Joseph Henry Lacasce

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Visiting address Blindernveien 31 Kristine Bonnevies hus 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1022 Blindern 0315 Oslo

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Academic interests

  • Large scale dynamics in the Atmosphere and Ocean
  • Turbulence
  • Lagrangian statistics

Teaching

Higher education and employment history

Education

  • 1996: Ph. D. Physical Oceanography, M.I.T.
  • 1988: M. A. Physics, The Johns Hopkins University
  • 1986: A. B. Physics, summa cum laude, Bowdoin College

Positions held

  • 2007-present: Professor, University of Oslo
  • 2004-present: Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 2002-2007: Senior Scientist, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
  • 1998-2002: Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
  • 1996-1998: Post Doctoral Fellow, Institut Francais de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
  • 1989-1990: Senior Scientist, Physical Sciences, Inc., Alexandria, VA
Tags: Meteorology, Oceanography, Large scale dynamics, Turbulence, Lagrangian statistics

Publications

  • Meunier, Thomas & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2021). The finite size lyapunov exponent and the finite amplitude growth rate. Fluids. ISSN 2311-5521. 6(10). doi: 10.3390/fluids6100348. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sauermilch, Isabel; Whittaker, Joanne M.; Klocker, Andreas; Munday, David R.; Hochmuth, Katharina & Bijl, Peter K. [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). Gateway-driven weakening of ocean gyres leads to Southern Ocean cooling. Nature Communications. ISSN 2041-1723. 12, p. 1–8. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-26658-1.
  • Röhrs, Johannes; Sutherland, Graig; Jeans, Gus; Bedington, Michael; Sperrevik, Ann Kristin & Dagestad, Knut-Frode [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2021). Surface currents in operational oceanography: Key applications, mechanisms, and methods. Journal of operational oceanography. Publisher: The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology. ISSN 1755-876X. doi: 10.1080/1755876X.2021.1903221. Full text in Research Archive
  • Groeskamp, Sjoerd; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; McDougall, Trevor J. & Rogé, Marine (2020). Full‐Depth Global Estimates of Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Mixing From Observations and Theory. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276. 47(18). doi: 10.1029/2020GL089425. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Groeskamp, Sjoerd (2020). Baroclinic modes over rough bathymetry and the surface deformation radius. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 50(10), p. 2835–2847. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-20-0055.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Dugstad, Johannes Sandang; Fer, Ilker; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Sanchez de la Lama, Marta & Trodahl, Marta (2019). Lateral Heat Transport in the Lofoten Basin: Near-Surface Pathways and Subsurface Exchange. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 124(5), p. 2992–3006. doi: 10.1029/2018JC014774. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Escartin, Javier; Chassignet, Eric P. & Xu, Xiaobiao (2019). Jet Instability over Smooth, Corrugated, and Realistic Bathymetry. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 49(2), p. 585–605. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-18-0129.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Vollestad, Petter; Ayati, Anis Awal; Angheluta, Luiza; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Jensen, Atle (2019). Experimental investigation of airflow above waves in a horizontal pipe. International Journal of Multiphase Flow. ISSN 0301-9322. 110, p. 37–49. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmultiphaseflow.2018.08.008. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjermundsen, Ada; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Denstad, Liv (2018). The thermally-driven ocean circulation with realistic bathymetry. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 48(3), p. 647–665. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-17-0147.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2017). The Prevalence of oceanic surface modes. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276. 44(21), p. 11,097–11,105. doi: 10.1002/2017GL075430. Full text in Research Archive
  • Gjermundsen, Ada & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2017). Comparing the linear and nonlinear buoyancy-driven circulation. Tellus. Series A, Dynamic meteorology and oceanography. ISSN 0280-6495. 69(1). doi: 10.1080/16000870.2017.1299282. Full text in Research Archive
  • de La Lama, Marta; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Fuhr, Helle Kristine (2016). The vertical structure of ocean eddies. Dynamics and Statistics of the Climate System. ISSN 2059-6987. 1(1), p. 1–16. doi: 10.1093/climsys/dzw001.
  • Balwada, Dhruv; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Speer, Kevin (2016). Scale-dependent distribution of kinetic energy from surface drifters in the Gulf of Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276. 43(20), p. 10,856–10,863. doi: 10.1002/2016GL069405.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2016). Estimating Eulerian energy spectra from drifters. Fluids. ISSN 2311-5521. 1(4). doi: 10.3390/fluids1040033.
  • Beron-Vera, Francisco J & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2016). Statistics of simulated and observed pair separations in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 46(7), p. 2183–2199. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0127.1.
  • Balwada, Dhruv; Speer, Kevin G.; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Owens, W. Brechner ; Marshall, John & Ferrari, Raffaele (2016). Circulation and stirring in the Southeast Pacific Ocean and the Scotia sea sectors of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 46(7), p. 2005–2027. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-15-0207.1.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Wang, J. (2015). Estimating subsurface velocities from surface fields with idealized stratification. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 45(9), p. 2424–2435. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-14-0206.1.
  • Graff, Lise Seland; Guttu, Sigmund & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2015). Relative dispersion in the atmosphere from reanalysis winds. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. ISSN 0022-4928. 72(7), p. 2769–2785. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-14-0225.1.
  • Tulloch, Ross; Ferrari, Raffaele; Jahn, Oliver; Klocker, Andreas; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Ledwell, James R. [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2014). Direct estimate of lateral eddy diffusivity upstream of drake passage. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 44(10), p. 2593–2616. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0120.1.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Ferrari, Raffaele; Marshall, John; Tulloch, Ross; Balwada, D. & Speer, Kevin (2014). Float-derived isopycnal diffusivities in the DIMES experiment. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 44(2), p. 764–780. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-13-0175.1.
  • Graff, Lise Seland & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2014). Changes in cyclone characteristics in response to modified SSTs. Journal of Climate. ISSN 0894-8755. 27(11), p. 4273–4295. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00353.1.
  • Gjermundsen, Ada; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Graff, Lise Seland (2014). The atmospheric response to surface heating under maximum entropy production. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. ISSN 0022-4928. 71(6), p. 2204–2220. doi: 10.1175/JAS-D-13-0181.1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ghaffari, Peygham; Isachsen, Pål Erik & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2013). Topographic effects on current variability in the Caspian Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 118(12), p. 7107–7116. doi: 10.1002/2013JC009128.
  • Høydalsvik, Frode; Mauritzen, Cecilie; Orvik, Kjell Arild; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Lee, Craig M. & Gobat, Jason (2013). Transport estimates of the Western Branch of the Norwegian Atlantic Current from glider surveys. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. ISSN 0967-0637. 79, p. 86–95. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2013.05.005.
  • Wang, Jinbo; Flierl, Glenn R.; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; McClean, Julie & Mahadevan, Amala (2013). Reconstructing the Ocean's Interior from Surface Data. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 43(8), p. 1611–1626. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-12-0204.1.
  • Koszalka, I.; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Mauritzen, Cecilie (2013). In pursuit of anomalies-Analyzing the poleward transport of Atlantic Water with surface drifters. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. ISSN 0967-0645. 85, p. 96–108. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.035.
  • Isaksen, Ivar S A; Zerefos, C; Wang, W-C; Balis, D.; Eleftheratos, K. & Rognerud, Bjørg [Show all 15 contributors for this article] (2012). Attribution of the Arctic ozone column deficit in March 2011. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276. 39(L24810). doi: 10.1029/2012GL053876.
  • Isachsen, Pål Erik; Koszalka, I. & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2012). Observed and modeled surface eddy heat fluxes in the eastern Nordic Seas. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 117(C8). doi: 10.1029/2012JC007935.
  • Ohlmann, J. Carter ; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Washburn, Libe; Mariano, Arthur J. & Emery, Brian (2012). Relative dispersion observations and trajectory modeling in the Santa Barbara Channel. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 117. doi: 10.1029/2011JC007810.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2012). Surface Quasigeostrophic Solutions and Baroclinic Modes with Exponential Stratification. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 42(4), p. 569–580. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-0111.1.
  • Klocker, Andreas; Ferrari, Raffaele & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2012). Estimating Suppression of Eddy Mixing by Mean Flows. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 42(9), p. 1566–1576. doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-11-0205.1.
  • O'Reilly, Christopher H; Czaja, Arnaud & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2012). The emergence of zonal ocean jets under large-scale stochastic wind forcing. Geophysical Research Letters. ISSN 0094-8276. 39. doi: 10.1029/2012GL051684.
  • Melsom, Arne; Counillon, Francois; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Bertino, Laurent (2012). Forecasting search areas using ensemble ocean circulation modeling. Ocean Dynamics. ISSN 1616-7341. 62(8), p. 1245–1257. doi: 10.1007/s10236-012-0561-5.
  • Koszalka, Inga; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Mauritzen, Cecilie (2012). In pursuit of anomalies - Analyzing the poleward transport of Atlantic Water with surface drifters. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. ISSN 0967-0645. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2012.07.035.
  • Graff, Lise Seland & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2012). Changes in the Extratropical Storm Tracks in Response to Changes in SST in an AGCM. Journal of Climate. ISSN 0894-8755. 25(6), p. 1854–1870. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00174.1.
  • Andersson, Maria Helena; Orvik, Kjell Arild; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Koszalka, Inga & Mauritzen, Cecilie (2011). Variability of the Norwegian Atlantic Current and associated eddy field from surface drifters. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 116. doi: 10.1029/2011JC007078.
  • Koszalka, Inga; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Andersson, Maria Helena; Orvik, Kjell Arild & Mauritzen, Cecilie (2011). Surface circulation in the Nordic Seas from clustered drifters. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. ISSN 0967-0637. 58(4), p. 468–485. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr.2011.01.007.
  • Mauritzen, Cecilie; Hansen, Edmond; Andersson, Maria Helena; Berx, Barbara; Beszczynska-Möller, Agnieszka & Burud, Ingunn [Show all 41 contributors for this article] (2011). Closing the loop - Approaches to monitoring the state of the Arctic Mediterranean during the International Polar Year 2007-2008. Progress in Oceanography. ISSN 0079-6611. 90(1-4), p. 62–89. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2011.02.010.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2010). Relative displacement probability distribution functions from balloons and drifters. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 68(3-4), p. 433–457.
  • Koszalka, Inga & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2010). Lagrangian analysis by clustering. Ocean Dynamics. ISSN 1616-7341. 60(4), p. 957–972. doi: 10.1007/s10236-010-0306-2.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Isachsen, Pål Erik (2010). The linear models of the ACC. Progress in Oceanography. ISSN 0079-6611. 84(3-4), p. 139–157. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2009.11.002.
  • Griesel, Alexa; Gille, Sarah; Sprintall, Janet; McClean, Julie; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Maltrud, Matt (2010). Isopycnal diffusivities in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current inferred from Lagrangian floats in an eddying model. Journal of Geophysical Research (JGR): Oceans. ISSN 2169-9275. 115(C06006). doi: 10.1029/2009JC005821.
  • Koszalka, Inga; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Orvik, Kjell Arild (2009). Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 67(4), p. 411–433. doi: 10.1357/002224009790741102.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Nøst, O.A. & Isachsen, Pål Erik (2008). The asymmetry of free circulations in closed ocean gyres. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 38(2), p. 517–526. doi: 10.1175/2007JPO3789.1.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2008). Statistics from Lagrangian observations. Progress in Oceanography. ISSN 0079-6611. 77, p. 1–29. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2008.02.002.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2008). The vortex merger rate in freely decaying, two-dimensional turbulence. Physics of Fluids. ISSN 1070-6631. 20. doi: 10.1063/1.2957020.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Isachsen, Pål Erik (2007). On Sverdrup discontinuities and vortices in the Southwest Indian Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 37, p. 2940–2950.
  • Isachsen, Pål Erik; Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Pedlosky, Joseph (2007). Rossby wave instability and apparent phase speeds in large ocean basins. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 37, p. 1177–1191. doi: 10.1175/JPO3054.1.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Mahadevan, A. (2006). Estimating sub-surface horizontal and vertical velocities from sea surface temperature. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 64(5), p. 695–721.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2005). On the Eulerian and Lagrangian velocity distributions in the North Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 35(12), p. 2327–2336.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2005). Statistics of low frequency currents over the western Nordic shelf and slope; part I, current meters. Ocean Dynamics. ISSN 1616-7341. 55(3-4), p. 213–221.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Engedahl, Harald (2005). Statistics of low frequency currents over the western Nordic shelf and slope; part II, model. Ocean Dynamics. ISSN 1616-7341. 55(3-4), p. 222–237.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2004). Diffusivity and viscosity dependence in the linear thermocline. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 62, p. 743–769.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Pedlosky, Joseph (2004). The instability of Rossby basin modes and the oceanic eddy field. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 34, p. 2027–2041.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Nycander, Jonas (2004). Stable and unstable vortices attached to seamounts. Journal of Fluid Mechanics. ISSN 0022-1120. 507, p. 71–94.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2003). Wind-forced barotropic flow in sub-polar regions. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 33(12), p. 2534–2550.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Ohlmann, Carter (2003). Relative dispersion at the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 61, p. 285–312.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Pedlosky, Joseph (2002). Baroclinic Rossby waves in irregular basins. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 32, p. 2828–2847.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2002). On turbulence and normal modes in a basin. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 60, p. 431–460.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2000). Relative dispersion in the subsurface North Atlantic. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 58, p. 863–894.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2000). Baroclinic Rossby waves in a square basin. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 30, p. 3161–3178.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2000). Floats and f/H. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 58, p. 61–95.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Brink, Kenneth (2000). Geostrophic turbulence over a slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 30, p. 1305–1324.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry & Speer, Kevin (1999). Lagrangian statistics in unforced barotropic flows. Journal of Marine Research. ISSN 0022-2402. 57, p. 245–274.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (1998). A geostrophic vortex on a slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography. ISSN 0022-3670. 28, p. 2362–2381.

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  • Dugstad, Johannes Sandang; Koszalka, Inga; Isachsen, Pål Erik; Dagestad, Knut-Frode; Fer, Ilker & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2019). Mass exchange of Atlantic Water with the Lofoten Basin derived from high resolution Lagragian simulations and Eulerian models.
  • Straume, Eivind Olavson; Gaina, Carmen; Gjermundsen, Ada; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Klocker, Andreas & Nikurashin, Maxim (2018). Global Miocene paleobathymetry: implications for paleo-ocean circulation .
  • Dugstad, Johannes Sandang; Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Koszalka, Inga & Fer, Ilker (2017). Observing mass exchange with the Lofoten Basin using surface drifters.
  • Gaina, Carmen & Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2014). Linking the Tectonic Evolution of the Northeast Atlantic and the Arctic: Paleobathymetry Reconstructions and Paleoceanographic Implications.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2010). The Jet Stream, high and low pressure systems and fronts; Understanding the weather.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Turbulent dispersion in the Nordic Seas.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Relative dispersion in the atmosphere and ocean.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2009). Relative dispersion in the Nordic Seas.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2008). The vortex merger rate in 2-D turbulence.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2008). The vortex merger rate in freely-decaying, 2D tubulence.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2008). The linear models of the ACC.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry (2007). The vortex merger rate in freely-decaying 2-D turbulence.
  • Lacasce, Joseph Henry; Albretsen, Jon & Røed, Lars Petter (2006). Ocean temperatures at Ekofisk. Norwegian Meteorological Institute.

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