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SFP Publications

Journal articles and other literature resulting from the AOML South Florida Program.

Journal Articles


Cannizzaro, J. P. , C. Hu, K. L. Carder, C. R. Kelble, N. Melo, E. M. Johns, G. A. Vargo, and C. A. Heil (2013). On the Accuracy of SeaWiFS Ocean Color Data Products on the West Florida Shelf. Journal of Coastal Research: vol. 29(6), 1257 – 1272.


Zhao, J., C. Hu, B. LaPoint, N. Melo, E. M. Johns, and R. H. Smith (2013). Satellite-observed black water events off Southwest Florida: Implications for coral reef health in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Remote Sensing, vol. 5(1), 415-431; doi:10.3390/rs5010415.


Zhao, J., B. Barnes, N. Melo, D. English, B. LaPointe, F. Muller-Karger, B. Schaeffer, and C. Hu (2013). Assessment of satellite-derived diffuse attenuation coefficieants and euphotic depths in south Florida coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment, vol. 38-50, 131.


Manzello, Derek P., I. C. Enochs, N. Melo, D. K. Gledhill, and E. M. Johns (2012). Ocean Acidification Refugia of the Florida Reef Tract. PLoS ONE 7(7): e41715. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041715.


Kelble, C. R., P. B. Ortner, G. L. Hitchcock, M. J. Dagg, and J. N. Boyer. (2010). Temporal and spatial variability of mesozooplankton in a shallow sub-tropical bay: Influence of top-down control. Estuaries and Coasts 33:723-737.


Gramer, L. J., E. M. Johns, J. C. Hendee, and C. Hu (2009). Characterization of biologically significant hydrodynamic anomalies on the Florida Reef Tract, In Dodge, R., ed., Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, July 7-11, 2008, 470-474.


Conmy, R. N., P. G. Coble, J. P. Cannizzaro, and C. A. Heil (2009), Influence of extreme storm events on West Florida Shelf CDOM distributions, J. Geophys. Res.-Biogeosci., 114.


Zhang, J. Z., C. R. Kelble, C. J. Fischer, and L. Moore. (2009). Hurricane Katrina induced nutrient runoff from an agricultural area to coastal waters in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 84:209-218.


Boyer, J. N., C. R. Kelble, P. B. Ortner, and D. T. Rudnick. (2009). Phytoplankton bloom status: Chlorophyll a biomass as an indicator of water quality condition in the southern estuaries of Florida, USA. Ecological Indicators 9:S56-S67.


Fiechter J, B. K. Haus, N. Melo, C. N.K. Mooers (2008). Physical processes impacting passive particle dispersal in the Upper Florida Keys. Continental Shelf Research, 28, 1261-1272.


Lee, T. N., N. Melo, E. Johns, C. Kelble, R. H. Smith, P. Ortner. (2008). On Water Renewal and Salinity Variability in the Northeast Subregion of Florida Bay. Bulletin of Marine Science, 82(1): 83-105.


Li, Q. P., D. A. Hansell, and J. Z. Zhang (2008), Underway monitoring of nanomolar nitrate plus nitrite and phosphate in oligotrophic seawater, Limnol. Oceanogr. Meth., 6, 319-326.


Caccia, V. G., and F. J. Millero (2007), Distribution of yttrium and rare earths in Florida Bay sediments, Marine Chemistry, 104(3-4), 171-185.


Jurado, J. L., G. L. Hitchcock, and P. B. Ortner (2007), Seasonal variability in nutrient and phytoplankton distributions on the southwest Florida inner shelf, Bulletin of Marine Science, 80(1), 21-43.


Kelble, C. R., E. M. Johns, W. K. Nuttle, T. N. Lee, R. H. Smith, and P. B. Ortner (2007), Salinity patterns of Florida Bay, Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 71(1-2), 318-334.


Lee, T. N., E. Johns, N. Melo, R. H. Smith, P. B. Ortner, and D. Smith (2006). On Florida Bay hypersalinity and water exchange. Bull. Mar. Sci. 79(2), 301-327.


