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79. Giddy, I., S. Nicholson, S. J. Thomalla, B. Y. Queste., S. Swart. Sea-ice impacts inter-annual variability of phytoplankton bloom characteristics and carbon export in the Weddell Sea. Geophysical Research Letters. Accepted.

78. Giddy, I., I. Fer, S. Swart, and S. Nicholson. Vertical convergence of turbulent and double-diffusive heat flux drives warming and erosion of Antarctic Winter Water in summer. J. Phys. Oceanogr.,, 2023.

77. Swart S., M. D. du Plessis, S-A Nicholson, P. M. S. Monteiro, L A. Dove, S Thomalla, A. F. Thompson, L. Biddle, J. M. Edholm, I. Giddy, K. J. Heywood, C. Lee, A. Mahadevan, G. Shilling, R. Buss de Souza. The Southern Ocean mixed layer and its boundary fluxes: fine-scale observational progress and future research priorities. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 2023

76. Thomalla, S. J. … S. Swart, I. Giddy, M.D. du Plessis, et al. Southern Ocean phytoplankton dynamics and carbon export: insights from a seasonal cycle approach. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 2023.

75. Sallee, J-B. … M.D. du Plessis, S. Swart et al. Heat and carbon uptake in the Southern Ocean: the state of the art and future priorities. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A. 2023


74. Edholm, J., S. Swart, M. D. du Plessis, S-A. Nicholson. Atmospheric rivers contribute to summer surface buoyancy forcing in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 10.1029/2022GL100149. 2022

73. Cronin, M. F., S. Swart, C. Marandino, et al. Developing an Observing Air–Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) for the global ocean. ICES J. Marine Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsac149. 2022. 

72. Mohrmann, M., S. Swart, C. Heuzé. Observed mixing at the flanks of Maud Rise in the Weddell Sea. Geophysical Research Letters. 49, e2022GL098036https://doi. org/10.1029/2022GL098036. 2022

71. du Plessis, M.D., S. Swart, L.C. Biddle, I.S. Giddy, P.M.S Monteiro, C.J.C Reason, A.F. Thompson, S-A. NicholsonThe daily-resolved Southern Ocean mixed layer: regional contrasts assessed using glider observations. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 2022

70. Font, E., B. Y. Queste, S. Swart. Seasonal to intraseasonal variability of the upper ocean mixed layer in the Gulf of Oman. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans. 127, e2021JC018045. https://doi. org/10.1029/2021JC018045. 2022

69. Nicholson, SA., D.B. Whitt, I. Fer, M. D. du Plessis, A. D. Lebéhot, S. Swart, A. J. Sutton. P. M. S. Monteiro. Storms drive outgassing of CO2 in the subpolar Southern Ocean. Nature Comms. 13, 158. 2022.


68. Gille, S. T., K. L. Sheen, S. Swart, A. F. Thompson. Mixing in the Southern Ocean. Chapter within Book: Ocean Mixing – Editors: M. Meredith, A. Naveira Garabato. Pages, 301-327, Elsevier. 2021.

67. Mohrmann, M., Heuzé, C., and Swart, S. Southern Ocean polynyas in CMIP6 models, The Cryosphere. 15. 4281–4313. 2021.

66. Souza R., Pezzi L., Swart S., Oliveira F., Santini M. Air-Sea Interactions over Eddies in the Brazil-Malvinas Confluence. Remote Sensing; 13(7):1335. 2021.

65. *Giddy, I., Swart, S., du Plessis, M., Thompson, A. F., & Nicholson, S.‐A. Stirring of sea‐ice meltwater enhances submesoscale fronts in the Southern Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, 2021.

64. Clayson, C. A., L. Centurioni, M. F. Cronin, J. Edson, S. Gille, F. Muller-Karger, R. Parfitt, L. D. Riihimaki, S. R. Smith, S. Swart, et al. Super Sites for Advancing Understanding of the Oceanic and Atmospheric Boundary Layers. Marine Technology Society Journal. 55 (3), 144-145. 2021.

63. Tamsitt, V., S. Bushinsky, Z. Li, M. du Plessis, A. Foppert, S. Gille, S. Rintoul, E. Shadwick, A. Silvano, A. Sutton, S. Swart, B. Tilbrook, and N. L. Williams. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2020″]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 102 (8), 2021

62. de Vos, M., M. Barnes, L. C. Biddle, S. Swart, C-L. Ramjukadh & M. Vichi. Evaluating numerical and free-drift forecasts of sea ice drift during a Southern Ocean research expedition: An operational perspective, Journal of Operational Oceanography, DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2021.1883293. 2021.


