National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

Marlos Goes

Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Studies
NOAA/AOML/Physical Oceanography Division

4301 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, FL 33149, USA
Phone: (305) 361-4533

Research Interests

  • Tropical Atlantic Variability.
  • Meridional overturning circulation.
  • Data analysis and uncertainty estimation.
  • Ocean circulation, equatorial circulation.
  • Climate change and climate modeling.


Refereed Journals

Murphy, L. N., M. Goes, and A. Clement, 2015: Role of African dust in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during Heinrich events, Nature Geosciences, Submitted.

Lima, M., M. Cirano, M. Mata, M. Goes, G. Goni, and M. O. Baringer, 2015: An assessment of the Brazil Current structure and variability near 22°S in distinct Ocean Forecasting and Analysis systems, Ocean Dynamics, Submitted.

Li, H., R. L. Sriver, and M. Goes, 2015: Modeled Sensitivity of the Northwestern Pacific upper-ocean response to tropical cyclones in a full-coupled climate model with varying ocean grid resolution, submitted to J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans.

Cheng, L., J. Abraham, G. Goni, T. Boyer, S. Wijffels, R. Cowley, V. Gouretski, F. Reseghetti, S. Kizu, S. Dong, F. Bringas, M. Goes, L. Houpert, J. Sprintall, and J. Zhu, 2015: XBT Science: Assessment of instrumental biases and errors, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Accepted.

Goes, M. , G. Goni , and S. Dong, 2015: An optimal XBT-based monitoring system for the South Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 34°S. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans., 120, 1, 161-181, doi:10.1002/2014JC010202.

Goes, M., M. Baringer, and G. Goni, 2015: The impact of historical biases on the XBT-derived meridional overturning circulation estimates at 34°S. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 1848-1855, doi:10.1002/2014GL061802.

Perez, R., M. O. Baringer, S. Dong, S. L. Garzoli, M. Goes, G. J. Goni, R. Lumpkin, C. S. Meinen, R. Msadek, U. Rivero, 2015: Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Mar. Tech. Sci., 49, 2, 167-177.

Goes, M., I. Wainer, N. Signorelli, 2014: Investigation of the causes of historical changes in the sub-surface salinity minimum of the South Atlantic, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 5654-5675, doi: 10.1002/2014JC009812.

Goes, M., G. Goni, V. Hormann, R. Perez, 2013: Variability of the Atlantic off-equatorial eastward currents during 1993-2010 using a synthetic method, J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, 118, 6, 3026-3045, doi: 10.1002/jgrc.20186.

Goes, M., G. Goni, K. Keller, 2013: Reducing biases in XBT measurements by including discrete information from pressure switches, J. Atmos. Ocean. Tech., 30, 810-824, doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00126.1.

Wainer, I., M. Goes, L. N. Murphy, and E. Brady, 2012: Changes in the Intermediate Water Mass Formation Rates in the Global Ocean for the Last Glacial Maximum, Mid-Holocene and Pre-Industrial Climates, Paleoceanography, Vol. 27, PA3101, doi:10.1029/2012PA002290.

Olson, R., R. Sriver, M. Goes, N. M. Urban, H. D. Matthews, M. Haran and K. Keller, 2012: A climate sensitivity estimate using Bayesian fusion of instrumental observations and an Earth System model, J. Geophys. Res.- Atmospheres, 117, D4,doi:10.1029/2011JD016620.

Svoboda, T., K. Keller, M. Goes, and N. Tuana, 2011: Sulfate Aerosol Geoengineering: The Question of Justice. Public Affairs Quarterly, 25, 3.

Goes, M., K. Keller, and N. Tuana, 2011: The economics (or lack thereof) of aerosol geoengineering, Climatic Change, doi:10.1007/s10584-010-9961-z.

Goes, M., N. M. Urban, R. Tonkonojenkov, M. Haran, A. Schmittner, and K. Keller, 2010: What is the skill of ocean tracers in reducing uncertainties about ocean diapycnal mixing and projections of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation?, J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, v. 115, C12006, doi:10.1029/2010JC006407.

Sriver, Ryan L., M. Goes, M. E. Mann, and K. Keller, 2010: Climate response to tropical cyclone-induced ocean mixing in an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, J. Geophys. Res. - Oceans, v. 115, C10042, doi:10.1029/2010JC006106.

Goes, M. , D. Marshall, and I. Wainer, 2009: Eddy formation and its importance with respect to abrupt changes in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. J. Physical Oceanogr., 39, 3021-3031, doi: 10.1175/2009JPO4004.

Goes, M. , I. Wainer, P. Gent, and F. O. Bryan, 2008: Changes in Subduction in the South Atlantic Ocean During the 21st Century in the CCSM3. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L06701, doi: 10.1029/2007GL032762.

Goes, M., R. Molinari, I. C. A. da Silveira, and I. Wainer, 2005: Retroflections of the North Brazil Current during February 2002. Deep Sea Res - Part 1. Oceanographic Research Papers, 52, 3, 647-667, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2004.10.010.

Goes, M. , and I. Wainer, 2003: Equatorial currents transport changes for extreme warm and cold events in the Atlantic Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, 5, 8006, doi:10.1029/2002GL015707.

Goes, M. P. A., C. N. Campos, A. S. Taschetto, and I. Wainer, 2003: Relação Entre o Modo Equatorial e a Tendência de Aquecimento da Bacia Atlântica Tropical. Revista Atlântica, FURG, 25, 1, 21-25.


Book chapters

Bhat, K.S., M. Haran, and M. Goes, 2010: Computer model calibration with multivariate spatial output , in "Frontiers of Statistical Decision Making and Bayesian Analysis", eds. M-H. Chen et al., New York: Springer-Verlag, . bibtex



Foltz, G. R., M. J. McPhaden, T. Lee, G. C. Johnson, and M. Goes, 2012: The Tropical Ocean Observing System., U. S. IOOS Summit Community White Paper.

Campos, C. N., M. P. A. Goes, A. S. Taschetto, and I. Wainer, 2001: Shift in Atlantic Ocean Warm Events: A Preliminary Study. Subtle Signals Newsletter, v. 1, n. 1.

Depra, P., R. Brenzikofer, M. Goes, and R. Barros, 1998: Fluid Mechanics analysis in volleyball services. ISBS - Conference Proceedings Archive, 16 International Symposium on Biomechanics in Sports.