Dr David Ferreira

Associate Professor (Climate Processes)

Web Pages:

Group: http://www.met.rdg.ac.uk/~ocean/

My Research: http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/~gf905417

Personal webpage:

Ocean blog:

Media stories:

Research Interests:

  • Climate dynamics and the general circulation of the atmosphere and ocean
  • Oceans in climate, their interactions with the atmospheric and sea-ice components
  • The dynamics of ocean eddies, their impact on the large-scale ocean circulation, and their representation in ocean climate models

Research Projects:

  • Improving and developing simple climate models of ocean heat uptake in AOGCMS and observations (INSPECT)

Postdoctoral & graduate student supervision

  • Sophia Ashby (PhD student) studies air-sea interactions on the oceanic mesoscale.
  • Antoine Hochet (Postdoctoral researcher) works on simple models of ocean heat uptake (INSPECT project, co-supervise with Remi Tailleux, Till Kuhlbrodt, and Jonathan Gregory).
  • Philip Craig (PhD student) studies the atmospheric moisture transport out of the Atlantic basin and its impact on the salinity of the Atlantic ocean.
  • Davi Mignac Carneiro (PhD student): The North Brazil Current and its Impact on the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and Climate.
  • Ioannis Katharopoulos (MRes student, MPE CDT): Stochastic resonance and the Glacial-Interglacial cycles.

Other things:

Recently submitted:

Recent Publications:

Publications for d.g.ferreira@reading.ac.uk

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Number of items: 35.


Hewitt, H. T., Bell, M. J., Chassignet, E. P., Czaja, A., Ferreira, D., Griffies, S. M., Hyder, P., McClean, J. L., New, A. L. and Roberts, M. J. (2017) Will high-resolution global ocean models benefit coupled predictions on short-range to climate timescales? Ocean Modelling. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2017.11.002 (In Press)

Hoffman, P. F., Abbot, D. S., Ashkenazy, Y., Benn, D. I., Brocks, J. J., Cohen, P. A., Cox, G. M., Creveling, J. R., Donnadieu, Y., Erwin, D. H., Fairchild, I. J., Ferreira, D., Goodman, J. C., Halverson, G. P., Jansen, M. F., Le Hir, G., Love, G. D., Macdonald, F. A., Maloof, A. C., Partin, C. A., Ramstein, G., Rose, B. E. J., Rose, C. V., Sadler, P. M., Tziperman, E., Voigt, A. and Warren, S. G. (2017) Snowball Earth climate dynamics and Cryogenian geology–geobiology. Science Advances. ISSN 2375-2548 (In Press)

Mignac-Careiro, D., Ferreira, D. and Haines, K. (2017) South Atlantic meridional transports from NEMO-based model simulations and reanalyses. Ocean Science Discussion. ISSN 1812-0784 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/os-2017-69

Pohl, A., Donnadieu, Y., Le Hir, G. L. and Ferreira, D. (2017) The climatic significance of Late Ordovician-early Silurian black. Paleoceanography, 32 (4). pp. 397-423. ISSN 0883-8305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016PA003064

Kostov, Y., Marshall, J., Hausmann , U., Armour, K. C., Ferreira, D. and Holland, M. M. (2017) Fast and slow responses of Southern Ocean sea surface temperature to SAM in coupled climate models. Climate Dynamics, 48 (5). pp. 1595-1609. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-016-3162-z

Roquet, F., Lindqvist, R., Pollmann , F., Ferreira, D. and Madec, G. (2017) Stability of the thermohaline circulation examined with a one-dimensional fluid loop. Tellus Series A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 69 (1). 1380490. ISSN 0280-6495 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/16000870.2017.1380490

Craig, P. M., Ferreira, D. and Methven, J. (2017) The contrast between Atlantic and Pacific surface water fluxes. Tellus A: Dynamic Meteorology and Oceanography, 69 (1). 1330454. ISSN 0280-6495 doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/16000870.2017.1330454


Roberts, M. J., Hewitt, H. T., Hyder, P., Ferreira, D., Josey, S. A., Mizielinski, M. and Shelly, A. (2016) Impact of ocean resolution on coupled air-sea fluxes and large-scale climate. Geophysical Research Letters, 43 (19). 10,430-10,438. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL070559


Abernathey, R. and Ferreira, D. (2015) Southern Ocean isopycnal mixing and ventilation changes driven by winds. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (23). pp. 10357-10365. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL066238

Forget, G., Ferreira, D. and Liang, X. (2015) On the observability of turbulent transport rates by Argo: supporting evidence from an inversion experiment. Ocean Science, 11 (5). pp. 839-853. ISSN 1812-0784 doi: https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-839-2015

Ferreira, D. and Marshall, J. (2015) Freshwater transport in the coupled ocean-atmosphere system: a passive ocean. Ocean Dynamics, 65 (7). pp. 1029-1036. ISSN 1616-7341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10236-015-0846-6

McGee, D., Donohoe, A., Marshall, J. and Ferreira, D. (2015) Changes in ITCZ location and cross-equatorial heat transport at the Last Glacial Maximum, Heinrich Stadial 1, and the mid-Holocene. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 390. pp. 69-79. ISSN 0012-821X doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2013.12.043

Ferreira, D., Marshall, J., Bitz, C. M., Solomon, S. and Plumb, A. (2015) Antarctic ocean and sea ice response to ozone depletion: a two timescale problem. Journal of Climate, 28 (3). pp. 1206-1226. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00313.1

Huber, M., Tailleux, R., Ferreira, D., Kuhlbrodt, T. and Gregory, J. (2015) A traceable physical calibration of the vertical advection-diffusion equation for modelling ocean heat uptake. Geophysical Research Letters, 42 (7). pp. 2333-2341. ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1002/2015GL063383


Ferreira, D., Marshall, J., O'Gorman, P. A. and Seager, S. (2014) Climate at high-obliquity. Icarus, 243. pp. 236-248. ISSN 0019-1035 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.icarus.2014.09.015

Marshall, J., Armour, K. C., Scott, J. R., Kostov, Y., Hausmann, U., Ferreira, D., Shepherd, T. G. and Bitz, C. M. (2014) The ocean's role in polar climate change: asymmetric Arctic and Antarctic responses to greenhouse gas and ozone forcing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372 (2019). 20130040. ISSN 1364-503X doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsta.2013.0040

Donohoe, A., Marshall, J., Ferreira, D., Armour, K. and McGee, D. (2014) The interannual variability of tropical precipitation and interhemispheric energy transport. Journal of Climate, 27 (9). pp. 3377-3392. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-13-00499.1


Rose, B. E. J., Ferreira, D. and Marshall, J. (2013) The role of oceans and sea ice in abrupt transitions between multiple climate states. Journal of Climate, 26 (9). pp. 2862-2879. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00175.1

Rose, B. E. J. and Ferreira, D. (2013) Ocean heat transport and water vapor greenhouse in a warm equable climate: a new look at the low gradient paradox. Journal of Climate, 26 (6). pp. 2117-2136. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00547.1

Marshall, J., Donohoe, A., Ferreira, D. and McGee, D. (2013) The ocean’s role in setting the mean position of the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone. Climate Dynamics, 42 (7-8). pp. 1967-1979. ISSN 0930-7575 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-013-1767-z


Buckley, M. W., Ferreira, D., Campin, J.-M., Marshall, J. and Tulloch, R. (2012) On the relationship between decadal buoyancy anomalies and variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Journal of Climate, 25 (23). pp. 8009-8030. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00505.1

Hill, C., Ferreira, D., Campin, J.-M., Marshall, J., Abernathey, R. and Barrier, N. (2012) Controlling spurious diapycnal mixing in eddy-resolving height-coordinate ocean models: insights from virtual deliberate tracer release experiments. Ocean modelling, 45-46. pp. 14-26. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.12.001


Shuckburgh, E., Maze, G., Ferreira, D., Marshall, J., Jones, H. and Hill, C. (2011) Mixed layer lateral eddy fluxes mediated by air-sea interaction. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41 (1). pp. 130-144. ISSN 0022-3670 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2010JPO4429.1

Ferreira, D., Marshall, J. and Rose, B. (2011) Climate determinism revisited: multiple equilibria in a complex climate model. Journal of Climate, 24 (4). pp. 992-1012. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2010JCLI3580.1

Ferrari, R. and Ferreira, D. (2011) What processes drive the ocean heat transport? Ocean Modelling, 38 (3-4). pp. 171-186. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.02.013

Abernathey, R., Marshall, J. and Ferreira, D. (2011) The dependence of southern ocean meridional overturning on wind stress. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41 (12). pp. 2261-2278. ISSN 0022-3670 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO-D-11-023.1


Ferreira, D., Marshall, J. and Campin, J.-M. (2010) Localization of deep water formation: role of atmospheric moisture transport and geometrical constraints on ocean circulation. Journal of Climate, 23 (6). pp. 1456-1476. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2009JCLI3197.1


Campin, J.-M., Marshall, J. and Ferreira, D. (2008) Sea ice–ocean coupling using a rescaled vertical coordinate z*. Ocean Modelling, 24 (1-2). pp. 1-14. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2008.05.005

Ferreira, D. and Frankignoul, C. (2008) Transient atmospheric response to interactive SST anomalies. Journal of Climate, 21 (3). pp. 576-583. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2007JCLI1704.1


Marshall, J., Ferreira, D., Campin, J.-M. and Enderton, D. (2007) Mean climate and variability of the atmosphere and ocean on an aquaplanet. Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 64 (12). pp. 4270-4286. ISSN 1520-0469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/2007JAS2226.1


Ferreira, D. and Marshall, J. (2006) Formulation and implementation of a residual-mean ocean circulation model. Ocean modelling, 13 (1). pp. 86-107. ISSN 1463-5003 doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocemod.2005.12.001


Ferreira, D., Marshall, J. and Heimbach, P. (2005) Estimating eddy stresses by fitting dynamics to observations using a residual-mean ocean circulation model and its adjoint. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 35 (10). pp. 1891-1910. ISSN 0022-3670 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JPO2785.1

Ferreira, D. and Frankignoul, C. (2005) The transient atmospheric response to midlatitude SST anomalies. Journal of Climate, 18 (7). pp. 1049-1067. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-3313.1

Boccaletti, G., Ferrari, R., Adcroft, A., Ferreira, D. and Marshall, J. (2005) The vertical structure of ocean heat transport. Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (10). ISSN 0094-8276 doi: https://doi.org/10.1029/2005GL022474


Ferreira, D., Frankignoul, C. and Marshall, J. (2001) Coupled ocean-atmosphere dynamics in a simple midlatitude climate model. Journal of Climate, 14 (7). pp. 3704-3723. ISSN 1520-0442 doi: https://doi.org/10.1175/1520-0442(2001)014<3704:COADIA>2.0.CO;2

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