Curriculum Vitae

Teresa K. Chereskin
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California 92093-0230
Ph:(858) 534-6368 Fax:(858) 534-9820 tchereskin@ucsd.edu

Education: B. S., Mathematics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1976
Ph. D., Physical Oceanography, MIT-WHOI Joint Program, 1982 
Professional Experience:

(1997-Present)

Research Oceanographer and Senior Lecturer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
(1993-1997) Associate Research Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of  California, San Diego
(1987-1993)  Assistant Research Oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
(1984-1987) Assistant Professor, Oregon State University
(1982-1984) Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Cambridge, U. K.
(1977-1982) Research Assistant, M.I.T., Cambridge, MA.

Oceanographic Cruises: 25 oceanographic expeditions in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, and Southern Oceans; chief or co-chief scientist on 12.

Journal Publications:

Current year (2016), 2010s, 2000s, 1990s, 1980s

1980s

Chereskin, T. K., 1983. Generation of internal waves in Massachusetts Bay, J. Geophys. Res., 88 (C4), 2649-2661.

Chereskin, T. K., and E. Mollo-Christensen, 1985. Modulational development of nonlinear gravity-wave groups, J. Fluid Mech., 151, 337-365.

Chereskin, T. K., and P. F. Linden, 1986. The effect of rotation on intrusions produced by heating a salinity gradient, Deep Sea Res., 33 (3), 305-322.

Moum, J. N., D. R. Caldwell, C. A. Paulson, T. K. Chereskin and L. A. Regier, 1986. Does ocean turbulence peak at the equator? J. Phys. Oceanogr., 16 (11), 1991-1994.

Chereskin, T. K., J. N. Moum, P. J. Stabeno, D. R. Caldwell, C. A. Paulson, L. A. Regier, and D. Halpern, 1986. Fine-scale variability at 140°W in the Tropical Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 91, 12887-12897.

Moum, J. N., T. K. Chereskin, M. M. Park, and L. A. Regier, 1987. Monitoring geostrophic currents at the equator. Deep Sea Res.,34, 1149-1161.

Chereskin, T. K., D. Halpern and L. A. Regier, 1987. Comparison of shipboard acoustic Doppler current profiler and moored current measurements in the equatorial Pacific. J. Atmos. Oc.Tech., 4, 742-747.

Chereskin, T. K., P. P. Niiler and P. M. Poulain, 1989. A numerical study of the effect of upper ocean shear on flexible drogued drifters, J. Atmos. Oc. Tech., 6, 243-253.

Dillon, T. M., J. N. Moum, T. K. Chereskin, and D. R. Caldwell, 1989. On the zonal momentum balance at the equator. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 19561-570.

Chereskin, T. K., E. Firing, and J. A. Gast, 1989. On identifying and screening filter skew and noise bias in Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurements. J. Atmos. Oc. Tech., 6, 1040-1054.

Chereskin, T. K., M. D. Levine, A. J. Harding, and L. A. Regier, 1989. Observations of near-inertial waves in Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler measurements made during MILDEX. J. Geophys. Res.,94, 135-8145.


1990s

Chereskin, T. K., and D. Roemmich, 1991. A comparison of measured and wind-derived Ekman transport at 11°N in the Atlantic Ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 21, 869--878.

Hebert, D., J. N. Moum, C. A. Paulson, D. R. Caldwell, T. K. Chereskin, and M. J. McPhaden, 1991. The role of the turbulent stress divergence in the equatorial zonal momentum balance. (J. Geophys. Res., 96, 7127-7136.

Chereskin, T. K., and A. J. Harding, 1992. A model approach to predicting errors in acoustic Doppler current profiles. Proc. Oceans '92, 602-606.

Chereskin, T. K., and A. J. Harding, 1993. Modelling the performance of an acoustic Doppler current profiler. J. Atmos. Oc. Tech., 10, 41-63.

Chereskin, T. K., and P. P. Niiler, 1994. Circulation in the Ensenada Front - September 1988. Deep Sea Res., 41, 1251-1287.

Hayward, T. L., A. W. Mantyla, R. J. Lynn, P. E. Smith, T. K. Chereskin, 1994. The state of the California Current in 1993-94. Calif. Coop. Oceanic Fish Invest. Rep., 35, 19-35.

