Publications


Henderson, C. S., Fiedler, J. W., Merrifield, M. A., Guza, R. T., & Young, A. P. (2022). Phase resolving runup and overtopping field validation of SWASH. Coastal Engineering, 175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2022.104128
Lange, A. M. Z., Fiedler, J. W., Becker, J. M., Merrifield, M. A., & Guza, R. T. (2022). Estimating runup with limited bathymetry. Coastal Engineering, 172, 10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2021.104055
Anderson, D. L., Ruggiero, P., Mendez, F. J., Barnard, P. L., Erikson, L. H., O’Neill, A. C., Merrifield, M., Rueda, A., Cagigal, L., & Marra, J. (2021). Projecting climate dependent coastal flood risk with a hybrid statistical dynamical model. Earths Future, 9(12), 24. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021ef002285
Eddebbar, Y. A., Subramanian, A. C., Whitt, D. B., Long, M. C., Verdy, A., Mazloff, M. R., & Merrifield, M. A. (2021). Seasonal modulation of dissolved oxygen in the equatorial Pacific by tropical instability vortices. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126(11), e2021JC017567. https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JC017567
Merrifield, M. A., Johnson, M., Guza, R. T., Fiedler, J. W., Young, A. P., Henderson, C. S., Lange, A. M. Z., O’Reilly, W. C., Ludka, B. C., Okihiro, M., Gallien, T., Pappas, K., Engeman, L., Behrens, J., & Terrill, E. (2021). An early warning system for wave-driven coastal flooding at Imperial Beach, CA. Natural Hazards, 22. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-021-04790-x
Long, X. Y., Widlansky, M. J., Spillman, C. M., Kumar, A., Balmaseda, M., Thompson, P. R., Chikamoto, Y., Smith, G. A., Huang, B. H., Shin, C. S., Merrifield, M. A., Sweet, W. V., Leuliette, E., Annamalai, H. S., Marra, J. J., & Mitchum, G. (2021). Seasonal forecasting skill of sea-level anomalies in a multi-model prediction framework. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 126(6). https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jc017060
Thompson, P. R., Widlansky, M. J., Hamlington, B. D., Merrifield, M. A., Marra, J. J., Mitchum, G. T., & Sweet, W. (2021). Rapid increases and extreme months in projections of United States high-tide flooding. Nature Climate Change. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-021-01077-8
Young, A. P., Guza, R. T., Matsumoto, H., Merrifield, M. A., O’Reilly, W. C., & Swirad, Z. M. (2021). Three years of weekly observations of coastal cliff erosion by waves and rainfall. Geomorphology, 375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2020.107545
Cagigal, L., Rueda, A., Anderson, D., Ruggiero, P., Merrifield, M. A., Montano, J., Coco, G., & Mendez, F. J. (2020). A multivariate, stochastic, climate-based wave emulator for shoreline change modelling. Ocean Modelling, 154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2020.101695
Hamlington, B. D., Gardner, A. S., Ivins, E., Lenaerts, J. T. M., Reager, J. T., Trossman, D. S., Zaron, E. D., Adhikari, S., Arendt, A., Aschwanden, A., Beckley, B. D., Bekaert, D. P. S., Blewitt, G., Caron, L., Chambers, D. P., Chandanpurkar, H. A., Christianson, K., Csatho, B., Cullather, R. I., … Willis, M. J. (2020). Understanding of contemporary regional sea-level change and the implications for the future. Reviews of Geophysics, 58(3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019rg000672
Fiedler, J. W., Young, A. P., Ludka, B. C., O’Reilly, W. C., Henderson, C., Merrifield, M. A., & Guza, R. T. (2020). Predicting site-specific storm wave run-up. Natural Hazards. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11069-020-04178-3
Clark, S. J., Becker, J. M., Merrifield, M. A., & Behrens, J. (2020). The Influence of A Cross-Reef Channel On the Wave-Driven Setup and Circulation at Ipan, Guam. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 125(7). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015722
