of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry
Hole Oceanographic Institution
Hole, MA 02543
Publications and Press Release
Professional activities and Other interests/activities
Since February 2007 I have worked at the Woods Hole Oceanographic (WHOI) as a postdoctoral investigator in Dr. Scott Doney's group, the WHOI Computational Biogeochemistry Group. We are part of the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry.
My research interests are at the frontier of ocean biogeochemistry and physical oceanography. In particular, I try to understand the role of oceanic mixing and circulation in determining the partition of CO2 between the atmosphere and the ocean and the global scale oceanic distribution of nutrients and carbon dioxide. While at WHOI I have become interested in ecological modeling and the impact of oceanic circulation on ocean ecology. In my research I use both simple box models and complex global circulation models (GCMs) such as the Princeton/GFDL MOM3 GCM and the NCAR CCSM3.1 GCM. For details please see Research Interests.
From January 2005 to January 2007 I was a postdoctoral fellow with Dr. Mick Follows in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate of the Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Science at MIT. My work at MIT was supported by the NOAA Postdoctoral Program in Climate and Global Change administered by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
I received my Ph.D. in the Program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University, in January 2005. While at Princeton, I started by working on a turbulence project with Prof. Isaac Held. During my third year in graduate school I decided to move to the more interdisciplinary and applied field of ocean biogeochemistry. My advisors, Dr. Anand Gnanadesikan (GFDL, NOAA) and Prof. Jorge Sarmiento (Princeton) advised me on my dissertation work "Controls on air-sea CO2 balance". I also benefited greatly from numerous discussions and collaboration with Dr. Robbie Toggweiler of GFDL, NOAA and with all graduate students and researchers in the Sarmiento biogeochemistry group.
I received my undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics from Middlebury College, VT and my Baccalaureate degree from the prestigious St Sava High School in Bucharest, Romania.
Graduate Student Opportunity:
I am seeking a highly motivated graduate student to join the new ocean biogeochemistry- climate research direction I am starting in the "Earth and Environmental Sciences Program" at University of Pennsylvania in the Fall of 2009.
Possible scientific research areas include (a) studying large scale trends in ocean phytoplankton ecology and ocean carbon cycle; (b) decadal trends and variability in ocean phytoplankton ecology; (c) changes in the hydrological cycle and resulting impacts on climate on decadal to millenial time scales; (d) developing theoretical understanding for what controls the oceanic sink for atmospheric CO2.
Applicants must be self-motivated and hard working with good written and verbal communication skills. A strong background in physics, chemistry, oceanography or atmospheric science is idea. past programming experience under the Linux environment (especially programming in Fortran and matlab or python) is highly desirable.
The position starts in the summer or fall 2009. If interested please contact me at imarinovATwhoi.edu.
Please note that applications are due in December 2008. For details see the PhD program page .
Press release regarding the June 22, 2006
Brief Nature article introducing our work by a Nature science writer: "Making the Paper"
Science news Release by Princeton University: "Global atmospheric carbon level may depend primarily on Southern Ocean"
News Release on the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Visiting Scientist web page: "UCAR news bulletin"
Physorg.com article in June 2006 "Antarctic ocean found crucial to atmosphere's health" discusses our Nature paper results.
Science Daily article in June 2006 "Global Atmospheric Carbon level May Depend primarily on Southernmost Ocean" covers our Nature paper results.
One page section on our results in the Aug 2006 issue of the Turkish magazine "Atlas". I've attached the article entitled "Climate Riddles" - see page 2, section "Okyanus Akintisi" . Sorry, this is in Turkish ...
Featured in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research "UCAR Quarterly - Fall 2006"
Featured in the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Highlights 2007, in the "A Community of Peers" section
- in preparation -
Marinov, I., S. Doney, I. Lima, K. Moore, K. Lindsey, "Response of ocean plankton ecology to climate change over the 21st century", in preparation for GBC.
Marinov, I. and A. Gnanadesikan. “Controls on the large scale air-sea CO2 flux distributions. The compensation mechanism.” in preparation for GRL
- already published -
Marinov, I., M. Folows, A. Gnandesikan, J.L. Sarmiento, and R.D. Slater, "How does ocean biology affect atmospheric pCO2? Theory and Models," JGR Oceans, Vol 113, C07032, doi:10.1029/2007JC004598, 2008. Download paper.
Marinov, I., A. Gnanadesikan, J.L. Sarmiento, R. Toggweiler, M. Follows and B. Mignone, "Impact of oceanic circulation on the biological carbon storage in the ocean and atmospheric pCO2", Global Biogeochem. Cycles, Vol 22, GB3007, doi:10.1029/2007GB002958, 2008. Download paper.
Gnandesikan, A. and I. Marinov, "Export is not enough: Nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration", Marine Ecological Progress Series, invited contribution to the Thematic Section on "Implications of large scale iron fertilization of the oceans", Vol 364:289-294, doi:10.3354/meps/07750, 2008. Download paper.
Irina Marinov and Warren Judd, "Ocean Carbon", New Zealand Geographic, nr.81, September-October 2006.
Marinov, I., A. Gnanadesikan, R. Toggweiler,
and J.L. Sarmiento “The Southern Ocean Biogeochemical Divide,”
Nature (441), doi:10.1038, June 22, 2006.
Marinov, I. and J.L. Sarmiento, “The role of the oceans in the global carbon cycle: an overview” Ocean Carbon Cycle and Climate, NATO ASI volume, 251-295, ed. M. Follows and T. Oguz, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004 download
Smith, K.S., G. Boccaletti, C.C. Henning, I.
Marinov, C.Y. Tam, I.M. Held and G.K.Vallis, “Turbulent
Diffusion in the Geostrophic Inverse Cascade”, Journal of
Fluid Mechanics, 469, 13-48, 2002.
Abott, S., and I. Marinov, “The Boundedness
of the Riesz projection on spaces with weights”, Pacific
Journal of Mathematics, 198 (2), 257-267, 2001.
Marinov, I., A. Marinov “Mathematical modeling of internal and surface waves in a thermally stratified lake.” Romanian Conference on technologies and equipment for improving the quality of the environment - proceedings, edited by the Politechnical University of Bucharest, Romania, vol. 10, 1998.
- theses -
"Controls on the air-sea balance of carbon dioxide",
PhD Thesis, Princeton University, January 2005, 223pp.
"Wind generated oscillations in Lake Champlain",
"Study of positive Operators on Hilbert Spaces",
Here you find the html version
and here you find a prettier pdf version
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