Jonathan Nash




Mixing to Monsoons: Air-sea interactions in the Bay of BengalAJ Lucas, EL Shroyer, HW Wijesekera, HJS Fernando, E D'Asaro, M Ravichandran, SUP Jinadasa, JA MacKinnon, JD Nash, R Sharma, L Centurioni, JT Farrar, R Weller, R Pinkel, A Mahadevan, D Sengupta and A Tandon) [pdf]

Global patterns of diapycnal mixing from measurements of the turbulent dissipation rate. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 1854–1872, 2014 (A.F. Waterhouse, J.A. MacKinnon, J.D. Nash, M.H. Alford, E. Kunze, H.L. Simmons, K.L. Polzin, L.C. St. Laurent, O.M. Sun, R. Pinkel, L.D. Talley, C.B. Whalen, T.N. Huussen, G.S. Carter, I. Fer, S. Waterman, A.C. Naveira Garabato, T.B. Sanford, and C.M. Lee) [pdf]

Three-Dimensional Double-Ridge Internal Tide Resonance in Luzon Strait. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 850–869, 2014: M.C. Buijsman, J.M. Klymak, S. Legg, M.H. Alford, D. Farmer, J.A. MacKinnon, J.D. Nash, J-H Park, A. Pickering, H. Simmons  [pdf]

Stratification and mixing regimes in biological thin layers over the mid-Atlantic Bight. Limnol. Oceanogr.,59(4), 1349-1363, 2014. (E.L. Shroyer, J.D. Nash, K.J. Benoit-Bird and J.N. Moum) [L&O]


The geography of semidiurnal mode-1 internal tide energy loss. Geophys. Res. Lett, 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50872, 2013. (S.M. Kelly, N.L. Jones, J.D. Nash and A.F. Waterhouse) [pdf]

Seasonal sea surface cooling in the equatorial Pacific cold tongue controlled by ocean mixing. Nature, 500, 64-67. doi:10.1038/nature12363, 2013 (J.N. Moum, A. Perlin, J.D. Nash and M.J. McPhaden) [Nature letter, News&Views]

Measurement of tidal form drag using seafloor pressure sensors. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1150-1172. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0163.1, 2013 (S.J. Warner, P. MacCready, J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

A coupled model for Laplace’s tidal equations in a fluid with one horizontal dimension and variable depth. J. Phys Oceanogr.43(8) 1780-1797[pdf]

Internal bores and breaking internal tides on the Oregon continental slope. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 42, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-030.1, 2012 (Martini, K.I., M. H. Alford, E. L. Kunze, S. M. Kelly, and J. D. Nash) [pdf]


Turbulence and high-frequency variability in a deep gravity current outflow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, doi:10.1029/2012GL052899, 2012 (Nash, J.D, H. Peters, S.M. Kelly, J.L. Pelegri, M. Emelianov and M. Gasser) [pdf]

The unpredictable nature of internal tides and nonlinear waves on continental shelves. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-028.1, 2012 (Nash, J.D., S.M. Kelly, E.L. Shroyer, J. N. Moum, and T. F. Duda) [pdf]

Are any coastal internal tides predictable? Oceanography, 25(2) 80-95. (J.D. Nash, E.L. Shroyer, S.M. Kelly,M.E. Inall, T.F. Duda, M.D. Levine, N.L. Jones, and R.C. Musgrave) [pdf]

The direct breaking of internal waves at steep topography. Oceanography, 25(2) 150-159. (J.M. Klymak, S. Legg, M.H. Alford, M. Buijsman, R. Pinkel, and J.D. Nash.) [pdf]

The role of turbulence stress divergence in decelerating a river plume J. Geophys. Res., 117, C05032, doi:10.1029/2011JC007398, 2012 (L.F. Kilcher, J.D. Nash & J.N. Moum) [pdf]

The cascade of tidal energy from low to high modes on a continental slope. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 42, 1217-1232 doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-0231.1, 2012 (Kelly, S.M., J.D Nash, K.I Martini, M.H Alford, and E.L Kunze) [pdf]

Rapid sediment removal from the Columbia River plume nearfield, Cont. Shelf Res. 35: 16–28 doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.11.013, 2012. (Nowacki, D.J., A.R. Horner-Devine, J.D. Nash, and D.A., Jay) [pdf]