Amador, A., Arzeno, I. B., Giddings, S. N., Merrifield, M. A., & Pawlak, G. (2020). Cross-shore structure of tidally-driven alongshore flow over rough bathymetry. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, n/a(n/a), e2020JC016264. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020jc016264
Jacox, M. G., Alexander, M. A., Siedlecki, S., Chen, K., Kwon, Y. O., Brodie, S., Ortiz, I., Tommasi, D., Widlansky, M. J., Barrie, D., Capotondi, A., Cheng, W., Di Lorenzo, E., Edwards, C., Fiechter, J., Fratantoni, P., Hazen, E. L., Hermann, A. J., Kumar, A., … Rykaczewski, R. (2020). Seasonal-to-interannual prediction of North American coastal marine ecosystems: Forecast methods, mechanisms of predictability, and priority developments. Progress in Oceanography, 183. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102307
Long, X. Y., Widlansky, M. J., Schloesser, F., Thompson, P. R., Annamalai, H., Merrifield, M. A., & Yoon, H. (2020). Higher sea levels at Hawaii caused by strong El Nino and weak trade winds. Journal of Climate, 33(8), 3037–3059. https://doi.org/10.1175/jcli-d-19-0221.1
Lundesgaard, O., Winsor, P., Truffer, M., Merrifield, M., Powell, B., Statscewich, H., Eidam, E., & Smith, C. R. (2020). Hydrography and energetics of a cold subpolar fjord: Andvord Bay, western Antarctic Peninsula. Progress in Oceanography, 181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102224
Yao, Y., Zhang, Q. M., Becker, J. M., & Merrifield, M. A. (2020). Boussinesq modeling of wave processes in field fringing reef environments. Applied Ocean Research, 95. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apor.2019.102025
Johnston, T. M. S., MacKinnon, J. A., Colin, P. L., Haley, P. J., Lermusiaux, P. F. J., Lucas, A. J., Merrifield, M. A., Merrifield, S. T., Mirabito, C., Nash, J. D., Ou, C. Y., Siegeiman, M., Terrill, E. J., & Waterhouse, A. F. (2019). Energy and momentum lost to wake eddies and lee waves generated by the north equatorial current and tidal flows at Peleliu, Palau. Oceanography, 32(4), 110–125. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.417
Siegelman, M., Merrifield, M. A., Firing, E., MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Wijesekera, H. W., Schramek, T. A., Zeiden, K. L., & Terrill, E. J. (2019). Observations of near-inertial surface currents at Palau. Oceanography, 32(4), 74–83. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.413
Andres, M., Siegelman, M., Hormann, V., Musgrave, R. C., Merrifield, S. T., Rudnick, D. L., Merrifield, M. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Wijesekera, H. W., MacKinnon, J. A., Centurioni, L., Nash, J. D., & Terrill, E. J. (2019). Eddies, topography, and the abyssal flow by the Kyushu-Palau Ridge near Velasco Reef. Oceanography, 32(4), 46–55. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.410
Schramek, T. A., Cornuelle, B. D., Gopalakrishnan, G., Colin, P. L., Rowley, S. J., Merrifield, M. A., & Terrill, E. J. (2019). Tropical western Pacific thermal structure and its relationship to ocean surface variables: A numerical state estimate and forereef temperature records. Oceanography, 32(4), 156–163. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.421
Gove, J. M., Whitney, J. L., McManus, M. A., Lecky, J., Carvalho, F. C., Lynch, J. M., Li, J. W., Neubauer, P., Smith, K. A., Phipps, J. E., Kobayashi, D. R., Balagso, K. B., Contreras, E. A., Manuel, M. E., Merrifield, M. A., Polovina, J. J., Asner, G. P., Maynard, J. A., & Williams, G. J. (2019). Prey-size plastics are invading larval fish nurseries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(48), 24143–24149. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1907496116
Woodworth, P. L., Melet, A., Marcos, M., Ray, R. D., Woppelmann, G., Sasaki, Y. N., Cirano, M., Hibbert, A., Huthnance, J. M., Monserrat, S., & Merrifield, M. A. (2019). Forcing factors affecting sea level changes at the coast. Surveys in Geophysics, 40(6), 1351–1397. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10712-019-09531-1
Piecuch, C. G., Thompson, P. R., Ponte, R. M., Merrifield, M. A., & Hamlington, B. D. (2019). What caused recent shifts in tropical Pacific decadal sea-level trends? Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015339
