AOML
NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

Dr. Gustavo Jorge Goni

Oceanographer

NOAA/AOML/PHOD
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, FL 33149, USA
Phone: (305) 361-4339
Gustavo.Goni@noaa.gov


Research Interests

  • Analysis of the upper ocean dynamics and thermal structure using remote sensing (particularly satellite altimetry) and hydrographic observations.
  • Use of hydrographic and satellite observations to investigate the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
  • Study of the link of the upper ocean on tropical cyclone intensification

Current Work


Gustavo Goni is the director of the Physical Oceanography Division at NOAA/AOML.

Dr. Goni manages the NOAA eXpendable BathyThermograph (XBT) Program, which is a component of an international effort to design, implement, and maintain a global network of XBT transects. Dr. Goni is the Chairman of the WMO/IOC Ship Of Opportunity Program, which main objective is to fulfill upper ocean observational requirements as established by GCOS and GOOS.

One of Dr. Goni's main areas of research is the investigation of the variability of boundary currents using combined hydrographic and satellite data analysis. At larger spatial scales, Dr. Goni is involved in assessing changes in the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic using satellite altimetry data and observations from the global ocean observing system, such as Argo floats, CTDs, XBTs, surface drifters, etc.

Publications

Domingues, R., G. J. Goni, S. Swart, and D. Dong, 2014. Wind forced variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Africa between 1993 - 2010, J. Geophys. Res. Doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.12.009 [pdf].

Ansorge I., M. Baringer, E. Campos, S. Dong, Rana A. Fine, S. Garzoli , G. Goni, C. Meinen, R. Perez, Alberto Piola, Michael Roberts, Sabrina Speich, Janet Sprintall, Thierry Terre, and Marcel Van den Berg, 2014: "Bridging the Atlantic," EOS, in press.

Goni, G ., J. Sprintall, D. Roemmich, A. Gronell Thresher, R. Couley, and M. Baringer, 2013: The global network of XBT temperature sections in support of Oceanographic and climate studies. Chapter 5: Oceans and Society: Blue Planet, ed. Samuel Djavidnie, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-4438-5639-3.

Smith, R.H., E.M. Johns, G.J. Goni, J. Trinanes, R. Lumpkin, A.M. Wood, C.R. Kelble, S.R. Cummings, J.T. Lamkin and S. Privoznik (2014). Oceanographic conditions in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010, during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Cont. Shelf Res., 77, 118-131. [pdf]

Abraham J. P., M. O. Baringer, N.L. Bindoff, T. Boyer, L.J. Cheng, J.A. Church, J.L. Conroy, C.M. Domingues, J.T. Fasullo, J. Gilson, G. Goni, S.A. Good, J. M. Gorman, V. Gouretski, M. Ishii, G.C. Johnson, S. Kizu, J.M. Lyman, A. M. Macdonald, W.J. Minkowycz, S.E. Moffitt, M.D. Palmer, A. Piola, F. Reseghetti, K. Schuckmann, K.E. Trenberth, I. Velicogna, J.K. Willis, 2013: Monitoring systems of global ocean heat content and the implications for climate change, a review. Rev Geophy, doi: 10.1002/rog.20022, Volume 51 , Issue 3 , pages 450-483 , 3rd Quarter 2013. [pdf]

Beron-Vera F., J. Olascoaga, G. Haller, G. Goni, and Y. Wang, 2013: Objective detection of oceanic eddies and the Agulhas leakage. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43 (9), 2008-2022, DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-033.1 [pdf]

Goes, M., G.J. Goni, and K. Keller, 2013: Reducing Biases in XBT Measurements by Including Discrete Information from Pressure Switches. J. Atmos. Ocean. Techn.,J. Geophys. Res.,30(4), pp.810-824, 10.1175/JTECH-D-12-00126.1.6. [pdf]

Goes, M., G. J. Goni, V. Hormann, and R. C. Perez 2013: Variability of eastward currents in the equatorial Atlantic during 1993-2010. J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1-20, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20186 [pdf]

Goni, J. G., J. A. Knaff, and I-I Lin, 2013: Tropical cyclone heat potential. [in "State of the Climate in 2012"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94 (8) S99-100 [pdf]

Goni, G., J. Sprintall, D. Roemmich, A. Gronell Thresher, R. Couley, and M. Baringer, 2013: The global network of XBT temperature sections in support of Oceanographic and climate studies. Chapter 5: Oceans and Society: Blue Planet, ed. Samuel Djavidnie, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, in press.

