My research focuses on studying ocean circulation and transports; ocean climate and its variability from seasonal to decadal scales; convection near continental margins and ocean interior, deep overflows; interpretation of tracer distributions on mesoscale to global, direct current measurements; development of hydrographic database and online atlas; and Ocean Observing Systems: GOOS, SOOS.

selected publications
Academic Articles9
  • Talley, L. D., Koltermann, K. P., Gouretski, V. V., Jancke, K., Orsi, A. H., Whitworth, T., ... Schlitzer, R (2014). Atlases Give Global Snapshot of Oceans in the 1990s. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union. 95(12), 101-102.
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  • Kim, Y. S., & Orsi, A. H. (2014). On the Variability of Antarctic Circumpolar Current Fronts Inferred from 19922011 Altimetry*. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 44(12), 3054-3071.
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  • Ducklow, H., Orsi, A., & Wellner, J (2012). Introduction to the Special Issue on Antarctic Oceanography in a Changing World. Oceanography. 25(3), 14-17.
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  • Swift, J., & Orsi, A (2012). Sixty-Four Days of Hydrography and Storms: RVIB Nathaniel B. Palmer's 2011 S04P Cruise. Oceanography. 25(3), 54-55.
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  • Orsi, A. H (2010). Recycling bottom waters. Nature Geoscience. 3(5), 307-309.
  • Orsi, A. H., & Whitworth III, T. (2005). Hydrographic Atlas of the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE): Volume 1: Southern Ocean. WOCE International Project Office.
  • Rintoul, S. R., Church, J., Fahrbach, E., Garcia, M., Gordon, A., King, B., ... Speer, K. (2001). Monitoring and understanding Southern Ocean variability and its impact on climate: a strategy for sustained observations. Koblinsky, C. J., & Smith, N. R. (Eds.), Observing the Oceans in the 21st Century. 486-508. GODAE Project Office/Bureau of Meteorology.
  • Whitworth, T., Orsi, A. H., Kim, S., Nowlin, W. D., & Locarnini, R. A (1985). Water Masses and Mixing Near the Antarctic Slope Front. Antarctic research series. Ocean, Ice, and Atmosphere: Interactions at the Antarctic Continental Margin. 1-27. American Geophysical Union.
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chaired theses and dissertations
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Texas A&M University; Oceanography; 3146 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3146