Capotondi, A., Jacox, M., Bowler, C., Kavanaugh, M., Lehodey, P., Barrie, D., Brodie, S., Chaffron, S., Cheng, W., Dias, D. F., Eveillard, D., Guidi, L., Iudicone, D., Lovenduski, N. S., Nye, J. A., Ortiz, I., Pirhalla, D., Buil, M. P., Saba, V., … Pesant, S. (2019). Observational needs supporting marine ecosystems modeling and forecasting: From the global ocean to regional and coastal systems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00623
Cazenave, A., Hamlington, B., Horwath, M., Barletta, V. R., Benveniste, J., Chambers, D., Doll, P., Hogg, A. E., Legeais, J. F., Merrifield, M., Meyssignac, B., Mitchum, G., Nerem, S., Pail, R., Palanisamy, H., Paul, F., von Schuckmann, K., & Thompson, P. (2019). Observational requirements for long-term monitoring of the global mean sea level and its components over the altimetry era. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00582
Ludka, B. C., Guza, R. T., O’Reilly, W. C., Merrifield, M. A., Flick, R. E., Bak, A. S., Hesser, T., Bucciarelli, R., Olfe, C., Woodward, B., Boyd, W., Smith, K., Okihiro, M., Grenzeback, R., Parry, L., & Boyd, G. (2019). Sixteen years of bathymetry and waves at San Diego beaches. Scientific Data, 6. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0167-6
Ray, R. D., & Merrifield, M. A. (2019). The semiannual and 4.4-year modulations of extreme high tides. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 124(8), 5907–5922. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc015061
Ponte, R. M., Carson, M., Cirano, M., Domingues, C. M., Jevrejeva, S., Marcos, M., Mitchum, G., van de Wal, R. S. W., Woodworth, P. L., Ablain, M., Ardhuin, F., Ballu, V., Becker, M., Benveniste, J., Birol, F., Bradshaw, E., Cazenave, A., De Mey-Fremaux, P., Durand, F., … Zhang, X. B. (2019). Towards comprehensive observing and modeling systems for monitoring and predicting regional to coastal sea level. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00437
Lundesgaard, O., Powell, B., Merrifield, M., Hahn-Woernle, L., & Winsor, P. (2019). Response of an Antarctic Peninsula fjord to summer katabatic wind events. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 49(6), 1485–1502. https://doi.org/10.1175/jpo-d-18-0119.1
MacKinnon, J. A., Alford, M. H., Voet, G., Zeiden, K., Johnston, T. M. S., Siegelman, M., Merrifield, S., & Merrifield, M. (2019). Eddy wake generation from broadband currents near Palau. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019jc014945
Thompson, P. R., Widlansky, M. J., Merrifield, M. A., Becker, J. M., & Marra, J. J. (2019). A statistical model for frequency of coastal flooding in Honolulu, Hawaii, during the 21st century. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 124(4), 2787–2802. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jc014741
Arzeno, I. B., Collignon, A., Merrifield, M., Giddings, S. N., & Pawlak, G. (2018). An alongshore momentum budget over a fringing tropical fore-reef. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 123(11), 7839–7855. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018jc014238
Schramek, T. A., Colin, P. L., Merrifield, M. A., & Terrill, E. J. (2018). Depth-dependent thermal stress around corals in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(18), 9739–9747. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018gl078782
Cazenave, A., Meyssignac, B., Ablain, M., Balmaseda, M., Bamber, J., Barletta, V., Beckley, B., Benveniste, J., Berthier, E., Blazquez, A., Boyer, T., Caceres, D., Chambers, D., Champollion, N., Chao, B., Chen, J. L., Cheng, L. J., Church, J. A., Chuter, S., … Wcrp Global Sea Level Budget Grp. (2018). Global sea-level budget 1993-present. Earth System Science Data, 10(3), 1551–1590. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1551-2018
Merrifield, M. A., & Thompson, P. R. (2018). Interdecadal sea level variations in the pacific: Distinctions between the tropics and extratropics. Geophysical Research Letters, 45(13), 6604–6610. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018gl077666