Hu, C. M., F. E. Muller-Karger, C. Taylor, K. L. Carder, C. Kelble, E. Johns, and C. A. Heil. (2005). Red tide detection and tracing using MODIS fluorescence data: A regional example in SW Florida coastal waters. Remote Sensing of Environment 97:311-321.


Hu, Chuanmin, J. R. Nelson, E. Johns, Z. Chen, R. H. Weisberg, and F. E. Muller-Karger (2005). Mississippi River water in the Florida Straits and in the Gulf Stream off Georgia in summer 2004. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 32, L14606, 5 pp.


Kelble, C. R., P. B. Ortner, G. L. Hitchcock, and J. N. Boyer. (2005). Attenuation of photosynthetically available radiation (PAR) in Florida Bay: Potential for light limitation of primary producers. Estuaries 28:560-571.


Li, Q. P., J. Z. Zhang, F. J. Millero, and D. A. Hansell (2005), Continuous colorimetric determination of trace ammonium in seawater with a long-path liquid waveguide capillary cell, Marine Chemistry, 96(1-2), 73-85.


Hu, Chuanmin, Frank E. Muller-Karger, Gabriel A. Vargo, Merrie Beth Neely, and Elizabeth Johns (2004). Linkages between coastal runoff and the Florida Keys ecosystem: A study of a dark plume event. Geophysical Research Letters, vol. 31, L15307, 4 pp.


Caccia, V. G., and F. J. Millero (2003), The distribution and seasonal variation of dissolved trace metals in Florida Bay and adjacent waters, Aquat. Geochem., 9(2), 111-144.


Caccia, V. G., F. J. Millero, and A. Palanques (2003), The distribution of trace metals in Florida Bay sediments, Marine Pollution Bulletin, 46(11), 1420-1433.


Lee, T.N., E. Williams, D. Wilson, E. Johns, and N. Smith (2002). Transport processes linking south Florida coastal ecosystems. The Everglades, Florida Bay and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook, Porter and Porter, eds., CRC Press, pp. 309-342.


Southwest Florida Dark Water Observations Group (2002). Satellite Images Track 'Black Water' Event off Florida Coast, EOS, Trans. AGU, Vol. 83, No. 26, 25 June 2002, 281-285.


Millero, F. J., W. T. Hiscock, F. Huang, M. Roche, and J. Z. Zhang (2001), Seasonal variation of the carbonate system in Florida Bay, Bulletin of Marine Science, 68(1), 101-123.


Zhang, J. Z., C. R. Kelble, and F. J. Millero (2001), Gas-segmented continuous flow analysis of iron in water with a long liquid waveguide capillary flow cell, Analytica Chemica Acta, 438(1-2), 49-57.


Theses and Dissertations


Kelble, C. R. (2010), The effect of salinity variability on the mesozooplankton community of Florida Bay, Ph.D. Dissertation, 174 pp, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.


Kelble, C. R. (2003), Attenuation of Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) in Florida Bay, USA, M.S. Thesis, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.


Jurado, J. L. (2003). The dynamics of diatom blooms and silicon cycling in coastal waters of the southwestern Florida shelf and northwestern Florida Bay, Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida.


Other Reports


Johns, E., and T. N. Lee (2012). Weather and climate strongly influence salinity, water quality, and circulation of south Florida coastal waters and bays. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 72-73.


Kelble, C. (2012). Salinity is an important variable in Florida Bay. In:  Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 120.


Kelble, C. (2012). Plankton type affects food webs. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 125.


Kelble, C., C. Heil, and P.M. Gilbert (2012). Water quality is monitored to assess environmental conditions. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD, USA, 108-109.


Keller, B. D., and E. Johns (2012). Strong ocean currents connect geographic regions. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 15.


Melo, N., and T. N. Lee (2012). Water circulation and renewal in Florida Bay is influenced by flows from the Southwest Florida Shelf and tidal passes. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 80-82.