Hutchinson K., S. Swart, I. J. Ansorge, and G. J. Goni, 2013: Exposing XBT bias in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Res., doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2013.06.001, 80, p. 11 - 22. [pdf]

Lindo-Atichati, D. F. Bringas, and G. Goni, 2013: Loop Curent excursion and ring detachments during 1993-2009. Int. J. Rem. Sens., 34(14):5042-5053 doi:10.1080/01431161.2013.787504. [pdf]

Lumpkin R., G. Goni and K. Dohan, 2013: Surface Currents. [in "State of the Climate in 2012"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 94 (8) S62-65 [pdf]

Muller-Karger, F., M. Roffer, N. Walker, M. Oliver, O. Schofield, M. Abbott, H. Graber, R. Leben, and G. Goni, 2013: Satellite Remote Sensing in support of an integrated ocean observing system. Geosc. Remote. Sens., System. Fish. Ocean., 22(5):409-428, doi: 10.1111/fog.12031 [pdf]

Goni, J.G., J.A. Knaff, and I-I Lin, 2012: State of the Ocean in 2011: Tropical cyclone heat potential. Blunden, J., D. S. Arndt (eds.), Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 93(7):S114-S116. [pdf]

Lin, I.-I., G.J. Goni, J.A. Knaff, C. Forbes and M. M. Ali, 2012: Ocean heat content for tropical cyclone intensity forecasting and its impact on storm surge. Nat. Hazards, 66(3):1481-1500, doi10.1007/s11069-012-0214-5 [pdf]

Lindo-Atichati, D.,F. Bringas, G.J. Goni, B. Muhling, F.E. Muller-Karger and S. Habtes, 2012: Varying mesoscale structures influence larval fish distribution in the northern Gulf of Mexico.Mar. Ecol. Progr. Series, 463:245-257, doi:10.3354/meps09860. [pdf]

Lumpkin R., G. Goni and K. Dohan, 2012: State of the Ocean in 2011: Surface Currents. In "State of the Climate in 2011", M. Gregg and J. Levy (eds), Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 93(7):S75-S78. [pdf]

Mata M.M., M. Cirano, M.R. van Caspe, C.S. Fonteles, G. Goni, and M. Baringer, 2012: Observations of Brazil Current baroclinic transport near 22oS: variability from the AX97 XBT transect. CLIVAR Exchanges 58(17):5-10. [pdf]

Nagamani, P.V., M.M. Ali, G.J. Goni, P.N. DiNezio, J.C. Pezzullo, T.V.S. Udaya Bhaskar, V.V. Gopalakrishna, and N. Kurian, 2012: Validation of Satellite-Derived Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential With In situ Observations in the North Indian Ocean. Remote Sens. Lett., 3(7):615-620, doi:10.1080/01431161.2011.640959. [pdf]

Di Nezio, P.N., and G. Goni, 2011: Direct Evidence of Changes in the XBT Fall-rate Bias During 1986-2008. J. Atmos. Ocean. Techn., 28(11), 1569-1578,doi:10.1175/JTECH-D-11-00017.1. [pdf]

Dong, S., M. Baringer, G. Goni, and S. Garzoli, 2011: Importance of the assimilation of Argo Float Measurements on the Meridional Overturning Circulation in the South Atlantic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L18603, doi:10.1029/2011GL048982. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., F. Bringas, and P.N. Di Nezio, 2011: Observed Low Frequency Variability of the Brazil Current Front. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C10037, doi:10.1029/2011JC007198 [pdf]

Goni, G.J., J.A. Knaff, and I.-I. Lin, 2011: Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential. In "State of the Climate in 2010", J. Blunden, D. S. Arndt, M. O. Baringer (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 92(6):S132-S134. [pdf]

Lumpkin R., G. Goni and K. Dohan, 2011: State of the Ocean in 2010: Surface Currents. In "State of the Climate in 2010", Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 92(6):S92-S95. [pdf]

Beron-Vera, F., M. Olascoaga, and G. Goni, 2010: Surface ocean mixing inferred from different multisatellite altimetry measurements. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40:2466-2480. [pdf]

Di Nezio, P.N., and G. Goni, 2010: Identifying and Estimating Biases between XBT and Argo Observations Using Satellite Altimetry. J. Atmos. Ocean. Techn., 27(1):226-240. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., J.A. Knaff, and I.-I. Lin, 2010: TC heat potential. In "State of the Climate in 2009", D.S. Arndt, M.O. Baringer, and M.R. Johnson (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 91(6):99-100. [pdf]