Stevenson, S., Powell, B., Cobb, K., Nusbaumer, J., Merrifield, M., & Noone, D. (2018). Twentieth century seawater delta O-18 dynamics and implications for coral-based climate reconstruction. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33(6), 606–625. https://doi.org/10.1029/2017pa003304
Thompson, P. R., Piecuch, C. G., Merrifield, M. A., McCreary, J. P., & Firing, E. (2016). Forcing of recent decadal variability in the Equatorial and North Indian Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 121(9), 6762–6778. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016jc012132
Hamlington, B. D., Cheon, S. H., Thompson, P. R., Merrifield, M. A., Nerem, R. S., Leben, R. R., & Kim, K. Y. (2016). An ongoing shift in Pacific Ocean sea level. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 121(7), 5084–5097. https://doi.org/10.1002/2016jc011815
Becker, J. M., Merrifield, M. A., & Yoon, H. (2016). Infragravity waves on fringing reefs in the tropical Pacific: Dynamic setup. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 121(5), 3010–3028. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015jc011516
Smith, K. A., Rocheleau, G., Merrifield, M. A., Jaramillo, S., & Pawlak, G. (2016). Temperature variability caused by internal tides in the coral reef ecosystem of Hanauma bay, Hawai’i. Continental Shelf Research, 116, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2016.01.004
Yao, Y., Becker, J. M., Ford, M. R., & Merrifield, M. A. (2016). Modeling wave processes over fringing reefs with an excavation pit. Coastal Engineering, 109, 9–19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coastaleng.2015.11.009
Gove, J. M., McManus, M. A., Neuheimer, A. B., Polovina, J. J., Drazen, J. C., Smith, C. R., Merrifield, M. A., Friedlander, A. M., Ehses, J. S., Young, C. W., Dillon, A. K., & Williams, G. J. (2016). Near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins. Nature Communications, 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms10581
Agustin, A. E., Merrifield, M. A., Potemra, J. T., & Morishige, C. (2015). Temporal variability of marine debris deposition at Tern Island in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 101(1), 200–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.076
Stevenson, S., Powell, B. S., Merrifield, M. A., Cobb, K. M., Nusbaumer, J., & Noone, D. (2015). Characterizing seawater oxygen isotopic variability in a regional ocean modeling framework: Implications for coral proxy records. Paleoceanography, 30(11), 1573–1593. https://doi.org/10.1002/2015pa002824
Legler, D. M., Freeland, H. J., Lumpkin, R., Ball, G., McPhaden, M. J., North, S., Crowley, R., Goni, G. J., Send, U., & Merrifield, M. A. (2015). The current status of the real-time in situ Global Ocean Observing System for operational oceanography. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 8, S189–S200. https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876x.2015.1049883
Ford, M., Becker, J. M., Merrifield, M. A., & Song, Y. T. (2014). Marshall Islands Fringing Reef and Atoll Lagoon Observations of the Tohoku Tsunami. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 171(12), 3351–3363. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00024-013-0757-8
Thompson, P. R., & Merrifield, M. A. (2014). A unique asymmetry in the pattern of recent sea level change. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(21), 7675–7683. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014gl061263
Merrifield, M. A., Becker, J. M., Ford, M., & Yao, Y. (2014). Observations and estimates of wave-driven water level extremes at the Marshall Islands. Geophysical Research Letters, 41(20), 7245–7253. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014gl061005
McGregor, S., Timmermann, A., Stuecker, M. F., England, M. H., Merrifield, M., Jin, F. F., & Chikamoto, Y. (2014). Recent Walker circulation strengthening and Pacific cooling amplified by Atlantic warming. Nature Climate Change, 4(10), 888–892. https://doi.org/10.1038/Nclimate2330