Dr Joel Hirschi

Marine Systems Modelling
+44 (0)23 8059 6258



Sinha, B.; Smeed, D.A.; McCarthy, G.; Moat, B.I.; Josey, S.A.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Frajka-Williams, E.; Blaker, A.T.; Rayner, D.; Madec, G.. 2018 The accuracy of estimates of the overturning circulation from basin-wide mooring arrays. Progress in Oceanography, 160. 101-123.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2017.12.001
Josey, Simon A.; Hirschi, Joel J.-M.; Sinha, Bablu; Duchez, Aurelie; Grist, Jeremy P.; Marsh, Robert. 2018 The Recent Atlantic Cold Anomaly: Causes, Consequences, and Related Phenomena. Annual Review of Marine Science, 10 (1). 475-501.https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-marine-121916-063102
Freychet, Nicolas; Duchez, Aurelie; Wu, Chi-Hua; Chen, Chao-An; Hsu, Huang-Hsiung; Hirschi, Joel; Forryan, Alex; Sinha, Bablu; New, Adrian L.; Graham, Tim; Andrews, Martin B.; Tu, Chia-Ying; Lin, Shian-Jiann. 2017 Variability of hydrological extreme events in East Asia and their dynamical control: a comparison between observations and two high-resolution global climate models. Climate Dynamics, 48 (3). 745-766.https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3108-5
Duchez, Aurélie; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Josey, Simon A.; Evans, Dafydd G.; Grist, Jeremy P.; Marsh, Robert; McCarthy, Gerard D.; Sinha, Bablu; Berry, David I..; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.. 2016 Drivers of exceptionally cold North Atlantic Ocean temperatures and their link to the 2015 European heat wave. Environmental Research Letters, 11 (7). 074004 .10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074004
Hewitt, Helene T.; Roberts, Malcolm J.; Hyder, Pat; Graham, Tim; Rae, Jamie; Belcher, Stephen E.; Bourdallé-Badie, Romain; Copsey, Dan; Coward, Andrew; Guiavarch, Catherine; Harris, Chris; Hill, Richard; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Madec, Gurvan; Mizielinski, Matthew S.; Neininger, Erica; New, Adrian L.; Rioual, Jean-Christophe; Sinha, Bablu; Storkey, David; Shelly, Ann; Thorpe, Livia; Wood, Richard A.. 2016 The impact of resolving the Rossby radius at mid-latitudes in the ocean: results from a high-resolution version of the Met Office GC2 coupled model. Geoscientific Model Development, 9 (10). 3655-3670.10.5194/gmd-9-3655-2016
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.
Butler, E.D.; Oliver, K.I.C.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Mecking, J.V.. 2016 Reconstructing global overturning from meridional density gradients. Climate Dynamics, 46 (7). 2593-2610.10.1007/s00382-015-2719-6
Duchez, Aurélie ; Courtois, Peggy; Harris, Elizabeth; Josey, Simon; Kanzow, Torsten; Marsh, Robert; Smeed, David; Hirschi, Joël Jean-Marie. 2016 Potential for seasonal prediction of the Atlantic sea surface temperatures using the RAPID array at 26°N. Climate Dynamics, 46 (9). 3351-3370.10.1007/s00382-015-2918-1
Moat, B.I.; Josey, S.A.; Sinha, B.; Blaker, A.T.; Smeed, D.A.; McCarthy, G.; Johns, W.E.; Hirschi, J.-M.; Frajka-Williams, E.; Rayner, D.; Duchez, A.; Coward, A.C.. 2016 Major variations in subtropical North Atlantic heat transport at short (5 day) timescales and their causes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121 (5). 3237-3249.10.1002/2016JC011660
Marzocchi, Alice; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Holliday, N. Penny; Cunningham, Stuart A.; Blaker, Adam T.; Coward, Andrew C.. 2015 The North Atlantic subpolar circulation in an eddy-resolving global ocean model. Journal of Marine Systems, 142. 126-143.10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.10.007
McCarthy, Gerard D.; Haigh, Ivan D.; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Grist, Jeremy P.; Smeed, David A.. 2015 Ocean impact on decadal Atlantic climate variability revealed by sea-level observations. Nature, 521 (7553). 508-510.10.1038/nature14491
Blaker, A.T.; Hirschi, J.J- M.; McCarthy, G.; Sinha, B.; Taws, S.; Marsh, R.; de Cuevas, B.A.; Alderson, S.G.; Coward, A.C.. 2015 Historical analogues of the recent extreme minima observed in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26°N. Climate Dynamics, 44 (1-2). 457-473.10.1007/s00382-014-2274-6
Grégorio, Sandy; Penduff, Thierry; Sérazin, Guillaume; Molines, Jean-Marc; Barnier, Bernard; Hirschi, Joel. 2015 Intrinsic variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at interannual-to-multidecadal time scales. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 45 (7). 1929-1946.10.1175/JPO-D-14-0163.1
Duchez, Aurelie; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Castro, Natalia; Hirschi, Joel; Coward, Andrew. 2014 Seasonal to interannual variability in density around the Canary Islands and their influence on the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26°N. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119 (3). 1843-1860.10.1002/2013JC009416
Duchez, A.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Blaker, A.T.; Bryden, H.L.; de Cuevas, B.; Atkinson, C.P.; McCarthy, G.D.; Frajka-Williams, E.; Rayner, D.; Smeed, D; Cunningham, S.A.; Mizielinski, M.S.. 2014 A new index for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26°N. Journal of Climate, 27 (17). 6439.-6455.10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00052.1
Buchan, Jian; Hirschi, Joel; Blaker, Adam; Sinha, Bablu. 2014 North Atlantic SST anomalies and the cold North European weather events of winter 2009/10 and December 2010. Monthly Weather Review, 142 (2). 922-932.10.1175/MWR-D-13-00104.1
Hunt, Freja K.; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Sinha, Bablu; Oliver, Kevin; Wells, Neil. 2013 Combining point correlation maps with self-organising maps to compare observed and simulated atmospheric teleconnection patterns. Tellus A, 65. 20822.10.3402/tellusa.v65i0.20822
Sonnewald, M.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Marsh, R.; McDonagh, E.L.; King, B.A.. 2013 Atlantic meridional ocean heat transport at 26N: impact on subtropical ocean heat content variability. Ocean Science, 9 (6). 1057-1069.10.5194/os-9-1057-2013
Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Blaker, A.T.; Sinha, B.; Coward, A.; de Cuevas, B.; Alderson, S.; Madec, G.. 2013 Chaotic variability of the meridional overturning circulation on subannual to interannual timescales. Ocean Science, 9 (5). 805-823.10.5194/os-9-805-2013
Sévellec, Florian; Hirschi, Joel J.-M.; Blaker, Adam T.. 2013 On the Near-Inertial Resonance of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43 (12). 2661-2672.10.1175/JPO-D-13-092.1
Sinha, Bablu; Topliss, Brenda; Blaker, Adam Tobias; Hirschi, Joel Jean-Marie. 2013 A numerical model study of the effects of interannual timescale wave propagation on the predictability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118 (1). 131-146.10.1029/2012JC008334
Deshayes, J.; Tréguier, A.-M.; Barnier, B.; Lecointre, A.; Sommer, J. Le; Molines, J.-M.; Penduff, T.; Bourdallé-Badie, R.; Drillet, Y.; Garric, G.; Benshila, R.; Madec, G.; Biastoch, A.; Böning, C.W.; Scheinert, M.; Coward, A.C.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.. 2013 Oceanic hindcast simulations at high resolution suggest that the Atlantic MOC is bistable. Geophysical Research Letters, 40 (12). 3069-3073.10.1002/grl.50534
Blaker, Adam T.; Hirschi, Joël J-M.; Sinha, Bablu; de Cuevas, Beverly; Alderson, Steven; Coward, Andrew; Madec, Gurvan. 2012 Large near-inertial oscillations of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Ocean Modelling, 42. 50-56.10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.11.008
Sinha, Bablu; Blaker, Adam T.; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Bonham, Sarah; Brand, Matthew; Josey, Simon A.; Smith, Robin S.; Marotzke, Jochem. 2012 Mountain ranges favour vigorous Atlantic meridional overturning. Geophysical Research Letters, 39 (2). L02705.10.1029/2011GL050485
Rayner, Darren; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Kanzow, Torsten; Johns, William E.; Wright, Paul G.; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Bryden, Harry L.; Meinen, Christopher S.; Baringer, Molly O.; Marotzke, Jochem; Beal, Lisa M.; Cunningham, Stuart A.. 2011 Monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Deep Sea Research Part II Topical Studies in Oceanography, 58 (17-18). 1744-1753.10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.10.056
Taws, Sarah L.; Marsh, Robert; Wells, Neil C.; Hirschi, Joël. 2011 Re-emerging ocean temperature anomalies in late-2010 associated with a repeat negative NAO. Geophysical Research Letters, 38 (20). L20601.10.1029/2011GL048978
Atkinson, C.P.; Bryden, H.L.; Hirschi, J.J-M.; Kanzow, T.. 2010 On the seasonal cycles and variability of Florida Straits, Ekman and Sverdrup transports at 26° N in the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Science, 6 (4). 837-859.10.5194/os-6-837-2010
Atkinson, C.P.; Bryden, H.L.; Hirschi, J.J.-M.; Kanzow, T.. 2010 On the variability of Florida Straits and wind driven transports at 26° N in the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean Science Discussions, 7 (2). 919-971.10.5194/osd-7-919-2010
Johns, W.E.; Baringer, M.O.; Beal, L.M.; Cunningham, S.A.; Kanzow, T.; Bryden, H.L.; Hirschi, J.J.M.; Marotzke, J.; Meinen, C.S.; Shaw, B.; Curry, R.. 2010 Continuous, array-based estimates of Atlantic Ocean heat transport at 26.5 °N. Journal of Climate, 24 (10). 2429-2449.10.1175/2010JCLI3997.1
Kanzow, T.; Cunningham, S.A.; Johns, W.E.; Hirschi, J.J-M.; Marotzke, J.; Baringer, M.O.; Meinen, C.S.; Chidichimo, M.P.; Atkinson, C.; Beal, L.M.; Bryden, H.L.; Collins, J.. 2010 Seasonal variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26.5°N. Journal of Climate, 23 (21). 5678-5698.10.1175/2010JCLI3389.1
Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Killworth, Peter D.; Blundell, Jeffrey R.; Cromwell, David. 2009 Sea surface height signals as indicators for oceanic meridional mass transports. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39 (3). 581-601.10.1175/2008JPO3923.1
Kanzow, T.; Johnson, H.E.; Marshall, D.P.; Cunningham, S.A.; Hirschi, J.J-M.; Mujahid, A.; Bryden, H.L.; Johns, W.E.. 2009 Basinwide Integrated Volume Transports in an Eddy-Filled Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39 (12). 3091-3110.10.1175/2009JPO4185.1
Marsh, Robert; de Cuevas, Beverly A.; Coward, Andrew C.; Jacquin, Julien; Hirschi, Joel J-M.; Aksenov, Yevgeny; Nurser, A.J. George; Josey, Simon A.. 2009 Recent changes in the North Atlantic circulation simulated with eddy-permitting and eddy-resolving ocean models. Ocean Modelling, 28 (4). 226-239.10.1016/j.ocemod.2009.02.007
Kanzow, T.; Hirschi, J.J-M.; Meinen, C.S.; Rayner, D.; Cunningham, S.A.; Marotzke, J.; Johns, W.E.; Bryden, H.L.; Beal, L.M.; Baringer, M.O.. 2008 A prototype system of observing the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation - scientific basis, measurement and risk mitigation strategies, and first results. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 1 (1). 19-28.
Cunningham, Stuart A.; Kanzow, Torsten; Rayner, Darren; Baringer, Molly O.; Johns, William E.; Marotzke, Jochem; Longworth, Hannah R.; Grant, Elizabeth M.; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Beal, Lisa M.; Meinen, Christopher S.; Bryden, Harry L.. 2007 Temporal variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation at 26.5°N. Science, 317 (5840). 935-938.10.1126/science.1141304
Hadfield, R.E.; Wells, N.C.; Josey, S.A.; Hirschi, J.. 2007 On the accuracy of North Atlantic temperature and heat storage fields from Argo. Journal of Geophysical Research, 112 (C1). C01009-[17pp].10.1029/2006JC003825
Hirschi, J.J-M.; Killworth, P.D.; Blundell, J.R.. 2007 Subannual, seasonal and interannual variability of the North Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37 (5). 1246-1265.10.1175/JPO3049.1
Hirschi, J.; Marotzke, J.. 2007 Reconstructing the meridional overturning circulation from boundary densities and the zonal wind stress. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37 (3). 743-763.10.1175/JPO3019.1
Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Sinha, Bablu. 2007 Negative NAO and cold Eurasian winters: how exceptional was the winter of 1962/1963? Weather, 62 (2). 43-48.10.1002/wea.34
Kanzow, Torsten; Cunningham, Stuart A.; Rayner, Darren; Hirschi, Joël J.-M.; Johns, William E.; Baringer, Molly O.; Bryden, Harry L.; Beal, Lisa M.; Meinen, Christopher S.; Marotzke, Jochem. 2007 Observed flow compensation associated with the MOC at 26.5°N in the Atlantic. Science, 317 (5840). 938-941.10.1126/science.1141293
Lynch-Stieglitz, J.; Adkins, J.F.; Curry, W.B.; Dokken, T.; Hall, I.R.; Herguera, J.C.; Hirschi, J.J-M.; Marchal, O.; Marchitto, T.M.; McCave, I.N.; McManus, J.F.; Mulitza, S.; Ninnemann, U.; Peeters, F.; Uy, E.F.; Zhahn, R.. 2007 Atlantic meridional overturning circulation during the last glacial maximum. Science, 316 (5821). 66-69.10.1126/science.1137127
Hirschi, J.J-M.; Sinha, B.; Josey, S.A.. 2007 Global warming and changes of continentality since 1948. Weather, 62 (8). 215-221.10.1002/wea.88
Palmer, M.; Bryden, H.L.; Hirschi, J.; Marotzke, J.. 2004 Observed changes in the south Indian Ocean gyre circulation. Geophysical Research Letters, 31 (15). L15303.10.1029/2004GL020506
Hirschi, J.; Baehr, J.; Marotzke, J.; Stark, J.; Cunningham, S.; Beismann, J-O.. 2003 A monitoring design for the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (7). 1413.10.1029/2002GL016776

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Moat, Ben; Josey, Simon; Sinha, Bablu; Blaker, Adam; Smeed, David; McCarthy, Gerard; Johns, William; Hirschi, Joel; Frajka-Williams, Eleanor; Rayner, Darren; Duchez, Aurelie; Coward, Andrew. 2016 Major variations in sub-tropical North Atlantic heat transport at short timescales: causes and consequences. In: EGU General Assembly 2016, Vienna, Austria, 17-22 Apr 2016. (Unpublished)
Hunt, F.K.; Hirschi, Joel; Sinha, Bablu. 2012 Combining point correlation maps with self-organizing maps to investigate atmospheric teleconnection patterns in climate model data. [Poster] In: IUGG Conference on Mathematical Geophysics, Edinburgh, 18-22 Jun 2012. (Unpublished)
Hunt, F.K.; Hirschi, Joel; Sinha, Bablu. 2011 Identifying Teleconnection Patterns from Point Correlation Maps using Self Organizing Maps. [Other] In: European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2011, Vienna, 03-08 Apr 2011. (Unpublished)