Newell (Toby) Garfield - Emeritus
My research focus is ocean current circulation along
the continental margin, the region from the shore
out to and beyond the continental shelves and slopes.
Using both traditional tools and the new technologies
of satellites and autonomous sampling vehicles I have
studied the ocean circulation in the Gulf of Maine,
the Brazil Current at tropical latitudes and the shelf
and slope circulation between Pt. Sur and Bodega California.
In addition I have conducted two studies in the Gulf
of the Farallones and studied the California Undercurrent,
a current that flows poleward, carrying subtropical
water north into the North Pacific. More recently, I worked with the California Coastal Conservancy to establish
a network of surface current monitoring instruments
that measure coastal ocean circulation along
the whole California coast and provide maps and data
on the web in near real time. For more information
about the monitoring projects I’ve been involved in,
M., N. Garfield, J.L. Largier, E.P.
Dever, C.E. Dorman, D. Peterson, and J. Dorman, Transport
and Retention in an Upwelling Region: the role of
across-shelf structure, Deep-Sea Research II 53, [doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.07.015],
Kudela, R.M., N. Garfield and K.W. Bruland, Bio-optical signatures and biogeochemistry from intense upwelling and relaxation in coastal California. Deep-Sea Research II 52, 2999-3022, [doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.07.010] 2006.
Largier, J.L., C.A. Lawrence, M. Roughan, D.M. Kaplan, E.P. Dever, C.E. Dorman, R.M. Kudela, S.M. Bollens, F.P. Wilerson, R.C. Dugdale, L.W. Botsford, N. Garfield, B. Kuebel Cervantes, and D. Koracin, WEST: a northern California study of the role of wind-driven transport in the productivity of coastal plankton communities, Deep-Sea Research II 53, 2833-2849, [doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2006.08.108] 2006.
Margolina, T., C.A. Collins, T.A. Rago, R.G. Paquette, and N. Garfield, Intermediate level Lagrangian subsurface measurements in the northeast Pacific: Isobaric RAFOS float data, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 7, Q09002, doi:10.1029/2006GC001295, 2006.
Collins, C.A., L.M. Ivanov, O.V. Melnichenko, and N. Garfield, California Undercurrent Variability and Eddy Transport Estimated from RAFOS Float Observations. J. Geophy. Res., 109, C05028,doi:10.1029/2003JC002191, 2004.
Garfield, Newell, Mathew E. Maltrud, Curtis A. Collins, Thomas A. Rago, and Robert G. Paquette, Lagrangian flow in the California Undercurrent, an observation and model comparison. J. Mar. Sys. 29, 201-220, 2001.
Collins, C.A., N. Garfield, T.A. Rago, F.W. Rischmiller and E. Carter, Mean structure of the inshore countercurrent and California Undercurrent off Pt. Sur, California. Deep-Sea Res 47(5-6), 765-782, 2000.
Garfield, N., C.A. Collins, R.G. Paquette, E. Carter, Lagrangian exploration of the California Undercurrent, 1992-1995. Oceanogr. 29(4), 560-583, 1999.
Lupton, John E., E.T. Baker, N. Garfield, G. Massoth, R. Feely, J. Cowen, R. Greene, T.A. Rago, Tracking the evolution of a hydrothermal event plume using a RAFOS neutrally buoyant drifter. Science 280, 1052-1055, 1998.
Collins, C.A., N. Garfield, A.S. Mascarenhas, Jr., and M.G. Spearman, Ocean current measurements across the entrance to the Gulf of California in April and December, 1992. J. Geophys. Res. 102(C9), 20927-20936, 1997.
Garfield, N., T.A. Rago, K.J. Schnebele, and C.A. Collins, Evidence of Strong Episodic Bottom Currents in Monterey Submarine Canyon Associated with the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake. Cont. Shelf Res 14(6), 673-686, 1994.
Garfield, N., and D.L. Evans, Shelf Water Entrainment by Gulf Stream Warm-core Rings, J. Geophys. Res. 39(12), 13003-13012, 1987.