Sunday December 21, 2014 Site Updated: December 10, 2014 Doron Nof, Ph.D.
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Arruda, W., Zharkov, V., Deremble, B., Nof, Doron and E. Chassignet, 2014: A new model of current retroflection applied to the westward protrusion of the Agulhas Current J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3118-3138.
Behl, M., D. Nof and S. Van Gorder, 2014: Simple Models for the Heat Flux from the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Cell to the Atmosphere In Press, JMR.
Weijer, W., V. Zharkov, D. Nof, H. A. Dijkstra, W. de Ruijter, A. Terwisscha van Scheltinga and F. Wubs, 2013: Agulhas ring formation as a barotropic instability of the retroflectrion. Geophy. Res. Ltrs., 40, 5435-5438.
Khazmutdinova, K. and D. Nof, 2013: Percolation into Dragon’s Tooth Cave, Florida, USA 16th Congress of Speleology Proceedings, 2, 417-422.
Nof, D., 2012: Forensic Fluid Dynamics and the Indian Spring (1991) cave collapse problem J. Forensic Sci., 57, (4), 932-938.
Ortiz, J. D., D. Nof, L. Polyak, G. St. Onge, A. Lise-Pronovost, S. Naidu, D. Darby, and S. Brachfeld, 2012: The Late Quaternary flow through the Bering Strait has been forced by the Southern Ocean Winds J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 2014-2029.
Nof, D., V. Zharkov, W. Arruda, T. Pichevin, S. Van Gorder, and N. Paldor, 2012: Comments on “On the steadiness of separating meandering currents” J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 1366-1370.
Azevedo, J., D. Nof and M. Mata, 2012: Encounters of eddies trains with a continental boundary J. Phys. Oceanogr. (42), 1548-1565.
Paldor, N., Y. Dvorkin and D. Nof, 2011: Linear instability of uniform shear currents on the ?-plane J. Mar. Res./Stern Memorial Volume 69, 693-704.
Nof, D., V. Zharkov, J. Ortiz, N. Paldor, W. Arruda and E. Chassignet, 2011: The arrested Agulhas retroflection J. Mar. Res./Stern Memorial Volume 69, 659-691.
Nof, D., Y. Jia, E. Chassignet and A. Bozec, 2011: Fast wind-induced migration of Leddies in the South China Sea J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, (9), 1683-1693.
V. Zharkov, D. Nof and W. Weijer, 2010: Retroflection from a double slanted coastline–a model for the Agulhas leakage variability Ocean Sci., 6, 997-1011.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and L. Yu, 2010: Thoughts on a variable meridional overturning cell and a variable heat-flux to the atmosphere Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 2010, 1-22.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2010: The cave resonator and the Parker Turner cave collapse problem Safety Sci., 48, 607-614.
V. Zharkov and D. Nof, 2010: Why does the North Brazil Current regularly shed rings whereas the Brazil Current does not? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, (2), 354-367.
Ortiz, J. D., L. Polyak, J. M. Grebmeier, D. Darby, D. D. Eberl, S. Naidu, and D. Nof , 2009: Provenance of Holocene sediment on the Chukchi-Alaskan margin based on combined diffuse spectral reflectance and quantitative X-Ray Diffraction analysis. Global and Planetary Chg. 68, 73-84.
Nof, D., 2008: Simple versus complex climate modeling EOS, 89, (52), 544, 10.1029/2008EO520006.
Zharkov, V. and D. Nof, , 2008: Agulhas ring injection into the South Atlantic during glacials and interglacials Ocean Sci., 4, 223-237.
Zharkov, V. and D. Nof, 2008: Retroflection from slanted coastlines--circumventing the vorticity paradox Ocean Sci., 4, 293-306.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: Laboratory experiments on the paleo-jamming of the Bering Strait Deep-Sea Res. I, 55, 1105-1117.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: The collapse of the Bering Strait ice-dam and the abrupt temperature rise in the beginning of the Holocene J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, (9), 1979-1991.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2008: Explosive meridional migration of cyclones and anticyclones Tellus 60A, 372-383.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: A new analytical model for Heinrich events and climate instability J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 451-466.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and A.M. De Boer, 2007: Does the Atlantic meridional overturning cell really have more than one stable steady state ? Deep-Sea Res. I, 54 (11), 2005-2021.
