Courtesy Faculty

Burt 330

Research Interests

Oceanic data assimilation, coastal ocean modeling, wind-driven circulation, internal tides, mixing on the shelf, nearshore flows


Durski, S. M. and A. L. Kurapov, 2019: A high-resolution coupled ice-ocean model of winter circulation on the Bering Sea Shelf. Part I: ice model refinements and skill assessments, Ocean Modelling, 133, 145-161,

Pasmans, I., A. L . Kurapov, J. A. Barth, A. Ignatov, P. M. Kosro, and R. K. Shearman, 2019: Why Gliders Appreciate Good Company: Glider Assimilation in the Oregon‐Washington Coastal Ocean 4DVAR System With and Without Surface Observations, J. Geophys. Res., 124, 750–772,

Mauch, M., S. M. Durski, and A. L. Kurapov, 2018: Connectivity of the Aleutian North Slope Current and Bering Sea basin waters at the level of the subsurface temperature maximum: a modeling study. Journal of Geophysical Res., 123, 8608-8623.

Pasmans, I. and A. L. Kurapov, 2017: A Monte-Carlo background covariance localization method for an ensemble-variational assimilation system, Mon. Wea Rev., 145, 4543-4557, DOI: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0424.1 [pdf]

Kurapov, A. L., N. A. Pelland, and D. L. Rudnick, 2017: Seasonal and interannual variability in along-slope oceanic properties off the US West Coast: Inferences from a high-resolution regional model, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, 5237–5259, doi:10.1002/2017JC012721. [pdf]

Kurapov, A.L., S. Y. Erofeeva, and E. Myers, 2017: Coastal sea level variability in the US West Coast Ocean Forecast System (WCOFS), Ocean Dynamics, 67: 23. doi:10.1007/s10236-016-1013-4. [pdf]

Akan, C., S. Moghimi, H. T. Ozkan-Haller, J. Osborne, and A. Kurapov, 2017: On the dynamics of the Mouth of the Columbia River: results from a three-dimensional fully coupled wave-current interaction model, J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, 122, 5218-5236, doi:10.1002/2016JC012307.

Durski, S. M., A. L. Kurapov, J. Zhang, and G.  Panteleev, 2016: Circulation in the Eastern Bering Sea: Inferences from a 2-km-resolution model. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 134, 48–64.

Yoo, J. G., S. Y. Kim, B. D. Cornuelle, P. M. Kosro, and A. L. Kurapov, 2017: A non-interpolated estimate of horizontal spatial covariance from nonorthogonally and irregularly sampled scalar velocities, J. Atmos. Oce. Technol., 34, 2407-2430, DOI: 10.1175/JTECH-D-17-0100.1.

Wilkin, J., L. Rosenfield, A. Allen, R. Baltes, A. Baptista, R. He, P. Hogan, A. Kurapov, A. Mehra, J. Quintrell, D. Schwab, R. Signell and J. Smith, 2017: Advancing coastal ocean modelling, analysis, and prediction for the US Integrated Ocean Observing System, J. Operational Oceanogr., 10, 115-126,

Hemery, L. G., S. R. Marion, C. G. Romsos, A. L. Kurapov, and S. K. Henkel, 2016: Ecological niche and species distribution modelling of sea stars along the Pacific Northwest continental shelf. Diversity Distrib., 22: 13141327. doi:10.1111/ddi.12490

Moghimi, S., H. T. Ozkan-Haller, G. Wilson, and A. Kurapov, 2016: Data assimilation for bathymetry estimation at a tidal inlet. J. Atmosph. Oceanic Technol., in press, 10.1175/JTECH-D-14-00188.1

Kim, S. Y., A. L. Kurapov, and P. Michael Kosro, 2015: Influence of varying upper ocean stratification on coastal near-inertial currents, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, 8504-8527, doi:10.1002/2015JC011153

Durski, S. M., A. L. Kurapov, J. S. Allen, P. M. Kosro, G. D. Egbert, and K. R. Shearman, 2015: Coastal ocean variability in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region: seasonal patterns, winter circulation and the influence of the 2009-2010 El Nino, Oce. Dyn., 65:16431663 DOI:10.1007/s10236-015-0891-1.

Durski, S., A. L. Kurapov, G. Panteleev, and J. Zhang, 2015: Circulation in the eastern Bering Sea: Inferences from a 2-km resolution model, Deep Sea Res. II, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.02.002.

Kim, S. Y., P. M. Kosro, and A. L. Kurapov, 2014: Evaluation of directly wind-coherent near-inertial surface currents off Oregon using a statistical parameterization and analytical and numerical models, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 66316654, doi:10.1002/2014JC010115.

Osborne, J., A. L. Kurapov, G. D. Egbert, and P. M. Kosro, 2014: Intensified Diurnal Tides along the Oregon Coast. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1689-1703.

