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Parker MacCready: Publications

Journal Articles: arranged by topic (most recent on top)

Harmful Algal Blooms & Hypoxia (PNWTOX)

  • MacCready, P., and S. N. Giddings (2016) The Mechanical Energy Budget of a Regional Ocean Model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 2719–2733, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0086.1.
  • McCabe, R. M., B. M. Hickey, E. P. Dever, and P. MacCready (2015) Seasonal Cross-Shelf Flow Structure, Upwelling Relaxation, and the Alongshelf Pressure Gradient in the Northern California Current System. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 209-227, DOI: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0025.1.
  • Siedlecki, S. A., N. S. Banas, K. A. Davis, S. Giddings, B. M. Hickey, P. MacCready, T. Connolly, and S. Geier (2015), Seasonal and interannual oxygen variability on the Washington and Oregon continental shelves, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010254.
  • Davis, K. A., N. S. Banas, S. N. Giddings, S. A. Siedlecki, P. MacCready, E. J. Lessard, R. M. Kudela, and B. M. Hickey (2014), Estuary-enhanced upwelling of marine nutrients fuels coastal productivity in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 8778–8799, doi:10.1002/ 2014JC010248.
  • S. N. Giddings, P. MacCready, B. M. Hickey, N. S. Banas, K. A. Davis, S. A. Siedlecki, V. L. Trainer, R. M. Kudela, N. A. Pelland, and T. P. Connolly (2014), Hindcasts of potential harmful algal bloom transport pathways on the Pacific Northwest coast. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009622.

Estuarine Dynamics & Ecosystems

  • Conway-Cranos L., P. Kiffney, N. Banas, M. Plummer , S. Naman, P. MacCready, J. Bucci, and M. Ruckelshaus (2015) Stable isotopes and oceanographic modeling reveal spatial and trophic connectivity among terrestrial, estuarine, and marine environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 533, 15-28.
  • Banas, N. S., L. Conway-Cranos, D. A. Sutherland, P. MacCready, P. Kiffney, and M. Plummer (2015) Patterns of River Influence and Connectivity Among Subbasins of Puget Sound, with Application to Bacterial and Nutrient Loading. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(3), 735-753, DOI 10.1007/s12237-014-9853-y.
  • Geyer, W. R., and P. MacCready (2014) The Estuarine Circulation. Annu. Rev. Fluid Mech. 2014. 46:175–97, 10.1146/annurev-fluid-010313-141302. [URL]
  • Sutherland, D.A., P. MacCready, N.S. Banas, and L.F. Smedstad (2011) A Model Study of the Salish Sea Estuarine Circulation.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1125-1143. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P. (2011) Calculating Estuarine Exchange Flow using Isohaline Coordinates.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1116-1124. [PDF]
  • Martin, W. D., and P. MacCready (2011), Influence of large-scale tidal asymmetry on subtidal dynamics in the western Strait of Juan de Fuca, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C02009, doi:10.1029/2010JC006363. [LINK, use 92490649 as both ID and password].
  • MacCready, P., and N.S. Banas (2011) Residual Circulation, Mixing, and Dispersion. In: Wolanski E and McLusky DS (eds.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, Vol 2, pp. 7589. Waltham: Academic Press. [please email me to ask for a pdf]
  • MacCready, P. and W.R. Geyer (2010) Advances in Estuarine Physics. Annual Review of Marine Science, 2, 35-58, 10.1146/annurev-marine-120308-081015 [URL]
  • MacCready, P. (2007) Estuarine Adjustment. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37, 2133-2145. [PDF] [MATLAB Code of the model]
  • Babson, A. L., M. Kawase, P. MacCready (2006): Seasonal and interannual variability in the circulation of Puget Sound, Washington: A box model study.  Atmosphere-Oceans, 44, 29-45. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P. (2004): Toward a Unified Theory of Tidally-Averaged Estuarine Salinity Structure.  Estuaries, 27, 561-570. [PDF]
  • Banas, N.S., B.M. Hickey, P. MacCready, and J. A. Newton (2004) Dynamics of Willapa Bay, Washington, a highly unsteady partially mixed estuary. J.Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 2413-2427.
  • MacCready, P., R. D. Hetland, and W. R. Geyer (2002) Long-Term Isohaline Salt Balance in an Estuary.  Continental Shelf Res., 22, 1591-1601. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P. and W. R. Geyer (2001) Estuarine Salt Flux Through an Isohaline Surface. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 11629-11637.
  • MacCready, P. 1999: Estuarine Adjustment to Changes in River Flow and Tidal Mixing, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 708-726. [PDF]

