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Dr Marie-Jose Messias

Dr Marie-Jose Messias

Senior Lecturer

 2633

 Laver Building 910

 

Laver Building, University of Exeter, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QE, UK

Overview

Qualifications

PhD. Pierre & Marie Curie University, Paris, France, 1993, Oceanography

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Research

Research interests

  • Transient tracers  such as Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6), Trifluoromethyl Sulfur Pentafloride (SF5CF3)
  • Tracer release experiments  (TRE)  in the ocean 
  • The use of transient tracers and TRE to study the rates and pathways of ocean circulation and ocean mixing rates
  • The use of transient tracers to improve the estimates of the oceanic uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide  (CO2)
  • The use of transient tracers  observations to evaluate numerical model simulations of  oceanic processes
  • Development for high precision analysis of trace gases in the atmosphere and ocean.
  • Climate change

Research projects

Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment in the Southern Ocean (DIMES,  July 2009 to August 2016). 
DIMES is a US/UK field program aimed at measuring diapycnal and isopycnal mixing in the Southern Ocean, along the tilting isopycnals of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
dimes.ucsd.edu
dimesuk3.blogspot.co.uk

Radiocatively Active Gases from the North Atlantic Region and Climate Change  (RAGNAROCC, June 2013 to July 2017).
The overarching objectives of RAGNAROCC is to “Quantify and explain CO2 and other Green House  Gas fluxes in the North Atlantic and the processes giving rise to inter-annual and decadal variability”.

(ww.greenhouse-gases.org.uk/ragnarocc

Grants/Funding:

DIMES/ National Environment Research Council (NERC) 

RAGNAROCC/National Environment Research Council (NERC) 

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Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


(2013). Dense bottom layers in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean: Creation, lifespan, and destruction. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 933-936. Abstract.
Meredith MP, Mills B, Naveira Garabato AC (2013). Rapid cross-density ocean mixing at mid-depths in the Drake Passage measured by tracer release. Nature, 501(7467), 408-411. Abstract.
Balle J, Bergman N, Budéus G, Danielsen M, Gascard JC, Jeansson E, Olafsdottir SR, Simonsen K, Tanhua T, Van Scoy K, et al (2008). The Greenland Sea tracer experiment 1996-2002: Horizontal mixing and transport of Greenland Sea Intermediate Water. Progress in Oceanography, 78(1), 85-105. Abstract.
Gascard J-C, Watson AJ, Messias M-J, Olsson KA, Johannessen T, Simonsen K (2002). Long-lived vortices as a mode of deep ventilation in the Greenland Sea. Nature, 416(6880), 525-527. Abstract.  Author URL.
Watson AJ, Messias MJ, Fogelqvist E, Van Scoy KA, Johannessen T, Oliver KIC, Stevens DP, Rey F, Tanhua T, Olsson KA, et al (1999). Mixing and convection in the Greenland Sea from a tracer-release experiment. Nature, 401(6756), 902-904. Abstract.
Messias MJ, Andrié C, Mémery L, Mercier H (1999). Tracing the North Atlantic Deep Water through the Romanche and Chain Fracture Zones with chlorofluoromethanes. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 46(7), 1247-1278. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

(2013). Dense bottom layers in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean: Creation, lifespan, and destruction. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 933-936. Abstract.
Meredith MP, Mills B, Naveira Garabato AC (2013). Rapid cross-density ocean mixing at mid-depths in the Drake Passage measured by tracer release. Nature, 501(7467), 408-411. Abstract.
King BA (2012). Diapycnal diffusivities from a tracer release experiment in the deep sea, integrated over 13 years. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(4). Abstract.
(2009). Evidence of greenland sea water in the Iceland basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(9). Abstract.
Balle J, Bergman N, Budéus G, Danielsen M, Gascard JC, Jeansson E, Olafsdottir SR, Simonsen K, Tanhua T, Van Scoy K, et al (2008). The Greenland Sea tracer experiment 1996-2002: Horizontal mixing and transport of Greenland Sea Intermediate Water. Progress in Oceanography, 78(1), 85-105. Abstract.
(2008). Transports of Nordic Seas water masses and excess SF<inf>6</inf> through Fram Strait to the Arctic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 78(1), 1-11. Abstract.
Bellerby RGJ, Skjelvan I (2006). A submesoscale coherent eddy in the Greenland Sea in 2003. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 111(7). Abstract.
(2005). Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel: Spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 52(2), 279-294. Abstract.
Bakker DCE, Bozec Y, Nightingale PD, Goldson L, Messias MJ, de Baar HJW, Liddicoat M, Skjelvan I, Strass V, Watson AJ, et al (2005). Iron and mixing affect biological carbon uptake in SOIREE and EisenEx, two Southern Ocean iron fertilisation experiments. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, 52(6), 1001-1019. Author URL.
Messias MJ (2004). Nutrient mineralization rates and ratios in the eastern South Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 109(5). Abstract.
(2004). Turbulent diapycnal mixing in the Nordic seas. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 109(12), 1-9. Abstract.
Gascard J-C, Watson AJ, Messias M-J, Olsson KA, Johannessen T, Simonsen K (2002). Long-lived vortices as a mode of deep ventilation in the Greenland Sea. Nature, 416(6880), 525-527. Abstract.  Author URL.
(2000). The water masses along the western boundary of the south and equatorial Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 47(1), 69-98. Abstract.
Watson AJ, Messias MJ, Fogelqvist E, Van Scoy KA, Johannessen T, Oliver KIC, Stevens DP, Rey F, Tanhua T, Olsson KA, et al (1999). Mixing and convection in the Greenland Sea from a tracer-release experiment. Nature, 401(6756), 902-904. Abstract.
Messias MJ, Andrié C, Mémery L, Mercier H (1999). Tracing the North Atlantic Deep Water through the Romanche and Chain Fracture Zones with chlorofluoromethanes. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 46(7), 1247-1278. Abstract.
(1998). Chlorofluoromethane distributions in the deep equatorial Atlantic during January-March 1993. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 45(6), 903-930. Abstract.
(1994). A simple copper-tube sampler for collecting and storing seawater for post-cruise CFC measurements. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(9), 1361-1372. Abstract.
(1993). Using tracers to study ocean circulation: what more can we learn by the year 2000?. Annales - Institut Oceanographique, Paris, 69(2), 283-305. Abstract.

Publications by year


2013

(2013). Dense bottom layers in the Scotia Sea, Southern Ocean: Creation, lifespan, and destruction. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(5), 933-936. Abstract.
Meredith MP, Mills B, Naveira Garabato AC (2013). Rapid cross-density ocean mixing at mid-depths in the Drake Passage measured by tracer release. Nature, 501(7467), 408-411. Abstract.

2012

King BA (2012). Diapycnal diffusivities from a tracer release experiment in the deep sea, integrated over 13 years. Geophysical Research Letters, 39(4). Abstract.

2009

(2009). Evidence of greenland sea water in the Iceland basin. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(9). Abstract.

2008

Balle J, Bergman N, Budéus G, Danielsen M, Gascard JC, Jeansson E, Olafsdottir SR, Simonsen K, Tanhua T, Van Scoy K, et al (2008). The Greenland Sea tracer experiment 1996-2002: Horizontal mixing and transport of Greenland Sea Intermediate Water. Progress in Oceanography, 78(1), 85-105. Abstract.
(2008). Transports of Nordic Seas water masses and excess SF<inf>6</inf> through Fram Strait to the Arctic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 78(1), 1-11. Abstract.

2006

Bellerby RGJ, Skjelvan I (2006). A submesoscale coherent eddy in the Greenland Sea in 2003. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 111(7). Abstract.

2005

(2005). Intermediate water from the Greenland Sea in the Faroe Bank Channel: Spreading of released sulphur hexafluoride. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 52(2), 279-294. Abstract.
Bakker DCE, Bozec Y, Nightingale PD, Goldson L, Messias MJ, de Baar HJW, Liddicoat M, Skjelvan I, Strass V, Watson AJ, et al (2005). Iron and mixing affect biological carbon uptake in SOIREE and EisenEx, two Southern Ocean iron fertilisation experiments. DEEP-SEA RESEARCH PART I-OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PAPERS, 52(6), 1001-1019. Author URL.

2004

Messias MJ (2004). Nutrient mineralization rates and ratios in the eastern South Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 109(5). Abstract.
(2004). Turbulent diapycnal mixing in the Nordic seas. Journal of Geophysical Research C: Oceans, 109(12), 1-9. Abstract.

2002

Gascard J-C, Watson AJ, Messias M-J, Olsson KA, Johannessen T, Simonsen K (2002). Long-lived vortices as a mode of deep ventilation in the Greenland Sea. Nature, 416(6880), 525-527. Abstract.  Author URL.

2000

(2000). The water masses along the western boundary of the south and equatorial Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography, 47(1), 69-98. Abstract.

1999

Watson AJ, Messias MJ, Fogelqvist E, Van Scoy KA, Johannessen T, Oliver KIC, Stevens DP, Rey F, Tanhua T, Olsson KA, et al (1999). Mixing and convection in the Greenland Sea from a tracer-release experiment. Nature, 401(6756), 902-904. Abstract.
Messias MJ, Andrié C, Mémery L, Mercier H (1999). Tracing the North Atlantic Deep Water through the Romanche and Chain Fracture Zones with chlorofluoromethanes. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 46(7), 1247-1278. Abstract.

1998

(1998). Chlorofluoromethane distributions in the deep equatorial Atlantic during January-March 1993. Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 45(6), 903-930. Abstract.

1994

(1994). A simple copper-tube sampler for collecting and storing seawater for post-cruise CFC measurements. Deep-Sea Research Part I, 41(9), 1361-1372. Abstract.

1993

(1993). Using tracers to study ocean circulation: what more can we learn by the year 2000?. Annales - Institut Oceanographique, Paris, 69(2), 283-305. Abstract.

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  • Siobhan Moran (University of East Anglia)
  • Neill Mackay (University of East Anglia)
  • Tobia Tudino (University of Exeter)

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