AOML
NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory

Physical Oceanography Division

Denis L. Volkov

Associate Scientist

Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies
University of Miami
NOAA/AOML/PHOD
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, FL 33149, USA
Phone: (305) 361-4344
Denis.Volkov@noaa.gov


Research Interests

  • Space-borne observations of sea level and ocean circulation.
  • Analysis of ocean dynamics using observations and general circulation models.
  • High-latitude oceanic processes.

Current Research Projects


2011-2013: Investigating the Variability of Sea Level in the Sub-Arctic and Arctic Seas (NASA Physical Oceanography program).

2013-2016: The Mediterranean and Black Seas: Analysis of Large Sea Level Anomalies (NASA Ocean Surface Topography Science Team).

Selected Publications

Volkov D.L., 2014: Do the North Atlantic winds drive the nonseasonal variability of the Arctic Ocean sea level? Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL059065.

Volkov D.L., F.W. Landerer, 2013: Non-seasonal variability of the Arctic Ocean mass observed by the GRACE satellites. J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/2013JC009341.

Volkov D.L., F.W. Landerer, S.A. Kirillov, 2013: The genesis of sea level variability in the Barents Sea. Continental Shelf Res., 66, 92-104, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.07.007.

Volkov D.L., T.V. Belonenko,V.R. Foux, 2013: Puzzling over the dynamics of the Lofoten Basin - a sub-Arctic hot spot of ocean variability. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, Issue 4, 738-743, doi:10.1002/grl.50126.

Landerer F.W., D.L. Volkov , 2013: The anatomy of recent large sea level fluctuations in the Mediterranean Sea. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, Issue 3, 553-557, doi:10.1002/grl.50140.

Volkov D.L., M.-I. Pujol, 2012: Quality assessment of a satellite altimetry data product in the Nordic, Barents, and Kara seas. J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03025, doi:10.1029/2011JC007557.

Volkov D.L., V. Zlotnicki, 2012: Performance of GOCE and GRACE-derived mean dynamic topographies in resolving the Antarctic Circumpolar Current fronts. Ocean Dynamics, 62, Issue 5, 893-905, doi:10.1007/s10236-012-0541-9.

Volkov D.L., L.-L. Fu, 2011: Interannual variability of the Azores Current strength and eddy energy in relation to atmospheric forcing. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C11011, doi:10.1029/2011JC007271.

Volkov D.L., L.-L. Fu, 2010: On the reasons for the existence and the variability of the Azores Current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 2197-2220, doi:10.1175/2010JPO4326.1.

Volkov D.L., L.-L. Fu, T. Lee, 2010: Mechanisms of the meridional heat transport in the Southern Ocean. Ocean Dynamics, 60, 791-801, doi:10.1007/s10236-010-0288-0.

Volkov D.L., T. Lee, L.-L. Fu, 2008: Eddy-induced meridional heat transport in the ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L20601, doi:10.1029/2008GL035490.

Volkov D.L., L.-L. Fu, 2008: The role of vorticity fluxes in the dynamics of the Zapiola Anticyclone. J. Geophys. Res., 113, C11015, doi:10.1029/2008JC004841.

Volkov D.L., G. Larnicol, J. Dorandeu, 2007: Improving the quality of satellite altimetry data over continental shelves. J. Geophys. Res., 112, C06020, doi:10.1029/2006JC003765.

Volkov D.L., 2005: The interannual variability of the altimetry-derived eddy field and associated surface circulation in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1993-2011. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 405-426, doi:10.1175/JPO2683.1.

Volkov D.L., H.M. van Aken, 2005: Climate-related change of sea level in the extratropical North Atlantic and North Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 32, L14611, doi:10.1029/2005GL023097.

Volkov D.L., 2004: Propagating features in the eddy field of the North Atlantic Current. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L24305, doi:10.1029/2004GL021401.

Volkov D.L., H.M. van Aken, 2004: Low-frequency change of sea level in the North Atlantic Ocean as observed with satellite altimetry. In: Satellite Altimetry for Geodesy, Geophysics and Oceanography. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 280.

Volkov D.L., H.M. van Aken, 2003: Annual and interannual variability of sea level in the northern North Atlantic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3204, doi:10.1029/2002JC001459, C6.