61. Santini, M. F., Souza, R. B., Pezzi, L. P., Swart, S. Observations of air-sea heat fluxes in the Southwestern Atlantic under high-frequency ocean and atmospheric perturbations. Q. J. Royal Meteorological Soc., doi: 10.1002/qj.3905, 2020.

60. Wei, Y., S. T. Gille, M. R. Mazloff, V. Tamsitt, S. Swart, D. Chen, and L. Newman. Optimizing mooring placement to constrain Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., doi: 2020

59. *Biddle, L. C., & Swart, S. The observed seasonal cycle of submesoscale processes in the Antarctic marginal ice zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125. 2020.

58. Swart, S., du Plessis, M. D., Thompson, A. F., Biddle, L. C., Giddy, I., Linders, T., Mohrmann, M., Nicholson, S-A. Submesoscale fronts in the Antarctic marginal ice zone and their response to wind forcing. Geophysical Research Letters, 47. 2020.

57. Queste, B. Y., E. P. Abrahamsen, M. D. du Plessis, S. T. Gille, L. Gregor, M. R. Mazloff, A. Narayanan, F. Roquet, and S. Swart. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2019”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101 (8), S307–S309, 2020. 


56. Nicholson, S-A., M. Lévy, J. Jouanno, X Capet, S. Swart and P.M.S Monteiro. Iron supply pathways between the surface and subsurface waters of the Southern Ocean: from winter entrainment to summer storms. Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL084657. 2019.

55. Gregor, L., Ryan-Keogh T. R., Nicholson S-A., Du Plessis, M. D.  I. Giddy, S. Swart. GliderTools: A Python toolbox for processing underwater glider data. Front. Mar. Sci. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00738. 2019.

54. *du Plessis, M. D., S. Swart, I. J. Ansorge, A. Mahadevan, A. F. Thompson. Southern Ocean seasonal restratification delayed by submesoscale wind-front interactions. J. Phys. Ocean., 2019.

53. Swart, S., S. Gille, M. D. Du Plessis, and co-authors. Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes through enhanced observations. Frontiers Mar. Sci., 6:421, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.004212019.

52. Cronin M., S. Swart, and co-authors. Air-sea fluxes with a focus on heat and momentum. Frontiers Mar. Sci., 6:430, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00430. 2019.

51. Smith G., S. Swart, and co-authors. Polar Ocean Observations: A Critical Gap in the Observing System and its effect on Environmental Predictions from Hours to a Season. Frontiers Mar. Sci., 6:429, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.004292019.

50. Testor, P., S. Swart, and co-authors. OceanGliders: a component of the integrated GOOS. Frontiers Mar. Sci. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00422. 2019.

49. Smith, S., S. Swart, and co-authors. Ship-Based Contributions to Global Ocean, Weather, and Climate Observing Systems. Frontiers Mar. Sci. 6:434, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.004342019.

48. Newman, L., S. Swart, and co-authors. Delivering sustained, coordinated and integrated observations of the Southern Ocean for global impact. Frontiers Mar. Sci., doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00433. 2019.

47. d’Ovidio, F., A. Pascual, J. Wang, A. Doglioli, Z. Jing, S. Moreau, G. Gregori, S. Swart, S. Speich, F. Cyr, B. Legresy, Y. Chao, L. Fu, R. A. Morrow. Frontiers in Fine-Scale in situ Studies: Opportunities During the SWOT Fast Sampling Phase. Frontiers Mar. Sci. 6:168. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00168. 2019.

46. Meijers, A., J-B. Sallée, A. Grey, K. Johnson, K. Arrigo, S. Swart, B. King, M. P. Meredith, M. R. Mazloff. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2018”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 100 (9), doi:10.1175/2019BAMSStateoftheClimate.1.2019.


45. *Little, H., M. Vichi, S. Thomalla, S. Swart. Spatial and temporal scales of chlorophyll variability using high-resolution glider data. J. Mar. Syst., 2018.

44. Viglione G. A., A. F. Thompson, M. Flexas, J. Sprintall, S. Swart. Abrupt transitions in submesoscale structure in Southern Drake Passage: Glider observations and GCM results. J. Phys. Ocean., 2018.

43. Swart, S., E. C. Campbell, C. H Heuzé, K. Johnson, J. L. Lieser, R. Massom, M. Mazloff, M. Meredith, P. Reid, J-B. Sallée, and S. Stammerjohn. Return of the Maud Rise polynya: Climate litmus or sea ice anomaly? [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 99 (8), S188-S189, doi:10.1175 /2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1. 2018.

42. Swart S., K. Johnson, M. R. Mazloff, A. Meijers, M. P. Meredith, L. Newman, and J-B. Sallée. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2017”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.,99 (8), S185-S190, doi:10.1175 /2018BAMSStateoftheClimate.1. 2018.

