Selected Publications


Lien, R. C., and T. B. Sanford (2004), Turbulence spectra and local similarity scaling in a strongly stratified oceanic bottom boundary layer , Continental-Shelf Re..375-392.

Lien, R. C., and E. A. D'Asaro  (2004), Lagrangian spectra and diapycnal mixing in stratified flow, Journal of Physical Oceanography, in press.

D'Asaro, E. A., K. B. Winters, and R.-C. Lien (2004) , Lagrangian estimates of diapycnal mixing in a simulated K-H instability, Journal of Atmosphere-Ocean Technology, in press.

Lien, R.-C., and E. A. D'Asaro (2002), The Kolmogorov constant for the Lagrangian velocity spectrum and structure function, Physics of Fluids, 14, 12, 4456-4459.

Lien, R.-C.,  E. A. D'Asaro and M. J. McPhaden (2002), Internal waves and turbulence in the upper central Equatorial Pacific: Lagrangian and Eulerian observations, Journal of Physcial Oceanography, 32, 261992639.

D'Asaro, E. A., K. B. Winters, and R.-C. Lien (2002), Lagrangian analysis of a convective mixed layer, Journal of Geophysical Research , 107, 8.1-8.17.

Lien, R.-C., and M. C. Gregg (2001), Observations of turbulence in a tidal beam and across a coastal ridge , J. Geophys. Res., 106, 4575-4591.

Lien, R.-C., and T. B. Sanford (2000), Spectral characteristics of velocity and vorticity fluxes in an unstratified turbulent boundary layer , J. Geophys. Res.,105, 8659-8672..

Lien, R.-C., E. D. D'Asaro, and M. J. McPhaden (2000), Lagrangian Measurements of Internal Waves and Turbulence in the Deep-Cycle Layer in the Central Equatorial Pacific , Fifth International Symposium on Stratified Flows, Vancouver, 2000, 1003-1008.

D'Asaro, E. A., and R.-C. Lien (2000), The wave-turbulence transition for stratified flows, J. Phys. Oceanogr.,30, 1669-1678.

D'Asaro, E. A., and R.-C. Lien (2000), Lagrangian measurements of waves and turbulence in stratified flows, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 641-655.

D'Asaro, E. A., and R.-C. Lien (1999), Waves, turbulence, and mixing parameterization, 'Aha Huliko'a proceedings, Hawaiian winter workshop, P. Muller and D. Henderson eds. University of Hawaii, 269-278.

Gregg, M. C., D. W. Winkel, J. A. MacKinnon, and R.-C. Lien (1999), Mixing over shelves and slopes, 'Aha Huliko'a proceedings, Hawaiian winter workshop, P. Muller and D. Henderson eds. University of Hawaii, 35-42.

Sanford, T. B., and R.-C. Lien (1999), Turbulent properties in a homogeneous tidal bottom boundary layer, J. Geophys. Res., 104(C1), 1245-1257.

Sanford, T. B., J. A. Carlson, J. H. Dunlap, M. D. Prater, and R.-C. Lien (1999), An electromagnetic vorticity and velocity sensor for observing finescale kinetic fluctuations in the ocean. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol., 16, 1647-1667.

Lien, R.-C., E. A. D'Asaro, and G. Dairiki (1998), Lagrangian frequency spectra of vertical velocity and vorticity in high Reynolds' number oceanic turbulence . J. Fluid Mech., 362, pp. 177-198.

Caldwell, D. R., R.-C. Lien, J. N. Moum, and M. C. Gregg (1997), Turbulence decay and restratification in the equatorial ocean surface layer following nighttime convection, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 27, 1120-1132.

Firing, E., R.-C. Lien, and P. Muller (1997), Observations of strong inertial oscillations after the passage of Tropical Cyclone Ofa, J. Geophys. Res., 102(C2), 3317-3322.

Lien, R.-C., M. J. McPhaden, and M. C. Gregg (1996), High-frequency internal waves at 0o, 140o W and their possible relationship to deep-cycle turbulence . J. Phys. Oceanogr., 26(4), 581-600.

Sanford, T. B., and R.-C. Lien (1996), Observations of vorticity and turbulence in a tidal channel. In: ONR workshop on microstructure sensors, Timberline Lodge, OR, 22-25 Oct. 1996.

Lien, R.-C., D. R. Caldwell, M. C. Gregg, and J. N. Moum (1995), Turbulence variability at the Equator in the Central Pacific at the beginning of the 1991-93 El Nino, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 6881-6898.

Moum, J. N., M. C. Gregg, R.-C. Lien, and M. E. Carr (1995), Comparison of turbulence kinetic energy dissipation rate estimates from two ocean microstructure profilers, J. Ocean. & Atmos. Tech., 12, 346-366.

Lien, R.-C., M. J. McPhaden, and D. Hebert (1994), Intercomparison of ADCP measurements at 0, 140 W., J. Atmos. & Oceanic Technol., 11, 1334-1349.

Lien, R.-C. and P. Muller (1992), Consistency relations of gravity and vortical modes in the ocean, Deep-Sea Res., 391, 1595-1612.

Lien, R.-C. and P. Muller (1992), Normal mode decomposition of small--scale oceanic motions, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 22, 1583-1595.

Lien, R.-C. and P. Muller (1991), Estimates of small-scale horizontal divergence and relative vorticity in the ocean, , 'Aha Huliko'a proceedings, Hawaiian winter workshop, P. Muller and D. Henderson eds. University of Hawaii, 143-155.