Vassiliki H Kourafalou

Research Professor

  • 2096 Citations
19962020
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Research Output 1996 2020

2020

Classification of oil spill by thicknesses using multiple remote sensors

Garcia-Pineda, O., Staples, G., Jones, C. E., Hu, C., Holt, B., Kourafalou, V., Graettinger, G., DiPinto, L., Ramirez, E., Streett, D., Cho, J., Swayze, G. A., Sun, S., Garcia, D. & Haces-Garcia, F., Jan 2020, In : Remote Sensing of Environment. 236, 111421.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oil spills
Oil spills
oil spill
sensors (equipment)
synthetic aperture radar
2019

Coral mortality event in the Flower Garden Banks of the Gulf of Mexico in July 2016: Local hypoxia due to cross-shelf transport of coastal flood waters?

Le Hénaff, M., Muller-Karger, F. E., Kourafalou, V. H., Otis, D., Johnson, K. A., McEachron, L. & Kang, H. S., Nov 15 2019, In : Continental Shelf Research. 190, 103988.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hypoxia
Gulf of Mexico
gardens
garden
corals
2 Citations (Scopus)

Mississippi River and Campeche Bank (Gulf of Mexico) episodes of cross-shelf export of coastal waters observed with satellites

Otis, D. B., Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., McEachron, L. & Muller-Karger, F. E., Jan 1 2019, In : Remote Sensing. 11, 6, 723.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Open Access
strait
coastal water
river
ocean color
river discharge
1 Citation (Scopus)

Model-observations synergy in the coastal ocean

De Mey-Frémaux, P., Ayoub, N., Barth, A., Brewin, R., Charria, G., Campuzano, F., Ciavatta, S., Cirano, M., Edwards, C. A., Federico, I., Gao, S., Hermosa, I. G., Sotillo, M. G., Hewitt, H., Hole, L. R., Holt, J., King, R., Kourafalou, V. H., Lu, Y., Mourre, B. & 5 others, Pascual, A., Staneva, J., Stanev, E. V., Wang, H. & Zhu, X., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUL, 436.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Open Access
oceans
ocean
ecosystem approach
shelf sea
coastal zone management
3 Citations (Scopus)

Observing system evaluation based on ocean data assimilation and prediction systems: On-going challenges and future vision for designing/supporting ocean observational networks

Fujii, Y., Remy, E., Zuo, H., Oke, P. R., Halliwell, G. R., Gasparin, F., Benkiran, M., Loose, N., Cummings, J., Xie, J., Xue, Y., Masuda, S., Smith, G. C., Balmaseda, M. A., Germineaud, C., Lea, D. J., Larnicol, G., Bertino, L., Bonaduce, A., Brasseur, P. & 9 others, Donlon, C., Heimbach, P., Kim, Y. H., Kourafalou, V. H., Le Traon, P. Y., Martin, M. J., Paturi, S., Tranchant, B. & Usui, N., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUL, 417.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
data assimilation
assimilation (physiology)
oceans
prediction
ocean
3 Citations (Scopus)

Offshore Spreading of Mississippi Waters: Pathways and Vertical Structure Under Eddy Influence

Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V. H., Le Hénaff, M., Kang, H. S., Sutton, T., Chen, S., Hu, C. & Ntaganou, N., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi River
Gulf of Mexico
eddy
Mississippi River (US)
vortices
6 Citations (Scopus)

Requirements for a coastal hazards observing system

Benveniste, J., Cazenave, A., Vignudelli, S., Fenoglio-Marc, L., Shah, R., Almar, R., Andersen, O., Birol, F., Bonnefond, P., Bouffard, J., Calafat, F., Cardellach, E., Cipollini, P., Le Cozannet, G., Dufau, C., Fernandes, M. J., Frappart, F., Garrison, J., Gommenginger, C., Han, G. & 18 others, Høyer, J. L., Kourafalou, V. H., Leuliette, E., Li, Z., Loisel, H., Madsen, K. S., Marcos, M., Melet, A., Meyssignac, B., Pascual, A., Passaro, M., Ribó, S., Scharroo, R., Song, Y. T., Speich, S., Wilkin, J., Woodworth, P. & Wöppelmann, G., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUL, 348.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Sea level
sea level
coastal zone
Hazards
Coastal zones
3 Citations (Scopus)