41. Krug, M., S. Swart, J. Hermes. Ocean gliders expand research capacity on the Agulhas Current, EOS, 2018


40. *Schmidt, K., Swart, S., Reason, C., Nicholson, S. Evaluation of satellite and reanalysis wind products with in situ Wave Glider wind observations in the Southern Ocean. J. Ocean Atm. Tech. 2017

39. *du Plessis, M., Swart, S., Ansorge, I. J. and Mahadevan, A. Submesoscale processes accelerate seasonal restratification in the Subantarctic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res. doi:10.1002/2016JC012494. 2017

38. Krug, M., S. Swart, and J. Gula, Submesoscale cyclones in the Agulhas current. Geophys. Res. Lett., 44, 346–354, doi:10.1002/2016GL071006. 2017

37. Thomalla SJ, Ogunkoya AG, Vichi M and Swart S. Using Optical Sensors on Gliders to Estimate Phytoplankton Carbon Concentrations and Chlorophyll-to-Carbon Ratios in the Southern Ocean. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:34. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00034. 2017

36. Mazloff, MR, Sallée J-B, Menezes VV, Macdonald AM, Meredith MP, Newman L, Pellichero V, Roquet F, Swart S, Wåhlin A. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2016”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.. 98(8). 2017

35. Ansorge IJ, Skelton P, Swart, S et al. Exploring South Africa’s southern frontier: A 20-year vision for polar research through the South African National Antarctic Programme. S Afr J Sci. 2017;113(5/6), a0205. 2017


34. Swart, S., JJ. Zietsman, J. Coetzee, D.G. Goslett, A. Hoek, D. Needham and P.M.S. Monteiro. Ocean robotics in support of fisheries research and management, Afr. J. Marine Science. doi: 10.2989/1814232X.2016.1251971. 2016

33. *Nicholson, S., Monteiro, PMS., Levy, M., Swart, S. Investigation into the impact of storms on sustaining summer primary productivity in the Sub-Antarctic Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, doi:10.1002/2016GL069973, 2016.

32. Gille, S., S. Josey, and S. Swart. New approaches for air-sea fluxes in the Southern Ocean, Eos, 97, doi:10.1029/2016EO052243. 2016.

31. Salle, J-B., Swart, S., et al. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2015”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., S157–S160. 2016.

30. Schofield, O., Newman, L., Bricher, P., Constable, A., Swart, S., Wåhlin, A. Moving Towards Implementation of a Southern Ocean Observing System. Marine Technology Society Journal, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 63-68(6). DOI: 2016

29. *Hutchinson, K., Swart, S., Meijers, A., Ansorge, IJ., Speich, S. Decadal-scale thermohaline variability in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., doi:10.1002/ 2015JC011491. 2016.


28. Monteiro, P.M.S., Gregor, L., Lévy, M., Maener, S., Sabine, C.L., Swart, S. Seasonal-scale robotics experiment reveals the contribution made by fine scale dynamics to the uncertainties and biases in the mean seasonal CO2 flux in the Southern Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066009, 2015.

27. Messager, C., Swart., S. Significant Atmospheric Boundary Layer Change Observed above an Agulhas Current Warm Cored Eddy. Advances in Meteorology, 2015

26. Thomalla, S. J., Racault, M-F., Swart, S., and Monteiro, P. M. S. High-resolution view of the spring bloom initiation and net community production in the Subantarctic Southern Ocean using glider data. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv105. 2015

25. Meredith, M., Swart, S., et al. Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2014”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 96 (7), S157–S160. 2015.

24. Swart, S., S. J. Thomalla, P. M. S. Monteiro.  The seasonal cycle of mixed layer characteristics and phytoplankton biomass in the Sub-Antarctic Zone: a high-resolution glider experiment. J. Marine Systems. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.06.002. 2015

23. Newman, L., O Schofield, A Wåhlin, A Constable, S Swart, M Williams. Understanding the Southern Ocean through sustained Observations. Bull. Australian Meteorological Ocean. Soc., 28, 170. 2015.


22. Ansorge, I. J., J.M. Jackson, Swart, S., J.V. Durgadoo and S. Eberenz. Evidence of a southward eddy corridor in the South-West Indian Ocean. Deep Sea Res. II,, 2014.

21. Swart, S., J. Liu, P. Bhaskar, L. Newman, K. Finney, M. Meredith, O. Schofield. The SOOS-Asia Workshop: Exploring possibilities for collaboration. Advances Polar Sci., 2014, 25:138-145, doi: 10.10.13679/j.advps.2014.2.00000, 2014.

20. Liu, J, Swart, S., P. Bhaskar, L. Newman, M. Meredith, O. Schofield. A report on the SOOS-Asia Workshop. Advances Polar Sci., 2014, 25:121-125, doi: 10.10.13679/j.advps.2014.2.00121, 2014.

