Publications

Rayson, M. D., Gross, E. S., Hetland, R. D., & Fringer, O. B. (2016). Time scales in Galveston Bay: An unsteady estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

Cole, K. L., & Hetland, R. D. (2015). The effects of rotation and river discharge on net mixing in small mouth Kelvin number plumes. Journal of Physical Oceanography, (2015).

Xu, K., Mickey, R. C., Chen, Q., Harris, C. K., Hetland, R. D., Hu, K., & Wang, J. (2015). Shelf sediment transport during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Computers & Geosciences.

Henrichs, D. W., Hetland, R. D., & Campbell, L. (2015). Identifying bloom origins of the toxic dinoflagellate Karenia brevis in the western Gulf of Mexico using a spatially explicit individual-based model. Ecological Modelling, 313, 251-258.

Zhang, W., Hetland, R. D., DiMarco, S. F., & Fennel, K. (2015). Processes controlling mid‐water column oxygen minima over the Texas‐Louisiana shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(4), 2800-2812.

Rong, Z., Hetland, R. D., Zhang, W., & Zhang, X. (2014). Current–wave interaction in the Mississippi–Atchafalaya river plume on the Texas–Louisiana shelf. Ocean Modelling, 84, 67-83. link

Zhang, Z., Hetland, R., & Zhang, X. (2014). Wind‐modulated buoyancy circulation over the Texas‐Louisiana shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119(9), 5705-5723. link

Soosaar, E., Hetland, R. D., Horner-Devine, A., Avener, M. E., & Raudsepp, U. (2014, May). Offshore spreading of buoyant bulge from numerical simulations and laboratory experiments. In Baltic International Symposium (BALTIC), 2014 IEEE/OES (pp. 1-11). IEEE.

Feng, Y., Fennel, K., Jackson, G. A., DiMarco, S. F., & Hetland, R. D. (2014). A model study of the response of hypoxia to upwelling-favorable wind on the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf. Journal of Marine Systems, 131, 63-73. link

Thyng, K. M. and R. D. Hetland (2014). “TracPy: Wrapping the Fortran Lagrangian trajectory model TRACMASS” Proceedings of the 13th Python in Science Conference (SciPy 2014). link

Hofmeister, R., Bolding, K., Hetland, R. D., Schernewski, G., Siegel, H., & Burchard, H. (2013). The dynamics of cooling water discharge in a shallow, non-tidal embayment. Continental Shelf Research, 71, 68-77.

Hetland, R. D., and Hsu, T.-J. (2013) Freshwater and sediment dispersal of large river plumes, in Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change, Editors: Thomas S. Bianchi, Mead A. Allison, and Wei-Jun Cai, Cambridge University Press, p55-85.

Marta-Almeida, M., Ruiz-Villarreal, M., Pereira, J., Otero, P., Cirano, M., Zhang, X., & Hetland, R. D. (2013). Efficient tools for marine operational forecast and oil spill tracking. Marine pollution bulletin, 71(1), 139-151. link

Marta-Almeida, M., Hetland, R. D., & Zhang, X. (2013). Evaluation of model nesting performance on the Texas‐Louisiana continental shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(5), 2476-2491. link

Thyng, K. M., Hetland, R. D., Ogle, M. T., Zhang, X., Chen, F., & Campbell, L. (2013). Origins of Karenia brevis harmful algal blooms along the Texas coast. Limnology & Oceanography: Fluids & Environments, 3, 269-278. DOI: 10.1215/21573689-2417719. link

Fennel, K., Hu, J., Laurent, A., Marta‐Almeida, M., & Hetland, R. (2013). Sensitivity of hypoxia predictions for the Northern Gulf of Mexico to sediment oxygen consumption and model nesting. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 1-14. link

Zhang, X., Hetland, R. D., Marta‐Almeida, M., & DiMarco, S. F. (2012). A numerical investigation of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya freshwater transport, filling and flushing times on the Texas‐Louisiana Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012), 117(C11).

Zhang, X., Marta-Almeida, M., & Hetland, R. D. (2012). A high-resolution pre-operational forecast model of circulation on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf and slope. Journal of Operational Oceanography, 5(1), 19-34.

Zhang, Z., & Hetland, R. (2012). A numerical study on convergence of alongshore flows over the Texas‐Louisiana shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans (1978–2012), 117(C11).

Zhang, X., Smith IV, D. C., DiMarco, S. F., & Hetland, R. D. (2010). A numerical study of sea-breeze-driven ocean Poincare wave propagation and mixing near the critical latitude. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(1), 48-66.

Zhang, X., DiMarco, S. F., Smith IV, D. C., Howard, M. K., Jochens, A. E., & Hetland, R. D. (2009). Near-resonant ocean response to sea breeze on a stratified continental shelf. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39(9), 2137-2155.