Synergies in operational oceanography: The intrinsic need for sustained ocean observations

Davidson, F. J., Chassignet, E., Vinayachandran, P. N., Lu, Y., Smith, G. C., Zhu, X., Wang, H., Liu, G., De Mey-Frémaux, P., Kourafalou, V. H., Hernandez, F., Moore, A., Siddorn, J., Martin, M. J., Alvera-Azcárate, A. & Brassington, G., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUL, 450.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Oceanography
oceanography
oceans
ocean
prediction

The Deepwater horizon oil slick: Simulations of river front effects and oil droplet size distribution

Hole, L. R., Dagestad, K. F., Röhrs, J., Wettre, C., Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, Y., Kang, H., Hénaff, M. L. & Garcia-Pineda, O., Oct 1 2019, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 7, 10, 329.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
droplet
Rivers
oil
river
simulation
6 Citations (Scopus)

Towards comprehensive observing and modeling systems for monitoring and predicting regional to coastal sea level

Ponte, R. M., Carson, M., Cirano, M., Domingues, C. M., Jevrejeva, S., Marcos, M., Mitchum, G., van de Wal, R. S. W., Woodworth, P. L., Ablain, M., Ardhuin, F., Ballu, V., Becker, M., Benveniste, J., Birol, F., Bradshaw, E., Cazenave, A., De Mey-Frémaux, P., Durand, F., Ezer, T. & 33 others, Fu, L. L., Fukumori, I., Gordon, K., Gravelle, M., Griffies, S. M., Han, W., Hibbert, A., Hughes, C. W., Idier, D., Kourafalou, V. H., Little, C. M., Matthews, A., Melet, A., Merrifield, M., Meyssignac, B., Minobe, S., Penduff, T., Picot, N., Piecuch, C., Ray, R. D., Rickards, L., Santamaría-Gómez, A., Stammer, D., Staneva, J., Testut, L., Thompson, K., Thompson, P., Vignudelli, S., Williams, J., Simon, S. D., Wöppelmann, G., Zanna, L. & Zhang, X., Jan 1 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, JUL, 437.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
Sea level
sea level
Monitoring
monitoring
modeling
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Dispersal capacity and genetic relatedness in Acropora cervicornis on the Florida Reef Tract

Drury, C., Paris-Limouzy, C. B., Kourafalou, V. H. & Lirman, D., Apr 5 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Coral Reefs. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

relatedness
genetic relationships
connectivity
reefs
reef
9 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of River-Induced Fronts on Hydrocarbon Transport: A Multiplatform Observational Study

Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V., Özgökmen, T., Garcia-Pineda, O., Lund, B., Le Hénaff, M., Hu, C., Haus, B. K., Novelli, G., Guigand, C., Kang, H., Hole, L. & Horstmann, J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi River (US)
observational studies
Hydrocarbons
rivers
hydrocarbons
5 Citations (Scopus)

Physical connectivity between Pulley Ridge and Dry Tortugas coral reefs under the influence of the Loop Current/Florida Current system

Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, Y. S., Kang, H., Smith, R. H. & Valle-Levinson, A., Jul 1 2018, In : Progress in Oceanography. 165, p. 75-99 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

coral reefs
coral reef
connectivity
reef
eddy
5 Citations (Scopus)

Remote sensing assessment of oil spills near a damaged platform in the Gulf of Mexico

Sun, S., Hu, C., Garcia-Pineda, O., Kourafalou, V. H., Le Hénaff, M. & Androulidakis, Y., Nov 1 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 136, p. 141-151 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oil spills
Oil spills
Gulf of Mexico
oil spill
remote sensing
2017
6 Citations (Scopus)

North Atlantic Ocean OSSE system: Evaluation of operational ocean observing system components and supplemental seasonal observations for potentially improving tropical cyclone prediction in coupled systems

Halliwell, G. R., Mehari, M. F., Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, I. S., Kang, H. S. & Atlas, R., May 24 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. p. 1-22 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropical cyclone
ocean
prediction
experiment
hurricane
3 Citations (Scopus)

OSSE quantitative assessment of rapid-response prestorm ocean surveys to improve coupled tropical cyclone prediction