Goni G.J., D. Roemmich, R. Molinari, G. Meyers, C. Sun, T. Boyer, M. Baringer, V. Gouretski, P. DiNezio, F. Reseghetti, G. Vissa, S. Swart, R. Keeley, S. Garzoli, T. Rossby, C. Maes, and G. Reverdin, 2010: The Ship Of Opportunity Program. In Proceedings of the "OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. [pdf]

Lumpkin R., G. Goni, and K. Dohan, 2010: State of the Ocean in 2009: Surface Currents. In "State of the Climate in 2009", Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 91(6):65-66. [pdf]

Roemmich D., L. Boehme, H. Claustre, H. Freeland, M. Fukasawa, G. Goni, W.J. Gould, N. Gruber, M. Hood, E. Kent, R. Lumpkin, S. Smith, and P. Testor, 2010: Intergrating the Ocean Observing System: Mobile Platforms. In Proceedings of the "OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. [pdf]

Smith, S.R., M. Bourassa, F. Bradley, C. Cosca, C. Fairall, G. Goni, J. Gunn, M. Hood, D. Jackson, E.C. Kent, G. Lagerloef, P. McGillivary, L. Petit de la Villeon, , R. Pinker, E. Schulz, J. Sprintall, D. Stammer, A. Weill, G. Wick, and M. Yelland, 2010: Automated Underway Oceanic and Atmospheric Measurements from Ships Shawn R. Smith. In Proceedings of the "OceanObs'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. [pdf]

Sun, C., A. Thresher, R. Keeley, N. Hall, M. Hamilton, P. Chinn, A. Tran, G. Goni, L. Petit de la Villeon, T. Carval, L. Cowen, G. Manzella, V. Gopalakrishna, R. Guerrero, F. Reseghetti, Y. Kanno, B. Klein, L. Rickards, A. Baldoni, S. Lin, F. Ji, and Y. Nagaya, 2010: The Data Management System for the Global Temperature and Salinity Profile Programme. In Proceedings of the "Ocean'09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society" Conference (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. and Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. [pdf]

Clark, C., D.E. Harrison, M. Johnson, G. Ball , H. Freeland, G.J. Goni, M. Hood, M. McPhaden, D. Meldrum, M. Merrifield, D. Roemmich, C. Sabine, U. Send, R. Weller, S. Wilson, J. Benveniste, H. Bonekamp, C. Donlon, M. Drinkwater, J.-L. Fellous, B.S. Gohil, G. Jacobs, P.-Y. Le Traon, E. Lindstrom, L. Mingsen, K. Nakagawa, and F. Parisot, 2009: An overview of the global observing systems relevant to GODAE. Oceanogr., 22(3):22-33. [pdf]

Dong, S. S. L. Garzoli, M. O. Baringer, C. S. Meinen, and G. J. Goni, 2009: Interannual variations in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and its relationship with the net northward heat transport in the South Atlantic [pdf]

Goni, G.J., 2009: Tropical cyclone heat potential. In State of the Climate in 2007, D.H. Levinson and J.H. Lawrimore (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 88(7):S43-S45. [pdf]

Goni G. J. and J. Knaff, 2009: Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential. Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 90:S54-S56. [pdf]

Goni G. J., M. DeMaria, J. Knaff, C. Sampson, I. Ginis, F. Bringas, A. Mavume, C. Lauer, I-I Lin, M. M. Ali, Paul Sandery, S. Ramos-Buarque, K. Kang , A. Mehra, E. Chassignet, and G. Halliwell, 2009: Applications of satellite-derived ocean measurements to tropical cyclone intensity forecasting. Oceanogr., 22(3):176-183 [pdf]

Johnson G. C., J. M. Lyman, J. K. Willis, S. Levitus, T. Boyer, J. Antonov, C. Schmid and G. J. Goni, 2009: Ocean Heat Content. Bull. Am. Met. Soc., S49-S54. [pdf]

Lumpkin R., G. Goni, and K. Dohan, 2009: State of the Ocean in 2008: Surface Currents. In "State of the Climate in 2008", T. Peterson and M. Baringer (eds), Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 90:S12-S15. [pdf]

Beron-Vera, F.J., M.J. Olascoaga, and G.J. Goni, 2008: Oceanic mesoscale eddies as revealed by Lagrangian coherent structures. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35(8):L12603, doi:10.1029/2008GL033957. [pdf]

