Vassiliki H Kourafalou

Research Professor

  • 2178 Citations
19962020

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Research Output

1996

The fate of river discharge on the continental shelf 1. Modeling the river plume and the inner shelf coastal current

Kourafalou, V. H., Oey, L. Y., Wang, J. D. & Lee, T. N., Jan 1 1996, In : Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. 101, C2, p. 3415-3434 20 p., 95JC03024.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

229 Scopus citations

The fate of river discharge on the continental shelf 2. Transport of coastal low-salinity waters under realistic wind and tidal forcing

Kourafalou, V. H., Lee, T. N., Oey, L. Y. & Wang, J. D., Jan 1 1996, In : Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. 101, C2, p. 3435-3455 21 p., 95JC03025.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

103 Scopus citations
1999

Process studies on the Po River plume, North Adriatic Sea

Kourafalou, V. H., Dec 15 1999, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 104, C12, p. 29963-29985 23 p., 1999JC900217.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

70 Scopus citations
2001

A case study of bora-driven flow and density changes on the adriatic shelf (January 1987)

Beg Paklar, G., Isakov, V., Koračin, D., Kourafalou, V. & Orlić, M., Dec 18 2001, In : Continental Shelf Research. 21, 16-17, p. 1751-1783 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

89 Scopus citations

Modeling the impact of atmospheric and terrestrial inputs on the Black Sea coastal dynamics

Kourafalou, V. H. & Stanev, E. V., Feb 1 2001, In : Annales Geophysicae. 19, 2, p. 245-256 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
74 Scopus citations
2002

Diagnostic and prognostic model studies of the Adriatic Sea general circulation: Seasonal variability

Zavatarelli, M., Pinardi, N., Kourafalou, V. H. & Maggiore, A., Jan 15 2002, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 107, 1, p. 4-1 - 4-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Scopus citations
2003

High resolution simulations on the North Aegean Sea seasonal circulation

Kourafalou, V. H. & Barbopoulos, K., Jan 1 2003, In : Annales Geophysicae. 21, 1 PART 2, p. 251-265 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

Seasonal characteristics of the hydrology and circulation in the northwest Aegean Sea (eastern Mediterranean): Observations and modeling

Kontoyiannis, H., Kourafalou, V. H. & Papadopoulos, V., Sep 15 2003, In : Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans. 108, 9, p. 18-11 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Scopus citations
2004

Modelling studies on the processes that influence matter transfer on the Gulf of Thermaikos (NW Aegean Sea)

Kourafalou, V. H., Savvidis, Y. G., Krestenitis, Y. N. & Koutitas, C. G., Jan 2004, In : Continental Shelf Research. 24, 2, p. 203-222 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Numerical studies on the dynamics of the northwestern black sea shelf

Kourafalou, V., Tsiaras, K. & Staneva, J., Jan 1 2004, In : Mediterranean Marine Science. 5, 1, p. 133-142 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
5 Scopus citations
2005

Florida Current frontal eddies and the settlement of coral reef fishes

Sponaugle, S., Lee, T., Kourafalou, V. & Pinkard, D., Jul 2005, In : Limnology and Oceanography. 50, 4, p. 1033-1048 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

105 Scopus citations
2007

Aegean surface circulation from a satellite-tracked drifter array

Olson, D. B., Kourafalou, V. H., Johns, W. E., Samuels, G. & Veneziani, M., Jul 1 2007, In : Journal of Physical Oceanography. 37, 7, p. 1898-1917 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

62 Scopus citations

A nested circulation model for the North Aegean Sea

Kourafalou, V. & Tsiaras, K., Jan 1 2007, In : Ocean Science. 3, 1, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
36 Scopus citations

Circulation on the western South Atlantic continental shelf: 2. Spring and autumn realistic simulations

Soares, I. D., Kourafalou, V. & Lee, T. N., Apr 8 2007, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 112, 4, C04003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Circulation on the western South Atlantic continental shelf 1. Numerical process studies on buoyancy

Soares, I. D., Kourafalou, V. & Lee, T. N., Apr 8 2007, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 112, 4, C04002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2008

A three-dimensional coupled model of the Western Black Sea plankton dynamics: Seasonal variability and comparison to Sea WiFS data