Nof, D., McKeague, I. and N. Paldor, 2007: Was there ice along the shore of the Sea of Galilee during the last 12,000? Reply to a comment by Prange et al. (2007) and a comment by Friedman (2007). J. of Paleolimnology, 38, 595-596.
Nof, D., 2006: Walking on water and the Geoscientists Fear of Social Controversy EOS, 87, (39), 404 and 409.
Nof, D., I. McKeague, N. Paldor, 2006: Is There a Paleolimnological Explanation for walking on water in the Sea of Galilee? J. of Paleolimnology, 35, 417 - 439.
Huber, M. and D. Nof, 2006: The ocean circulation in the southern hemisphere and its climatic impacts in the Eocene Paleogeography, paleoclimatology, and paleoecology, 231, 9-28.
Nof, D., 2005: The momentum imbalance paradox revisited J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, (10), 1928-1939.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2005: The island wind-buoyancy connection Tellus, 57A, 783-797.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2005: Erratum to: The Bering Strait 's Grip on the Northern Deep-Sea Res., 52, (4), 669-670.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2004: The Bering Strait's grip on the northern hemisphere climate Deep-Sea Res., 51, 1347-1366.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and T. Pichevin, 2004: A different outflow length scale? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34 (4), 793-804.
Arruda, W., D. Nof and J. J. O'Brien, 2004: Does the Ulleung eddy owe its existence to beta and nonlinearities? Deep-Sea Res. I, 51, (12), 2073-2090.
Nof, D. and A. M. De Boer, 2004: From the Southern Ocean to the North Atlantic in the Ekman layer? Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 85, (1), 79-88.
De Boer, A. and D. Nof, 2004: The exhaust valve of the North Atlantic J. Climate, 17, (3), 417-422.
Arruda, W. and D. Nof, 2003: The Mindanao and Halmahera eddies - twin eddies induced by nonlinearities J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, (12), 2815-2830.
Paldor, N., A. Sigalov and D. Nof, 2003: The mechanics of eddy transport from one hemisphere to the other Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 129, (591), 2011-2026.
Nof, D., 2003: The Southern Ocean's grip on the northward meridional flow Prog. Oceanogr., 56, (2), 223-247.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2003: Did an open Panama Isthmus correspond to an invasion of Pacific water into the Atlantic? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, (7), 1324-1336.
Nof, D., N. Paldor and S. Van Gorder, 2002: The Reddy maker Deep-Sea Res. I, 49, (9), 1531-1549.
Nof, D., T. Pichevin and J. Sprintall, 2002: Teddies and the origin of the Leeuwin Current J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, (9), 2571-25.
Nof, D., 2002: Is there a meridional overturning cell in the Pacific and Indian Oceans? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 1947-1959.
Simmons, H. and D. Nof, 2002: The squeezing of eddies through gaps J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 314-335.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 2001: The ballooning of outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 3045-3058.
Nof, D., 2001: China's development could lead to Bottom Water formation in the Japan/East Sea Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 82, 609-618.
Simmons, H. and D. Nof, 2000: Islands as eddy splitters J. Mar. Res., 58, 919-956.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2000: Upwelling into the thermocline in the Pacific Ocean Deep-Sea Res., 47, 2317-2340.
Nof, D., 2000: Does the wind control the import and export of the South Atlantic? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 2650-2667.
Nof, D., 2000: Why much of the circulation in the Atlantic enters the Caribbean Sea and very little of the Pacific circulation enters the Sea of Japan Prog. in Oceanogr., 45, 39-67.
Nof, D., 1999: Strange encounters of eddies with walls J. Mar. Res., 57, 1-24.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1999: A different perspective on the export of water from the South Atlantic J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 2285-2302.
Pichevin, T., D. Nof and J. Lutjeharms, 1999: Why are there Agulhas rings? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 693-707.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 1999: The establishment of the Tsugaru and the Alboran gyres J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 39-54.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1998: Intense nonlinear migrations of the Pacific warm pool Deep-Sea Res., 46, 1705-1731.
Nof, D. and S. Borisov, 1998: Inter-hemispheric oceanic exchange Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 124, (552), 2829-2866.
Nof, D., 1998: The 'separation formula' and its application to the Pacific Ocean Deep-Sea Res., 45, 2011-2033.