Lumpkin, R., and G.J. Goni, 2008: Surface current observations. In State of the Climate in 2007, D.H. Levinson and J.H. Lawrimore (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 88(7):S47-S49 [pdf]

Mainelli, M., M. DeMaria, L. Shay, and G. Goni, 2008. Application of oceanic heat content estimation to operational forecasting of recent Atlantic category 5 hurricanes. Weather Forecast., 23(1):3-16. [pdf]

Swart, S., S. Speich, I.J. Ansorge, G.J. Goni, S. Gladyshev, and J.R.E. Lutjeharms, 2008: Transport and variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Africa. J. Geophys. Res., 113(C9):C09014, doi:10.1029/2007JC004223. [pdf]

Lumpkin, R., and G.J. Goni, 2007: Global oceans: Surface current observations. In State of the Climate in 2006, A. Arguez, A.M. Waple, and A.M. Sanchez-Lugo (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 88(6):S36-S37. [pdf]

Lentini C., G.J. Goni and D. Olson, 2006: Investigation of Brazil Current rings in the confluence region. J. Geophys. Res., 111(C6):C06013,doi:10.1029/2005JC002988. [pdf]

Lumpkin, R., and G.J. Goni, 2006: Global oceans: Surface currents. In State of the Climate in 2005. K.A. Shein, A.M. Waple, H.J. Diamond, and J.M. Levy (eds.). Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 87(6):S25-S26. [pdf]

Ansorge I., S. Speich, J. Lutjeharms, G. Goni, C. Rautenback, P. Froneman and S. Garzoli, 2005: Monitoring the oceanic flow between Africa and Antarctica: Report of the first Good Hope cruise. South African. J. Sci., 101(3-4):29-35. [pdf]

Fonseca, C., G.J. Goni, W. Johns, and E. Campos., 2004: Investigation of the North Brazil Current retroflection and North Equatorial Countercurrent variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31(21):L21304, doi:10.1029/2004GL020054 [pdf]

Franca, C., I. Wainer, A.R. de Mesquita, and G.J. Goni, 2003: Planetary equatorial trapped waves in the Atlantic Ocean from TOPEX/Poseidon altimetry. In: Interhemispheric Water Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (eds.). EOS, 68 (ISBN 0444512675), 213-232. [pdf]

Garraffo, Z.D., W.E. Johns, E.P. Chassignet, and G.J. Goni, 2003: North Brazil Current rings and transport of southern waters in a high resolution numerical simulation of the North Atlantic. In: Interhemispheric Water Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (eds.). EOS, 68 (ISBN 0444512675), 375-409. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., and J.A. Trinanes, 2003: Ocean thermal structure monitoring could aid in the intensity forecast of tropical cyclones. EOS, Transactions, AGU, 84(51):573-578 (2003). [pdf]

Goni, G.J., P. Black and J. Trinanes, 2003: Using satellite altimetry to identify regions of hurricane intensification, AVISO Newsletter, May 2003. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., and W.E. Johns, 2003: Synoptic study of warm rings in the North Brazil Current retroflection region using satellite altimetry. In: Interhemispheric Water Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (eds.). EOS, 68 (ISBN 0444512675), 335-356. [pdf]

Johns, W.E., R.J. Zantopp, and G.J. Goni, 2003: Cross-gyre transport by North Brazil Current rings. In: Interhemispheric Water Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (eds.). EOS, 68 (ISBN 0444512675), 411-441. [pdf]

Mayer, D.A., M.O. Baringer, and G.J. Goni, 2003: Comparison of hydrographic and altimeter based estimates of sea level height variability in the Atlantic Ocean. In: Interhemispheric Water Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean, G.J. Goni and P. Malanotte-Rizzoli (eds.). EOS, 68 (ISBN 0444512675), 23-48. [pdf]

Molinari, R., R. Lusic, S. Garzoli, M. Baringer and G.J. Goni, 2003: Benchmarks for Atlantic Ocean Circulation, CLIVAR Exchanges, Number 25, Vol7, No.3-4, 2003. [pdf]

Trinanes, J.A., and G.J. Goni, 2003: A web application to distribute and visualize altimeter-related products, AVISO Newsletter, May 2003. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., and M.O. Baringer, 2002: Surface currents in the tropical Atlantic across high density XBT line AX08. Geophys. Res. Lett., 9(24):2218 ,doi:10.1029/2002GL015873 [pdf]

