SIO 221C 

Some Useful Papers for SIO 221C: Data Analysis Laboratory

Rotary spectra and rotary coherence

Gonella, J. A., 1972. Rotary-component method for analyzing meteorological and oceanographic vector time series, Deep-Sea Res., 19, 833-846.

Mooers, C. N. K., 1973. Technique for cross-spectrum analysis of pairs of complex-valued time series, with emphasis on properties of polarized components and rotational invariants, Deep-Sea Res., 20, 1129-1141.

O'Brien, J. J. and R. D. Pillsbury, 1974. Rotary wind spectra in a sea breeze regime, J. Appl. Meteor., 13, 820-825.

Rudnick, D. L. and R. A. Weller, 1993. Observations of superinertial and near-inertial wind-driven flow. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 2351-2359.


Kelly, K. A., 1988. Empirical orthogonal function analysis of Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer Surface-Temperature Patterns in the Santa Barbara Channel -- Comment, J. Geophys. Res., 93(C12), 15,753-15,754.

Canonical Correlation, "SVD" Analysis, Principal Estimator Patterns

Hurlburt, H. E., D. N. Fox, and E. J. Metzger, 1990. Statistical Inference of Weakly Correlated Subthermocline Fields From Satellite Altimeter Data, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 11,375–11,409.

Cherry, S., 1996. Singular Value Decomposition Analysis and Canonical Correlation Analysis, J. Climate, 9, 2003–2009.

Cherry, S., 1997. Some Comments on Singular Value Decomposition Analysis, J. Climate, 10, 1759-1761.

Press, W. R., 2011. Canonical Correlation Clarified by Singular Value Decomposition, Numerical Recipes (web site), Notes and working papers.


Torrence, C. and G. P. Compo, 1998. A Practical Guide to Wavelet Analysis, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., 79(1), 61-78.

Objective Mapping

Bretherton, F. P., R. E. Davis and C. B. Fandry, 1976. Technique for objective analysis and design of oceanographic experiments applied to MODE-73, Deep-Sea Res., 23(7), 559-582.

Davis, R. E. Davis, 1998. Preliminary results from directly measuring middepth circulation in the tropical and South Pacific, J. Geophys. Res., 103, 24,619-24,639.

Gille, S. T., 2003. Float Observations of the Southern Ocean: Part 1, Estimating Mean Fields, Bottom Velocities, and Topographic Steering, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 33, 1167-1181.

Rudnick, D. L., 1996. Intensive surveys of the Azores Front 2. Inferring the geostrophic and vertical velocity fields, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 16,291–16,303.


Weller, R. A., 1991. Overview of the frontal air-sea interaction experiment (FASINEX): A study of air-sea interaction in a region of strong oceanic gradients, J. Geophys. Res., 96, 8501-8516.


Gille, S. T., D. P. Stevens, R. T. Tokmakian, and K. J. Heywood, 2001. Antarctic Circumpolar Current response to zonally-averaged winds, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 2743-2759.

Hughes, C. W., M. P. Meredith, and K. J. Heywood, 1999. Wind-driven transport fluctuations through Drake Passage: A southern mode, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 29, 1971-1992.

Salinity Spiking

Ferrari, R. and D. L. Rudnick, 2000. Thermohaline variability in the upper ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 16,857-16,883.

Complex Demodulation

Poulain, P.-M., 1990. Near-inertial and diurnal motions in the trajectories of mixed layer drifters, J. Mar. Res., 48(4), 793-823.

Some relevant course notes

SIO 221b
SIO 223b
MAE 127