Keith R. Thompson

Professor
Canada Research Chair, Tier I: Marine Prediction and Environmental Statistics

Email: keith.thompson@dal.ca

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  • North Atlantic sea-level and circulation 

    Thompson, K. R.. 1986. "North Atlantic sea-level and circulation." Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 87(1): 15-32.
    Monthly sea-levels from an extensive array of North Atlantic tide gauges (26-50N) are examined. The spatial scale of the sea-level variations, and the reasons for them, are discussed. The contribution of local air pressure ...
  • A model of carrying capacity for suspended mussel culture in eastern Canada 

    Grant, J., and K. R. Thompson. 1988. "A model of carrying capacity for suspended mussel culture in eastern Canada." Journal of Shellfish Research 7(3): 568.
    Rapid growth of mussel (Mytilus edulis ) aquaculture in the Maritimes has placed increasing demands on resources in coastal waters. The carrying capacity of coastal sites for suspended mussel culture is modeled and criteria ...
  • Effects of temperature and circulation on the population dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Scotian Shelf: Study with a coupled, three-dimensional hydrodynamic, stage-based life history model 

    Zakardjian, BA, JY Sheng, JA Runge, I. McLaren, et al. 2003. "Effects of temperature and circulation on the population dynamics of Calanus finmarchicus in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and Scotian Shelf: Study with a coupled, three-dimensional hydrodynamic, stage-based life history model." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 108(C11): 8016-8016. DOI:10.1029/2002JC001410
    We developed a physical-biological model for the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GSL) and Scotian Shelf (SS) by coupling a stage-based life-history model of the planktonic copepod Calanus finmarchicus to a three-dimensional ocean ...
  • Mapping the relationship between northern hemisphere winter surface air temperature and the Madden-Julian oscillation 

    Zhou, Yang, K. R. Thompson, and Youyu Lu. 2011. "Mapping the relationship between northern hemisphere winter surface air temperature and the Madden-Julian oscillation." Monthly Weather Review 139(8): 2439-54. doi:10.1175/2011MWR3587.1
    A regression-based modeling approach is described for mapping the dependence of atmospheric state variables such as surface air temperature (SAT) on the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO). For the special case of a linear ...
  • Data assimilation modeling of the barotropic tides in the Korea/Tsushima Strait 

    Book, JW, P. Pistek, H. Perkins, KR Thompson, et al. 2004. "Data assimilation modeling of the barotropic tides in the Korea/Tsushima Strait." Journal of Oceanography 60(6): 977-993.
    During 1999-2000, 13 bottom mounted acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCPs) and 12 wave/tide gauges were deployed along two lines across the Korea/Tsushima Strait, providing long-term measurements of currents and bottom ...
  • Sea Level Variations in the Tropical Pacific Ocean and the Madden-Julian Oscillation 

    Zhang, Xu, Youyu Lu, and K. R. Thompson. 2009. "Sea Level Variations in the Tropical Pacific Ocean and the Madden-Julian Oscillation." Journal of Physical Oceanography 39(8): 1984-92.
    Satellite observations of sea level and surface wind from the tropical Pacific Ocean, and their relationship to the Madden-Julian oscillation (MJO), are analyzed using a combination of statistical techniques and a simple, ...
  • Seasonal variability of the surface inflow through the Strait of Gibraltar 

    Bormans, M., C. Garrett, and K. R. Thompson. 1986. "Seasonal variability of the surface inflow through the Strait of Gibraltar." Oceanologica acta.Paris 9(4): 403-414.
    The seasonal variability of the surface inflow through the Strait of Gibraltar is examined, using historical data of sea level, wind stress, temperature and salinity, as well as idealised models and simple physical arguments. ...
  • Prediction of surface currents and drifter trajectories on the inner Scotian Shelf 

    Thompson, KR, JY Sheng, PC Smith, and LZ Cong. 2003. "Prediction of surface currents and drifter trajectories on the inner Scotian Shelf." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 108(C9): 3287-3287. DOI:10.1029/2001JC001119
    The predictive skill of a simple model of surface flow on the Scotian Shelf is assessed using oceanographic data collected in February 1996. The model is forced by wind stress, water density, and sea level along the open ...
  • Time-Averaged Forms of the Non-Linear Stress Law 