RISE: River Influences on Shelf Ecosystems

  • Hickey, B. M., R. M. Kudela, J. D. Nash, K. W. Bruland, W. T. Peterson, P. MacCready, E. J. Lessard, D. A. Jay, N. S. Banas, A. M. Baptista, E. P. Dever, P. M. Kosro, L. K. Kilcher, A. R. Horner-Devine, E. D. Zaron, R. M. McCabe, J. O. Peterson, P. M. Orton, J. Pan, and M. C. Lohan (2010) River Influences on Shelf Ecosystems: introduction and synthesis.  J. Geophys. Res., 115, C00B17, doi:10.1029/2009JC005452.
  • MacCready, P., N.S. Banas, B.M. Hickey, E.P. Dever, and Y. Liu (2009): A model study of tide- and wind-induced mixing in the Columbia River Estuary and plume. Continental Shelf Res., doi:10.1016/j.csr.2008.03.015. [PDF]
  • Banas, N. S., P. MacCready, and B. M. Hickey (2009) The Columbia River plume as cross-shelf exporter and along-coast barrier. Continental Shelf Res., doi:10.1016/j.csr.2008.03.011. [PDF]
  • McCabe, R., B. M. Hickey, and P. MacCready (2008), Observational estimates of entrainment and vertical salt flux in the interior of a spreading river plume (2008) J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1029/2007JC004361, in press. [PDF].
  • McCabe, R. M., P. MacCready, and B. M. Hickey (2009), Ebb-tide dynamics and spreading of a large river plume, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 2839-2856, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4061.1. [PDF].
  • Liu, Y., P. MacCready, B. M. Hickey, E. P. Dever, P. M. Kosro, and N. S. Banas (2009), Evaluation of a coastal ocean circulation model for the Columbia River plume in summer 2004, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B04, doi:10.1029/2008JC004929. [PDF].
  • Banas, N. S., E. J. Lessard, R. M. Kudela, P. MacCready, T. D. Peterson, B. M. Hickey, and E. Frame (2009), Planktonic growth and grazing in the Columbia River plume region: A biophysical model study, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B06, doi:10.1029/2008JC004993. [PDF]
  • Samelson, R. M., J. A. Allen, and P. MacCready (2008) Progress in coastal ocean modeling during CoOP. Oceanography, 21, 136-147. [PDF]
  • Liu, Y., P. MacCready, and B. M. Hickey (2009), Columbia River plume patterns in summer 2004 as revealed by a hindcast coastal ocean circulation model, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L02601, doi:10.1029/2008GL036447. [PDF]