Marta-Almeida, M., R. D. Hetland, and X. Zhang (2013) Evaluation of model nesting performance on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 118, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20163.

Marta-Almeida, M., M. Ruiz-Villarreal, J. Pereira, P. Otero, M. Cirano, X. Zhang, R. D. Hetland (2013) Efficient tools for marine operational forecast and oil spill tracking, Marine Pollution Bulletin, Available online 30 April 2013, ISSN 0025-326X, doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2013.03.022.

Feng, Y., K. Fennel, G. A. Jackson, S. F. DiMarco, R. D. Hetland (in press) A model study of the re- sponse of hypoxia to upwelling-favorable wind on the northern Gulf of Mexico shelf. J. Mar. Sys., doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.11.009. Laurent, A., K. Fennel, J. Hu, and R. D. Hetland (2012) Simulating the effects of phosphorus limitation in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plumes, Biogeosciences, 9, 4707-4723, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4707-2012

Zhang, Z. and R. D. Hetland (2012) A Numerical study of convergence of alongshore flows over the Texas-Louisiana Shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 117:C11010, doi:10.1029/2012JC008145.

Zhang, X, R. D. Hetland, M. Marta-Almeida, and S. F. DiMarco} (2012) A numerical investigation of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya freshwater transport, filling and flushing times on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf, J. Geophys. Res., 117:C11009, doi:10.1029/2012JC008108.

Zhang, X., M. Marta-Almeida, and R. D. Hetland (2012) A high-resolution pre-operational forecast model of circulation on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf and slope, J. Operational Oceanography, 5(1), 19- 34.

Hetland, R. D. and S. F. DiMarco (2012) Skill assessment of a hydrodynamic model of circulation over the Texas- Louisiana continental shelf, Ocean Modelling, 43-44, 64-76, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2011.11.009

Bianchi, T. S., R. L. Cook, E. M Perdue, P. E. Kolic, N. Green, Y. L. Zhang, R. W. Smith, A. S. Kolker, A. Ameen, G. King, L. M. Ojwang, C. L. Schneider, A. E. Normand, R. D. Hetland (2011) Impacts of diverted freshwater on dissolved organic matter and microbial communities in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA, Marine Environmental Research, 72(5), 248-257, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2011.09.007

Fennel, K, R. Hetland, Y. Feng, and S. DiMarco (2011) A coupled physical-biological model of the Northern Gulf of Mexico shelf: model description, validation and analysis of phytoplankton variability, Biogeosciences, 8, 1881-1899, doi:10.5194/bg-8-1881-2011.

Forrest, D. R, R. D. Hetland, S. F. DiMarco (2011), Multivariate statistical regression models of the areal ex- tent of hypoxia over the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf, Env. Res. Letters., 6, 10pp, doi:10.1088/1748- 9326/6/4/045002

Xu, K., C. K. Harris, R. D. Hetland, J. M. Kaihatu (2011) Dispersal of Mississippi and Atchafalaya Sediment on the Texas-Louisiana Shelf: Model Estimates for the Year 1993, Cont. Shelf Res., 31(15), 1558-1575, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.05.008

Burchard, H, R. D. Hetland, E. Schulz, H. M. Schuttelaars (2011), Drivers of residual estuarine circulation in tidally energetic estuaries: Straight and irrotational channels with parabolic cross-section, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41(3), 548-570, doi: 10.1175/2010JPO4453.1

Bianchi T. S., S. F. DiMarco, J. H. Cowan J.R., R. D. Hetland, P. Chapman, J. W. Day, M. A. Allison (2010) Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Connecting Science with Policy, EOS Forum, 91(19), 173-174..

Burchard, H. and R. D. Hetland (2010),Quantifying the contributions of tidal straining and gravitational circulation to residual circulation in periodically stratified tidal estuaries, J. Phys. Oceanogr, 40(6), 1243-1262, doi:10.1175/2010JPO4270.1

Bianchi T. S., S. F. DiMarco, J. H. Cowan J. R., R. D. Hetland, P. Chapman, J.W. Day, M.A. Allison, (2010) The science of hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: A review, Sci. Total Environ., doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.11.047

Hetland, R. D. (2010), Estuarine Overmixing, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 199-211, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4247.1.

Zhang, X., D. C. Smith, S. F. DiMarco, and R. D. Hetland (2010), A Numerical Study of Sea-Breeze-Driven Ocean Poincare Wave Propagation and Mixing near the Critical Latitude, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 48-66, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4216.1.

DiMarco, S. F., P. Chapman, N. Walker, and R. D. Hetland (2010) Does local topogra- phy control hypoxia on the eastern TexasLouisiana shelf? J. Mar. Sys., 80, 25-35, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.08.005.

