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PAPERS IN REFEREED JOURNALS AND BOOKS (* student or postdoc advised):

Chen, K., Gawarkiewicz, G., and Yang, J., 2022: Mesoscale and submesoscale shelf-ocean exchanges initialize an advective Marine Heatwave. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2021JC017927.

Yao, Z., K. Chen, Y. Ding, X. Lin, X. Bao, and L. Qiao, 2021: Unusual Cross-Shelf Transport Driven by the Changes of Wind Pattern in a Marginal Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2021JC017526.

Hernandez, C., D. Richardson, I. Rypina, K. Chen, K. Marancik, K. Shulzitski, J. Llopiz: Support for the Slope Sea as a major spawning ground for Atlantic bluefin tuna: evidence from larval abundance, growth rates, and particle-tracking simulations, Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,

Chen*, Z., Y.-O. Kwon, K. Chen, P. Fratantoni, G. Gawarkiewicz, T. M. Joyce, T. J. Miller, J. A. Nye, V. S. Saba, and B. C. Stock, 2021: Seasonal Prediction of Bottom Temperature on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2021JC017187.

Yang, J., and K. Chen, 2021: The Role of Wind Stress in Driving the Along-Shelf Flow in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2020JC016757.

Schlegel*, R. W., E. C. J. Oliver, and K. Chen, 2021: Drivers of Marine Heatwaves in the Northwest Atlantic: The Role of Air–Sea Interaction During Onset and Decline. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8.

Ning*, J., K. Chen, and P. Gaube, 2021: Diverse Variability of Surface Chlorophyll During the Evolution of Gulf Stream Rings. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2020GL091461.

Chen, K., P. Gaube, and E. Pallàs-Sanz, 2020: On the vertical velocity and nutrient delivery in warm core rings. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 50, 1557–1582.

Jacox, M. G., M. A. Alexander, S. Siedlecki, K. Chen, and 30 other co-authors, 2020: Seasonal-to-interannual prediction of U.S. coastal marine ecosystems: Forecast methods, mechanisms of predictability, and priority developments. Progress in Oceanography, 183, 102307.

Chen*, Z., Y.-O. Kwon, K. Chen, P. Fratantoni, G. Gawarkiewicz, and T. Joyce, 2020: Long-term SST Variability over the Northwest Atlantic Continental Shelf and Slope. Geophysical Research Letters,47, e2019GL085455.

Gawarkiewicz, G., K. Chen, J. Forsyth, F. Bahr, A. M. Mercer, A. Ellertson, P. Fratantoni, H. Seim, S. Haines, and L. Han, 2019: Characteristics of an Advective Marine Heatwave in the Middle Atlantic Bight in Early 2017. Frontiers in Marine Science (special collection “Advances in Understanding Marine Heatwaves and Their Impacts”), 6, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00712.

Rypina, I. I., K. Chen, C. M. Hernández, L. J. Pratt, and J. K. Llopiz, 2019: Investigating the suitability of the Slope Sea for Atlantic bluefin tuna spawning using a high-resolution ocean circulation model. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi 10.1093/icesjms/fsz079.

Gan, B., Y.-O. Kwon, T. M. Joyce, K. Chen, and L. Wu, 2019: Influence of the Kuroshio Interannual Variability on the Summertime Precipitation over the East China Sea and Adjacent Area. Journal of Climate, 32, 2185-2205.

Forsyth, J., G. Gawarkiewicz, M. Andres, and K. Chen, 2018: The Interannual Variability of the Breakdown of Fall Stratification on the New Jersey Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 6503-6520.

Chen, K., and Y.-O. Kwon, 2018: Does Pacific Variability Influence the Northwest Atlantic Shelf Temperature? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123, 4110-4131.

Chen, K., G. Gawarkiewicz, and A. J. Plueddemann, 2018: Atmospheric and Offshore Forcing of Temperature Variability at the Shelf break: Observations from the OOI Pioneer Array. Oceanography, 31, 72-79.

Chen, K., Y.-O. Kwon, and G. Gawarkiewicz, 2016: Interannual variability of winter-spring temperature in the Middle Atlantic Bight: Relative contributions of atmospheric and oceanic processes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, 4209-4227. (EOS research spotlight)

Li, Y., R. He, K. Chen, and D. J. McGillicuddy Jr., 2015: Variational data assimilative modeling of the Gulf of Maine in spring and summer 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, 3522-3541.

Chen, K., and R. He, 2015: Mean circulation in the coastal ocean off northeastern North America from a regional-scale ocean model. Ocean Sci., 11, 503-517.

Chen, K., G. Gawarkiewicz, Y.-O. Kwon, and W. G. Zhang, 2015: The role of atmospheric forcing versus ocean advection during the extreme warming of the Northeast U.S. continental shelf in 2012. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, 4324-4339. (cover article)

Chen, K., R. He, B. S. Powell, G. G. Gawarkiewicz, A. M. Moore, and H. G. Arango, 2014b: Data assimilative modeling investigation of Gulf Stream Warm Core Ring interaction with continental shelf and slope circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, 5968-5991.

Chen, K., G. G. Gawarkiewicz, S. J. Lentz, and J. M. Bane, 2014a: Diagnosing the warming of the Northeastern U.S. Coastal Ocean in 2012: A linkage between the atmospheric jet stream variability and ocean response. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, 218-227.

He, R., K. Chen, K. Fennel, G. G. Gawarkiewicz, and D. J. McGillicuddy Jr, 2011: Seasonal and interannual variability of physical and biological dynamics at the shelfbreak front of the Middle Atlantic Bight: nutrient supply mechanisms. Biogeosciences, 8, 2935-2946.

Chen, K., and R. He, 2010: Numerical Investigation of the Middle Atlantic Bight Shelfbreak Frontal Circulation Using a High-Resolution Ocean Hindcast Model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40, 949-964.

He, R., K. Chen, T. Moore, and M. Li, 2010: Mesoscale variations of sea surface temperature and ocean color patterns at the Mid-Atlantic Bight shelfbreak. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, doi:10.1029/2010gl042658.


Benthuysen, J. A., E. C. Oliver, K. Chen, and T. Wernberg, 2020: Editorial: Advances in Understanding Marine Heatwaves and Their Impacts. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00147