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1.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H. (2002), Tides on the West Florida shelf. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 32, 12, 3455-3473. [PDF]


2.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H. (2002), West Florida Shelf Circulation and Temperature Budget for the 1999 Spring Transition.  Continental Shelf Research, 22, 719-748. [PDF]


3.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H. (2002), Modeling the West Florida Shelf Circulation.  Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, M.L. Spaulding and H. L. Buler, eds., ASCE, Reston. VA , 25-40. [PDF]


4.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H. (2003), A Loop Current Intrusion Case Study on the West Florida Shelf.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33,2, 465-477. [PDF]


5.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H. (2003), West Florida shelf circulation and temperature budget for the 1998 fall transition.  Continental Shelf Research, 23, 777-800. [PDF]


6.    Jolliff, J., J. J. Walsh, He, R. and R. H. Weisberg and others (2003), The Dispersal of the

Suwannee River Plume over the West Florida Continental Shelf: Simulation and Observation of a  Flushing” Event.  Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 1709, doi: 10.1029 /2003GL01 [PDF]


7.    Walsh, J.J., Weisberg, R.H., Dieterle, D.A., He, R., Darrow, B.P., Jolliff, J.K., Lester, K.M., Vargo, G.A., Kirkpatrick, G.J., Fanning, K.A., Sutton, T.T., Jochens, A.E., Biggs, D.C., Nababan, B., Hu, C., Muller-Karger, F.E. (2003),  Phytoplankton response to intrusions of slope water on the West Florida Shelf: Models and observations.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, C6, 3190, doi:10.1029/2002JC001406. [PDF]


8.    Weisberg, R.H., He, R. (2003),  Local and deep-ocean forcing contributions to anomalous water properties on the West Florida Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research, 108, C6, 3184, doi:10.1029/2002JC001407. [PDF]


9.    He, R., Weisberg, R.H., Zhang, H., Muller-Karger, F.E., Helber, R.W. (2003),  A cloud-free, satellite-derived, sea surface temperature analysis for the West Florida Shelf.  Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 15, 1811, doi:10.1029/2003GL017673. [PDF]


10.   He, R., Liu, Y., Weisberg, R.H. (2004),  Coastal ocean wind fields gauged against the performance of an ocean circulation model.  Geophysical Research Letters, 31, LI4303, doi:10.1029/2003GL019261. [PDF]


11.  Weisberg, R.H., He, R., Kirkpatrick, G., Muller-Karger, F., Walsh, J.J. (2004),  A West Florida Shelf Study: Coastal Ocean Circulation Influences on Remotely Sensed Optical Properties.  Oceanography, 68-75. [PDF]


12.   Anderson, D.M., Keafer, B.A., McGillicuddy, D.J., Mickelson, M.J., Keay, K.E., Libby, P.S., Manning, J.P., Mayo, C.A., Whittaker, D.K., Hickey, J.M., He, R., Lynch, D.R., Smith, K.W. (2005),  Initial observations of the 2005 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in southern New England: General patterns and mechanisms. Deep-Sea Research II, 52, 2856-2876. [PDF]


13   He, R., McGillicuddy, D.J., Lynch, D.R., Smith, K.W., Stock, C.A., Manning, J.P. (2005),  Data assimilative hindcast of the Gulf of Maine coastal circulation.  Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, C10011, doi:10.1029/2004JC002807. [PDF]


14.   Weisberg, R.H., He, R., Liu, Y., Virmani, J.I. (2005),  West Florida Shelf Circulation on Synoptic, Seasonal, and Interannual Time Scales.  Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico: Observations and Models, AGU Monographs, W. Sturgis and A. Lugo-Fernandez, eds.  325-350. [PDF]


15.   Liu, Y., Weisberg, R.H., He, R. (2005), Sea Surface Temperature Patterns on the West Florida Shelf Using Growing Hierarchical Self-Organizing Maps.  Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23(2).325-338 [PDF]


16.   He, R., Bang, I., Edwards, K.P., Mooers, C.N.K., Weisberg, R.H., Werner, F. (2005),  Coastal Ocean Response to Extratropical Storms in March 2001: A Retrospective Analysis using Sub-Regional Coastal Ocean Models of the Southeast Atlantic Coastal Ocean Observing System. SECOOS Tech Report. [PDF]


17.   He, R., Wilkin, J.L. (2006),  Tides on the Southeast New England Shelf: A View from a Hybrid Data Assimilative Modeling Approach.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 111, C08002, doi:10.1029/2005JC003254. [PDF]


18.   Milroy, S. P., D. A. Dieterle, He, R, G. J. Kirkpatrick, K. M. Lester, K. Steidinger, G. A. Vargo, J. J. Walsh, R. H. Weisberg (2007), A three-dimensional biophysical model of Karenia brevis dynamics on the west Florida shelf: A look at physical transport and potential zooplankton grazing controls. Continental Shelf Research, 28, 112-136. [PDF]


19.   Anderson, D. M., Libby, P.S. Mickelson, M. J, Borkman, D. G., He, R. McGillicuddy, D. J.

(2007), The 2005 New England Redtide of Alexandrium fundyense: Observations, Causes, and Potential Outfall Linkages. Boston: MWRA Report 2007-10.  [PDF]


