Research Associate

Burt 302
Website: Vincent Combes


  • Research Associate / Post-Doctorate - Physical Oceanography
    08/2010 - Present
    Oregon State University, OR, USA
  • PhD Degree -Physical Oceanography
    Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA
  • Research Collaboration
    01/2009 – 12/2009
    Universidad de Concepcion, CHILE
  • Master Degree - Atmospheric and Ocean Dynamics
    Georgia Institute of Technology, GA USA
  • Engineering Degree (Master) – Specialized in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics


[15] Strub, P. T., C. James, V. Combes, R. P. Matano, A. R. Piola, E. D. Palma, M. Saraceno, R. A. Guerrero, H. Fenco, and L. A. R.- Etcheverry (2015), Altimeter-derived seasonal circulation on the southwest Atlantic shelf: 278– 438S, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120. 

[14] Combes, V., S. Hormazabal, and E. Di Lorenzo (2015), Interannual variability of the subsurface eddy field in the Southeast Pacific, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120.

[13] Guerrero, R. A., A. R. Piola, H. Fenco, R. P. Matano, V. Combes, Y. Chao, C. James, E. D. Palma, M. Saraceno, P. Ted Strub (2014): The salinity signature of the cross-shelf exchanges in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Satellite observations, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119.

[12] Matano, R. P., V. Combes, A. R. Piola, R. Guerrero, E. D. Palma, P. Ted Strub, C. James, H. Fenco, Y. Chao, M. Saraceno (2014): The salinity signature of the cross-shelf exchanges in the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean: Numerical simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119.

[11] Combes, V. and R.P. Matano (2014): Trends in the Brazil/Malvinas Confluence region. Geophysical Research Letters, 41.

[10] Combes, V. and R.P. Matano (2014): A two-way nested simulation of the oceanic circulation in the Southwestern Atlantic. Journal of GeophysicalResearch: Oceans. 119.

[9] Andrade, I., S. Hormazábal, V. Combes (2014): Intrathermocline eddies at the Juan Fernández Archipelago, southeastern Pacific Ocean. Lat. Am. J.Aquat. Res., 42(4): 888-906.

[8] Di Lorenzo, E., V. Combes, J.E. Keister, T.P. Strub, A.C. Thomas, P.J.S. Franks, M.D. Ohman, J. Furtado, A. Bracco, S.J. Bograd, W.T. Peterson, F.B. Schwing, S. Chiba, B. Taguchi, S. Hormazabal, C. Parada (2013): Synthesis of Pacific Ocean climate and ecosystem dynamics. Oceanography, 26(4), 68-81.

[7] Hormazabal, S., V. Combes, C.E. Morales, M.A. Correa-Ramirez, E. Di Lorenzo, S. Nuñez (2013): Intrathermocline eddies in the Coastal Transition Zone off central Chile (31-41°S). Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118, 1-11.

[6] Combes, V., F. Chenillat, E. Di Lorenzo, P. Rivière, M. D. Ohman and S. J. Bograd, (2013):Cross-shore transport variability in the California Current: Ekman upwelling vs. eddy dynamics. Progress in Oceanography, 109, 78-89.

[5] Porobić, J., C. Parada, B. Ernst, S. Hormazábal, V. Combes (2012): Modeling the connectivity of Juan Fernández rock lobster (Jasus frontalis), subpopulations through a biophysical model. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res., 40(3), 613-632.

[4] Keister, J.E.,  E. Di Lorenzo, C. Morgan, V. Combes, W. Peterson, (2011): Zooplankton species composition is linked to ocean transport in the Northern California Current. Global Change Biology, 17.

[3] Combes, V., E. Di Lorenzo and Curchitser, E, (2009): Interannual and Decadal Variations in Cross‐Shelf Transport in the Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Physical Oceanography 39(4), 1050‐1059.

[2] Capotondi, A., Combes, V., Alexander, M. A., Di Lorenzo, E. and Miller, A. J., (2009): Low‐frequency variability in the Gulf of Alaska from coarse and eddy‐permitting ocean models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 114

[1] Combes, V., E. Di Lorenzo, (2007): Intrinsic and forced interannual variability of the Gulf of Alaska mesoscale circulation. Progress In Oceanography, 75, 266‐286