Dyke, L.M., C.S. Andresen, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, A.L.C. Hughes, J.F. Hiemstra, T. Murray, A.A. Bjørk, D.A. Sutherland, and F. Vermassen, 2017: Minimal Holocene retreat of large tidewater glaciers in Køge Bugt, southeast Greenland. Scientific Reports, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-12018-x. [PDF]

*Carroll, D., D.A. Sutherland, J.D. Nash, E.L. Shroyer, G.A. Catania, and L.A. Stearns, 2017: Subglacial discharge-driven renewal of tidewater glacial fjords. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1002/2017JC012962. [PDF]

Jackson, R.H., E.L. Shroyer, J.D. Nash, D.A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, M.J. Fried, G.A. Catania, T.C. Bartholomaus, and L.A. Stearns, 2017: Near-glacier surveying of a subglacial discharge plume: Implications for plume parameterizations, Geophy. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2017GL073602. [PDF]

Straneo, F., G.S Hamilton, L.A. Stearns, and D.A. Sutherland, 2016: Connecting the Greenland ice sheet and the ocean: a case study of Helheim Glacier and Sermilik Fjord. Oceanography, 29(4), doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2016. [PDF]

Felikson, D., T.C. Bartholomaus, G.A. Catania, K.H. Kjaer, N. Korsgaard, M. Morligehm, B.P.Y. Noel, M.R. van den Broeke, L.A. Stearns, J.D. Nash, E.L. Shroyer, and D.A. Sutherland, 2016: Geometric control on inland thinning propagation for Greenland outlet glaciers. Nature Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo2934. [PDF]

*Carroll, D., D.A. Sutherland, B. Hudson, T. Moon, J.D. Nash, E.L. Shroyer, G.A. Catania, T.C. Bartholomaus, D. Felikson, L.A. Stearns, B.P.Y. Noël, M.R. van den Broeke, 2016: Glacier geometry controls meltwater plume structure and submarine melt in Greenland fjords. Geophy. Res. Lett.,. doi:10.1002/2016GL070170. [PDF]

Bartholomaus, T.C., L.A. Stearns, D.A. Sutherland, E.L. Shroyer, J.D. Nash, R. Walker, G. Catania, D. Felikson, D. Carroll, M.J. Fried, B. Noel, and M. van den Broeke, 2016: Contrasts in the response of adjacent fjords and glaciers to surface melt in western Greenland. Annals Glaciol., doi:10.1017/aog.2016.19. [PDF]

Fried, M.J., G.A. Catania, T.C. Bartholomaus, D. Duncan, M. Davis, L.A. Stearns, J.D. Nash, E.L. Shroyer, and D.A. Sutherland, 2015: Distributed subglacial discharge drives significant submarine melt at a Greenland tidewater glacier. Geophy. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2015GL065806. [PDF]

*Carroll, D., D.A. Sutherland, E.L. Shroyer, J.D. Nash, G. Catania, and L.A. Stearns, 2015: Modeling turbulent subglacial meltwater plumes: implications for fjord-scale buoyancy-driven circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0033.1. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., F. Straneo, and R.S. Pickart, 2014: Characteristics and dynamics of two major Greenland glacial fjords. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1002/2013JC009786. [PDF]

Jackson, R.H., F. Straneo, and D.A. Sutherland, 2014: Externally-forced fluctuations in ocean temperature at Greenland glaciers in non-summer months. Nature Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo2186 [PDF]

Straneo, F., D.A. SutherlandD. Holland, C. Gladish, G. Hamilton, H. Johnson, E. Rignot, Y. Xu, and M. Koppes, 2012: Characteristics of ocean waters reaching Greenland's glaciers. Annals Glaciol., 53(60)doi:10.3189/2012AoG60A059. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., and F. Straneo, 2012: Estimating ocean heat transport and submarine melt rate in Sermilik Fjord, Greenland, using lowered ADCP profiles. Annals Glaciol., 53(60), doi:10.3189/2012AoG60A050. [PDF]

Straneo, F., R.G. Curry, D.A. Sutherland, G.S. Hamilton, C. Cenedese, K. Vage, and L.A. Stearns, 2011: Impact of ocean stratification and glacial run-off on submarine melting of Helheim Glacier, Greenland. Nature Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo1109. [PDF]

Straneo, F., G.S. Hamilton, D.A. Sutherland, L.A. Stearns, F. Davidson, M.O. Hammill, G.B. Stenson, and A. Rosing-Asvid, 2010, Rapid circulation of warm, subtropical waters in a major glacial fjord off east Greenland. Nature Geosci., doi:10.1038/ngeo764. [PDF]

*Moon, T., D.A. Sutherland, D. Carroll, D. Felikson, L. Kehrl, and F. Straneo, 2017: Subsurface iceberg melt key to Greenland fjord freshwater budget. Nature Geosci. doi:10.1038/s41561-017-0018-z. [PDF]

Enderlin, E.M., G.S Hamilton, F. Straneo, and D.A. Sutherland, 2016: Iceberg meltwater fluxes dominate the freshwater budget in Greenland’s iceberg-congested glacial fjords. Geophy. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2016GL070718. [PDF]