Peterson, R. G., T. K. Chereskin, A. M. Bradley, 1994. First scientific use of the Fast Hydrographic Profiler: Observing the California Current with the FHP and ADCP. WOCE Notes, 6, 10-15.

Chereskin, T. K., 1995. Direct evidence for an Ekman balance in the California Current. J. Geophys. Res., 100, 18261-18269.

Chereskin, T. K., and M. Trunnell, 1996. Correlation scales, objective mapping, and absolute geostrophic flow in the California Current. J. Geophys. Res.,101, 22619-22629.

Chereskin, T. K.,W. D. Wilson, H. L. Bryden, A. Ffield, and J. Morrison, 1997. Observations of the Ekman balance at 8°30'N in the Arabian Sea during the 1995 southwest monsoon. Geophys. Res. Lett., 24(21),2541-2544.

Strub, P. T., T. K. Chereskin, P. P. Niiler, C. James, and M. D. Levine, 1997. Altimeter-derived variability of surface velocities in the California Current System: Part 1 - evaluation of TOPEX altimeter velocity resolution. J. Geophys. Res., 102, 12727-12748.

Kelly, K. A., R. C. Beardsley, R. Limeburner, K. H. Brink, J. D. Paduan, and T. K. Chereskin, 1998. Variability of the near-surface eddy kinetic energy in the California Current based on altimetric, drifter, and moored current data. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 13067-13084.

Miller, A. J., J. C. McWilliams, N. Schneider,  J. S. Allen, J. A. Barth, R. C. Beardsley, F. P. Chavez, T. K. Chereskin, C. A. Edwards, R. L. Haney, K. A. Kelly, J. C. Kindle,  L. N. Ly, J. R. Moisan, M. A. Noble, P. P. Niiler, L. Y. Oey, F. B. Schwing, R. K. Shearman, 1999. Observing and modeling the California Current System. Eos, Trans., AGU, 80, 533-539.


2000s

Beal, L. M., R. L. Molinari, T. K. Chereskin, and P. E. Robbins, 2000. Reversing bottom circulation in the Somali Basin. Geophys. Res. Letters, 27,2565-2568.

Chereskin, T. K., M. Y. Morris, P.  P.  Niiler, P.  M.  Kosro, R.  L.  Smith, S.  R.  Ramp, C.  A. Collins, and D.  L.  Musgrave, 2000. Spatial and temporal characteristics of the mesoscale circulation of the California Current from eddy-resolving moored and shipboard measurements. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 1245-1269.

Cornuelle, B. D., T.  K.  Chereskin, P.  P.  Niiler, M.  Y.  Morris, and D.  Musgrave, 2000. Observations and modeling of a California Undercurrent Eddy. J. Geophys. Res., 105, 1227-1243.

Bograd, S. J., T. K. Chereskin, and D. Roemmich, 2001. Transport of mass, heat, salt and nutrients in the southern California Current System: Annual cycle and interannual variability. J. Geophys. Res., 106,9255-9275.

Chereskin, T. K., and J. F. Price, 2001. Ekman Transport and Pumping. In Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, J. H. Steele, S. A. Thorpe, and K. E. Turekian, eds., 809-815, Academic Press, 3500 pp.

Chereskin, T. K., W. D. Wilson, and L. M. Beal, 2002. The Ekman temperature and salt fluxes at 8°30' in the Arabian Sea during the 1995 southwest monsoon, Deep-Sea Res. II, 49, 1211-1230.

Sprintall, J., S. Wijffels, T. K. Chereskin, and N. A. Bray, 2002 The JADE and WOCE I10/IR6 Throughflow sections in the southeast Indian Ocean. Part 2: velocity and transports. Deep-Sea Res. II, 49, 1363-1389.

Sutton, P. J. H., and T. K. Chereskin, 2002. Absolute geostrophic currents in the East Auckland Current region, NZ J. of Marine and Freshwater Res., 36, 751-762.

Beal, L. M., T. K. Chereskin, H. L. Bryden and A. Ffield, 2003. Heat and freshwater fluxes of the Arabian Sea at the onset and wane of the southwest monsoon. Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 2049-2076.

Beal, L. M. and T. K. Chereskin, 2003. The volume transport of the Somali Current during the 1995 southwest monsoon. Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 2077-2090.

Smith Jr., K. L., R. J. Baldwin, R.C. Glatts, T. K. Chereskin, H. A. Ruhl, and V. Lagun, 2003. Weather, ice and snow conditions at Deception Island, Antarctica: long time-series photographic monitoring. Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 1649-1664.

Lenn, Y.-D., T. K. Chereskin, and R. C. Glatts, 2003. Seasonal to tidal variability in currents, stratification, and acoustic backscatter in an Antarctic ecosystem at Deception Island. Deep-Sea Res. II, 50, 1665-1684.

Lynn, R. J., S. J. Bograd, T. K. Chereskin, and A. Huyer, 2003. Seasonal renewal of the California Current: The spring transition off California, J. Geophys. Res., 108, 3279, 10.1029/2003JC001787.

Taylor, C. A., W. Watson, T. Chereskin, J. Hyde and R. Vetter, 2004. Retention in larval rockfishes, Sebastes, near natal habitat, in the Southern California Bight, as indicated by molecular identification methods. Calif. Coop. Oceanic Fish Invest. Rep., 45, 152-166.

Kunze, E., E. Firing, J. Hummon, T. K. Chereskin, and A. Thurnherr, 2006. Global abyssal mixing inferred from lowered ADCP shear and CTD strain profiles, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36(8),1553-1576.

Beal, L. M., T. K. Chereskin, Y.-D. Lenn, and S. Elipot, 2006. The sources and mixing characteristics of the Agulhas Current. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36(11),2060-2074.

Lenn, Y.-D., T. K. Chereskin, J. Sprintall, and E. Firing, 2007. Mean Jets, Mesoscale Variability and Eddy Momentum Fluxes in the Surface Layer of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage, J. Mar. Res., 65,27-58.

Chereskin, T. K., and G. A. Tarling, 2007. Interannual to diurnal variability in the near-surface scattering layer in Drake Passage, ICES J. Mar. Sci., doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsm138.

Howe, B., and T. K. Chereskin, 2007. Oceanographic Measurements. In Springer Handbook of Experimental Fluid Mechanics, pp. 1179-1271. Ed. by C. Tropea, A. L. Yarin, and J. F. Foss. Springer, Berlin. 1557 pp.

Lenn, Y.-D., T. K. Chereskin, and J. Sprintall, 2008. Improving estimates of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current streamlines in Drake Passage, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 38,1000-1010, doi: 10.1175/2007JPO3834.1

Gay, P. S., and T. K. Chereskin, 2009. Mean structure and seasonal variability of the poleward undercurrent off southern California, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C02007, doi:10.1029/2008JC004886.

Lenn, Y.-D. and T. K. Chereskin, 2009. Observations of Ekman Currents in the Southern Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39,768-779.

Chereskin, T. K., K. A. Donohue, D. R. Watts, K. L. Tracey, Y. L. Firing, and A. L. Cutting, 2009. Strong bottom currents and cyclogenesis in Drake Passage, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L23602, doi:10.1029/2009GL040940.


2010s

Chereskin, T. K., L. D. Talley and B. M. Sloyan, 2010. Nonlinear Vorticity Balance of the Subantarctic Front in the Southeast Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C06026, doi:10.1029/2009JC005611.

Sloyan, B., L. D. Talley, T. Chereskin, R. Fine and J. Holte, 2010. Antarctic Intermediate water and Subantarctic Mode water formation in the southeast Pacific: the role of turbulent mixing. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 1558-1574, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4114.1.

2011

Hartin C. A., R. A. Fine, B. M. Sloyan, L. D. Talley, T. K. Chereskin and, J. Happell, 2011. Formation Rates of Subantarctic Mode Water and Antarctic Intermediate Water within the South Pacific. Deep Sea Res. I, 58, 524-534, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2011.02.010.

Lenn, Y.-D., T. K. Chereskin, J. Sprintall and J. McLean, 2011. Near-surface eddy heat and momentum fluxes in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1385-1407, doi: 10.1175/JPO-D-10-05017.1.

Firing, Y. L., Chereskin, T. K., and M. R. Mazloff, 2011. Vertical structure and transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage from direct velocity observations, J. Geophys. Res., 116, C08015, doi:10.1029/2011JC006999.

Meredith, M., P. Woodworth, T. Chereskin, D. Marshall, L. Allison, G. R. Bigg, K. Donohue, K. Heywood, C. Hughes, A. Hibbert, A. Hogg, H. L. Johnson, B. King, H. Leach, Y. Lenn, M. A. M. Maqueda, D. Munday, A. C. Garabato, C. Provost, and J. Sprintall, 2011. Sustained monitoring of the Southern Ocean at Drake Passage: past achievements and future priorities, in press, Rev. of Geophys. , 49, RG4005, doi:10.1029/2010RG000348.

2012

Holte, J., Talley, L. D., Chereskin, T. K., and B. M. Sloyan, 2012. The role of air-sea fluxes in Subantarctic Mode Water formation, J. Geophys. Res., 117, C03040, DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007798.

Chereskin, T. K., K. A. Donohue, and D. R. Watts, 2012. cDrake: Dynamics and Transport of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current in Drake Passage, Oceanography, 25(3),134-135, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.86.

Sprintall, J., Chereskin, T. K., and C. Sweeney, 2012. High-Resolution Underway Upper Ocean and Surface Atmospheric Observations in Drake Passage: Synergistic Measurements for Climate Science, Oceanography, 25(3):70-81, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.77.

Firing, E., Hummon, J. M., and Chereskin, T. K., 2012. Improving the quality and accessibility of current profile measurements in the Southern Ocean, Oceanography, 25(3):164-165, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.91.

2013

Holte, J., Talley, L. D., Chereskin, T. K., and B. M. Sloyan, 2013. Subantarctic mode water in the southeast Pacific: Effect of exchange across the Subantarctic Front, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2052-2066, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20144

Polton, J. A., Y.-D. Lenn, S. Elipot, T. K. Chereskin and J. Sprintall, 2013. Can Drake Passage Observations Match Ekman's Classic Theory?, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1733-1740, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-13-034.1.

Brannigan, L., Y.-D. Lenn, S. Elipot, T. P. Rippeth, E. McDonagh, T. K. Chereskin and J. Sprintall, 2013. Shear at the Base of the Oceanic Mixed Layer Generated by Wind Shear Alignment, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, 1798-1810, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-12-0104.1.

Watts, D. R., M. A. Kennelly, K. A. Donohue, K. L. Tracey, T. K. Chereskin, R. A. Weller, and I. Victoria, 2013. Four current meter models compared in strong currents in Drake Passage, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech.,30,2465-2477, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/JTECH-D-13-00032.1.

2014

Firing, Y. L., T. K. Chereskin, D. R. Watts, K. L. Tracey, and C. Provost, 2014. Computation of geostrophic streamfunction, its derivatives, and error estimates from an array of CPIES in Drake Passage, J. Atmos. and Oceanic Tech., 31, 656-680, http://dx.doi.org/10.1175/jtech-d-13-00142.1

2015

Masich, J., T. K. Chereskin, and M. R. Mazloff, 2015. Topographic form stress in the Southern Ocean State Estimate, J. Geophys. Res., 120, 7919-7933, http://dx.doi.org//10.1002/2015JC011143

2016

Rocha, C. B., T. K. Chereskin, S. T. Gille, and D. Menemenlis, 2016. Mesoscale to submesoscale wavenumber spectra in Drake Passage, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 601-620, http://dx.doi.org//10.1175/JPO-D-15-0087.1

Watts, D. R., K. L. Tracey, K. A. Donohue, and T. K. Chereskin, 2016. Estimates of eddy heat flux crossing the Antarctic Circumpolar Current from observations in Drake Passage, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46, 2103-2122, http://dx.doi.org//10.1175/JPO-D-16-0029.1

Firing, Y. L., T. K. Chereskin, D. R. Watts, and M. R. Mazloff, 2016. Bottom pressure torque and the vorticity balance from observations in Drake Passage, J. Geophys. Res., 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/2016JC011682