Publications

Tobias Kukulka Publications

Kukulka, T., Horizontal transport of buoyant material by turbulent jets in the upper ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0276.1, 2020.

van Sebille, E, S Aliani, KL Law, N Maximenko, JM Alsina, A Bagaev, M Bergmann, B Chapron, I Chubarenko, A Cozar, P Delandmeter, M Egger, B Fox-Kemper, SP Garaba, L Goddijn-Murphy, BD Hardesty, MJ Hoffman, A Isobe, CE Jongedijk, MLA Kaandorp, L Khatmullina, AA Koelmans, T Kukulka, C Laufkotter, L Lebreton, D Lobelle, C Maes, V Martinez-Vicente, MA Morales Maqueda, M Poulain-Zarcos, E Rodriguez, PG Ryan, AL Shanks, WJ Shim, GS, M Thiel, TS van den Bremer, D Wichmann, The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris, Environmental Research Letters, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ab6d7d, 2020.

Wang, D., T. Kukulka, B.G. Reichl, T. Hara, and I. Ginis, Wind-Wave Misalignment Effects on Langmuir Turbulence in Tropical Cyclones Conditions, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0093.1, 2019.

Cohen, J.H., A. Internicola, R.A. Mason, T. Kukulka, Observations and simulations of microplastic debris in a tide, wind, and freshwater-driven estuarine environment – the Delaware Bay, Environmental Science & Technology, doi:10.1021/acs.est.9b04814, 2019.

Li, Q., Reichl, B. G., Fox‐Kemper, B., Adcroft, A. J., Belcher, S. E., Danabasoglu, G., et al., Comparing Ocean Surface Boundary Vertical Mixing Schemes Including Langmuir Turbulence. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, doi:10.1029/2019MS001810, 2019.

Kukulka, T., Wave-Driven Upper Ocean Processes. In Cochran, J. Kirk; Bokuniewicz, J. Henry; Yager, L. Patricia (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, 3rd Edition. vol. 1, pp. 105-112, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10831-0, 2019.

Kukulka, T., F. Veron, Lagrangian Investigation of Wave-driven Turbulence in the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-18-0081.1, 2019.

Wang, D., T. Kukulka, B.G. Reichl, T. Hara, I. Ginis, and P.P. Sullivan, Interaction of Langmuir Turbulence and Inertial Currents in the Ocean Surface Boundary Layer under Tropical Cyclones, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-17-0258.1, 2018.

Kukulka, T., Jenkins, R. L., Kirby, J. T., Shi, F. and Scarborough, R. W., Surface Wave Dynamics in Delaware Bay and Its Adjacent Coastal Shelf, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans., doi:10.1002/2017JC013370, 2017.

Kukulka, T., R. R. Harcourt, Influence of Stokes drift decay scale on Langmuir turbulence, J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-16-0244.1, 2017.

Reichl, B. G., I. Ginis, T. Hara, B. Thomas, T. Kukulka, D. Wang, Impact of sea-state dependent Langmuir turbulence on the ocean response to a tropical cyclone, Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 4569–4590, doi: 10.1175/MWR-D-16-0074.1, 2016.

Kukulka, T., K. L. Law, G. Proskurowski, Evidence for the influence of surface heat fluxes on turbulent mixing of microplastic marine debris, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 809–815, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0242.1, 2016.

Reichl, B.G., D. Wang, T. Hara, I. Ginis, T. Kukulka, Langmuir turbulence parameterization in tropical cyclone conditions, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 863–886, 2016.

Kukulka, T., K. L. Law, Upper Ocean Turbulence and its Influence on Microplastic Particle Transport, Journal of Ocean Technology, Vol. 11, No. 2, 140-141, 2016.

Brunner, K., T. Kukulka, G. Proskurowski, K. L. Law, Passive buoyant tracers in the ocean surface boundary layer: 2. Observations and simulations of microplastic marine debris, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JC010840, 2015.

Kukulka, T., K. Brunner, Passive buoyant tracers in the ocean surface boundary layer: 1. Influence of equilibrium wind-waves on vertical distributions, J. Geophys. Res., 120, doi: 10.1002/2014JC010487, 2015.