Energy flux and dissipation in Luzon Strait: Two tales of two ridges J. Phys. Oceanogr, 41, 2211-2222, 2011. (M.H. Alford, J.A. MacKinnon, J.D. Nash, H. Simmons [pdf]

Narrowband high-frequency oscillations at the equator. Part I: Interpretation as shear instabilities. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 41, 397-411, 2011. (J.N. Moum, J.D. Nash and W.D. Smyth) [pdf]

Narrowband high-frequency oscillations at the equator. Part II: Properties of shear instabilities. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 41, 412-428, 2011. (W.D. Smyth, J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Nonlinear internal waves over New Jersey’s continental shelf. J. Geophys. Res., 116, C03022, doi:10.1029/2010JC006332,2011. (E.L. Shroyer, J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Reply to comment by T. Gerkema on “Internal tide energy over topography,” J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09002, 2011 (Kelly, S. M. and J. D. Nash) [pdf]

Observations of internal tides on the Oregon continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 41(9): 1772–1794, 2011 (Martini, K.I., M.A. Alford, E. Kunze, S.M. Kelly and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Topographic steering of the initial plunging Mediterranean outflow water, Geo-Marine Lett., 31, 301–314, 2011 (Gasser, M., J.L. Pelegri, J.D. Nash, H. Peters and J Garcia-Lafuente) [pdf]


Internal-tide generation and destruction by shoaling internal tides. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL045598, 2010 (S.M. Kelly and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Energy transformations and dissipation of nonlinear internal waves over New Jersey’s continental shelf. Nonlinear Proc. Geophys., 17, 345-360, 2010 (E.L. Shroyer, J.N. Moum, and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Mode 2 waves on the continental shelf: Ephemeral components of the nonlinear internal wavefield. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C07001, doi:10.1029/2009JC005605, 2010 (E.L. Shroyer, J.N. Moum, and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Vertical heat flux and lateral mass transport in nonlinear internal waves. Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2010GL042715, 2010 (E.L. Shroyer, J.N. Moum, and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Internal-tide energy over topography. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C06014, doi:10.1029/2009JC005618, 2010 (S.M. Kelly, J. D. Nash, and E. Kunze) [pdf]

Structure and dynamics of the Columbia River tidal plume front. J. Geophys. Res., 115, C05S90, doi:10.1029/2009JC006066, 2010 (L. Kilcher, and J. D. Nash) [pdf]

River influences on shelf ecosystems: Introduction and synthesis, J. Geophys. Res., 115, doi:10.1029/2009JC005452, 2010 (Hickey, B.M. and R. Kudela, J. Nash, K. Bruland, W. Peterson, P. MacCready, E. Lessard, D. Jay, N. Banas, A. Baptista, E. Dever, M. Kosro, L. Kilcher*, A. Horner-Devine, E. Zaron, R. McCabe, J. Peterson, P. Orton, J. Pan) [pdf]


Sea surface cooling at the Equator by subsurface mixing in tropical instability waves, Nature Geoscience, 2, 761-765, 2009. (J. N. Moum, R.-C. Lien, A. Perlin, J. D. Nash, M. C. Gregg and P. J. Wiles) [pdf].

The structure and composition of a highly-stratified, tidally-pulsed river plume. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B12, doi:10.1029/2008JC005036, 2009 (J. D. Nash, L. Kilcher, and J. N. Moum) [pdf]

Observations of polarity reversal in shoaling nonlinear internal waves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 691-701, 2009, 2009 (E.L. Shroyer, J.N. Moum, and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Mixing measurements on an equatorial ocean mooring, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 26, 317-336, 2009 (J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Particle re-suspension in the Columbia River plume nearfield, J. Geophys. Res., 114, doi:10.1029/2008JC004986, 2009  (Spahn, E., A. Horner-Devine, J. D. Nash, D. Jay, and L. Kilcher) [pdf]

Estimates of Mixing, in the Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition),Oxford, 2009, 288–298, doi:10.1016/B978-012374473-9.00615-9  (J.M. Klymak and J.D. Nash) [sciencedirect]


Small-scale processes in the coastal ocean, Oceanography , 21(4), 22-33, 2008 (J.N. Moum, J.D. Nash and J.M. Klymak) [pdf]

Seafloor pressure measurements of nonlinear internal waves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38(2), 481-491, doi:10.1175/2007JPO3736.1, 2008 (J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]