20.   Lanes, J.M., B. A. Darrow, J,J. Walsh, M Prospero, He, R., R. H. Weisberg, G. A. Vargo and C. A. Heil (2008), Saharan dust and phosphatic fidelity: a three dimensional biogeochemical model of Trichodesmium as a nutrient source for red tides on the west Florida shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 28, 1091-1115. [PDF]


21.  He, R., D. McGillicuddy (2008).  Gulf of Maine Circulation and Harmful Algal Bloom in Summer 2005: Part 1: In-situ Observation of Coastal Hydrography and Circulation.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 113,C07039,doi:10.1029/ 2007JC004691. [PDF]


22.   He, R., D. McGillicuddy., D. Anderson, B. Keafer (2008).  Gulf of Maine Circulation and Harmful Algal Bloom in Summer 2005: Part 2: Bio-physical Numerical Modeling.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 113, C07040,doi:10.1029/2007JC004602. [PDF]


23.  Walsh, J., R. Weisberg, J. Lenes, F. Chen, D. Dieterle, L. Zheng, K. Carder, G. Vargo, J. Havens, E. Peebles, D. Hollander, He, R., C. Heil. B. Mahmoudi, and J. Landsberg (2009), Isotopic evidence for dead fish maintenance of Florida redtides with implications for coastal fisheries over both source regions of the West Florida shelf and within downstream waters of the South Atlantic Bight, Progress in Oceanography , v80, Issue 1-2, p 51-73. [PDF]


24.  Chassignet, E.P., H. Hurlburt, E Metzger, O. Smedstad, J Cummings, G. Halliwell, R. Blek, R. Baraille, A. Wallcraft, C. Lozano, H. Tolman, A. Srinivasan, S. Hankin, P. Cornillon, R. Weisberg, A. Barth, He, R., F. Werner, and J. Wilkin (2009), U.S. GODAE, Global Ocean Prediction with Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM), Oceanography v22, 3, 48-59. [PDF]


25.   Miles, T.N., He. R, M. Li (2009). Characterizing the South Atlantic Bight Seasonal variability and cold water event in 2003 using a daily cloud-free SST and Chlorophyll Analysis. Geophysical Research Letters , 36, L02604, doi: 10.1029/2008GL036393 [PDF]


26.   Li, Y, He, R, D. McGillicuddy, D. Anderson, B. Keafer (2009), Investigation of 2006 Alexandrium fundyense bloom in the Gulf of Maine: In situ observations and Numerical modeling. Continental Shelf Research,10.1016/j.csr.2009.07.012, [PDF]


27.  Lehmann, M. K. Fennel, He, R. (2009), Statistical Validation of a 3-D Bio-physical Model of the Western North Atlantic, Biogeosciences Discuss., 6, 5661-5703. [PDF]


28.  Chen, K,  He, R. (2009), Numerical Investigation of the Middle Atlantic Bight Frontal Circulation

using a High Resolution Ocean Hindcast Model, in revision, Journal of Physical Oceanography [PDF]


29.   He, R and K. Chen (2009). Investigation of the Northeastern North America coastal circulation with a regional circulation hindcast experiment: Mean Circulation. Submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research [PDF]


30.  Miles, T and He, R. (2009), Surface Ocean Temporal and Spatial Variability of the South Atlantic Bight: Revisiting with MODIS SST and Chl-a imagery, submitted to Continental Shelf Research  [PDF]


31. Li, Y and He, R. (2009), Interannual Variability of the Gulf of Maine Surface Forcing and Hydrograph and Their Implication on Harmful Algal Bloom: 2002-2008, submitted to Progress in Oceanography [PDF]


32.  He, R., R. Castelao, K, Chen (2009), Coastal Ocean Model  Prediction Gauged Against Long-term Glider Observations.  to be submitted to Geophysical Research Letters, [PDF]


33.   Hyun, K. and He, R., Cold Water Wakes in the South Atlantic Bight: Revisit to the 2003 Cold

       Water Event Using Long Term Observation and Modeling Solutions, to be submitted to Journal

of Marine Research [PDF]


34.   He, R. et al., Coupled coastal ocean response to landfalling hurricane: Idealized Experiment. 

        to be submitted to Geophysical Research Letters [PDF]


35.  He, R. et al., Coupled coastal ocean response to landfalling hurricane: Realistic Experiment. to    be submitted to Journal of Geophysical Research [PDF]


36.  He, R. et al., Salty intrusions over the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelf, to be submitted to Geophysical Research Letters [PDF]





1.  Wang, Y (2009). Numerical investigation of Long-term environment changes in the east China sea. OUC Ph.D. thesis. [PDF]


2.   Miles, T. N. (2009), Characterizing the South Atlantic Bight seasonal variability and cold-water event in 2003 using a daily cloud-free SST and chlorophyll analysis, NCSU Master Thesis. [PDF]


3.  Li, Y. (2009), Investigation of the 2006 Alexandrium fundyense Bloom in the Gulf of Maine: In situ Observations and Numerical Modeling. NCSU Master thesis. [PDF]


4.  Kim, S. (2009), Internal tides and internal solitary waves in the northern south China Sea. NCSU Master thesis. [PDF]


5.  Zambon, J. B. (2009), Investigations of Landfalling Tropical Storms Using the Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Wave and Sediment Transport (COAWST) Model. NCSU Master thesis. [PDF]