Smith, R. H., and E. Johns (2012). Oceanographic data are collected in many different ways. In: Tropical Connections: South Florida’s Marine Environment. Eds. W. L. Kruczynski and P. J. Fletcher. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 66.


Hunt, J. H., and W. Nuttle, eds. (2007). Florida Bay Science Program: A Synthesis of Research on Florida Bay. Fish and Wildlife Research Institute Technical Report TR-11, 148 pp. (Chapter 4: Physical Processes, authored by T. N. Lee, E. Johns, and P. B. Ortner.)


Johns, E., P. B. Ortner, and T. N. Lee (2006), Interdisciplinary coastal ocean observations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary with real-time data links, In: 2002-03 Sanctuary Science Report: An Ecosystem Report Card after Five Years of Marine Zoning, B. D. Keller and S. Donahue, eds., 2006. U. S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, Marathon, FL.


Johns, E., T. N. Lee, and W. Nuttle (2003). Mixing it up in Florida Bay. Florida Bay News, published by the Everglades National Park, Summer 2003, 8 pp.


Johns, E., and T. N. Lee (2003). Red tides on the southwest Florida shelf: The effect of physical oceanographic and meteorological forcing on the onset, severity and persistence of Karenia brevis blooms. Report submitted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Florida Marine Research Institute (FMRI), 4 pp.


Johns, E., T. N. Lee, and P. B. Ortner (2002). Surface currents connect south Florida and the Keys. Sounding Line, News of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). Winter 2002 issue, 4-5.


Lee, T. N., and E. Johns (2001). South Florida's 'Current' Concerns Require a Global View, Florida Bay Watch Report, a synthesis document of the Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Program, Florida Bay Education Project.


Lee, T. N., E. Johns, W. D. Wilson, and E. Williams (2000). Site characterization for the Tortugas region: Physical oceanography and recruitment, Tortugas 2000 Report. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.


Conference Talks, Posters, and Abstracts


Johns, E. M., and C. R. Kelble (2013). Temperature, salinity, and chlorophyll variability in Biscayne Bay and the southern estuaries, 2002 – 2012. Biscayne Bay National Park Science Symposium, Palmetto Bay, FL, February 27-28, 2013.


Johns, E. M., C. R. Kelble, T. N. Lee, N. Melo, P. B. Ortner, and R. H. Smith (2010). Sea surface temperature, salinity and chlorophyll variability in the Florida Keys and surrounding coastal waters, 1997 - 2010: Means, seasonal patterns, interannual variability and extreme events. Proceedings, Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem, Duck Key, FL October 19-22, 2010. University of Florida, 87.


Johns, E., M. O. Baringer, F. Bringas, S. R. Cummings, P. N. Di Nezio, C. M. Featherstone, G. J. Goni, L. J. Gramer, G. R. Halliwell, J. C. Hendee, C. R. Kelble, D. Lindo, R. Lumpkin, F. D. Marks, J. R. Molina, R. H. Smith, J. A. Trinanes, and A. M. Wood (2010). Oil spill response activities conducted by NOAA's Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological laboratory (AOML) during summer 2010. Proceedings, Linking Science to Management - A Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem. Duck Key, FL, October 19-22, 2010.


Kelble, C. R., P. B. Ortner, G. L. Hitchcock, and D. L. DeAngelis (2010). A Bay Anchovy induced trophic cascade in Florida Bay. Proceedings, Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem, Duck Key, FL October 19-22, 2010. University of Florida, 92.


Kourafalou, V. (2010). Physical factors driving the oceanographic regime around the Florida Keys. Proceedings, Conference and Workshop on the Florida Keys Marine Ecosystem, Duck Key, FL October 19-22, 2010. University of Florida, 100.


Hu, C., J. Cannizzaro, F. Muller-Karger, J. Hendee, E. Johns, L. Gramer, C. Kelble and N. Melo (2008). Remote Sensing Of Water Quality Index in Florida Bay and Florida Keys: Current Status and Challenge. Proceedings, 2008 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Naples, FL December 8-11, 2008. University of Florida, 98.


