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Details of  Alfredo L Aretxabaleta   


Gender male
Job title Scientific Programmer
Department Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
United States Geological Survey (
345 Middlefield Rd, M.S. 999 Menlo Park CA 94025
Woods Hole
Regions Sea of Azov
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Degree Ph.D. in Marine Sciences
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Physical Oceanography , Physical Oceanography
Research Activities My research mainly focuses in problems related to sediment transport, including the redistribution of sediment containing harmful algal blooms, the dynamics of cohesive sediment in the water column and in the bed, and the effects of storm events in sediment dynamics. Another important focus is the investigation of the processes controlling water level in coastal environments including tidal effects, storm events and sea level rise. My interests also include the study of surface salinity variability, baroclinic processes, frontal dynamics, upwelling events, and the interaction between continental shelf circulation and larger scale currents. Some of the tools used for this work include numerical ocean models and data assimilation.
Skills/Expertise Coastal Ocean Modeling. Coastal and shelf processes. Sediment transport. Satellite salinity.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Alfredo ARETXABALETA)

Font, J., J. Ballabrera-Poy, A. Camps, and 32 more. A new space technology for ocean observation: the SMOS mission. Scientia Marina, 76S1, 249-259, 2012.
Aretxabaleta, A., K. W. Smith, D. J. McGillicuddy Jr., J. Ballabrera-Poy [2011] Model Initialization in a Tidally Energetic Regime: a Dynamically Adjusted Objective Analysis. Ocean Modelling, 36 , 219-227, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.01.001.
Aretxabaleta, A., and K. W. Smith, [2011] Analyzing state dependent model-data comparison in multi-regime systems, Computational Geosciences, doi:10.1007/s10596-011-9229-3.
Aretxabaleta, A. L., D. J. McGillicuddy Jr., K. W. Smith, J. P. Manning and D. R. Lynch [2009] Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 2. Hindcasts for 2005-2007 Reveal Interannual Variability in Retentiveness J. Geophys. Res., 114 (C09005), doi:10.1029/2008JC004948.
Aretxabaleta, A. L., D. J. McGillicuddy Jr., K. W. Smith and D. R. Lynch [2008] Model Simulations of the Bay of Fundy Gyre: 1. Climatological Results J. Geophys. Res., 113 (C10027), doi:10.1029/2007JC004480.
Smith, K. W. and A. L. Aretxabaleta [2007] Expectation-Maximization Analysis of Spatial Time Series Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics , 14 , 73-77.
Aretxabaleta, A. L., B. O. Blanton, F. E. Werner, E. P. Chassignet, H. E. Seim, and J. R. Nelson, [2007] Cold Event in the South Atlantic Bight During Summer of 2003: Model Simulations and Implications J. Geophys. Res., 112 (C05022), doi:10.1029/2006JC003903.
Lough, R. G., E. A. Broughton, L. J. Buckley, L. S. Incze, K. P. Edwards, R. Converse, A. L. Aretxabaleta, and F. E. Werner [2006] Modelling growth of Atlantic cod larvae on the southern flank of Georges Bank in the tidal-front circulation during May 1999 Deep-Sea Res. II , 53 , 2771-2788.
Aretxabaleta, A., J. R. Nelson, J. O. Blanton, H. E. Seim, F. E. Werner, J. M. Bane, and R. Weisberg [2006] Cold Event in the South Atlantic Bight During Summer of 2003: Anomalous Hydrographic and Atmospheric Conditions. J. Geophys. Res.,111 (C06007), doi:10.1029/2005JC003105.
Morales-Zarate, M. V., A. L. Aretxabaleta, F. E. Werner and S. E. Lluch-Cota [2006] Modeling winter circulation and particle retention in the Bahia Magdalena-Almejas lagoon system (Baja California Sur, Mexico) Ciencias Marinas , 32 (4), 631-647.
Aretxabaleta, A., J. Manning, F. E. Werner, K. Smith, B. Blanton, and D. R. Lynch [2005] Data Assimilative Hindcasting on the Southern Flank of Georges Bank during May 1999: Frontal Circulation and Implications Cont. Shelf Res., 25 (7/8), 849-874.
Blanton, B. O., A. Aretxabaleta, F. Werner, and H. Seim, [2003] Monthly climatology of the continental shelf waters of the South Atlantic Bight, J. Geophys. Res., 108 (C8), 3264, doi:10.1029/2002JC001609.
Grifoll, M., A. L. Aretxabaleta, M. Espino, J. C. Warner. Inner-shelf dynamics in the Catalan Sea (NW Mediterranean Sea), J. Geophys. Res., 117, C09027, doi:10.1029/2012JC008182, 2012
Aretxabaleta, A. L., K. W. Smith, Multi-regime non-Gaussian data filling for incomplete ocean datasets. J. Marine Syst., 119-120,, 11-18, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.03.001, 2013.
Ganju, N. K., M. Hayn, S.-N. Chen, R. W. Howarth, P. J. Dickhudt, A. L. Aretxabaleta, R. Marino. Tidal and groundwater fluxes to a shallow, microtidal estuary: Constraining inputs through field observations and hydrodynamic modeling. Estuaries and Coast. doi:10.1007/s12237-012-9515-x, 2012.

Created: 2006-10-26 Last Updated: 2016-06-16