  Borisov, S. and D. Nof, 1998: Deep, cross-equatorial eddies Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 87, 273-310.
Lebedev, I. and D. Nof, 1997: Collision of boundary currents: Beyond a steady state Deep-Sea Res., 44, 771-791.
Pichevin, T. and D. Nof, 1997: The momentum imbalance paradox Tellus, 49, 298-319.
Nof, D., 1996: Why are rings regularly shed in the western equatorial Atlantic but not in the western Pacific? Prog. Oceanogr., 38, 417-451.
Nof, D., 1996: Rotational turbidity flows and the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake Deep-Sea Res., 43, 1143-1163.
Pichevin, T. and D. Nof, 1996: The eddy cannon Deep-Sea Res., 43, 1475-1507.
Lebedev, I. and D. Nof,, 1996: The drifting confluence zone J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2429-2448.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 1996: The retroflection paradox J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2344-2358.
Nof, D., 1996: What controls the origin of the Indonesian through flow? J. Geophys. Res., 101, 12,301-12,314.
Nof, D., 1995: Choked flows from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 1369-1383.
Nof, D., 1995: Choked flows and wind-driven interbasin exchange J. Mar. Res., 53, 23-48.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 1994: Statistics of Wind over the Red Sea with Application to the Exodus Question J. Applied Meteorol., 33, 1017-1025.
Nof, D. and W. Dewar, 1994: Alignment of lenses: Laboratory and numerical experiments Deep-Sea Res., 41, 1207-1229.
Shi, C. and D. Nof, 1994: The destruction of lenses and generation of wodons J. Phys. Oceanogr., 24, 1120-1136.
Shi, C. and D. Nof, 1993: The splitting of eddies along boundaries J. Mar. Res., 51, 771-795.
Nof, D., 1993: Generation of ringlets Tellus, 45, 299-310.
Nof, D., 1993: The Beta-induced drift of separated boundary currents Deep-Sea Res., 40, 2243-2257.
Agra, C. and D. Nof, 1993: Collision and separation of boundary currents Deep-Sea Res., 40, 2259-2282.
Nof, D. and W. Dewar, 1993: The drift of mid-ocean jets J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 2313-2325.
Nof, D., 1993: The penetration of Kuroshio water into the Sea of Japan J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 797-807.
Nof, D. and D. Olson, 1993: How do western abyssal currents cross the equator? Deep-Sea Res., 40, 235-255.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 1992: Are there oceanographic explanations for the Israelites' crossing of the Red Sea? Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 73, 305-314.
  Nof, D., N. Paldor, and S. VanGorder, 1991: Abyssal gyres Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 58, 173-196.
Nof, D., 1991: Lenses generated by intermittent currents Deep-Sea Res., 38, 325-345.
Spitz, Y. and D. Nof, 1991: Separation of boundary currents due to bottom topography Deep-Sea Res., 38, 1-20.
Nof, D., 1991: Fission of single and multiple eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 21, 40-52.
Nof, D., 1991: Orbiting eddies Tellus, 43, 64-67.
Paldor, N. and D. Nof, 1990: Linear instability of an anticyclonic vortex in a finite depth ocean J. Geophys. Res., 95, 18,075-18,080.
Nof, D., 1990: The breakup of dense filaments J. Phys. Oceanogr., 20, 880-889.
Nof, D., 1990: The role of angular momentum in the splitting of isolated eddies Tellus, 42, 469-481.
Nof, D., 1990: Modons and monopoles on a gamma-plane Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 52, 71-87.
Nof, D., 1990: Why are some boundary currents blocked by the equator? Deep-Sea Res., 37, 853-874.
Nof, D. and C. Shi, 1989: Interactions of cold- and warm-core rings with environmental shear J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 890-900.
Nof, D. and J. Middleton, 1989: Geostrophic pumping, inflows and upwelling in barrier reefs J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 874-889.
  Nof, D., 1988: The propagation of 'streamers' along the periphery of warm-core rings Deep-Sea Res., 35, 1483-1498.
  Nof, D., 1988: Eddy- wall interactions J. Mar. Res., 46, 527-555.
Chapman, R. and D. Nof, 1988: The sinking of warm-core rings J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 565-583.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1988: The propagation of gravity currents along continental shelves J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 481-491.
