117-132.

    Piola, A. R., and R. P. Matano, 2001: The South Atlantic Western Boundary Currents Brazil/Falkland (Malvinas) Currents. Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences. J. M. Steele, S. A. Thorpe, and K. K. Turekian Eds. Academic Press. 1, 340-349.

    Mesias, J. M., R. P. Matano, and P. T. Strub, 2001: A numerical study of the upwelling circulation off Central Chile. J. Geophys. Res. 106, C9, 19611-19623.

    Campos, E., A. Busalachi, S. Garzoli, J. Lutjeharms, R. Matano, P. Nobre, D. Olson, A. Piola, C. Tanajura, I. Wainer, 2001: Important aspects of the South Atlantic to the understanding of the global climate. Observing the ocean in the 21st Century. C. J. Koblinsky and N. R. Smith (Ed.). Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia. 453-472.

    Palma, E. D., and R. P. Matano, 2000: On the implementation of open boundary conditions to a general circulation model: The 3-D case. J. Geophys. Res. 105, 8605-8627.

    De Ruijter, W. P., A. Biastoch, S. Drijthouf, J. Lutjeharms, R. P. Matano, T. Pichevin, and P. J. van Leeuwen, 1999: Indian-Atlantic interocean exchange: Dynamics, estimation and impact. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 20885-20,910.

    Matano, R. P., C. G. Simionato, and P. T. Strub, 1999: Modeling the wind-driven variability of the South Indian Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 217-230.

    Palma, E. D., and R. P. Matano, 1998: On the implementation of open boundary conditions to a general circulation model: The barotropic mode. J. Geophys. Res. 103, 1319-1341.

    Matano, R. P., C. G. Simionato, W. P. de Ruijter, P. J. van Leeuwen, P. T. Strub, D. B. Chelton, and M. G. Schlax, 1998: Seasonal variability in the Agulhas Retroflection region. Geophys. Res. Lett. 25, 4361-4365.

    Matano, R. P., E. D. Palma, J. M. Mesias and P. T. Strub, 1997. Open boundary conditions for use in coastal models. Estuarine and Continental Circulation Models. ASCE. M. G. Spaulding and A. F. Blumberg Eds., 541-55.

    Matano, R. P., 1996. A numerical study of the Agulhas retroflection: The effect of bottom topography. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2267-2279.

    Matano, R. P., 1995. Numerical experiments on the effects of a meridional ridge on the transmission of energy by barotropic Rossby waves. J. Geophys. Res., 9, 18,271-18,280.

    Matano, R. P., and S. G. H. Philander, 1994. On the decay of the meanders of eastward currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 24, 298-304.

    Matano, R. P., 1993. On the separation of the Brazil Current from the coast. J. Physical Oceanogr., 23, 79-90.

    Matano, R. P., and S. G. H. Philander, 1993. Heat and mass balances of the South Atlantic Ocean calculated from a numerical model. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 977-984.

    Matano, R. P., M. G. Schlax, and D. B. Chelton, 1993. Seasonal variability in the southwestern Atlantic. J. Geophys. Res., 98, 18,027-18,035.

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