Rabe, T., Kukulka, T., I. Ginis, T. Hara, B. Reichl, E. D’Asaro, R. Harcourt, P. P. Sullivan, Langmuir turbulence under Hurricane Gustav (2008), J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45(3), 657-677, 2015. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0030.1

Law, K. L., S. E. Morét-Ferguson, D. S. Goodwin, E. R. Zettler, E. DeForce, T. Kukulka, G. Proskurowski, Distribution of surface plastic debris in the eastern Pacific Ocean from an 11-year dataset, Environmental Science & Technology, 48, 4732-4738, 2014.

Kukulka, T., A.J. Plueddemann, P. P. Sullivan, Inhibited upper ocean restratification in nonequilibrium swell conditions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, doi:10.1002/grl.50708, 2013.

Moftakhari, H. R., D. Jay, S. Talke, T. Kukulka, P. Bromirski, A novel approach to flow estimation in tidal rivers, Water Resour. Res., 49, doi:10.1002/wrcr.20363, 2013.

Kukulka, T., A.J. Plueddemann, P. P. Sullivan, Nonlocal transport due to Langmuir circulation in a coastal ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C12007, doi:10.1029/2012JC008340, 2012.

Kukulka, T., G. Proskurowski, S. Morét-Ferguson, D. Meyer, K. L. Law, The effect of wind mixing on the vertical distribution of buoyant plastic debris, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L07601, doi:10.1029/2012GL051116, 2012.

Kukulka, T., A.J. Plueddemann, J.H. Trowbridge, P.P. Sullivan, The influence of crosswind tidal currents on Langmuir circulation in a shallow ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C08005, doi:10.1029/2011JC006971, 2011.

Kukulka, T., A.J. Plueddemann, J.H. Trowbridge, P.P. Sullivan, Rapid mixed layer deepening by the combination of Langmuir and shear instabilities- a case study, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40(11), 2381-2400, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4403.1, 2010.

Kukulka, T., T. Hara, L. Wu, Computations of wind wave coupling, Ann. of Diff. Eqs., 26(3), 322-331, 2010.

Kukulka, T., A.J. Plueddemann, J.H. Trowbridge, P.P. Sullivan, Significance of Langmuir circulations in upper ocean mixing: A comparison between observations and large eddy simulations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10603, doi:10.1029/2009GL03762, 2009.

Gerbi, G.P., J.H. Trowbridge, E.A. Terray, A.J. Plueddemann, T. Kukulka, Observations of turbulence in the ocean surface boundary layer: Energetics and Transport, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39(5), 1077–1096, 2009.

Kukulka, T., T. Hara, The effect of breaking waves on a coupled model of wind and ocean surface waves: I. Mature seas, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38(10), 2145–2163, 2008.

Kukulka, T., T. Hara, The effect of breaking waves on a coupled model of wind and ocean surface waves: II. Growing seas, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38(10), 2164–2184, 2008.

Kukulka, T., T. Hara, S. E. Belcher, A model of the air-sea momentum flux and breaking wave distribution for strongly forced wind-waves, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 37(7), 1811–1828, 2007.

Kukulka, T., T. Hara, Momentum flux budget analysis of wind-driven air-water interfaces, J. Geophys. Res., 110(C12020), 10.1029/2004JC002844, 2005.

Kukulka, T., D. A. Jay, Impacts of Columbia River discharge on water surface elevation and salmonid habitat II. Changes in shallow-water habitat, J. Geophys. Res., 108(C9), 10.1029/2003JC001829, 2003.

Kukulka, T., D. A. Jay, Impacts of Columbia River discharge on water surface elevation and salmonid habitat I. A non-stationary fluvial tide model, J. Geophys. Res., 108(C9), 10.1029/2002JC001382, 2003.

Jay, D. A., T. Kukulka, Revising the paradigm of tidal analysis- the use of non-stationary data, Ocean Dynamics, 53(3), 110–125, 2003.