Mishonov and Reagan Published on Gulf Stream Long-Term Variability

Two ESSIC/CISESS scientists, Associate Research Scientist Alexey Mishonov and Senior Faculty Specialist James Reagan, recently co-authored a paper in Scientific Reports titled, “Resilience of the Gulf Stream path on decadal and longer timescales”.

The Gulf Stream is a part of the strongest oceanic pacemaker of the Atlantic Ocean and perhaps the entire Earth’s climate.  Understanding the long-term variability of the Gulf Stream path is critical for resolving how the ocean works as a climate driver.  In this paper, the researchers report a new study where the decadal variability of the Gulf Stream north wall, the major marker of the Gulf Stream pathway, is analyzed using in situ observations collected over the last 53 years.

Mishonov is a researcher with extensive experience in various fields of oceanography, including ocean color, water transmissivity, particulate organic carbon research, and oceanographic data management and analysis.

Reagan is affiliated with NOAA and the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) where his current research focuses on attaining a better understanding of salinity/freshwater variability in the global ocean, which could shed new light on the hydrological cycle.

To read the paper, click here: “Resilience of the Gulf Stream path on decadal and longer timescales”.