Kurapov, A. L., H. T. Özkan-Haller, 2013: Bathymetry correction using an adjoint component of a coupled nearshore wave-circulation model: Tests with synthetic velocity data, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans., 118, 4673--4688, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20306

Yu, P., A. L. Kurapov, G. D. Egbert, J. S. Allen, and P. M. Kosro, 2012: Variational assimilation of HF radar surface currents in a coastal ocean model off Oregon, Ocean Modelling, 2012, 86-104, doi: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2012.03.001.

Osborne, J., A. Kurapov, G. Egbert, and P. M. Kosro, 2011: Spatial and Temporal Variability of the M2 Internal Tide Generation and Propagation on the Oregon Shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 2037-2062, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-02.1, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 2037-2061, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-02.1.

Kurapov, A. L., D. Foley, P. T. Strub, G. D. Egbert, and J. S. Allen, 2011: Variational assimilation of satellite observations in a coastal ocean model off Oregon, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C05006, doi:10.1029/2010JC006909 , pdf.

Koch, A. O., A. L. Kurapov, and J. S. Allen, 2010: Near-surface dynamics of a separated jet in the coastal tranzition zone off Oregon, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C08020, doi:10.1029/2009JC005704, pdf.

Kurapov, A. L., J. S. Allen, and G. D. Egbert, 2010: Combined effects of wind-driven upwelling and internal tide on the continental shelf, J. Phys. Oceangr., 40, 738-756, doi: 10.1175/2009JPO4183.1, pdf.

Cipollini, P., J. Benveniste, J. Bouffard, W. Emery, L. Fenoglio-Marc, C. Gommenginger, D. Griffin, J. Hoyer, A. Kurapov, K. Madsen, F. Mercier, L. Miller, A. Pascual, M. Ravichandran, F. Shillington, H. Snaith, P. T. Strub, D. Vandemark, S. Vignudelli, J. Wilkin, P. Woodworth, J. Zavala-Garay, 2009: The role of altimetry in coastal observing systems, OceanObs'09 White Paper, pdf.

Kurapov, A. L., G. D. Egbert, J. S. Allen, and R. N. Miller, 2009: Representer-based analyses in the coastal upwelling system, Dynamics of Atmosphres and Oceans, 48(1-3), 198-218, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2008.09.002, pdf.

Kurapov, A. L., and A. Moore, 2009: Editorial to the Special Issue on Modeling and Data Assimilation in Support of Coastal Ocean Observing Systems, Dynamics of Atmosphres and Oceans, 48(1-3), 1-2, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2009.06.001.

Springer, S. R., R. M. Samelson, J. S. Allen, G. D. Egbert, A. L. Kurapov, R. N. Miller, and J. C. Kindle, 2009: A nested grid model of the Oregon coastal transition zone: simulations and comparisons with observations during the 2001 upwelling season, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C02010, doi:10.029/2008JC004863, pdf.

Kurapov, A. L., G. D. Egbert, J. S. Allen, and R. N. Miller, 2007: Representer-based variational data assimilation in a nonlinear model of nearshore circulation, J. Geophys. Res., 112, C11019, doi:10.1029/2007JC004117, pdf.

Kurapov, A. L., J. S. Allen, G. D. Egbert, R. N. Miller, 2005: Modeling bottom mixed layer variability on the mid-Oregon shelf during summer upwelling, J. Physical Oceanogr., 35, 1629-1649.

Kurapov, A. L., J. S. Allen, G. D. Egbert, R. N. Miller, P. M. Kosro, M. Levine, T. Boyd, J. A. Barth, 2005: Assimilation of moored velocity data in a model of coastal wind-driven circulation off Oregon: multivariate capabilities, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C10S08, doi: 10.1029/2004JC002493, (COAST Special Issue).

Kurapov, A. L., J. S. Allen, G. D. Egbert, R. N. Miller, P. M. Kosro, M. Levine, and T. Boyd, 2005: Distant effect of assimilation of moored currents into a model of coastal wind-driven circulation off Oregon, J. Geophys. Res., 110, C02022, doi: 10.1029/2003JC002195.

Kurapov, A. L., G. D. Egbert, J. S. Allen, R. N. Miller, S. Y. Erofeeva, and P. M. Kosro, 2003: M2 internal tide off Oregon: inferences from data assimilation, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33, 1733-1757.

Kurapov, A. L., G. D. Egbert, R. N. Miller, and J. S. Allen, 2002: Data assimilation in a baroclinic coastal ocean model: ensemble statistics and comparison of methods. Monthly Weather Review, 130(4), 1009-1025.

Kivman, G. A, A. L. Kurapov, and A. V. Guessen, 2001: An entropy approach to tuning weights and smoothing in the generalized inversion. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 18(2), 266-276.

Kurapov, A. L. and Kivman, G. A., 1999: Data assimilation in a finite element model of M2 tides in the Barents Sea. Oceanology, 39(3), 306-313.

Kurapov, A. L., J. S. Allen, R. N. Miller, and G. D. Egbert, 1999: Generalized inverse for baroclinic coastal flows. Proc. 3rd Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, 3-5 November 1999, New Orleans, LA, 101-106.