Johns, E. M., T. N. Lee, C. R. Kelble, R. H. Smith, N. Melo, P. B. Ortner and V. H. Kourafalou (2008). Surface Salinity Variability of South Florida Coastal and Estuarine Waters from Gridded Shipboard Observations, 1995 - 2008. Proceedings, 2008 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Naples, FL December 8-11, 2008. University of Florida, 104.


Lee, T. N., N. Melo, N. Smith, E. M. Johns, R. H. Smith, C. R. Kelble and P. B. Ortner (2008). On Florida Bay Circulation and Water Exchange with Focus on the Western Subregion. Proceedings, 2008 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Naples, FL December 8-11, 2008. University of Florida, 121.


Melo, N., T. N. Lee, E. M. Johns, R. H. Smith, C. R. Kelble and P. B. Ortner (2008). South Florida Coastal Oceanographic Database. Proceedings, 2008 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Naples, FL December 8-11, 2008. University of Florida, 137.


Johns, E. M., C. R. Kelble, T. N. Lee, N. Melo, R. H. Smith, and P. B. Ortner (2008), Salinity variability of south Florida coastal waters on time scales from episodic to multidecadal: How might the Everglades Restoration change these patterns? Proceedings, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting - From the Watershed to the Global Ocean, Orlando, FL, March 2-7 2008, pg. 181.


Kelble, C. R., P. B. Ortner, G. L. Hitchcock, M. J. Dagg, and E. M. Johns (2008), Salinity and meso-zooplankton communities in Florida Bay. Proceedings, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting - From the Watershed to the Global Ocean, Orlando, FL, March 2-7 2008, pg. 204.


Melo, N., T. N. Lee, E. M. Johns, R. H. Smith, C. R. Kelble, and P. B. Ortner (2008), Understanding Florida Bay Hypersalinity. Proceedings, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting - From the Watershed to the Global Ocean, Orlando, FL, March 2-7 2008, pg. 268.


Johns, E. M., T. N. Lee, P. B. Ortner, V. H. Kourafalou, R. H. Smith, and C. R. Kelble (2006). The evolution and future of the South Florida Regional Observing System (SF-ROS). EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS15J-12.


Smith, R. H., P. B. Ortner, V. H. Kourafalou, T. N. Lee, E. M. Johns, S. R. Cummings, C. R. Kelble and C. Hu. (2006). Post-Katrina pollutant and contaminant pathways: downstream transport or local retention?, EOS Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS16H-18.


Smith, R. H., E. M. Johns, S. R. Cummings, P. B. Ortner, C. R. Kelble, N. Melo and T. N. Lee (2005). The Influence of the 2005 hurricane season on water quality in Florida Bay and surrounding coastal waters. Proceedings, 2005 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Duck Key, FL December 11-14, 2005. University of Florida, 146-147.


Johns, E., R. H. Smith, P. B. Ortner, T. N. Lee, C. R. Kelble, N. Melo (2005). Real-time oceanographic and meteorological observations in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Proceedings, 2005 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Duck Key, FL December 11-14, 2005. University of Florida, 133-134.


Johns, E., R. H. Smith, P. B. Ortner, T. N. Lee, C. R. Kelble, N. Melo (2005). Salinity variability in south Florida coastal waters, 1995-2005. Proceedings, 2005 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Duck Key, FL December 11-14, 2005. University of Florida, 135-136.


Lee, T. N., E. M. Johns, N. Melo, R. H. Smith, P. B. Ortner, D. Smith, N. Smith (2005). On Florida Bay hypersalinity and water exchange. Proceedings, 2005 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Duck Key, FL December 11-14, 2005. University of Florida, 123-124.