Halliwell, G. R., Mehari, M., Shay, L. K., Kourafalou, V. H., Kang, H., Kim, H. S., Dong, J. & Atlas, R., Jul 1 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 122, 7, p. 5729-5748 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cyclones
systems simulation
hurricanes
upper ocean
tropical cyclone
2 Citations (Scopus)

Science in support of coastal ocean forecasting—part 1

de Mey, P., Stanev, E. & Kourafalou, V. H., Apr 7 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Ocean Dynamics. p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ocean
science
4 Citations (Scopus)

The Dynamics of Cuba Anticyclones (CubANs) and Interaction With the Loop Current/Florida Current System

Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, Y., Le Hénaff, M. & Kang, H. S., Oct 1 2017, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 122, 10, p. 7897-7923 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cuba
anticyclones
anticyclone
Coastal zones
eddy
2016
2 Citations (Scopus)

Applying automated underway ship observations to numerical model evaluation

Smith, S. R., Briggs, K., Lopez, N. & Kourafalou, V. H., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 33, 3, p. 409-428 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Numerical models
Ships
ocean
Sampling
Yachts
1 Citation (Scopus)

A topological approach for quantitative comparisons of ocean model fields to satellite ocean color data

Hiester, H. R., Morey, S. L., Dukhovskoy, D. S., Chassignet, E. P., Kourafalou, V. H. & Hu, C., Dec 1 2016, In : Methods in Oceanography. 17, p. 232-250 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ocean color
oceans
Satellites
Color
color
8 Citations (Scopus)

Hurricane interaction with the upper ocean in the Amazon-Orinoco plume region

Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V. H., Halliwell, G., Le Hénaff, M., Kang, H., Mehari, M. & Atlas, R., Dec 1 2016, In : Ocean Dynamics. 66, 12, p. 1559-1588 30 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

upper ocean
hurricane
plume
ocean
river plume
14 Citations (Scopus)

Mississippi waters reaching South Florida reefs under no flood conditions: synthesis of observing and modeling system findings

Le Hénaff, M. & Kourafalou, V. H., Feb 24 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Ocean Dynamics. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

reef
river water
modeling
connectivity
continental shelf
10 Citations (Scopus)

North Atlantic Ocean OSSE system development: Nature Run evaluation and application to hurricane interaction with the Gulf Stream

Kourafalou, V. H., Androulidakis, Y. S., Halliwell, G. R., Kang, H. S., Mehari, M. M., Le Hénaff, M., Atlas, R. & Lumpkin, R., Nov 1 2016, In : Progress in Oceanography. 148, p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf Stream
hurricanes
Atlantic Ocean
hurricane
oceans
1 Citation (Scopus)

Potential impacts of PCBs on sediment microbiomes in a tropical marine environment

Klaus, J., Kourafalou, V. H., Piggot, A. M., Reniers, A., Kang, H. S., Kumar, N., Zahran, E., Bachas, L. G., Fernandez, A., Gardinali, P., Toborek, M. J., Daunert, S., Deo, S. K. & Solo-Gabriele, H. M., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. 4, 1, 13.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

tropical environment
Polychlorinated biphenyls
marine environment
PCB
Sediments
20 Citations (Scopus)
coral reefs
coral reef
connectivity
reefs
reef
2015
38 Citations (Scopus)

Assessing the impact of observations on ocean forecasts and reanalyses: Part 2, regional applications

Oke, P. R., Larnicol, G., Jones, E. M., Kourafalou, V., Sperrevik, A. K., Carse, F., Tanajura, C. A. S., Mourre, B., Tonani, M., Brassington, G. B., Henaff, M. L., Halliwell, G. R., Atlas, R., Moore, A. M., Edwards, C. A., Martin, M. J., Sellar, A. A., Alvarez, A., Demey, P. & Iskandarani, M., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s63-s79

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Argo
satellite altimetry
ocean
biogeochemistry
monitoring
25 Citations (Scopus)

Coastal ocean forecasting: System integration and evaluation

Kourafalou, V. H., De Mey, P., Le Hénaff, M., Charria, G., Edwards, C. A., He, R., Herzfeld, M., Pascual, A., Stanev, E. V., Tintoré, J., Usui, N., van der Westhuysen, A. J., Wilkin, J. & Zhu, X., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s127-s146

