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Name
Igor Belkin
Title
Marine Research Scientist
Field
Physical oceanography
Areas of Expertise
Circulation, Fronts, Large-scale ocean dynamics, Large-scale structures, Numerical modeling of mixing and circulation, Observations of mixing and circulation, Ocean circulation, Ocean current measurements, Ocean dynamics, Oceanic fronts, Satellite imagery
Phone
401-874-6533
Office Location
Watkins Bldg, Room 123B
Education
Ph.D. P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, 1987
M.S. St. Petersburg University, 1975
Research
Igor Belkin is a physical oceanographer who studies oceanic fronts, their geographical distribution, physical structure, temporal variability, and diverse manifestations and applications. He also conducts research on the long-term variability of the World Ocean, especially formation and propagation of large-scale temperature/salinity/sea ice anomalies in the North Atlantic and other oceans.
Publications
Belkin, I.M., Chen, C.-T.A., Wang, D.X., Hu, J.Y. (2011) Spreading of the Pearl River water into Taiwan Strait. Geophysical Research Letters, submitted.

Davidovich, V., Gangopadhyay, A., Belkin, I.M. (2011) An algorithm for automatic recognition of oceanic features in frontal maps. Oceanology, submitted.

Ebbesmeyer, C.C., Belkin, I.M., Drost, H.E., Zimmermann, S., Carmack, E.C. (2011) Wall across the Atlantic. Oceanography 24(1), 172-174.

Sherman, K., J. O’Reilly, I.M. Belkin, C. Melrose, and K.D. Friedland (2011) The application of satellite remote sensing for assessing productivity in relation to fisheries yields of the world’s large marine ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsq177.

Sherman, K., I. Belkin, K.D. Friedland, J. O’Reilly, and K. Hyde (2010) Accelerated Warming and Emergent Trends in Fisheries Biomass Yields of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems. Chapter 5 in: Sustainable Development of the World’s Large Marine Ecosystems during Climate Change: A commemorative volume to advance sustainable development on the occasion of the presentation of the 2010 Göteborg Award. IUCN, Göteborg, Sweden.

Sherman, K., I. Belkin, S. Seitzinger, P. Hoagland, D. Jin, M.-C. Aquarone, and S. Adams (2010) Sustainability of Large Marine Ecosystems of Southeast Asia. Journal of Science and Technology in the Tropics 6, 74-90.

Sherman, K., I. Belkin, K. D. Friedland, J. O’Reilly and K. Hyde (2010) Changing states of North Atlantic Large Marine Ecosystems. ICES CM 2010: S15.

Belkin, I.M. (2010) Ocean Gyres and Repeat Assessments and Monitoring of the World Ocean. Final Report to the UNESCO.

Belkin, I.M., Cornillon, P.C., Sherman, K. (2009) Fronts in Large Marine Ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 81(1-4), 223-236.

Belkin, I.M., O’Reilly, J.E. (2009) An algorithm for oceanic front detection in chlorophyll and sea surface temperature satellite imagery. Journal of Marine Systems 78(3), 317-326.

Belkin, I.M. (2009) Rapid warming of Large Marine Ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 81(1-4), 207-213 .

Belkin, I.M. (2009) Observational studies of oceanic fronts. Journal of Marine Systems 78(3), 117-118.

Belkin, I.M. (2008) Dynamics of oceanic fronts and their interaction with atmosphere and abyssal circulation. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans 45 (3-4), 69-70.

Belkin, I.M., Cornillon, P.C. (2007) Fronts in the World Ocean’s Large Marine Ecosystems. ICES CM 2007/D:21, 33 pp.

Andersen, S., Belkin, I. (2006) Adaptation of global frontal climatologies for use in the OSISAF Global SST cloudmasking scheme. Technical Report 06-14, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, 77 pp.

Belkin, I.M., Cornillon, P.C. (2005) Bering Sea thermal fronts from Pathfinder data: Seasonal and interannual variability. Pacific Oceanography 2(3-4), 6-20.

Belkin, I.M. (2005) Oceanic Fronts in Large Marine Ecosystems, Final Report to the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), 51 pp., 64 color maps.

Belkin, I.M. (2004) Propagation of the “Great Salinity Anomaly” of the 1990s around the northern North Atlantic. Geophys. Res. Lett., 31, L08306.
Presentations
Oceanic fronts, carbon flux and climate change. Joint International Workshop of OCCOS and CHOICE-C, April 4, 2011. Xiamen, China.

Satellite oceanography of fronts. PORSEC 10th Biennual Conference, October 18, 2010, Keelung, Taiwan.

Southward Propagation of Arctic/Subarctic Temperature Anomalies Along North America’s Eastern Seaboard, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2008.

Satellite Climatology of Chlorophyll and SST Fronts in the Northeast U.S. Large Marine Ecosystem, AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2008.

An Algorithm for Oceanic Front Detection in Chlorophyll and SST Satellite Imagery, NASA Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Workshop, Adelphi, MD, April 28-May 2, 2008.

ICES Annual Science Conference, Helsinki, September 2007: Baltic Sea thermal fronts from satellite data; Fronts in the World Ocean’s Large Marine Ecosystems; Satellite Climatology of SST and Chlorophyll Fronts in the Northeast U.S. Large Marine Ecosystem.

2nd Global Conference on Large Marine Ecosystems, Qingdao, China, September 2007: Oceanic fronts in Large Marine Ecosystems.

IUGG XXIV General Assembly, Perugia, Italy, July 2007: Fronts in the World Ocean’s Large Marine Ecosystems; Propagation of Temperature-Salinity Anomalies along North America’s Eastern Seaboard; Satellite Climatology of SST and Chlorophyll Fronts in the Northeast U.S. Large Marine Ecosystem.
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