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Francisco Javier Beron-Vera

University of Miami

Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science

4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL  33149  

fberon@rsmas.miami.edu

Project List:

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment II (CARTHE II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Consortium for Advanced Research on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Environment (CARTHE)

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

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 13

In Press/Early Release

Miron, P., Beron-Vera, F. J., Olascoaga, M. J., Sheinbaum, J., Pérez-Brunius, P., & Froyland, G. (In-Press). Lagrangian dynamical geography of the Gulf of Mexico. Sci Rep, 7(1).

2016

Beron-Vera, F. J., & LaCasce, J. H. (2016). Statistics of Simulated and Observed Pair Separations in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 46(7), 2183–2199.
Beron-Vera, F. J., Olascoaga, M. J., & Lumpkin, R. (2016). Inertia-induced accumulation of flotsam in the subtropical gyres. Geophys. Res. Lett., 43(23), 12228–12233.
Romero, I. C., Özgökmen, T., Snyder, S., Schwing, P., O'Malley, B. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., et al. (2016). Tracking the -Hercules 265- marine gas well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121(1), 706–724.

2015

Beron-Vera, F. J., Olascoaga, M. J., Haller, G., Farazmand, M., Triñanes, J., & Wang, Y. (2015). Dissipative inertial transport patterns near coherent Lagrangian eddies in the ocean. Chaos, 25(8), 087412.
Coelho, E. F., Hogan, P., Jacobs, G., Thoppil, P., Huntley, H. S., Haus, B. K., et al. (2015). Ocean current estimation using a Multi-Model Ensemble Kalman Filter during the Grand Lagrangian Deployment experiment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 87, 86–106.

2014

Haller, G., & Beron-Vera, F. J. (2014). Addendum to 'Coherent Lagrangian vortices: the black holes of turbulence'. J. Fluid Mech., 755(September 2014), R3.
Jacobs, G. A., Bartels, B. P., Bogucki, D. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., Chen, S. S., Coelho, E. F., et al. (2014). Data assimilation considerations for improved ocean predictability during the Gulf of Mexico Grand Lagrangian Deployment (GLAD). Ocean Modelling, 83, 98–117.
Ozgokmen, T., Beron-Vera, F. J., Bogucki, D., Chen, S., Dawson, C., Dewar, W., et al. (2014). Research Overview of the Consortium for Advanced Rserach on Transport of Hydrocarbon in the Envrionment (CARTHE). Proceedings of the International Oil Spill Conference, 2014(1), 544–560.
Poje, A. C., Özgökmen, T. M., Bruce Lipphardt, J., Haus, B. K., Ryan, E. H., Haza, A. C., et al. (2014). Submesoscale dispersion in the vicinity of the Deepwater Horizon spill. PNAS, 111(35), 12693–12698.

2013

Haller, G., & Beron-Vera, F. J. (2013). Coherent Lagrangian vortices: The black holes of turbulence. J. Fluid Mech., 731.
Olascoaga, M. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., Haller, G., Triñanes, J., Iskandarani, M., Coelho, E. F., et al. (2013). Drifter motion in the Gulf of Mexico constrained by altimetric Lagrangian coherent structures: DRIFTER MOTION TIED TO ALTIMETRIC LCS. Geophys. Res. Lett., 40(23), 6171–6175.

2012

Haller, G., & Beron-Vera, F. J. (2012). Geodesic theory of transport barriers in two-dimensional flows. Physica D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 241(20), 1680–1702.

Book Chapter - 1

2015

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2015). Flow Coherence: Distinguishing cause from effect. In Selected Topics of Computational and Experimental Fluid Mechanics (pp. 81–89). Springer International Publishing.

Conference Presentations - 17

2015

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2015). High-order statistics of simulated and observed pairs in the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Beron-Vera, J. (2015). Statistics of simulated and observed pair separations in the Gulf of Mexico. In 6th Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics (LAPCOD) Meeting. Winter Harbor, ME : 07/27/15-07/31/15.
Berta, M., Griffa, A., Magaldi, M., Özgökmen, T., Poje, A., Haza, A., et al. (2015). Improved surface transport estimates in the Gulf of Mexico by blending altimetry and drifter data. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Duran, R., Beron-Vera, F. J., & Olascoaga, M. J. (2015). Transport in the Gulf of Mexico. In 2015 SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences. Stanford, CA : 06/29/15-07/02/15: Poster.
Olascoaga, M. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., & Jacobs, G. (2015). The nature of surface ocean transport in realistic simulations of the Gulf of Mexico. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.

2014

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2014). Practica Applications of Geodesic LCS Theory. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.
Berta, M., Griffa, A., Magaldi, M., Poje, A., Novelli, G., Haza, A., et al. (2014). Velocities and Lagrangian transport estimates from GLAD data clustering at various scales via the Lagrangian assimilation algorithm LAVA. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Olascoaga, M. J., Beron-Vera, F. J., & Trinanes, J. and H., G. (2014). Inertial Particle Dynamics in the Ocean. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2014. Mobile, AL: 01/26/14-01/30/14: Poster.
Olascoaga, M. J., Beron-Vera, F.J., Trinanes, J. and Haller, G. (2014). Clustering on the Surface of the Ocean. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2014. Honolulu, HI : 02/23/14-02/28/14: Poster.

2013

Beron-Vera, F. J. (2013). Geodesic theory of Lagrangian coherent structures. In Mexican Physical Society Meeting. Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico November 13, 2013.
Bogucki, D., Ariyarathne, K., Mitchell, C., Beron-Vera, F., Chen, S., Curcic, M., et al. (2013). Observations and Coupled Model Forecasts fromCcalm Winds to Hurricane Isaac (2012) during GLAD Field Campaign. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Gough M., Reniers, A., Haus, B., Beron-Vera, F., Chen, S., Coelho, E., et al. (2013). Wind and Wave Induced Ocean Currents in Hurricane Isaac (2012): Analyses from a CoupledAtmosphere-Wave-Ocean Model and in situ Observations. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Haza, A., Poje, A., Özgökmen, T. M., Griffa, A., Haus, B., Huntley, H., et al. (2013). Geodesic LCS-core analysis of surfaces currents during GLAD. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Huntley, H. L., Jr., B., Kirwan, J., A., Beron-Vera, F., Bogucki, D., et al. (2013). Observations and Coupled Model Forecasts from Calm Winds toHurricane Isaac (2012) during GLAD Field Campaign. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Olascoaga, J., Beron-Vera, F., Huntley, H., Haller, G., Griffa, A., Haus, B., et al. (2013). Ensemble forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico during the CARTHE-GLAD experiment. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Olascoaga, M. J., Haller, G., Fiorentino, L., Beron-Vera, F. J., & et, al. (2013). Hyperbolic Langrangian Coherent Structures and LCS Cores. In SIAM Dynamical Systems Meeting. Snowbird, UT, May 19-23, 2013.
Smith, S., Jacobs, G., Helber, R., Spence, P., Carrier, M., Bogocki, D., et al. (2013). Evaluating Gulf of Mexico forecasts: surface heat fluxes and thermal energy balances on seasonal to diurnal time scales. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.