7fcde7 square The Department of Oceanography at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, SOEST
Julian P. McCreary, Jr.

Research Affiliate

Department of Oceanography 
University of Hawai`i at Manoa
1000 Pope Road
Marine Sciences Building
Honolulu, HI 96822
Phone: (808) 956-2216
Fax: (808) 956-9425

E-mail: jay@hawaii.edu




  • B.S. 1966 - Pomona College
  • M.S. 1968 - Stanford University
  • Ph.D. 1977 - University of California, San Diego

Research Interests

  • Equatorial dynamics
  • Coastal dynamics
  • General ocean circulation
  • Coupled models of ENSO and decadal variability
  • Ecosystem modelling


Ten Selected Publications

Nonaka, M., J.P. McCreary, and S.-P. Xie. Influence of midlatitude winds on the stratification of the equatorial thermocline, J. Phys. Oceanogr. (In press.)

Miyama, T., J.P. McCreary, D. Sengupta, and R. Senan. Dynamics of biweekly oscillations in the equatorial Indian Ocean, J. Phys. Oceanogr. (In press.)

Vinayachandran, P.N., J.P. McCreary, Jr., R.R. Hood, and K.E. Kohler (2005) A numerical investigation of the phytoplankton bloom in the Bay of Bengal during Northeast Monsoon, J. Geophys. Res., 110, doi:10.1029/2005JC002966.

Schott, F., and J. P. McCreary (2004) Shallow overturning circulations of the tropical-subtropical oceans. In: Earth Climate: The Ocean-Atmosphere Interaction, C. Wang, S.-P. Xie and J.A. Carton (eds.), AGU Geophysical Monograph Series, 147, 261--304.

Yu, Z., and J. P. McCreary (2003) Assessing salinity products in the Indian Ocean using an ocean model. J. Geophys. Res., 109, C05013, doi:10.1029/2003JC002106.

Miyama, T., J.P. McCreary Jr., T.G. Jensen, J. Loschnigg, S. Godfrey, A. Ishida (2003) Structure and dynamics of the Indian-Ocean cross-equatorial cell. Deep-Sea Res., 50, 2023-2047.

Solomon, A., J.P. McCreary, R. Kleeman, and B. Klinger (2003) Interannual and decadal variability in a intermediate coupled model of the Pacific region. J. Climate, 16 2395-4210.

McCreary, J.P., P. Lu, and Z. Yu (2002) Dynamics of the Pacific subsurface countercurrents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 32 2379-2404.

Schott, F., and J. P. McCreary (2001) The monsoon circulation of the Indian Ocean. Prog. Oceanogr., 51, 1--123.

Han, W., and J.P. McCreary (2001) Modelling salinity distributions in the Indian Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 106, 859-877.

Research Funding

  • JAMSTEC.  Frontier Research System for Global Change: Support the Research at the International Pacific Research Center.  $x.  P.I. J.P. McCreary Funded.  Period 04/03-03/04
  • NASDA. Frontier Research System for Global Change: Support the Research at the International Pacific Research Center. $x. P.I. J.P. McCreary Funded. Period 04/03-03/04
  • NASA. Data-intensive Research and Model Development at the International Pacific Research Center. $5,000,000. P.I. J.P. McCreary Funded. Period 10/00-09/05