Hetland, R.D. (2010), The effects of mixing and spreading on density in near-field river plumes. Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 49(1), 37-53, doi:10.1016/j.dynatmoce.2008.11.003 PDF

DiMarco, S. F., P. Chapman, N. Walker, AND R. D. Hetland (2010) Does local topography control hypoxia on the eastern Texas-Louisiana shelf? J. Mar. Sys., 80, 25-35, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2009.08.005.

Chen, F, D. G. MacDonald, and R. D. Hetland (2009) Lateral spreading of a near-field river plume: Observations and numerical simulations. J. Geophys. Res., 114, C07013, doi:10.1029/2008JC004893.

Zhang, X., S. F. DiMarco, D. C. Smith, IV, M. K. Howard, A. E. Jochens, and R. D. Hetland (2009) Near-resonant ocean response to sea breeze on a stratified continental shelf. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39(9), 2137-2155.

Fischer, Elisabeth, H. Burchard, and R. D. Hetland (2009), Numerical investigations of the turbulent kinetic energy dissipation rate in the Rhine region of freshwater influence. Ocean Dynamics, 59(5), 629-641, doi:10.1007/s10236-009-0187-4.

Bianchi, T. S., Dimarco, S. F., Allison, M. A., Chapman, P., Cowan J. H., Hetland, R. D., Morse, J. W. Rowe, G. (2008) Controlling Hypoxia on the U.S. Louisiana Shelf: Beyond the Nutrient-Centric View, EOS, 89(26), 236-237.

Hetland, R. D. and D. G. MacDonald (2008) Spreading in the near-field Merrimack River plume, Ocean Modelling, 21, 12-21, doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2007.11.001. PDF

Justic, D., V. J. Bierman, D. Scavia, and R. D. Hetland (2007) Forecasting Gulfs Hypoxia: The Next 50 Years? Estuaries and Coasts, 30(5), 791-801.

Hetland, R. D. and L. Campbell (2007) Convergent blooms of Karenia brevis along the Texas coast, Geophys. Res. Letters, 34, L19604, doi:10.1029/2007GL030474. PDF

MacDonald, D. G., G, L. Goodman, and R. D. Hetland, (2007) Turbulent dissipation in a near field river plume: A comparison of control volume and microstructure observations with a numerical model, J. Geophys. Res., J. Geophys. Res., 112, C07026, doi:10.1029/2006JC004075.

Hetland, R. D. and S. F. DiMarco, (2007) How does the character of oxygen demand control the structure of hypoxia on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf? J. Marine Systems, 70 (2008) 49-62, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2007.03.002. PDF

Hetland, R. D., (2006) Event-driven model skill assessment, Ocean Modelling, 11, 214-223. PDF

Hetland, R. D., and R. P. Signell, (2005) Modeling Coastal Current Transport in the Gulf of Maine, Deep Sea Res. II, 52, 2430-2449. PDF

Hetland, R. D., (2005) Water mass structure of wind forced river plumes, J. Phys. Oceanogr, 35(9), 1667-1688. PDF

Hetland, R. D., and W. R. Geyer, (2004) An idealized study of dynamically controlled estuarine scales, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 34(12), 2677-2691. PDF

Hetland, R. D., D. J . McGillicuddy and R. P. Signell, (2002) Cross-frontal entrainment of plankton into a buoyant plume: the frog tongue mechanism, J. Mar. Res., 60, 763-777. PDF

McGillicuddy, D. J., R. P. Signell, C. A. Stock, B. A. Keafer, M. D. Keller, R. D. Hetland, and D. M. Anderson, (2002) A mechanism for offshore initiation of harmful algal blooms in the coastal Gulf of Maine, J. Plankton Res., 25(9), 1131-1138.

MacCready, P. M., R. D. Hetland, W. R. Geyer, (2002) Long-Term Isohaline Salt Balance in an Estuary. PECS issue of Cont. Shelf Res., 22, 1591-1601.

Hetland, R. D., Y. Hsueh and D. Yuan (2001), On the decay of a baroclinic jet flowing along a continental slope, J. Geophys. Res., 106(C9), 19,797-19,807. PDF

Hetland, R. D., Y. Hsueh, R. R. Leben, AND P. P. Niiler (1999), A Loop Current-Induced Jet Along the Edge of the West Florida Shelf, Geophys. Res. Letters, 26(15), 2239-2242. PDF

Pettigrew, N. R., D. W. Townsend, H. Xue , J . P. Wallinga, P. J . Brickley and R. D. Hetland (1998), Observations of the Eastern Maine Coastal Current and it’s Offshore Extensions, J. Geophys. Res., 103(C13), 30,623-30,639