Johns, E., P. Ortner, R. H. Smith, C. Kelble, S. Cummings, J. Hendee, N. Melo, T. N. Lee, E.Williams (2003). New interdisciplinary oceanographic observations in the coastal waters adjacent to Florida Bay. Proceedings, 2003 Joint Conference on the Science and Restoration of the Greater Everglades and Florida Bay Ecosystem, Palm Harbor, FL April 13-18, 2003. University of Florida, 45-47.


Lee, T. N., E. Williams, E. Johns, R. H. Smith, N. Melo (2003). Circulation and exchange processes within Florida Bay interior basins. Proceedings, 2003 Joint Conference on the Science and Restoration of the Greater Everglades and Florida Bay Ecosystem, Palm Harbor, FL April 13-18, 2003. University of Florida, 26-27.


Melo, N., T. N. Lee, E. Williams, D. Smith, M. Framinan, R. H. Smith, E. Johns (2003). A movie of Florida Bay sea level response to local wind forcing. Proceedings, 2003 Joint Conference on the Science and Restoration of the Greater Everglades and Florida Bay Ecosystem, Palm Harbor, FL April 13-18, 2003. University of Florida, 59-60.


Lee, T.N., E. Johns, N. Smith, D. Wilson, E. Williams, and R. Smith (2001). Circulation and exchange processes linking South Florida coastal waters. Proceedings, Spring Meeting of The Oceanography Society, April 2001, Miami, FL.


Johns, E., T.N. Lee, D. Wilson, P. Ortner, R. Smith, and E. Williams (2001). Salinity variability in Florida Bay from monthly high resolution surveys. Proceedings, 2001 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, April 23-26, 2001.


Johns, E., T.N. Lee, D. Wilson, R. Smith, and E. Williams (2001). Influence of hurricanes, tropical storms, and cold fronts on South Florida coastal waters. Proceedings, 2001 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, April 23-26, 2001.


Smith, R. H., E. Johns, D. Wilson, T. N. Lee, and E. Williams (2001). Moored observations of salinity variability in Florida Bay and South Florida coastal waters on daily to interannual time scales. Proceedings, 2001 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, April 23-26, 2001.


Lee, T.N., E. Williams, E. Johns, and D. Wilson (1999). First year results from enhanced observations of circulation and exchange processes in western Florida Bay and connecting coastal waters, including effects of El Nino and Hurricane Georges. Proceedings, 1999 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, November 1-5, 1999.


Johns, E., W. D. Wilson, and T. N. Lee (1999). Surface salinity variability of Florida Bay and southwest Florida coastal waters. Proceedings, 1999 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, November 1-5, 1999.


Wilson, W. D., E. Johns, R. Smith, T. N. Lee, and E. Williams (1999). Interaction of freshwater riverine discharges from the Everglades with the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay: Preliminary results from a moored array and shipboard surveys. Proceedings, 1999 Florida Bay and Adjacent Marine Systems Science Conference, Key Largo, FL, November 1-5, 1999.


Wilson, W. D., E. Johns, T. N. Lee, R. H. Smith, and E. J. Williams (1998). Interaction of freshwater riverine discharges from the Everglades with the Gulf of Mexico and Florida Bay: Preliminary results from a moored array and shipboard surveys. Proceedings, 1998 Florida Bay Science Conference, Miami, FL, May 12-14, 1998.


Hitchcock, G., G. A. Vargo, T. Lee, E. Johns, E. Williams, and J. Jurado (1998). The influence of circulation on nutrient distributions in Florida Bay. Proceedings, 1998 Florida Bay Science Conference, Miami, FL, May 12-14, 1998.


Lee, T. N., E. Johns, W. D. Wilson, and E. Williams (1998). Florida Bay circulation and exchange study. Proceedings, Florida Bay Science Conference, Miami, FL, May 12-14, 1998.


Johns, E., W. D. Wilson and T. N. Lee (1998). Interaction of Florida Bay waters with the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Proceedings, 1998 Meeting of The Oceanography Society and the IOC on Coastal and Marginal Seas, Paris, France, June 1-4, 1998.