19. Tagliabue, A., J-B Sallée, A. R. Bowie, M. Lévy, Swart, S. and P. W. Boyd, Surface water iron supplies in the Southern Ocean sustained by deep winter mixing, Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo2101, 2014.

18. Domingues, R., G. Goni, Swart S., and S. Dong. Wind forced variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Africa between 1993 and 2010, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 1123–1145, doi:10.1002/2013JC008908, 2014.

17. Mozorov, E., Tarakanov, R., Ansorge I. J., Swart S. Jets and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Drake Passage. J. Fund. Applied Hydrophysics. Issue 7, Vol. 3. ISSN 2073-6673. 2014.

16. Sacatelli, R., Schofield, T. .., Swart, S., et al. Ocean predictive skill assessments in the South Atlantic: Crowd-sourcing of student-based discovery. Oceans-St. John’s, IEEE. doi: 10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003134. 2014.

Before 2013

15. *Hutchinson, K., Swart, S., I. J. Ansorge and G. Goni. Exposing XBT bias in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Res. II., 80, 11-22, doi:10.1016/, 2013.

14. *Giddy, I. S., Swart, S. and A. Tagliabue. Drivers of non-Redfield nutrient utilization in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean. Geophys. Res. Lett., vol. 39, doi:10:1029/2012GL052454, 2012.

13. Swart, S., S. J. Thomalla, I. J. Ansorge and P. M. S. Monteiro. Mesoscale features and phytoplankton biomass at the GoodHope transect in the Southern Ocean during austral summer. Afr. J. Mar. Sci., 32(4), 2012.

12. Swart S., Chang N, Fauchereau, W. Joubert, M. Lucas, T. Mtshali, A. Roychoudhury, A. Tagliabue, S. Thomalla, H. Waldron, P.M.S. Monteiro. Southern Ocean Seasonal Cycle Experiment 2012: Seasonal scale climate and carbon cycle links. S. Afr. J. Sci., 108(3/4),, 2012.

11. Tagliabue, A., Mtshali, T., Aumont, O., Bowie, A. R., Klunder, M. B., Roychoudhury, A. N., and Swart, S. A global compilation of over 13 000 dissolved iron measurements: focus on distributions and processes in the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 8, 11489-11527, doi:10.5194/bgd-8-11489-2011. 2012.

10. Loveday B. R., Swart S., and Storkey D. Capturing convection in the Northwest Mediterranean Sea: Using underwater gliders to assess the performance of regional forecast models. Int. J. Soc. Underw. Tech., 30:3, 1-15, doi:10.3723/ut.30.071. 2012.

9. Thomalla, S. J., N. Fauchereau, Swart S., and P. M. S. Monteiro. Regional scale characteristics of the seasonal cycle of chlorophyll in the Southern Ocean, Biogeosciences, 8, 2849-2866, doi:10.5194/bg-8-2849-2011. 2011.

8. Goni, G., D. Swart S., et al. The Ship of Opportunity Program. In OceanObs09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Volume 2), J. Hall, D.E. Harrison, and D. Stammer (eds.). European Space Agency Pub., WPP-306, 19 pp. 2010.

7. *Billany, W., Swart S., J. Hermes, C. J. C. Reason. Variability of the Southern Ocean fronts at the Greenwich Meridian. J. Mar. Sys., 82, 4: 304-310, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.06.005. 2010.

6. Swart, S., S. Speich, I. J. Ansorge, and J. R. E. Lutjeharms. An altimetry-based gravest empirical mode south of Africa: 1. Development and validation, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03002, doi:10.1029/2009JC005299. 2010.

5. Swart, S., and S. Speich. An altimetry-based gravest empirical mode south of Africa: 2. Dynamic nature of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current fronts, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C03003, doi:10.1029/2009JC005300. 2010.

4. Swart, S., S. Speich, I. J. Ansorge, G. J. Goni, S. Gladyshev, and J. R. E. Lutjeharms. Transport and variability of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current south of Africa, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C09014, doi:10.1029/2007JC004223. 2008.

3. Swart, S., H. N. Waldron, L. Hutchings. Evidence of carbon transport between shelf and slope waters in the Benguela upwelling system, Afr. J. Mar. Sci., 29(1): 137–139. 2007.

2. Backeberg, B., Swart S., et al. The vulnerable coastline of Table Bay: Natural consequences and impacts of development, J. Nat. Resources Life Sci. Educ., 2004.

1. Ansorge IJ., Swart S. et al. An Interdisciplinary cruise dedicated to understanding ocean eddies upstream of the Prince Edward Islands, S. Afr. J. Sci., 100, 319-322. 2004.

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