    WRIGHT, DG, and KR THOMPSON. 1983. "Time-Averaged Forms of the Non-Linear Stress Law." Journal of Physical Oceanography 13(2): 341-345. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/1520-0485(1983)013<0341:TAFOTN>2.0.CO;2 © Copyright 1983 American Meteorological Society (AMS)
    No abstract available.
  • Assimilating long-term hydrographic information into an eddy-permitting model of the North Atlantic 

    Wright, D. G., K. R. Thompson, and Y. Lu. 2006. "Assimilating long-term hydrographic information into an eddy-permitting model of the North Atlantic." Journal of Geophysical Research 111(C9): 09022-C09022. DOI: 10.1029/2005JC003200
    No abstract available.
  • Surface heat flux, horizontal advection, and the seasonal evolution of water temperature on the Scotian Shelf 

    Umoh, JU, and K. R. Thompson. 1994. "Surface heat flux, horizontal advection, and the seasonal evolution of water temperature on the Scotian Shelf." Journal of Geophysical Research.C.Oceans 99(10): 20-20,416. DOI: 10.1029/94JC01620
    Seasonal temperature variations on the Scotian Shelf penetrate to a depth of about 75 m. The net surface heat flux (Q) can explain about 85% of the annual cycle in the rate of change of mean temperature over this depth ...
  • Tropical Pacific Ocean and the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Role of wind and buoyancy forcing 

    Zhang, Xu, Youyu Lu, Keith R. Thompson, Jing Jiang, et al. 2010. "Tropical Pacific Ocean and the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Role of wind and buoyancy forcing." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 115: 05022-C05022. DOI:10.1029/2009JC005734
    A global ocean circulation model is used to examine the dynamical response of the tropical Pacific Ocean to forcing associated with the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO). Model sensitivity experiments first reveal that ...
  • A simple method for reducing seasonal bias and drift in eddy resolving ocean models 

    Thompson, KR, DG Wright, YY Lu, and E. Demirov. 2006. "A simple method for reducing seasonal bias and drift in eddy resolving ocean models." Ocean Modelling 13(2): 109-125.
  • Oceanographic data assimilation and regression analysis 

    Thompson, KR, M. Dowd, YY Lu, and B. Smith. 2000. "Oceanographic data assimilation and regression analysis." Environmetrics 11(2): 183-196.
    No abstract available.
  • Suppressing bias and drift of coastal circulation models through the assimilation of seasonal climatologies of temperature and salinity 

    Thompson, Keith R., Kyoko Ohashi, Jinyu Sheng, Josko Bobanovic, et al. 2007. "Suppressing bias and drift of coastal circulation models through the assimilation of seasonal climatologies of temperature and salinity." Continental Shelf Research 27(9): 1303-1316.
  • Observations of Si field evaporation 

    Thompson, Keith, Jason Sebastian, and Stephan Gerstl. 2007. "Observations of Si field evaporation." Ultramicroscopy 107(2-3): 124-130.
  • Probabilistic characterization of tidal mixing in a coastal embayment: a Markov Chain approach 

    Thompson, KR, M. Dowd, YS Shen, and DA Greenberg. 2002. "Probabilistic characterization of tidal mixing in a coastal embayment: a Markov Chain approach." Continental Shelf Research 22(11-13): 1603-1614.
    Horizontal mixing by tidal streams and turbulent motions is modelled using a low-dimensional representation based on the theory of Markov Chains. Such a representation is expected to prove useful in the characterization ...
  • Nearshore circulation and synthetic aperture radar: an exploratory study 

    Thompson, KR, DE Kelley, D. Sturley, B. Topliss, et al. 1998. "Nearshore circulation and synthetic aperture radar: an exploratory study." International Journal of Remote Sensing 19(6): 1161-1178.
    We use a sequence of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) images to map differences in the flood and ebb tidal currents in a cove along the coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. The asymmetry in the tidal flow determines the flushing ...
  • Wind-Forced Changes in Labrador Current Transport 

    THOMPSON, KR, JRN LAZIER, and B. TAYLOR. 1986. "Wind-Forced Changes in Labrador Current Transport." Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 91(C12): 14261-14268.
    No abstract available.
  • An Analysis of British Monthly Mean Sea-Level 

    THOMPSON, KR. 1980. "An Analysis of British Monthly Mean Sea-Level." Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society 63(1): 57-73.
    No abstract available.

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