Shallow Water 2006: a joint acoustic propagation/nonlinear internal wave physics experiment, Oceanography, 20(4), 156-167, 2007(D.J. Tang, J.N. Moum, J.F. Lynch, P. Abbot, R. Chapman, P. Dahl, T. Duda, G. Gawarkiewicz, S. Glenn, J.A. Goff, H. Graber, J. Kemp, A. Maffei, J. Nash and A. Newhall) [pdf]

Dissipative losses in nonlinear internal waves propagating across the continental shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37(7), 1989-1995, 2007 (J.N. Moum, D.M. Farmer, E.L. Shroyer, W.D. Smyth and L. Armi) [pdf]

Energy transport by nonlinear internal waves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37(7), 1968-1988, 2007 (J.N. Moum, J.M. Klymak, J.D. Nash, A. Perlin and W.D. Smyth) [pdf]

Hotspots of deep ocean mixing on the Oregon continental slope, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L01605, doi:10.1029/2006GL028170, 2007 (Nash, J. D., M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, K. Martini, and S. Kelly) [pdf]

Diagnosing a partly standing internal wave in Mamala Bay, Oahu, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L01604, doi:10.1029/2007GL029749, 2007 (K. I. Martini, M. H. Alford, J. D. Nash, E. Kunze and M. Merrifield) [pdf]


Structure of the baroclinic tide generated at Kaena Ridge, Hawaii, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36(6), 1123-1135, 2006 (Nash, J.D., E. Kunze, C.M. Lee and T.B. Sanford) [pdf]

An estimate of tidal energy lost to turbulence at the Hawaiian Ridge. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 1148-1164, 2006. (Klymak, J.M., J.N. Moum, J.D. Nash, E. Kunze, J.B. Girton, G.S. Carter, C.M. Lee, T.B. Sanford, and M.C. Gregg) [pdf]


River plumes as a source of large-amplitude internal waves in the coastal ocean, Nature, 437, 400-403, 2005 doi:10.1038/nature03936 (J.D. Nash and J.N. Moum) [pdf]

Differential diffusion in breaking Kelvin-Helmholtz billows, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 1004-1022, 2005. (W.D. Smyth, J.D. Nash and J.N. Moum) [pdf]

Estimating Internal Wave Energy Fluxes in the Ocean, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 22(10), 1551-1570, 2005 (J.D. Nash, M.H. Alford and E. Kunze). [pdf]


Internal tide reflection and turbulent mixing on the continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr. 34(5), 1117-1134, 2004 (J.D., E. Kunze, J. M. Toole and R. W. Schmitt) [pdf]

An examination of the radiative and dissipative properties of deep ocean internal tides, Deep Sea Research II , 51 , 3029-3042, 2004 (St. Laurent, L. C. and J. D. Nash) [pdf]

From tides to mixing along the Hawaiian Ridge, Science, 301, 355-357, 2003 (Experiment PIs including J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Observations of boundary mixing over the continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 2113-2130, 2002. (J.N. Moum, D.R. Caldwell, J.D. Nash and G.D. Gunderson) [pdf]

Microstructure observations of turbulent salinity flux and the dissipation spectrum of salinity, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 2002, 32, 2312-2333 (J.D. Nash and J.N. Moum).  [pdf]

Internal hydraulic flows on the continental shelf: high drag states over a small bank, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 4593-4611, 2001 (J.D. Nash and J.N. Moum) [pdf]

Topographically-induced drag and mixing at a small bank on the continental shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 2049-2054, 2000 (J.N. Moum and J.D. Nash) [pdf]

Estimating salinity variance dissipation rate from microstructure conductivity measurements, J. Oceanic Atmos. Technol., 16, 263-274 , 1999 (J.D. Nash and J.N. Moum) [pdf]

A thermocouple probe for high speed temperature measurements in the ocean, J. Oceanic Atmos. Technol., 16, 1474-1482, 1999 (J.D. Nash, D.R. Caldwell, M.J. Zelman and J.N. Moum) [pdf]

Buoyant surface discharges into unsteady ambient flows, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 24, 1-4, pp. 75, 1996 (J.D. Nash and G.H. Jirka)

Large scale Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence in turbulent density-stratified flows, Experiments in Fluids. Volume 19, Number 5, pp 297, 1995 (J.D. Nash, G.H. Jirka and D. Chen)