Nof, D., 1988: Draining vortices Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 42, 187-208.
Nof, D., 1988: Outflows dynamics Geophys. Astrophys., 40, 165-193.
Nof, D., 1988: The fusion of isolated nonlinear eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 887-905.
Nof, D. and L. Simon, 1987: Laboratory experiments on the merging of anticyclonic eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 343-357.
Nof, D., 1987: Vorticity control J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 1758-1771.
  Nof, D., 1987: Penetrating outflows and the dam-breaking problem J. Mar. Res., 45, 557-577.
Nof, D., 1987: The bifurcation of outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 37-52.
Nof, D., 1986: Comments on 'The response of intense ocean current systems entering regions of strong cooling J. Phys. Oceanogr., 16, 996-999.
Nof, D., 1986: Geostrophic shock waves J. Phys. Oceanogr., 16, 886-901.
  Nof, D., 1986: The collision between the Gulf Stream and warm-core rings. Deep-Sea Res., 33, 359-378.
Nof, D. and S. Im, 1985: Suction through broad oceanic gaps J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15, 1721-1732.
Nof, D., 1985: Joint vortices, eastward propagating eddies and migratory Taylor columns J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15, 1114-1137.
Cushman-Roisin, B., W. H. Heil and D. Nof, 1985: Oscillations and rotations of elliptical warm-core rings J. Geophys. Res., 90, 11,756-11,764.
Nof, D., 1984: On the ellipticity of isolated anticyclonic eddies Tellus, 37, 77-86.
Nof, D., 1984: Shock waves in currents and outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14, 1683-1702.
Nof, D., 1984: Oscillatory drift of deep cold eddies Deep-Sea Res., 31, 1395-1414.
Nof, D., 1984: On the interaction between thin isolated eddies and long-shore currents J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14, 125-137.
Nof, D. and D. Olson, 1983: On the flow through broad gaps with application to the Windward Passage J. Phys. Oceanogr., 13, 1940-1956.
Nof, D., 1983: On the migration of isolated eddies with application to Gulf Stream rings J. Mar. Res., 41, 399-425.
Nof, D., 1983: The translation of isolated cold eddies on a sloping bottom Deep-Sea Res., 30, 171-182.
Nof, D., 1983: On the response of ocean currents to atmospheric cooling Tellus, 35, 60-72.
Nof, D., 1982: On the movements of deep mesoscale eddies in the North Atlantic J. Mar. Res., 40, 57-74.
Nof, D., 1981: On the beta-induced movement of isolated baroclinic eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 11, 1662-1672.
Nof, D., 1981: On the dynamics of equatorial outflows with application to the Amazon's basin J. Mar. Res., 39, 1-29.
Nof, D., 1980: The influence of varying bathymetry on inertial boundary currents Tellus, 32, 284-295.
Nof, D., 1979: Generation of fronts by mixing and mutual intrusion J. Phys. Oceanogr., 9, 298-310.
Nof, D., 1979: On man-induced variations in the circulation of the Mediterranean Sea Tellus, 31, 558-564.
Nof, D., 1978: On geostrophic adjustment in sea straits and wide estuaries: Theory and laboratory experiments. Part II: Two-layer system J. Phys. Oceanogr., 8, 861-872.
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Publications in other refereed literature

Nof, D., 1990: The breakup of outflows and the formation of 'Meddies'. The Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, L. J. Pratt, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 559-566.
Nof, D., 1988: Nonlinear intrusions. Mesoscale/Synoptic Coherent Structures in Geophysical Turbulence, Nihoul & Jamart, eds., Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, 113-134.

Other Publications

Doron Nof, 2011: The buoyancy of a flooded dry-suit, Archimedes law and dolphins’ bubbles Underwater Speleology 38, (4), 20-23.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2011: COMMENT and RESPONSE TO COMMENT on Sensationalism and the short memory of science journalism The Eggs: Newsletter of the E.G.U. 35, June, 13.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2011: Sensationalism and the short memory of science journalism The Eggs: The Newsletter of E.G.U. 34, March, 11.
Nof, D., 2010: Why did the Indian Spring cave collapse while divers were in the cave? Underwater Speleology 37, (2), 28-31.


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