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
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, FL 33149, USA
Phone: (305) 361-4344

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.

Selected Publications

Volkov D.L., S.-K. Lee, F.W. Landerer, R. Lumpkin (2016): Decade-long deep-ocean warming detected in the subtropical South Pacific . Geophys. Res. Lett. , accepted Dec. 9, doi:10.1002/2016GL071661.

Baringer, M.O., M. Lankhorst, D.L. Volkov, S. Garzoli, S. Dong, U. Send, C. Meinen (2016): Meridional overturning circulation observations in the Atlantic Ocean, [In: State of the Climate 2015], Bull. Am. Met. Soc. , 97(8), S84-87.

Dmitrenko I., S. Kirillov, A. Forest, Y. Gratton, D. Volkov, W. Williams, J. Lukovich, C. Belnager, D. Barber (2016): Shelfbreak current over the Canadian Beaufort Sea continental slope: wind-driven events in January 2005. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans , 121, 2447-2468, doi:10.1002/2015JC011514.

Volkov D.L., W.E. Johns, T.V. Belonenko (2016): Dynamic response of the Black Sea elevation to intraseasonal fluctuations of the Mediterranean sea level. Geophys. Res. Lett.. , 42, 283-290, doi:10.1002/2015GL066876.

Volkov D.L., A.A. Koubryakov, R. Lumpkin (2015): Formation and variability of the Lofoten Basin vortex in a high-resolution ocean model. Deep-Sea Res. I , 105, pp. 142-157, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2015.09.001.

Volkov D.L., F.W. Landerer (2015): Internal and external forcing of sea level variability in the Black Sea . Climate Dynamics, pp. 1-14, doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2498-0.

Baringer M.O., W.E. Johns, S. Garzoli, S. Dong, D.L. Volkov, W.R. Hobbs (2014): Meridional oceanic heat transport in the Atlantic Ocean [in "State of the Climate in 2013"]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 95(7), 69-71, doi:10.1175/2014BAMSStateofhteClimate.1.

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. Oceans, 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. Oceans, 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. Oceans, 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. Oceans, 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. Oceans, 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. (2004): Monitoring the sea level and surface circulation with satellite altimetry, Ph.D. thesis, ISBN:90-393-3862-0, 152 pp..

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

Manuscripts in preparation

Dong, S., G. Goni, D.L. Volkov, R. Lumpkin, G. Foltz (2017): Near-surface salinity and temperature structure observed from dual-sensor drifters in the subtropical South Pacific . J. Geophys. Res. Oceans , to be submitted.

Lee, S.-K., D.L. Volkov, H. Lopez, W.G. Cheon, A.L. Gordon, Y. Liu, R. Wanninkhof (2017): Wind-driven ocean influences on the contrasting sea-ice trends around West Antarctica . J. Geophys. Res. Oceans , under revision.

Kubryakov, A.A., S.V. Stanichny, D.L. Volkov (2017): Effects of the basin dynamics on sea level rise in the Black Sea . Ocean Sci. , to be submitted.

Bashmachnikov I., M.A. Sokolovskiy, T.V. Belonenko, D.L. Volkov, P.E. Isachsen, X. Carton (2016): On the vertical structure and stability of the Lofoten vortex in the Norwegian Sea . Deep-Sea Res. Part I , submitted.