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Robert Weisberg

University of South Florida

College of Marine Science

140 7th Ave South
St. Petersburg , FL  33701  

weisberg@usf.edu

Project List:

Deepsea to Coast Connectivity in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (DEEP-C)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead, Task Co-Lead

A Coordinated Modeling Approach in Support of Oil Spill Tracking

Year One Block Grant - Florida Institute of OceanographyRole: Principal Investigator, Project Data Point of Contact

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 17

2016

Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Corcoran, A. A., Lembke, C., Hu, C., et al. (2016). Karenia brevis blooms on the West Florida Shelf: A comparative study of the robust 2012 bloom and the nearly null 2013 event. Continental Shelf Research, 120, 106–121.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., & Paul, J. (2016). Did Deepwater Horizon Hydrocarbons Transit to the West Florida Continental Shelf? Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 259–272.

2015

Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B. P., Parks, A. A., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., et al. (2015). A simulation analysis of the plankton fate of the Deepwater Horizon oil spills. Continental Shelf Research, 107, 50–68.
Zhu, J., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Han, S. (2015). Influences of channel deepening and widening on the tidal and non-tidal circulation of Tampa Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(1), 132–150.
Zhu, J., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Han, S. (2015). On the flushing of Tampa Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(1), 118–131.

2014

Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Vignudelli, S., & Mitchum, G. T. (2014). Evaluation of altimetry-derived surface current products using Lagrangian drifter trajectories in the eastern Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119(5), 2827–2842.
Pan, C., Zheng, L., Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., & Lembke, C. E. (2014). Comparisons of different ensemble schemes for glider data assimilation on West Florida Shelf. Ocean Modelling, 81(2014), 13–24.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Peebles, E. (2014). Gag grouper larvae pathways on the West Florida Shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 88(2014), 11–23.

2013

Huang, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Zijlema, M. (2013). Gulf of Mexico hurricane wave simulations using SWAN: Bulk formula-based drag coefficient sensitivity for Hurricane Ike: Drag Coefficient for Hurricane Wave. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 118(8), 3916–3938.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Lembke, C., Lenes, J. M., & Walsh, J. J. (2013). Why no red tide was observed on the West Florida Continental Shelf in 2010. Harmful Algae, 38(2014), 119–126.
Zhao, J., Hu, C., Lenes, J. M., Weisberg, R. H., Lembke, C., English, D., et al. (2013). Three-dimensional structure of a Karenia brevis bloom: Observations from gliders, satellites, and field measurements. Harmful Algae, 29(2013), 22–30.

2012

Zheng, L., & Weisberg, R. H. (2012). Modeling the West Florida Coastal Ocean by downscaling from the deep ocean, across the continental shelf and into the estuaries. Ocean Modelling, 48(May), 10–29.

2011

Hu, C., Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., Daly, K. L., English, D. C., et al. (2011). Did the northeastern Gulf of Mexico become greener after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? Geophys. Res. Lett, 38, 1–6.
Liu, Y., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Evaluation of trajectory modeling in different dynamic regions using normalized cumulative Lagrangian separation. J. Geophys. Res, 116(C09013).
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Satellites, models combine to track Deepwater Horizon oil spill. SPIE Newsroom, 10(2.1202204), 003573.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Tracking the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: A modeling perspective. Eos Trans. AGU, 92(6), 45–46.
Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Coastal Ocean Pollution, Water Quality and Ecology: A Commentary. mar technol soc j, 45(2), 35–42.

Book Whole - 1

2011

Liu, Y., MacFadyen, A., Ji, Z. G., & Weisberg, R. H. (Eds.). (2011). Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record Breaking Enterprise (Vol. 195). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.

Book Chapters - 7

2015

Liu, Y., Kerkering, H., & Weisberg, R. H. (2015). Chapter 1 – Introduction to Coastal Ocean Observing Systems. In Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (pp. 1–10). London: Academic Press.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., & Lembke, C. (2015). Chapter 17 – Glider Salinity Correction for Unpumped CTD Sensors across a Sharp Thermocline. In Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (pp. 305–325). London: Academic Press.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Liu, Y. (2015). Basic Tenets for Coastal Ocean Ecosystems Monitoring. In Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (pp. 40–57). Academic Press.

2011

Liu, Y., MacFadyen, A., Ji, Z. G., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Preface. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (vii). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., Kovach, C., & Riethmüller, R. (2011). Evolution of the Loop Current system during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill event as observed with drifters and satellites. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 91–101). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Hu, C., & Zheng, L. (2011). Trajectory forecast as a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 153–165). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.
Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Liu, Y. (2011). Tracking subsurface oil in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout. In Monitoring and Modeling the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: A Record-Breaking Enterprise (pp. 205–215). Geophysical Monograph Series, 195. Washington, D.C.: AGU.

Conference Presentations - 14

2015

Walsh, J. J., Lenes, J. M., Darrow, B. P., Parks, A. A., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., et al. (2015). A Simulation Analysis of the Plankton Fate of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spills. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Locker, S., Wienders, N., MacDonald, I., Speer, K., Hamilton, P., Weisberg, R., et al. (2014). Interaction Between Geomorphology, Sedimentary Processes, And Circulation – Northeastern Gulf Of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Weisberg, R., Zheng, L., Liu, Y., Murawski, S., Hu, C., Paul, J., et al. (2014). Did Deepwater Horizon Hydrocarbons Transit to the West Florida Continental Shelf? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.

2013

Weisberg, R. H., & Zheng, L. (2013). Did dissolved hydrocarbons impact the West Florida Continental Shelf? In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Weisberg, R. H., & Zheng, L. (2013). West Florida Continental Shelf Circulation in 2010. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.

2012

Lembke, C., Weisberg, R., Liu, Y., & English, D. (2012). Glider and Other Observations of Anomalous Upwelling on the West Florida Shelf in Spring/Summer 2010. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12: Poster.
Lembke, C., Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., & English, D. (2012). Glider and other observations of anomalous upwelling on the West Florid Shelf in spring/summer 2010. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, February 23, 2013: Poster.
Liu, Y., & Weisberg, R. H. (2012). Seasonal Variation of Currents and Sea Level on the West Florida Shelf as Revealed by Long Term Moorings. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Zheng, L., & Weisberg, R. H. (2012). Modeling the Coastal Ocean Circulation by Downscaling from the Deep Ocean, Across the Continental Shelf and Into the Estuaries. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2012. Salt Lake City, UT: 02/19/12-02/24/12.
Zheng, L., & Weisberg, R. H. (2012). Modeling the west Florida coastal ocean by downscaling from the deep ocean, across the continental shelf and into the estuaries. In Ocean Sciences Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT, February 23, 2012.

2011

Liu, Y., & Weisberg, R. H. (2011). Combining numerical ocean circulation models with satellite observations in a trajectory forecast system: a rapid response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In SPIE Conference. Orlando, Florida, April 25-29, 2011.

2010

Liu, Y., Weisberg, R. H., Zheng, L., & Hu, C. (2010). Trajectory Forecasts Based on Numerical Ocean Circulation Models and Satellite Observations: A Rapid Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 13-17, 2010.
Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., & Hu, C. (2010). The Oil Trajectory: How it behaved in the Gulf of Mexico and why, and where might residual oil be heading? In Community Surface Dynamic Modeling System Meeting 2010 – Invited Keynote Talk. San Antonio, Texas, October 14-17, 2010.
Weisberg, R. H., Liu, Y., Zheng, L., Hu, C., & Lembke, C. (2010). Rapid Response to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill from University of South Florida: Numerical Models, Remote Sensing, and In-situ Observations. In AGU Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, December 5-9, 2011.