Tsiaras, K. P., Kourafalou, V. H., Davidov, A. & Staneva, J., Jul 8 2008, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 113, 7, C07007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations
2009

Evaluation of global ocean data assimilation experiment products on south florida nested simulations with the hybrid coordinate ocean model

Kourafalou, V. H., Peng, G., Kang, H., Hogan, P. J., Smedstad, O. M. & Weisberg, R. H., Feb 1 2009, In : Ocean Dynamics. 59, 1, p. 47-66 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

42 Scopus citations

Modeling the Dardanelles Strait outflow plume using a coupled model system

Blain, C. A., Cambazoglu, M. K. & Kourafalou, V. H., Dec 1 2009, MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009. 5422421. (MTS/IEEE Biloxi - Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges, OCEANS 2009).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

8 Scopus citations

River-induced particle distribution in the northwestern Black Sea (September 2002 and 2004)

Karageorgis, A. P., Kourafalou, V. H., Anagnostou, C., Tsiaras, K. P., Raitsos, D. E., Papadopoulos, V. & Papadopoulos, A., Dec 8 2009, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 114, 12, C12003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations
2010

Many task computing for modeling the fate of oil discharged from the deep water horizon well blowout

Srinivasan, A., Helgers, J., Paris, C. B., LeHenaff, M., Kang, H., Kourafalou, V. H., Iskandarani, M., Thacker, W. C., Zysman, J. P., Tsinoremas, N. F. & Knio, O. M., Dec 1 2010, 2010 3rd Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers, MTAGS10. 5699424. (2010 3rd Workshop on Many-Task Computing on Grids and Supercomputers, MTAGS10).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Scopus citations

Modeling river plume dynamics with the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model

Schiller, R. V. & Kourafalou, V. H., Feb 5 2010, In : Ocean Modelling. 33, 1-2, p. 101-117 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

Modeling the North Aegean circulation with the hybrid coordinate ocean model

Androulidakis, Y., Krestenitis, Y. & Kourafalou, V., Dec 1 2010, Environmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics. p. 487-492 6 p. (Environmental Hydraulics - Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Seasonal and interannual variability of the north-western black sea ecosystem

Staneva, J., Kourafalou, V. & Tsiaras, K., Feb 1 2010, In : Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 21, 1, p. 163-180 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations
2011
17 Scopus citations

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 1 2011, In : Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans. 52, 1-2, p. 322-340 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Scopus citations

The dynamics of the Mississippi River plume: Impact of topography, wind and offshore forcing on the fate of plume waters

Schiller, R. V., Kourafalou, V. H., Hogan, P. & Walker, N. D., Jan 1 2011, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 116, 6, C06029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

99 Scopus citations
2012

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

16 Scopus citations

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

Paris, 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

98 Scopus citations
40 Scopus citations

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 1 2012, In : Journal of Marine Systems. 96-97, p. 72-81 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

47 Scopus citations

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., Jan 1 2012, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 117, 2, C02034.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

44 Scopus citations

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

Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V. H., Paris, 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

71 Scopus citations

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 1 2012, In : Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 67, p. 55-72 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

28 Scopus citations
2013

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

Kourafalou, V. H. & Androulidakis, Y. S., Jan 1 2013, In : Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 118, 8, p. 3823-3842 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

40 Scopus citations

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

Androulidakis, Y. S. & Kourafalou, V. H., Mar 1 2013, In : Ocean Dynamics. 63, 2-3, p. 143-164 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations
2014

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 1 2014, In : Progress in Oceanography. 120, p. 120-138 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

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 1 2014, In : Journal of Sea Research. 86, p. 97-109 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

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

4 Scopus citations

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., Bruckner, A. & Renaud, P., Oct 1 2014, In : Geomorphology. 222, p. 25-38 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

24 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

49 Scopus citations

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. S., Drushka, K. & Peddie, D., Sep 1 2014, In : Methods in Oceanography. 10, p. 104-121 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations
2015

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
40 Scopus citations

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
27 Scopus citations

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

27 Scopus citations

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., 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

21 Scopus citations

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

14 Scopus citations

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., Larnicol, G., Le Traon, P. Y., Martin, M., Oke, P., Smith, G. C., Smith, N., Tolman, H. & Wilmer-Becker, K., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s259-s271

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations