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Girihagama, L., D. Nof, 2015: Local cooling despite global warming J. Mar. Res. Submitted
Girihagama, L., D. Nof, 2015: Why is the ocean surface slightly warmer than the atmosphere? J. Mar. Res. Submitted
Girihagama, L., Nof, D. and C. Hancock, 2015: Bubble-induced cave collapse PLoS ONE 10(4): e012.2349. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122349.
Arruda, W., Zharkov, V., Deremble, B., Nof, Doron and E. Chassignet, 2014: A new model of current retroflection applied to the westward protrusion of the Agulhas Current J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, 3118-3138.
Behl, M., D. Nof and S. Van Gorder, 2014: Simple Models for the Heat Flux from the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Cell to the Atmosphere J. Mar. Res., 7, 243-290.
Weijer, W., V. Zharkov, D. Nof, H. A. Dijkstra, W. de Ruijter, A. Terwisscha van Scheltinga and F. Wubs, 2013: Agulhas ring formation as a barotropic instability of the retroflectrion. Geophy. Res. Ltrs., 40, 5435-5438.
Khazmutdinova, K. and D. Nof, 2013: Percolation into Dragon’s Tooth Cave, Florida, USA 16th Congress of Speleology Proceedings, 2, 417-422.
Nof, D., 2012: Forensic Fluid Dynamics and the Indian Spring (1991) cave collapse problem J. Forensic Sci., 57, (4), 932-938.
Ortiz, J. D., D. Nof, L. Polyak, G. St. Onge, A. Lise-Pronovost, S. Naidu, D. Darby, and S. Brachfeld, 2012: The Late Quaternary flow through the Bering Strait has been forced by the Southern Ocean Winds J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 2014-2029.
Nof, D., V. Zharkov, W. Arruda, T. Pichevin, S. Van Gorder, and N. Paldor, 2012: Comments on “On the steadiness of separating meandering currents” J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 1366-1370.
Azevedo, J., D. Nof and M. Mata, 2012: Encounters of eddies trains with a continental boundary J. Phys. Oceanogr. (42), 1548-1565.
Paldor, N., Y. Dvorkin and D. Nof, 2011: Linear instability of uniform shear currents on the ?-plane J. Mar. Res./Stern Memorial Volume 69, 693-704.
Nof, D., V. Zharkov, J. Ortiz, N. Paldor, W. Arruda and E. Chassignet, 2011: The arrested Agulhas retroflection J. Mar. Res./Stern Memorial Volume 69, 659-691.
Nof, D., Y. Jia, E. Chassignet and A. Bozec, 2011: Fast wind-induced migration of Leddies in the South China Sea J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, (9), 1683-1693.
V. Zharkov, D. Nof and W. Weijer, 2010: Retroflection from a double slanted coastline–a model for the Agulhas leakage variability Ocean Sci., 6, 997-1011.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and L. Yu, 2010: Thoughts on a variable meridional overturning cell and a variable heat-flux to the atmosphere Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 2010, 1-22.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2010: The cave resonator and the Parker Turner cave collapse problem Safety Sci., 48, 607-614.
V. Zharkov and D. Nof, 2010: Why does the North Brazil Current regularly shed rings whereas the Brazil Current does not? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, (2), 354-367.
Ortiz, J. D., L. Polyak, J. M. Grebmeier, D. Darby, D. D. Eberl, S. Naidu, and D. Nof , 2009: Provenance of Holocene sediment on the Chukchi-Alaskan margin based on combined diffuse spectral reflectance and quantitative X-Ray Diffraction analysis. Global and Planetary Chg. 68, 73-84.
Nof, D., 2008: Simple versus complex climate modeling EOS, 89, (52), 544, 10.1029/2008EO520006.
Zharkov, V. and D. Nof, , 2008: Agulhas ring injection into the South Atlantic during glacials and interglacials Ocean Sci., 4, 223-237.
Zharkov, V. and D. Nof, 2008: Retroflection from slanted coastlines--circumventing the vorticity paradox Ocean Sci., 4, 293-306.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: Laboratory experiments on the paleo-jamming of the Bering Strait Deep-Sea Res. I, 55, 1105-1117.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: The collapse of the Bering Strait ice-dam and the abrupt temperature rise in the beginning of the Holocene J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, (9), 1979-1991.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2008: Explosive meridional migration of cyclones and anticyclones Tellus 60A, 372-383.
Sandal, C. and D. Nof, 2008: A new analytical model for Heinrich events and climate instability J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38, 451-466.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and A.M. De Boer, 2007: Does the Atlantic meridional overturning cell really have more than one stable steady state ? Deep-Sea Res. I, 54 (11), 2005-2021.
Nof, D., McKeague, I. and N. Paldor, 2007: Was there ice along the shore of the Sea of Galilee during the last 12,000? Reply to a comment by Prange et al. (2007) and a comment by Friedman (2007). J. of Paleolimnology, 38, 595-596.
Nof, D., 2006: Walking on water and the Geoscientists Fear of Social Controversy EOS, 87, (39), 404 and 409.
Nof, D., I. McKeague, N. Paldor, 2006: Is There a Paleolimnological Explanation for walking on water in the Sea of Galilee? J. of Paleolimnology, 35, 417 - 439.
Huber, M. and D. Nof, 2006: The ocean circulation in the southern hemisphere and its climatic impacts in the Eocene Paleogeography, paleoclimatology, and paleoecology, 231, 9-28.
Nof, D., 2005: The momentum imbalance paradox revisited J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, (10), 1928-1939.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2005: The island wind-buoyancy connection Tellus, 57A, 783-797.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2005: Erratum to: The Bering Strait 's Grip on the Northern Deep-Sea Res., 52, (4), 669-670.
De Boer, A. M. and D. Nof, 2004: The Bering Strait's grip on the northern hemisphere climate Deep-Sea Res., 51, 1347-1366.
Nof, D., S. Van Gorder and T. Pichevin, 2004: A different outflow length scale? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34 (4), 793-804.
Arruda, W., D. Nof and J. J. O'Brien, 2004: Does the Ulleung eddy owe its existence to beta and nonlinearities? Deep-Sea Res. I, 51, (12), 2073-2090.
Nof, D. and A. M. De Boer, 2004: From the Southern Ocean to the North Atlantic in the Ekman layer? Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 85, (1), 79-88.
De Boer, A. and D. Nof, 2004: The exhaust valve of the North Atlantic J. Climate, 17, (3), 417-422.
Arruda, W. and D. Nof, 2003: The Mindanao and Halmahera eddies - twin eddies induced by nonlinearities J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, (12), 2815-2830.
Paldor, N., A. Sigalov and D. Nof, 2003: The mechanics of eddy transport from one hemisphere to the other Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 129, (591), 2011-2026.
Nof, D., 2003: The Southern Ocean's grip on the northward meridional flow Prog. Oceanogr., 56, (2), 223-247.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2003: Did an open Panama Isthmus correspond to an invasion of Pacific water into the Atlantic? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, (7), 1324-1336.
Nof, D., N. Paldor and S. Van Gorder, 2002: The Reddy maker Deep-Sea Res. I, 49, (9), 1531-1549.
Nof, D., T. Pichevin and J. Sprintall, 2002: Teddies and the origin of the Leeuwin Current J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, (9), 2571-25.
Nof, D., 2002: Is there a meridional overturning cell in the Pacific and Indian Oceans? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 1947-1959.
Simmons, H. and D. Nof, 2002: The squeezing of eddies through gaps J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32, 314-335.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 2001: The ballooning of outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 3045-3058.
Nof, D., 2001: China's development could lead to Bottom Water formation in the Japan/East Sea Bull. Am. Met. Soc., 82, 609-618.
Simmons, H. and D. Nof, 2000: Islands as eddy splitters J. Mar. Res., 58, 919-956.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 2000: Upwelling into the thermocline in the Pacific Ocean Deep-Sea Res., 47, 2317-2340.
Nof, D., 2000: Does the wind control the import and export of the South Atlantic? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 2650-2667.
Nof, D., 2000: Why much of the circulation in the Atlantic enters the Caribbean Sea and very little of the Pacific circulation enters the Sea of Japan Prog. in Oceanogr., 45, 39-67.
Nof, D., 1999: Strange encounters of eddies with walls J. Mar. Res., 57, 1-24.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1999: A different perspective on the export of water from the South Atlantic J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 2285-2302.
Pichevin, T., D. Nof and J. Lutjeharms, 1999: Why are there Agulhas rings? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 693-707.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 1999: The establishment of the Tsugaru and the Alboran gyres J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 39-54.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1998: Intense nonlinear migrations of the Pacific warm pool Deep-Sea Res., 46, 1705-1731.
Nof, D. and S. Borisov, 1998: Inter-hemispheric oceanic exchange Q. J. Royal Met. Soc., 124, (552), 2829-2866.
Nof, D., 1998: The 'separation formula' and its application to the Pacific Ocean Deep-Sea Res., 45, 2011-2033.
  Borisov, S. and D. Nof, 1998: Deep, cross-equatorial eddies Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 87, 273-310.
Lebedev, I. and D. Nof, 1997: Collision of boundary currents: Beyond a steady state Deep-Sea Res., 44, 771-791.
Pichevin, T. and D. Nof, 1997: The momentum imbalance paradox Tellus, 49, 298-319.
Nof, D., 1996: Why are rings regularly shed in the western equatorial Atlantic but not in the western Pacific? Prog. Oceanogr., 38, 417-451.
Nof, D., 1996: Rotational turbidity flows and the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake Deep-Sea Res., 43, 1143-1163.
Pichevin, T. and D. Nof, 1996: The eddy cannon Deep-Sea Res., 43, 1475-1507.
Lebedev, I. and D. Nof,, 1996: The drifting confluence zone J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2429-2448.
Nof, D. and T. Pichevin, 1996: The retroflection paradox J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26, 2344-2358.
Nof, D., 1996: What controls the origin of the Indonesian through flow? J. Geophys. Res., 101, 12,301-12,314.
Nof, D., 1995: Choked flows from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 1369-1383.
Nof, D., 1995: Choked flows and wind-driven interbasin exchange J. Mar. Res., 53, 23-48.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 1994: Statistics of Wind over the Red Sea with Application to the Exodus Question J. Applied Meteorol., 33, 1017-1025.
Nof, D. and W. Dewar, 1994: Alignment of lenses: Laboratory and numerical experiments Deep-Sea Res., 41, 1207-1229.
Shi, C. and D. Nof, 1994: The destruction of lenses and generation of wodons J. Phys. Oceanogr., 24, 1120-1136.
Shi, C. and D. Nof, 1993: The splitting of eddies along boundaries J. Mar. Res., 51, 771-795.
Nof, D., 1993: Generation of ringlets Tellus, 45, 299-310.
Nof, D., 1993: The Beta-induced drift of separated boundary currents Deep-Sea Res., 40, 2243-2257.
Agra, C. and D. Nof, 1993: Collision and separation of boundary currents Deep-Sea Res., 40, 2259-2282.
Nof, D. and W. Dewar, 1993: The drift of mid-ocean jets J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 2313-2325.
Nof, D., 1993: The penetration of Kuroshio water into the Sea of Japan J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 797-807.
Nof, D. and D. Olson, 1993: How do western abyssal currents cross the equator? Deep-Sea Res., 40, 235-255.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 1992: Are there oceanographic explanations for the Israelites' crossing of the Red Sea? Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc., 73, 305-314.
  Nof, D., N. Paldor, and S. VanGorder, 1991: Abyssal gyres Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 58, 173-196.
Nof, D., 1991: Lenses generated by intermittent currents Deep-Sea Res., 38, 325-345.
Spitz, Y. and D. Nof, 1991: Separation of boundary currents due to bottom topography Deep-Sea Res., 38, 1-20.
Nof, D., 1991: Fission of single and multiple eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 21, 40-52.
Nof, D., 1991: Orbiting eddies Tellus, 43, 64-67.
Paldor, N. and D. Nof, 1990: Linear instability of an anticyclonic vortex in a finite depth ocean J. Geophys. Res., 95, 18,075-18,080.
Nof, D., 1990: The breakup of dense filaments J. Phys. Oceanogr., 20, 880-889.
Nof, D., 1990: The role of angular momentum in the splitting of isolated eddies Tellus, 42, 469-481.
Nof, D., 1990: Modons and monopoles on a gamma-plane Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 52, 71-87.
Nof, D., 1990: Why are some boundary currents blocked by the equator? Deep-Sea Res., 37, 853-874.
Nof, D. and C. Shi, 1989: Interactions of cold- and warm-core rings with environmental shear J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 890-900.
Nof, D. and J. Middleton, 1989: Geostrophic pumping, inflows and upwelling in barrier reefs J. Phys. Oceanogr., 19, 874-889.
  Nof, D., 1988: The propagation of 'streamers' along the periphery of warm-core rings Deep-Sea Res., 35, 1483-1498.
  Nof, D., 1988: Eddy- wall interactions J. Mar. Res., 46, 527-555.
Chapman, R. and D. Nof, 1988: The sinking of warm-core rings J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 565-583.
Nof, D. and S. Van Gorder, 1988: The propagation of gravity currents along continental shelves J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 481-491.
Nof, D., 1988: Draining vortices Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dyn., 42, 187-208.
Nof, D., 1988: Outflows dynamics Geophys. Astrophys., 40, 165-193.
Nof, D., 1988: The fusion of isolated nonlinear eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 18, 887-905.
Nof, D. and L. Simon, 1987: Laboratory experiments on the merging of anticyclonic eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 343-357.
Nof, D., 1987: Vorticity control J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 1758-1771.
  Nof, D., 1987: Penetrating outflows and the dam-breaking problem J. Mar. Res., 45, 557-577.
Nof, D., 1987: The bifurcation of outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 17, 37-52.
Nof, D., 1986: Comments on 'The response of intense ocean current systems entering regions of strong cooling J. Phys. Oceanogr., 16, 996-999.
Nof, D., 1986: Geostrophic shock waves J. Phys. Oceanogr., 16, 886-901.
  Nof, D., 1986: The collision between the Gulf Stream and warm-core rings. Deep-Sea Res., 33, 359-378.
Nof, D. and S. Im, 1985: Suction through broad oceanic gaps J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15, 1721-1732.
Nof, D., 1985: Joint vortices, eastward propagating eddies and migratory Taylor columns J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15, 1114-1137.
Cushman-Roisin, B., W. H. Heil and D. Nof, 1985: Oscillations and rotations of elliptical warm-core rings J. Geophys. Res., 90, 11,756-11,764.
Nof, D., 1984: On the ellipticity of isolated anticyclonic eddies Tellus, 37, 77-86.
Nof, D., 1984: Shock waves in currents and outflows J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14, 1683-1702.
Nof, D., 1984: Oscillatory drift of deep cold eddies Deep-Sea Res., 31, 1395-1414.
Nof, D., 1984: On the interaction between thin isolated eddies and long-shore currents J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14, 125-137.
Nof, D. and D. Olson, 1983: On the flow through broad gaps with application to the Windward Passage J. Phys. Oceanogr., 13, 1940-1956.
Nof, D., 1983: On the migration of isolated eddies with application to Gulf Stream rings J. Mar. Res., 41, 399-425.
Nof, D., 1983: The translation of isolated cold eddies on a sloping bottom Deep-Sea Res., 30, 171-182.
Nof, D., 1983: On the response of ocean currents to atmospheric cooling Tellus, 35, 60-72.
Nof, D., 1982: On the movements of deep mesoscale eddies in the North Atlantic J. Mar. Res., 40, 57-74.
Nof, D., 1981: On the beta-induced movement of isolated baroclinic eddies J. Phys. Oceanogr., 11, 1662-1672.
Nof, D., 1981: On the dynamics of equatorial outflows with application to the Amazon's basin J. Mar. Res., 39, 1-29.
Nof, D., 1980: The influence of varying bathymetry on inertial boundary currents Tellus, 32, 284-295.
Nof, D., 1979: Generation of fronts by mixing and mutual intrusion J. Phys. Oceanogr., 9, 298-310.
Nof, D., 1979: On man-induced variations in the circulation of the Mediterranean Sea Tellus, 31, 558-564.
Nof, D., 1978: On geostrophic adjustment in sea straits and wide estuaries: Theory and laboratory experiments. Part II: Two-layer system J. Phys. Oceanogr., 8, 861-872.
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Publications in other refereed literature

Nof, D., 1990: The breakup of outflows and the formation of 'Meddies'. The Physical Oceanography of Sea Straits, L. J. Pratt, ed., Kluwer Academic Publishers, 559-566.
Nof, D., 1988: Nonlinear intrusions. Mesoscale/Synoptic Coherent Structures in Geophysical Turbulence, Nihoul & Jamart, eds., Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam, 113-134.

Other Publications

Doron Nof, 2011: The buoyancy of a flooded dry-suit, Archimedes law and dolphins’ bubbles Underwater Speleology 38, (4), 20-23.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2011: COMMENT and RESPONSE TO COMMENT on Sensationalism and the short memory of science journalism The Eggs: Newsletter of the E.G.U. 35, June, 13.
Nof, D. and N. Paldor, 2011: Sensationalism and the short memory of science journalism The Eggs: The Newsletter of E.G.U. 34, March, 11.
Nof, D., 2010: Why did the Indian Spring cave collapse while divers were in the cave? Underwater Speleology 37, (2), 28-31.


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