Vassiliki H Kourafalou

Research Professor

  • 2178 Citations
19962020

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Article

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

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

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

2 Scopus citations

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

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

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

1 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

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

1 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

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

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

1 Scopus citations

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

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

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

3 Scopus citations

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
17 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

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
40 Scopus citations

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

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

9 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

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

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

10 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

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

Measuring oil residence time with GPS-drifters, satellites, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

Garcia-Pineda, O., Androulidakis, Y., Le Hénaff, M., Kourafalou, V., Hole, L. R., Kang, H. S., Staples, G., Ramirez, E. & DiPinto, L., Jan 2020, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 150, 110644.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

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

Le Hénaff, M. & Kourafalou, V. H., Mar 1 2016, In : Ocean Dynamics. 66, 3, p. 435-459 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 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 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

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

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

9 Scopus citations

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

11 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

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

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

4 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

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

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

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

4 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 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

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

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

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations