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  • Agegian, Catherin.  1985.  Biogeochemical Ecology of Porolithon Gardineri (Foslie).
  • Andersson, Andreas.  2006.  Biogeochemical Consequences of Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Ocean Acidification in the Global Coastal Ocean and Carbonate Ecosystems.
  • Apprill, Amy.  2009. Relationships between Corals and Micoorganisms: Coral-Associated Microbes and Pelagic Microbial Dynamics in Reef Waters.
  • Arquit, Anne.  1989.  Zonation of Peripheral Indicators of Mid-ocean Ridge Hydrothermal Vent Activity.
  • Arvidson, Rolf.  1998.  Kinetics of Dolomite Precipitation with Application to Changes in Seawater Saturation State over the Past 100 MA.
  • Ascani, Francois.  2008.  Wave-induced Deep Equatorial Ocean Circulation.
  • Atkinson, Marlin J.  1981.  Phosphate Metabolism of Coral Reef Flats.
  • Aucan, Jerome.  2005.  Mixing Along Deep Boundaries on the Kaena Ridge.
  • Azouri, Assaf.  2016. Observations, Forecase, and Modeling of 0.5-200 Min Infragravity Oscillations in Hale'iwa Harbor Region, Hawai'i.
  • Baco-Taylor, Amy.  2002.  Food Web Structure, Succession, and Phylogenetics on Deep-Sea Whale Skeletons.
  • Balena, Rex.  1992.  Water Displacements and Trajectories in the Western Pacific Warm Pool Region during the 1982-83 El Niño.
  • Bathen, Karl.  1970.  Heat Storage and Advection in the North Pacific Ocean.
  • Bazua Duran, Maria Del Carmen.  2001.  Whistles of Hawai’ian Spinner Dolphins (Stenella Longirostris): Description and Geographic Variations.
  • Bennett, Bert.  1970. Turbulent Diffusion, Advection, and Water Structure in the North Indian Ocean.
  • Bertram, Miriam.  1995.  Benthic-biogeochemical Responses to Particle Flux: the Minerals and Microbiota of Cross Seamount.
  • Bienfang, Paul.  1977.  Nutritional Control of Phytoplankton Sinking Rates.
  • Bradley, Christina.  2013.  Testing the Use of Compound Specific Isotopic Analysis of Amino Acids in Trophic Ecosystem Studies.
  • Briggs, Rebecca.  2011.  Organic Matter Remineralization in Coastal Sediments in and Around Kane'ohe Bay, Hawai'i.
  • Brown, Susan.  2001.  Influence of Mesoscale Features and Grazing on Phytoplankton Community Structure: Implications for Carbon Flux.
  • Brum, Jennifer.  2009. Investigations into the Ecology, Morphology, and the Genetic Diversity of Viruses in Saline Environments.
  • Calil, Paulo.  2009. Transient Upwelling Hot Spots in the Oligotrophic Ocean around Hawaii: The Importance of Meso- and Submesoscale Processes.
  • Carrillo, Christopher.  2002.  Processes Controlling Carbon Dioxide in Seawater.
  • Cassar, Nicholas.  2003. Carbon-Concentrating Mechanisms and β-Carboxylation: Their Potential Contribution to Marine Photosynthetic Carbon Isotope Fractionation.
  • Chavanne, Cedric.  2007.  Observations of the Impact of Mesoscale Currents on Internal Tide Propagation.
  • Chen, Shuiming.  2003.  Vertical Structure of Mesoscale Ocean Currents in the Indian Ocean: Observation, Numerical Modeling and Theory.
  • Choy, C. Anela. 2013. Pelagic Food Web Connectivity in the Norh Pacific Subtropic Gyre: A Combined Perspective From Multipule Biochemical Tracers and Diet.
  • Christensen, Niels.  1972.  Numerical Simulation of Free-Oscillations of Enclosed Basins on a Rotating Earth.
  • Christian, James Robert.  1995.  Biochemical Mechanisms of Bacterial Utilization of Dissolved and Particulate Organic Matter in the Upper Ocean.
  • Craig, James D.  1979.  Geological and Geotechnical Investigation of Sediment Redistribution on the Central Equatorial Pacific Seafloor.
  • Daniel, Thomas.  1978.  Tri-Axial Electric Field Measurements for Determining Deep Ocean Water Motions: Techniques and a Preliminary Application.
  • Decloedt, Thomas.  2009.  On the Spatial Distribution of Diapycnal Mixing in the Abyssal Ocean: an Empircal Study.
  • De Leo, Fabio. 2012. Submarine canyons: Hotspots of deep-sea benthic abundance and biodiversity.
  • Demopoulos, Amanda.  2004.  Aliens in Paradise: A Comparative Assessment of Introduced and Native Mangrove Benthic Community Composition, Food-web Structure, and Litter-fall Production.
  • Ditullio, Giacomo.  1987. Chemotaxonomic Identification and Physiological Status of Phytoplankton in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
  • Dollar, Steven.  1986. Response of Benthic Ecosystems to Deep Ocean Sewage Outfalls in Hawaii: Nutrient Fluxes at the Sediment-Water Interface.
  • Domokos, Reka.  2003.  Atmospherically Forced Mesoscale Barotropic Motions in the Central North Pacific.
  • Dore, John.  1995.  Microbial Nitrification in the Marine Euphotic Zone: Rates and Relationships with Nitrite Distributions, Recycled Production and Nitrous Oxide Generation.
  • Drupp, Patrick.  2015.  Observations and Modeling of the CO2-Carbonic Acid System on Hawaiian Coral Reefs: Implications of Future Ocean Acidifcation and Climate Change.
  • Dudley, Walter.  1976.  Paleoceanographic Applications of Oxygen Isotope Analyses of Calcareous Nannoplankton Grown in Culture.
  • Dugolinsky, Brent.  1976.  Chemistry and Morphology of Deep-Sea Manganese Nodules and the Significance of Associated Encrusting Protozoans on Nodule Growth. 
  • Duncan, Charles P.  1970.  The Aguhlas Current.
  • Durland, Theodore.  2006.  Transmission of Equatorial Waves Through a Strait.
  • Dutrieux, Pierre.  2009. Tropical Western Pacific Currents and the Origin of Intraseasonal Variability below the Thermocline.
  • Emery, William.  1975.  The Role of Vertical Motion in the Heat Budget of the Upper Ocean.
  • Fagan, Kathryn.  2005.  Processes Controlling Air-Sea Exchange of CO2 in Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Falter, James.  2002.  Mass Transfer Limits to Nutrient Uptake by Shallow Coral Reef Communities.
  • Finn, James A.  1993.  Reproductive Energetics of the Tropical, Oceanic Copepod, Euchaeta rimana Bradford.
  • Fong, Allison. 2013. Microbial Diversity of Sinking Particulate Organic Matter in Subtropical Oceans.
  • Foreman, Jerome.  1978.  The Interaction between Primary Basement Structure and Secondary Crustal Extrusion along the Hawaiian Ridge.
  • Frankel, Adam.  1994.  Acoustic and Visual Tracking Reveals Distribution, Song Variability and Social Roles of Humpback Whales in Hawaiian Waters.
  • Fuqua, Jerry.  1985.  A Numerical Model for Turbulent Channel Flow under the Influence of Rotation.
  • Giorli, Giacomo.  2015.  Deep Diving Odontocetes Foraging Strategies and their Prey Field as Determined by Acoustic Techniques.
  • Gonzalez, Frank.  1975.  Multimode Long Wave Transport in Irregular Basins.
  • Gove, Jamison. 2013. Biological-Physical Interactions in Pacific Coral Reef Ecosystems.
  • Graef-Ziehl, Fernando.  1990.  Reflection of Nonlinear Baroclinic Rossby Waves at a Non-zonal Boundary and the Driving of Secondary Mean Flows.
  • Graham, Brittany.  2008. Trophic Dynamics and Movements of Tuna in the Tropical Pacific Ocean Inferred from Stable Isotope Analyses.
  • Grand, Maxime.  2014.  Dissolved Iron and Aluminium Cycling in the Indian Ocean: From High-Resolution Shipboard Sections to the Prospect of Miniaturized Autonomous Determinations.
  • Grant, Scott. 2014.  Phosphorus Uptake Kinetics and Growth of Marine Osmotrophs.
  • Guidry, Michael.  2002.  Apatite Dissolution Kinetics and the Long-Germ Phosphorus Cycle.
  • Guiles, Martin.  2009. Energy Redistribution through Tidal and Inertial Wave Interaction.
  • Haberstroh, Paul.  1994.  Wave-forced Porewater Mixing and Nutrient Flux in a Coral Reef Framework.
  • Hadi, Safwan.  1985.  A Numerical Tidal Model of Musi-Upang Estuaries.
  • Handschumacher, David.  1975.  Post-Eocene Plate Tectonics of the Eastern Pacific.
  • Hannides, Angelos K.  2008. Organic matter cycling and nutrient dynamics in marine sediments.
  • Hannides, Cecelia C.S.  2007. Seasonal, Interannual and Decadal Variation in Zooplankton Community Structure and Function in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
  • Heath, Jacqueline.  2001.  Atmospheric Nutrient Deposition in Hawaii: Methods, Rates and Sources.
  • Herzfeld, Iuri. 2011. Physical Regluation of Land-Ocean CNP Flux and Relationships to Macroalgal Blooms Across Coastal Zonesof Maui, Hawaii.
  • Hochberg, Eric.  2002.  Spectral Reflectance and Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs.
  • Hoover, Daniel.  2002.  Fluvial Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Hawaii: Storm Runoff, Land Use, and Impacts on Coastal Waters.
  • Houck, James.  1978.  The Potential Utilization of Scleractinian Corals in the Study of Marine Environments.
  • Hurd, David.  1972.  Interactions of Biogenic Opal, Sediment, and Seawater in the Central Equatorial Pacific.
  • Johnston, Thomas M.  2003.  Internal Tide Scattering at Midocean Topography.
  • Jokiel, Paul.  1985.  The Photobiology of the Reef Coral Pocillopora damicornis and Symbiotic Zooxanthellae.
  • Jones, Anthony.  1993.  Elevated Fossil Coral Deposits in the Hawaiian Islands: a Measure of Island Uplift in the Quaternary.
  • Jones, David R.  1989.  Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) and Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Content of Marine Microalgae and Bacteria with Applications for   Measuring Marine Microbial Growth Rates and Production.
  • Jungbluth, Sean. 2014.  Microbial Ecology in the Sediment-Covered Ocean Basement of the Juan de Fuca Ridge.
  • Jury, Christopher. 2016. Coral Resilience Under Global Change.
  • Kahng, Samuel.  2006.  Ecology and Ecological Impact of an Alien Octocoral, Carijoa Riisei, in Hawaii.
  • Kang, Yong Quin.  1980.  Low Frequency Temperature Fluctuations in the Upper 400 Meters of the Central North Pacific.
  • Kennan, Sean C.  1997.  Observations of a Tropical Instability Vortex.
  • Kerry, Colette. 2014.  Predictability in a Region of Strong Internal Tides and Dynamic Mesoscale Circulation: The Philippine Sea.
  • Kilpatrick, Thomas.  2013.  A Modeling Study of the Atmospheric Response to a Midlatitude SST Front.
  • Kim, Eunjung.  2015. Effects of Fish Aggregating Devices (FADS) on Tuna Movement.
  • Kimmerer, William J.  1980.  Plankton Patchiness and Ecosystem Stability.
  • Kinsey, Donald W.  1979.  Carbon Turnover and Accumulation by Coral Reefs.
  • Lam, T.Y. Phillis.  2004.  Microbial Ammonia Oxidation in Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Plumes.
  • Leis, Jeffrey M.  1978.  Distributional Ecology of Ichthyoplankton and Invertebrate Macrozooplankton in the Vicinity of a Hawaiian Coastal Power Plant.
  • Letelier, Ricardo.  1994.  Studies on the Ecology of Trichodesmium spp. (Cyanophyceae) in the Central North Pacific Gyre.
  • Li, Binglin.  2011. Dynamics of Photosynthetic Plankton in the Oligotrophic North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
  • Lien, Ren-Chieh.  1990.  Normal Mode Decomposition of Small-Scale Oceanic Motions.
  • Lin, Huei-Ting (Tina).  2013.  Biogeochemistry of Basement Fluids from the Sediment-Buried Juan de Fuca Ridge Flanks.
  • Liu, Hongbin.  1997.  Estimating the Growth Rates of Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus in the Sea from Diel Cell Cycle Analysis.     
  • Liu, Xianbing.  1998.  Scattering of Internal Waves at Finite Topography.
  • Lukas, Roger.  1981.  The Termination of the Equatorial Undercurrent in the Eastern Pacific.
  • Lumpkin, Claude F.  1998.  Eddies and Currents of the Hawaiian Islands.
  • Maragos, James.  1972.  A Study of the Ecology of Hawaiian Reef Corals.
  • Maynard, Sherwood.  1982.  Aspects of the Biology of Mesopelagic Fishes of the Genus       Cyclothone (Pisces: Gonostomatidae) in Hawaiian Waters.
  • McCarthy, Sheryl A.  1996.  Patterns of Spatial and Temporal Variability in Hawaiian Soft Bottom Benthos.
  • McNaughton, Cameron.  2008. Constraining climate model simulations of aerosol size distributions over the North Pacific and North America using in-situ airborne measurements.
  • Medvick, Patricia.  1976.  Temperature Selection and Growth of Three Hawaiian Reef Fishes and Their Distributions in an Area of Heated Effluent.
  • Menviel, Laurie.  2008. Climate-Carbon Cycle Interactions on Millenial to Glacial Timescales as Simulated by a Model of Intermediate Complexity.
  • Meyers, Gary.  1978.  Annual Variation in the depth of 14º C in the Tropical Pacific
    Ocean.
  • Meylan, Maurice.  1978.  Marine Sedimentation and Manganese Nodule Formation in the Southwestern Pacific Ocean.
  • Mincks, Sarah.  2005.  Benthic-Pelagic Coupling on the Antarctic Continental Shelf:
    Impacts of Seasonal Phytodetritus Deposition on the Benthic Community.                     
  • Monger, Bruce.  1993.  The Physical Basis of Prey Capture by Heterotrophic Marine
    Nanoflagellates.
  • Morrissey, Janice.  1985.  Carbon Flow through Fleshy Macroalgae on Coral Reefs.
  • Moyer, Craig L.  1995.  Microbial Diversity and Community Structure Determinations through Analyses of SSU and rRNA Gene Distributions and Phylogeny.
  • Mueller, Jaclyn.  2015. RNA Viral Diversity and Dynamics Along the Antarctic Peninsula.
  • Muller, Pamela.  1977.  Some Aspects of the Ecology of Several Large, Symbiont-Bearing Foraminifera and Their Contribution to Warm, Shallow-Water Biofacies.
  • Muller, Robert.  1976.  Population Biology of Stolephorus heterolobus (Pisces: Engraulidae) in Palau, Western Caroline Islands.
  • Murphy, Jennifer. 2012. Linking benthic algae to sediment oxidation-reduction dynamics: Implications for sediment-water interface nutrient cycling.
  • Niemeyer, Gary.  1977.  Numerical Methods for the Simulation of Hydrodynamic and Ecological Processes, with Application to Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Nigro, Olivia. 2012. Environmental controls on vibrio vulnificus and other pathogenic vibrios in tropical and subtropical coastal waters.
  • Padilla-Gamino, Jacqueline.  2011. Spawning Dynamics and Parental Effects in the Hawaiian Scleractinian Coral Montipora Capitata.
  • Parnell, Paul E.  2000.  The Effects of Circulation, Larval Planktonic Period, Adult Distribution and Pollution on Benthic Recruitment in Hawaiian Coastal Waters.
  • Parry, Matthew.  2003.  The Tropic Ecology of Two Ommastrephid Squid Species, Ommastrephid bartramii and Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis, in the North Pacific Sub-Tropical Gyre.
  • Patzert, William.  1972.  Seasonal Variations in Structure and Circulation in the Red Sea.
  • Pequignet,  Anne-Christine. 2012. Transformation of wave energy across the fringing reef of Ipan, Guam.
  • Pierce, Barry.  1984.  Ecological Studies of Semi-Intensive Prawn Aquaculture Ponds.
  • Potemra, James.  1998.  The Seasonal Cycle of Transport from the Pacific to the Indian Ocean via the Indonesian Throughflow.
  • Price, James M.  1981.  Baroclinic Rossby Waves in the Central and Eastern North Pacific.
  • Redalje, Donald G.  1980.  The Effects of Environmental Factors on the General Patterns of Carbon Metabolism in Marine Phytoplankton.
  • Reid, Stewart.  1994.  Spatial Structure of the Mesopelagic Fish Community in the Hawaiian Boundary Region.
  • Repollo, Charina. 2016. Observations of the Surface Currents in Panay Strait, Philippines.
  • Resing, Joseph.  1997.  The Chemistry of Lava-Seawater Interactions at the Shoreline of Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii.
  • Reynolds, Richard.  1975.  Effects of an Elliptic Ridge on Waves of Tidal Frequency.
  • Ridge-Cooney, V.  1987.  Aspects of the Ecology of the Pelagic Hatchetfishes, Family Sternoptychidae, in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii.
  • Rii, Yoshimi. 2016. Ecology of Photosynthetic Picoeukaryotes in the Oligotrophic Ocean: Diversity, Activity, and Dynamics.  
  • Rothstein, Lewis.  1983.  A Model of the Equatorial Sea Surface Temperature Field and Associated Circulation Dynamics.
  • Sabine, Christopher.  1992.  Geochemistry of Particulate and Dissolved Inorganic Carbon      in the Central North Pacific.
  • Scheinberg, Rebecca.  2004.  Food Web Structure and Trophic Dynamics of a Subtropical Plankton Community, with an Emphasis on Appendicularians.
  • Schloesser, Fabian.  2011.  On the dynamics of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in idealized models forced by differential heating and winds.
  • Schneider, Niklas.  1992.  Sensitivity of the Yoshida Jet to the Parameterization of Vertical Mixing. Do Easterly Winds Imply Equatorial Upwelling?
  • Sedwick, Peter.  1991.  Chemistry of Hydrothermal Solutions from Pele’s Vents, Loihi Seamount, Hawaii.
  • Selph, Karen E.  1999.  Application of Two-Stage Chemostats and Flow Cytometry to Study Marine Nanoflagellate Grazing and Digestion.
  • Shinoda, Toshiaki.  1993.  Variation of the  Thermohaline Structure in the Western Equatorial Pacific Upper Ocean.
  • Shinozuka, Yohei.  2008. Relations between cloud condensation nuclei and aerosol optical properties relevant to remote sensing.
  • Showers, William J.  1982.  Isotopic Trends of Calcareous Plankton across the Equatorial Pacific High Productivity Zone.
  • Simpson, Rebecca MC.  2015. Marine and Non-Local Sources of Sulfur Species and Organic Material in the Equatorial Pacific Marine Boundary Layer.
  • Smith, John Jr.  1996.  Volcano Instability on the Submarine South Flank of Hawaii Island.
  • Smith, Katharine Anne. 2016. Internal Tides in an Island Coastal Zone: An Observational and Modeling Study of O'ahu, Hawai'i.
  • Smith, Steven V.  1970.  Calcium Carbonate Budget of the Southern California Continental Borderland.
  • Snidvongs, Anond.  1993.  Geochemistry of Organic Particulates in Shallow Water Continental Shelf Environments.
  • Soares, Saulo.  2015.  Generation, Propagation and Dissipation of Near-Inertial Waves in the Tropical Ocean.
  • Spencer, Richard.  1980.  Respiratory Physiology and Environment: a Comparative Study of Two Deep-Sea Hawaiian Shrimp.
  • Stein, Karl J.  2013.  ENSO Seasonal Synchronization Theory.
  • Szyper, James.  1976.  The Role of Sagitta enflata in the Southern Kaneohe Bay Ecosystem.
  • Tarrant, Ann.  2002.  Estrogen Action in Scleractinian Corals Sources, Metabolism and Physiological Effects.
  • Terry, Kenneth L.  1978.  Nitrate-phosphate Interactions in Limiting the Growth of Pavlova lutheri.
  • Tigchelaar, Michelle. 2015. Nonlinear Rectification of Quaternary Climate Drivers at High and Low Latitudes.
  • Tilbrook, Bronte.  1992.  Methane Sources and Sinks in Upper Ocean Waters.
  • Tribble, Gordon W.  1990.  Early Diagenesis in a Coral Reef Framework.
  • Troy, Paul.  1995.  Surface Chemistry of Solids in the Upper Ocean.
  • Uchikawa, Joji. 2012. Effect of seawater pH, Mg2+ and carbonic anhydrase on marine biogenic carbonates and their δ18O values: Future and paleo applications.
  • Urmos, Jozsef.  1994.  Diagenetic and Physical Properties of Pelagic Carbonate Sediments: ODP Leg 130.
  • Valencia, Mark.  1972.  Tertiary and Quaternary Sediments of the Ontong Java Plateau Area.
  • Vaz, Ana. 2012. Here today, gone tomorrow: Flow variability, larval dispersal and fisheries management in Hawai'i.
  • Ver, Leah M.  1998.  Global Kinetic Models of the Coupled C, N, P, and S  Biogeochemical Cycles: Implications for Global Environmental Change.
  • Vink, Suzanna.  1994.  Sedimentary Phosphorus Cycling in Tomales Bay, California.
  • Viviani, Donn. 2016. Variability and Controls of Production, Partitioning, and Utilization of Organic Matter in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre.
  • Vonderhaar, Denys.  1997.  Geochemical and Isotopic Interpretations of Ferromanganese Crusts from the Pacific Ocean.
  • Wagner, Daniel.  2011.  The Biology and Ecology of Hawaiian Black Corals (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Antipatharia).
  • Walters, John.  1975.  Ecology of Hawaiian Sergestid Shrimps (Pedaeidea: Sergestidae).
  • Wang, Dailin.  1993.  Modeling Deep Equatorial Circulation.
  • Weisburd, Richard.  1988.  Biogeochemical Ecology of Aquaculture Ponds.
  • Westley, Marian B.  2006.  Isotopomer Studies of Nitrous Oxide in Low Oxygen Marine Environments.
  • Wilson, Chris.  1992.  Interactions of Ocean Currents and Diel Migrators at a Seamount  in the Central North Pacific Ocean.
  • Wiltshire, John C.  1983.  The Origin and Sedimentary of the Puna Submarine Canyon, Hawaii.
  • Winn, Christopher.  1984.  Application of the Rate of Nucleic Acid Synthesis to the Study of Microbial growth and Production in Seawater.
  • Wren, Johanna. 2016. Reef Fish Connectivity in the Hawaiian Archipelago: A Biophysical Modeling Approach.
  • Yang, Mingxi.  2010. Dimethysulfide in the Marine Atmosphere- From the Cradle to the Grave.
  • Yun, Jae-Yul.  1986.  Baroclinic Instabilities of Nonzonal Ocean Currents with Application to the Kuroshio Extension Current.
  • Zachariadis, Robert.  1973.  The Structure and Tectonics of the Murray Fracture Zone West of the Hawaiian Ridge.
  • Zaiger, Kimo. 1995. The Feasibility of a Novel Method of Solution Recovery of Cobalt-Rich Ferromanganese Crusts from Seamonts.
  • Zieman, David.  1975.  Patterns of vertical distribution, vertical migration, and reproduction in the Hawaiian mesopelagic shrimp of the family oplophoridae.
  • Zilberman, Natalie.  2009.  Internal Tide Generation over Deep-Ocean Topography.

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