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ocean
global ocean
continental shelf
monitoring
modeling
26 Citations (Scopus)

Coastal ocean forecasting: Science foundation and user benefits

Kourafalou, V. H., Demey, P., Staneva, J., Ayoub, N., Barth, A., Chao, Y., Cirano, M., Fiechter, J., Herzfeld, M., Kurapov, A., Moore, A. M., Oddo, P., Pullen, J., van der Westhuysen, A. & Weisberg, R. H., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s147-s167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ocean
coastal circulation
ecosystem dynamics
ocean wave
downscaling
18 Citations (Scopus)

OSSE impact analysis of airborne ocean surveys for improving upper-ocean dynamical and thermodynamical forecasts in the Gulf of Mexico

Halliwell, G. R., Kourafalou, V. H., Le Hénaff, M., Shay, L. K. & Atlas, R., Jan 1 2015, In : Progress in Oceanography. 130, p. 32-46 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

upper ocean
Gulf of Mexico
oceans
ocean
tropical cyclone
13 Citations (Scopus)

Process studies on the evolution of the Mississippi River plume: Impact of topography, wind and discharge conditions

Androulidakis, Y. S., Kourafalou, V. H. & Schiller, R. V., 2015, In : Continental Shelf Research. 107, p. 33-49 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

river plume
Mississippi River
topography
plume
Gulf of Mexico
7 Citations (Scopus)

Synthesis of new scientific challenges for GODAE oceanview

Schiller, A., Bell, M., Brassington, G., Brasseur, P., Barciela, R., De Mey, P., Dombrowsky, E., Gehlen, M., Hernandez, F., Kourafalou, V. H., Larnicol, G., Le Traon, P. Y., Martin, M., Oke, P., Smith, G. C., Smith, N., Tolman, H. & Wilmer-Becker, K., 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s259-s271

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

global ocean
data assimilation
experiment
recreational activity
national security
2014
16 Citations (Scopus)

Cyclonic activity in the eastern Gulf of Mexico: Characterization from along-track altimetry and in situ drifter trajectories

Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Dussurget, R. & Lumpkin, R., Jan 2014, In : Progress in Oceanography. 120, p. 120-138 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drifter
altimetry
Gulf of Mexico
trajectories
eddy
30 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of the river nutrient load variability on the North Aegean ecosystem functioning over the last decades

Tsiaras, K. P., Petihakis, G., Kourafalou, V. H. & Triantafyllou, G., Feb 2014, In : Journal of Sea Research. 86, p. 97-109 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pollution load
dinoflagellate
rivers
ecosystems
nutrient
6 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Dardanelles outflow induced thermal fronts and winds on drifter trajectories in the Aegean Sea

Gerin, R., Kourafalou, V. H., Poulain, P. M. & Beşiktepe, Ş., 2014, In : Mediterranean Marine Science. 15, 2, p. 239-249 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

drifter
Aegean Sea
Black Sea
trajectories
outflow
3 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of frontal cyclone evolution on the 2009 (Ekman) and 2010 (Franklin) Loop Current eddy detachment events

Androulidakis, Y. S., Kourafalou, V. H. & Le Hénaff, M., Nov 27 2014, In : Ocean Science. 10, 6, p. 947-965 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cyclone
eddy
upwelling
potential vorticity
in situ measurement
22 Citations (Scopus)

Large-scale carbonate platform development of Cay Sal Bank, Bahamas, and implications for associated reef geomorphology

Purkis, S., Kerr, J., Dempsey, A., Calhoun, A., Metsamaa, L., Riegl, B., Kourafalou, V. H., Bruckner, A. & Renaud, P., Oct 1 2014, In : Geomorphology. 222, p. 25-38 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbonate platform
geomorphology
coral reef
reef
Holocene
47 Citations (Scopus)

Rigorous evaluation of a fraternal twin ocean OSSE system for the open Gulf of Mexico

Halliwell, J. R., Srinivasan, A., Kourafalou, V. H., Yang, H., Willey, D., Le Hénaff, M. & Atlas, R., Jan 2014, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 31, 1, p. 105-130 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ocean
simulation
experiment
Experiments
data assimilation
9 Citations (Scopus)

The sailBuoy remotely-controlled unmanned vessel: Measurements of near surface temperature, salinity and oxygen concentration in the northern gulf of mexico

Ghani, M. H., Hole, L. R., Fer, I., Kourafalou, V. H., Wienders, N., Kang, H., Drushka, K. & Peddie, D., Sep 1 2014, In : Methods in Oceanography. 10, p. 104-121 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf of Mexico
surface temperature
remote sensing
vessel
salinity
2013
39 Citations (Scopus)

Influence of Mississippi River induced circulation on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill transport

Kourafalou, V. H. & Androulidakis, Y. S., 2013, In : Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. 118, 8, p. 3823-3842 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mississippi River (US)
Oil spills
oil spill
horizon
Oils
19 Citations (Scopus)

On the processes that influence the transport and fate of Mississippi waters under flooding outflow conditions

Androulidakis, Y. S. & Kourafalou, V. H., Mar 2013, In : Ocean Dynamics. 63, 2-3, p. 143-164 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

outflow
flooding
brackish water
eddy
advection
2012
16 Citations (Scopus)

Connectivity of North Aegean circulation to the Black Sea water budget

Androulidakis, Y. S., Krestenitis, Y. N. & Kourafalou, V. H., Oct 1 2012, In : Continental Shelf Research. 48, p. 8-26 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Black Sea
water balance
connectivity
water budget
seawater
93 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of the Macondo well blowout: Simulating the effects of the circulation and synthetic dispersants on the subsea oil transport

Paris-Limouzy, C. B., Hénaff, M. L., Aman, Z. M., Subramaniam, A., Helgers, J., Wang, D. P., Kourafalou, V. H. & Srinivasan, A., Dec 18 2012, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 46, 24, p. 13293-13302 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

blowout
dispersant
Oils
oil
Wellheads
38 Citations (Scopus)
current meandering
reefs
Reefs
eddy
reef
18 Citations (Scopus)

Inter-annual productivity variability in the North Aegean Sea: Influence of thermohaline circulation during the Eastern Mediterranean Transient

Tsiaras, K. P., Kourafalou, V. H., Raitsos, D. E., Triantafyllou, G., Petihakis, G. & Korres, G., Aug 2012, In : Journal of Marine Systems. 96-97, p. 72-81 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Aegean Sea
thermohaline circulation
productivity
nutrient
nutrients
47 Citations (Scopus)

Observed and modeled larval settlement of a reef fish to the Florida Keys

Sponaugle, S., Paris-Limouzy, C. B., Walter, K. D., Kourafalou, V. H. & D'Alessandro, E., May 7 2012, In : Marine Ecology Progress Series. 453, p. 201-212 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

larval settlement
Pomacentridae
reefs
reef
simulation models
42 Citations (Scopus)

Simulating the dynamics and intensification of cyclonic Loop Current Frontal Eddies in the Gulf of Mexico

Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Morel, Y. & Srinivasan, A., 2012, In : Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. 117, 2, C02034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gulf of Mexico
Eddy currents
eddy
vortices
Merging
68 Citations (Scopus)

Surface evolution of the deepwater horizon oil spill patch: Combined effects of circulation and wind-induced drift

Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Paris-Limouzy, C. B., Helgers, J., Aman, Z. M., Hogan, P. J. & Srinivasan, A., Jul 3 2012, In : Environmental Science and Technology. 46, 13, p. 7267-7273 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oil spills
oil spill
Oils
oil
Weather forecasting
28 Citations (Scopus)

Variability of deep water mass characteristics in the North Aegean Sea: The role of lateral inputs and atmospheric conditions

Androulidakis, Y. S., Kourafalou, V. H., Krestenitis, Y. N. & Zervakis, V., Sep 2012, In : Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 67, p. 55-72 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dense water
Aegean Sea
water mass
deep water
water
2011
15 Citations (Scopus)
North Sea
Topography
Black Sea
plumes
topography
109 Citations (Scopus)

On the modeling of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill

Mariano, A. J., Kourafalou, V. H., Srinivasan, A., Kang, H., Halliwell, G. R., Ryan, E. H. & Roffer, M., Sep 2011, In : Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 52, 1-2, p. 322-340 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Oil spills
oil spill
oil
modeling
particle motion