*Sulak, D.J., D.A. Sutherland, E.M. Enderlin, L.A. Stearns, and G.S Hamilton, 2017: Quantification of iceberg properties and distributions in three Greenland fjords using satellite imagery. Annals Glaciol., doi:10.1017/aog.2017.5. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., G.E. Roth*, G.S. Hamilton, S.H. Mernild, L.A. Stearns, and F. Straneo, 2014: Quantifying flow regimes in a Greenland glacial fjord using iceberg drifters. Geophy. Res. Lett., doi:10.1002/2014GL062256. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., and M.A. O’Neill*, 2016: Hydrographic and dissolved oxygen variability in a seasonal Pacific Northwest estuary. Estuar., Coast., Shelf Sci., doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2016.01.042. [PDF]

Banas, N.S., L. Conway-Cranos, D.A. Sutherland, P. MacCready, P. Kiffney, and M. Plummer, 2014. Patterns of river influence and connectivity among subbasins of Puget Sound, with application to bacterial and nutrient loading. Estuaries Coasts. doi:10.1007/s12237-014-9853-y. [PDF]

Toft, J.E., J.L. Burke, M.P. Carey, C.K. Kim, G. Spiridonov, M. Marsik, D.A. Sutherland, K.K. Arkema, A.D. Guerry, P.S. Levin, T.J. Minello, M. Plummer, M.H. Ruckelshaus, and H.M. Townsend, 2013: From mountains to sound: modeling the sensitivity of Dungeness crab and Pacific oyster to land-sea interactions in Hood Canal, WA. ICES J. Mar. Sci., doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst072. [PDF]

Guerry, A.D., M.H. Ruckelshaus, J.R. Bernhardt, G. Guannel, C.K. Kim, M. Marsik, J.E. Toft, D.A. Sutherlandet al., 2012: Modeling benefits from nature: using ecosystem services to inform coastal and marine spatial planning. Intl. J. Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services, and Management, doi:10.1080/21513732.2011.647835. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., P. MacCready, N.S. Banas, and L.F. Smedstad, 2011: A model study of the Salish Sea estuarine circulation. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/2011JPO4540.1. [PDF]

Harden, B.E., F. Straneo, and D.A. Sutherland, 2014: Moored observations of synoptic and seasonal variability in the East Greenland Coastal Current. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. doi:10.1002/2014JC010134. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., F. Straneo, G.B. Stenson, F. Davidson, M.O. Hammill, and A. Rosing-Asvid, 2013: Atlantic water variability on the SE Greenland shelf and its relationship to SST and bathymetry. J. Geophys. Res-Oceans. doi:10.1029/2012JC008354. [PDF]

Andresen, C.S., M.-A. Sicre, F. Straneo, D.A. Sutherland, M.H. Ribergaard, A. Kuijpers, T. Schmith, and J.M. Lloyd, 2013: A 100-yr long record of alkenone-derived SST changes by Southeast Greenland. Cont. Shelf Res., doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.10.003. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., F. Straneo, P. Saint-Laurent, and S.J. Lentz, 2011: Observations of fresh, anticyclonic eddies in the Hudson Strait outflow. J. Marine Systems, 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2010.12.004. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., R.S. Pickart, E.P. Jones, K. Azetsu-Scott, A.J. Eert, and J. Olafsson, 2009: The freshwater composition of the waters off of southeast Greenland and their link to the Arctic Ocean. J Geophys Res, 114, C05020, doi:10.1029/2008JC004808. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., and C. Cenedese, 2009: Laboratory experiments on the interaction of a buoyant coastal current with a canyon: application to the East Greenland Coastal Current. J Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 1258-1271. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A. and R.S. Pickart, 2008: The East Greenland Coastal Current: structure, variability, and forcing. Prog. Oceanogr, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2007.09.006. [PDF]

Bacon, S., P.G. Myers, B. Rudels, and D.A. Sutherland, 2008: Accessing the inaccessible: buoyancy-driven coastal currents on the shelves of Greenland and eastern Canada. Arctic-Subarctic ocean fluxes: Defining the role of the Northern Seas in climate. Eds. Dickson, Meincke, and Rhines. Springer, 703-722.

Girton, J.B., L.J. Pratt, D.A. Sutherland, and J.F. Price, 2006: Is the Faroe Bank Channel overflow hydraulically controlled? J. Phys. Oceanogr, 12, 2340-2349. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., The East Greenland Coastal Current: structure, variability, and forcing. WHOI-MIT Joint Program Thesis, 2008, 161 pp. [PDF

Climate change is not a hoax poster/banner. Please download and use! [Illustrator file]

Coos Bay Estuary circulation exhibit panel at the Marine Life Museum, Charleston, OR. [PDF]

Sutherland, D.A., F. Straneo, and B.E. Harden, 2014: Atlantic water variability on the southeast Greenland shelf. US CLIVAR Variations, Vol. 12(2), 20-25. [PDF]

These are links and files of some media coverage of our research. In reverse chronological order, organized by theme. 



  • Wired story on Larsen C ice shelf and its imminent fission (Jan 2017)
  • WA Post story featuring Dustin Carroll (Oct 2016)
  • NY Times article on Greenland work published on Nov. 14, 2010.
  • Moby Duck  (Donovan Hohn, out March 2011), features research by Amy Bower that I helped with


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