Jefferson Keith Moore

Assistant Professor, Earth System Science
School of Physical Sciences

B.A.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1988, Computer Science

M.S., University of Massachusetts Boston, 1994, Environmental, Coastal and Ocean Sciences

Ph.D., Oregon State University, 1999, Oceanography

Phone: (949) 824-5391

University of California, Irvine
3214 Croul Hall
Mail Code: 3100
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemistry
Research Abstract
I am an oceanographer interested in the role of marine biota in global biogeochemical cycles and Earth's climate system. My research focuses on understanding how marine phytoplankton and other ocean biota influence the cycling of key elements (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon, iron) in the oceans, and on the biogeochemical links between the ocean, atmosphere, and land through atmospheric transport and riverine runoff. These topics are approached through computer modeling of marine ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles, and by analysis of satellite remote sensing data of ocean physical and biological properties.
2003. Doney, S.C., Lindsay, K., Moore, J.K., Global Ocean Carbon Cycle Modeling, In: Ocean Biogeochemistry: The Role of the Ocean Carbon Cycle in Global Change, Ed. M. Fasham, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, p. 217-238.

2003. Buesseler, K.O., Barber, R.T., Dickson, M.L., Hiscock, M.R., Moore, J.K., Sambrotto, R., The effect of marginal ice-edge dynamics on production and export in the Southern Ocean along 170oW. Deep-Sea Res. II, 50: 579-603.

2002. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C.,Kleypas, J.C., Glover,D.M., Fung, I.Y., An intermediate complexity marine ecosystem model for the global domain, Deep-Sea Res. II, 49: 403-462.

2002. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C., Glover, D.M., Fung, I.Y., Iron cycling and nutrient limitation patterns in surface waters of the world ocean, Deep-Sea Res. II, 49: 463-508.

2002. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Surface chlorophyll concentrations in relation to the Antarctic Polar Front: Seasonal and Spatial Patterns from Satellite Observations, J. Mar. Sys..37: 69-86.

2001. Doney, S.C., Lima, I., Lindsay, K., Moore, J.K., Dutkiewicz, S., Friedrichs, M., Matear, R.J., Marine biogeochemical modeling: Recent advances and future challenges. Oceanography, 14: 93-107.

2001. Yoder, J., Moore, J.K., Swift, R., Putting together the big picture: Remote-sensing observations of ocean color. Oceanography, 14: 33-40.

2000. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Phytoplankton chlorophyll distributions and primary production in the Southern Ocean, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 28,709-28,722.

2000. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Nelson, D., The Southern Ocean at the Last Glacial Maximum: A strong sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 14, 455-475.

2000. Smith Jr., W.O., Anderson, R.F., Moore, J.K., Codispoti, L.A., Morrison, J.M., The U.S. Southern Ocean Joint Global Ocean Flux Study: An Introduction to AESOPS, Deep-Sea Res. II, 47: 3073-3093.

1999. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Smith, W.O., Cowles, T.J., Coale, K.H., Gardner, W.D., Barber, R.T., SeaWiFS satellite ocean color data from the Southern Ocean, Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1465-1468.

1999. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Location and dynamics of the Antarctic Polar Front from satellite sea surface temperature data, J. Geophys. Res., 104, 3059-3073.

1997. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Variability in the location of the Antarctic Polar Front (90o-20oW) from satellite sea surface temperature data, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 27825-27833.

1996. Moore, J.K., Villareal, T.A., Buoyancy and growth characteristics of three positively buoyant marine diatoms, Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 132, 203-213.

1996. Moore, J.K., Villareal, T.A., Size-ascent rate relationships in positively buoyant marine diatoms, Limnol. and Oceanography, 41, 1514-1520.

1996. Villareal, T.A., Woods, S., Moore, J.K., Culver-Rymsza, K., Vertical migration of Rhizosolenia mats and their significance to NO3- fluxes in the central North Pacific gyre, J. Plank. Res., 18, 1103-1121.
Professional Society
American Geophysical Union
Other Experience
Advanced Studies Postdoctoral Associate
National Center for Atmospheric Research 1999—2001

Visiting Scientist
National Center for Atmospheric Research 2001—2002

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