Vassiliki H Kourafalou

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  • 2237 Citations
19962020

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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

1 Scopus citations

Gulf Stream evolution through the Straits of Florida: the role of eddies and upwelling near Cuba

Androulidakis, Y., Kourafalou, V., Le Hénaff, M., Kang, H., Ntaganou, N. & Hu, C., Aug 1 2020, In : Ocean Dynamics. 70, 8, p. 1005-1032 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

Osse assessment of underwater glider arrays to improve ocean model initialization for tropical cyclone prediction

Halliwell, G. R., Goni, G. J., Mehari, M. F., Kourafalou, V. H., Baringer, M. & Atlas, R., Mar 1 2020, In : Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. 37, 3, p. 467-487 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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

1 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

6 Scopus citations

Submesoscale and Mesoscale Eddies in the Florida Straits: Observations from Satellite Ocean Color Measurements

Zhang, Y., Hu, C., Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H. & Kourafalou, V. H., Nov 28 2019, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 46, 22, p. 13262-13270 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

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.

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Open Access
2018

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

4 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

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

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
2017

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

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

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.

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3 Scopus citations

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

6 Scopus citations
2016

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

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

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

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

16 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

12 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
23 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
41 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., 2015, In : Journal of Operational Oceanography. 8, p. s147-s167

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 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
30 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

22 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

15 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
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.

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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.

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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

25 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

51 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
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

21 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.

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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

102 Scopus citations
44 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.

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48 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.

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45 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

73 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
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

112 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

100 Scopus citations
2010

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