Dr Damien Desbruyeres

Marine Physics and Ocean Climate

Large-scale oceanic circulation and its role in the Earth's climate system.

I am currently involved in the UK-based DEEP-C project, which aims to  identify the mechanisms explaining the reduced global surface warming rate since around 2000. I am using oceanic observations (Argo - mooring - hydrography) to compute new estimates of global heat content changes in the recent years, to identify key oceanic basins and investigate the underlying mechanisms (heave, water mass property changes).




Firing, Yvonne L.; McDonagh, Elaine L.; King, Brian A.; Desbruyeres, Damien G.. 2017 Deep temperature variability in Drake Passage. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122 (1). 713-725.10.1002/2016JC012452
Duchez, Aurelie; Desbruyeres, Damien; Hirschi, Joel J-M.; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Josey, Simon; Evans, Dafydd Gwyn. 2016 The tale of a surprisingly cold blob in the North Atlantic. US CLIVAR Variations, 14 (2). 19-23.
Desbruyeres, D.; McDonagh, E.L.; King, B.A.. 2016 Observational advances in estimates of oceanic heating. Current Climate Change Reports, 2 (3). 127-134.10.1007/s40641-016-0037-7
Desbruyeres, Damien G.; Purkey, Sarah G.; McDonagh, Elaine L.; Johnson, Gregory C.; King, Brian A.. 2016 Deep and abyssal ocean warming from 35 years of repeat hydrography. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (19). 10,356-10,365.10.1002/2016GL070413
Desbruyeres, Damien; McDonagh, Elaine L.; King, Brian A.; Thierry, Virginie. 2016 Global and full-depth ocean temperature trends during the early 21st century from Argo and repeat hydrography. Journal of Climate, Early Online. 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0396.1 (In Press)
Mercier, Herlé; Lherminier, Pascale; Sarafanov, Artem; Gaillard, Fabienne; Daniault, Nathalie; Desbruyeres, Damien; Falina, Anastasia; Ferron, Bruno; Gourcuff, Claire; Huck, Thierry; Thierry, Virginie. 2015 Variability of the meridional overturning circulation at the Greenland–Portugal OVIDE section from 1993 to 2010. Progress in Oceanography, 132. 250-261.10.1016/j.pocean.2013.11.001
Desbruyeres, D.G.; McDonagh, E.L.; King, B.A.; Garry, F.K.; Blaker, A.T.; Moat, B.; Mercier, H.. 2014 Full-depth temperature trends in the Northeastern Atlantic through the early 21st century. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (22). 7971-7979.10.1002/2014GL061844
Desbruyeres, Damien; Mercier, Herlé; Thierry, Virginie. 2014 On the mechanisms behind decadal heat content changes in the eastern subpolar gyre. Progress in Oceanography, 132. 262-272.10.1016/j.pocean.2014.02.005
Desbruyeres, Damien; Thierry, Virginie; Mercier, Herlé. 2013 Simulated decadal variability of the meridional overturning circulation across the A25-Ovide section. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (1). 462-475.10.1029/2012JC008342
de Boisséson, E.; Thierry, V.; Mercier, H.; Caniaux, G.; Desbruyeres, D.. 2012 Origin, formation and variability of the Subpolar Mode Water located over the Reykjanes Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 117 (C12). C12005.10.1029/2011JC007519
Marsh, R.; Desbruyeres, D.; Bamber, J.L.; de Cuevas, B.A.; Coward, A.C.; Aksenov, Y.. 2010 Short-term impacts of enhanced Greenland freshwater fluxes in an eddy-permitting ocean model. Ocean Science, 6 (3). 749-760.10.5194/os-6-749-2010