Goni, G.J., P. Black, J. Cione and L. Shay, 2002. Use of Satellite Altimetry to Identify Regions of Hurricane Intensification, Remote Sensing for Marine and Coastal Environments, pp.1-4. [pdf]

Goni, G.J. and W.E. Johns, 2001: A Census of North Brazil Current Rings Observed from TOPEX/POSEIDON Altimetry: 1992-1998. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28:1-4. [pdf]

Goni, G.J. and I. Wainer, 2001: Investigation of the Brazil Current front variability from altimeter data. J. Geophys. Res.,106:31117-31128. [pdf]

Mayer, D.A., R.L. Molinari, M.O. Baringer, and G.J. Goni, 2001: Transition regions and their role in the relationship between sea surface height and subsurface temperature structure in the Atlantic Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28:3943-3946. [pdf]

Sainz-Trapaga S., G. Goni, T. Sugimoto, 2001: Identification of the Kuroshio Extension, its bifurcations and northern branch from altimeter and hydrographic Data During October 1992 - August 1999: Spatial and temporal variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 28(9):1759-1762. [pdf]

Garzoli, S.L., and G.J. Goni, 2000: Combining altimeter observations and oceanographic data for ocean circulation and climate studies. In Satellites, Oceanography, and Society, D. Halpern (ed.). Elsevier Oceanographic Series, 63 (ISBN 0-444-50501-6),79-95. [pdf]

Kelly, P.S., K.M.M. Lwiza, R.K. Cowen, and G.J. Goni, 2000: Low-salinity pools at Barbados, West Indies: Their origin, frequency, and variablility. J. Geophys. Res., 105:19699-19708. [pdf]

Shay, L.K., G.J. Goni, and P.G. Black, 2000: Effects of Warm Oceanic Features on Hurricane Opal. Mon. Weather Rev., 128:131-148. [pdf]

Wainer, I., P. Gent, and G.J. Goni, 2000: Annual cycle of the Brazil-Malvinas confluence region in the National Center for Atmospheric Research climate system model. J. Geophys. Res., 05(C11):26,167-26,177. [pdf]

Garzoli, S.L., P.L. Richardson, C.M. Duncombe Rae, D.M. Fratantoni, G.J. Goni, and A.J. Roubicek,1999: Three Agulhas rings observed during the Benguela Current Experiment. J. Geophys. Res., 104(C9):20,971-20,986. [pdf]

Shay, L.K., G.J. Goni, F.D. Marks, J.J. Cione and P.G. Black, 1998. Role of Warm Ocean Features on Intensity Change: Hurricane Opal, In Symposium on Tropical Cyclones, American Meteorological Society, 131-138. [pdf]

Garzoli, S.L., G.J. Goni, A.J. Mariano, and D.B. Olson, 1997. Monitoring the upper southeastern Atlantic transports using altimeter data. Journal of Marine Research, 55(3): 453-481. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., S.L. Garzoli, A.J. Roubicek, D.B. Olson, and O.B. Brown, 1997. Agulhas ring dynamics from TOPEX/POSEIDON satellite altimeter data. Journal of Marine Research, 55(5): 861-883. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., S. Kamholz, S.L. Garzoli, and D.B. Olson, 1996. Dynamics of the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence based on inverted echo sounders and altimetry. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(C7):16,273-16,289. [pdf]

Goni, G.J., G. Podesta, O.B. Brown, and J. Brown, 1995. Mesoscale ocean variability signal recovered from altimeter data in the southwest Atlantic Ocean: A comparison of orbit error correction in three GEOSAT data sets. Bolm Inst. Oceanogr., S. Paulo, 43(2): 101-110. [pdf]

Brown, M.G., F.D. Tappert, and G.J. Goni, 1991. An investigation of sound ray dynamics in the ocean volume using an area preserving mapping. Wave Motion, 14(1):93-99. [link]

Brown, M.G., F.D. Tappert, G.J. Goni,K.B. Smith, 1991. Chaos in underwater acoustics. In Ocean Variability and Acoustic Propagation, J. Potter and A. Warn-Varnas (eds.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 139-160 [pdf]

Tappert, F.D., G.J. Goni, and M.G. Brown, 1991. Weak chaos in an area-preserving mapping for sound ray propagation. Physics Letters A, 153(4-5):181-185. [link]

Blanc, S., G. Goni, and J. Novarini (1983), Surface Mixed Layer Temperature and Layer Depth in Water Off the Argentinian Coast, J. Geophys. Res., 88(C10), 5987-5996, doi:10.1029/JC088iC10p05987 [pdf]

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