Flow Over Rough Topography

  • Warner, S. J., and P. MacCready (2014), The dynamics of pressure and form drag on a sloping headland: Internal waves versus eddies, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, doi:10.1002/2013JC009757.
  • Alford, M. H., and P. MacCready (2014), Flow and mixing in Juan de Fuca Canyon, Washington. Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL058967. [please email me to ask for a pdf]
  • Warner, S. J., P. MacCready, J. N. Moum, and J. D. Nash (2013) Measurement of tidal form drag using sea floor pressure sensors. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1150-1172. [PDF]
  • Alford, M.H., J.B. Mickett, S. Zhang, P. MacCready, Z. Zhao, and J. Newton. 2012. Internal waves on the Washington continental shelf. Oceanography 25(2):66–79, [URL]
  • Martin, W. D., and P. MacCready (2011), Influence of large-scale tidal asymmetry on subtidal dynamics in the western Strait of Juan de Fuca, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C02009, doi:10.1029/2010JC006363. [LINK, use 92490649 as both ID and password].
  • Warner, S. J., and P. MacCready (2009) Dissecting the pressure field in tidal flow past a headland: When is form drag real? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 2971-2984. [PDF]
  • Canals, M., G. Pawlak, and P. MacCready (2009) Tilted Baroclinic Tidal Vorticies. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 333–350. [PDF]
  • McCabe, R., P. MacCready, and G. Pawlak (2006) Form Drag due to Flow Separation at a Headland. J. Phys. Oceangr., 36, 2136-2152. [PDF]
  • Martin, W., P. MacCready, and R. Dewey (2005) Boundary Layer Forcing of a Semidiurnal Cross-Channel Seiche. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 35, 1518-1537. [PDF] [Corrected Figure 8 PDF]
  • Edwards, K. A., P. MacCready, J. N. Moum, G. Pawlak, J. Klymak, and A. Perlin (2004) Form Drag and Mixing due to Tidal Flow past a Sharp Point.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34, 1297-1312. [PDF]
  • Pawlak, G., P. MacCready, K. A. Edwards, R. McCabe (2003) Observations on the evolution of tidal vorticity at a stratified deep water headland.  Geophys. Res. Lett., 30(24), 2234, 10.1029/2003GL018092. [PDF]
  • Pawlak, G. and P. MacCready (2002) Oscillatory flow across an irregular boundary.  J. Geophys. Res., 107, 4-1 to 4-17.
  • MacCready, P. and G. Pawlak (2001) Stratified Flow along a Rough Slope: Separation Drag and Wave Drag.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 2824-2839. [PDF] [**]

Southern Ocean

  • MacCready, P., and P. B. Rhines (2001) Meridional Transport Across a Zonal Channel: Topographic Localization.  J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 1427-1439. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P. and P. Quay (2001) Biological Export Flux in the Southern Ocean Estimated from a Climatological Nitrate Budget.  Deep-Sea Res., 49, 4299-4322.

Overflows & Boundary Currents

  • Hickey, B. M., P. MacCready, E. Elliott, and N. B. Kachel, 2000: Dense saline plumes in Exuma Sound, Bahamas.  J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11471-11488.
  • MacCready, P., W. E. Johns, C. G. Rooth, D. M. Fratantoni, & R. A. Watlington 1999: Overflow into the Deep Caribbean: Effects of Plume Variability. J. Geophys. Res., 104 (C11), 25913-25935. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P. 1994: Frictional Decay of Abyssal Boundary Currents, J. Mar. Res., 52, 197-217.

Arrested Ekman Layers

  • Garrett, C., P. MacCready, and P. B. Rhines 1993: Boundary Mixing and Arrested Ekman Layers: Rotating, Stratified Flow Near a Sloping Boundary, Ann. Rev. Fluid Mech., 25, 291-323. [PDF]
  • MacCready, P., and P. B. Rhines 1993: Slippery Bottom Boundary Layers on a Slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 5-22.
  • MacCready, P., and P. B. Rhines 1991: Buoyant inhibition of Ekman transport on a slope and its effect on stratified spin-up, J. Fluid Mech., 223, 631-661. [*]

Selected Other Publications


[*] The first term on the RHS of equation (2.27) should be multiplied by the sign of Mo.

[**] In (2.24) the equations for v, w, and rho' should have G^2 in place of G'^2.

[***] Figure 8 shows an incorrect definition of the phase, G, and should be replaced with this figure. The actual phase calculations were correct elsewhere in the paper.