Francisco Beron-Vera

Francisco Beron-Vera

Research Associate Professor , Applied Marine Physics

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

Tel: 305.421.4873

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Transport and mixing processes in geophysical fluids; geophysical waves and flow stability; geophysical fluid dynamics and thermodynamics

Beron-Vera, F. J., M. J. Olascoaga and G. J. Goni (2010). Surface ocean mixing inferred from multisatellite altimetry measurements. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/2010JPO4458.1.

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2010). Mixing by high- and low-resolution surface ocean currents. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2009JC006006.

Beron-Vera, F. J., M. J. Olascoaga, M. G. Brown, H. Koc¸ak and I. I. Rypina (2010). Invariant-tori-like Lagrangian coherent structures in geophysical flows. Chaos 20, 017514. (Invited contribution to Chaos Focus Issue on Lagrangian coherent structures in fluid flows.)

Beron-Vera, F. J., M. G. Brown, M. J. Olascoaga, I. I. Rypina, H. Koc¸ak and I. A. Udovydchenkov (2008). Zonal jets as transport barriers in planetary atmospheres. J. Atmos. Sci. 65, 3316–3326.

Beron-Vera, F. J., M. J. Olascoaga and G. J. Goni (2008). Oceanic mesoscale eddies as revealed by Lagrangian coherent structures. Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L12603, doi:10.1029/2008GL033957.

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2003). Constrained Hamiltonian shallow-water dynamics on the sphere, in O. U. Velasco-Fuentes, J. Sheinbaum and J. Ochoa (eds.). Nonlinear Processes in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics: A Tribute to the Scientific Work of Pedro Ripa, Kluwer Academic, pp. 29–51.

Beron-Vera, F. J. and M. G. Brown (2003). Ray stability in weakly range-dependent sound channels. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 114, 123–130.

Beron-Vera, F. J., M. G. Brown, J. Colosi, S. Tomsovic, A. L. Virovlyansky, M. A. Wolfson and G. M. Zaslavsky (2003). Ray dynamics in a long-range acoustic propagation experiment. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 14, 1226–1242.

Beron-Vera, F. J. and P. Ripa (2000). Three-dimensional aspects of the seasonal heat balance in the Gulf of California. J. Geophys. Res. 105, 11441–11457.

Beron-Vera, F. J. and P. Ripa (1997). Free boundary effects on baroclinic instability. J. Fluid Mech. 352, 245–264.

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