Stefan Gary

Doctor

  • Honorary Research Fellow in Physical Oceanography , SAMS
  • PA37 1QA

    United Kingdom

  • 743 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20092020

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Research expertise

As a large-scale physical oceanographer, my overarching research focus is the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC): a northward flow of relatively warm, shallow, and salty waters and the corresponding southward return flow of cold, deep, fresher waters.  As such, the AMOC impacts the global redistribution of heat and freshwater as well as the timescale and extent of oceanic anthropogenic carbon uptake.  For my PhD dissertation and associated publications, my collaborators and I showed that a signficant component of the deep flow follows a broad, distributed pathway though the interior of the Atlantic in addition to a generally accepted pathway along the Deep Western Boundary Current.  This result is important because the interior pathway is much slower than the boundary pathway, prompting a reevaluation of the timescales of the AMOC.  More recently, I have also explored the fate of temperature anomalies in Eighteen Degree Water (EDW), a watermass embedded in the upper layer of the AMOC.  Now, I am investigating heat and freshwater fluxes in the subpolar North Atlantic by conducting observations with ships and gliders on the Extended Ellett Line (http://prj.noc.ac.uk/ExtendedEllettLine/).

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Research Output

Larval behaviour, dispersal and population connectivity in the deep sea

Gary, S. F., Fox, A. D., Biastoch, A., Roberts, J. M. & Cunningham, S. A., 30 Jun 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, 12 p., 10675.

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  • Microplastic accumulation in deep-sea sediments from the Rockall Trough

    Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Ewins, C., Gary, S. & Narayanaswamy, B., 2020, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 154, 9 p., 111092.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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  • 4 Downloads (Pure)

    A sea change in our view of overturning in the sub polar North Atlantic

    Lozier, M. S., Li, F., Bacon, S., Bahr, F., Bower, A. S., Cunningham, S., de Jong, M. F., de Steur, L., deYoung, B., Fischer, J., Gary, S., Greenan, B. J. W., Holliday, N. P., Houk, A., Houpert, L., Inall, M., Johns, W., Johnson, C. L., Karstensen, J., koman, G. & 17 others, Le Bras, I. A., Lin, X., Mackay, N., Marshall, D., Mercier, H., Oltmans, M., Pickart, R. S., Ramsey, A. L., Rayner, D., Straneo, F., Thierry, V., Torres, D. J., Williams, R., Wilson, C., Yang, J., Yashayaev, I. & Zhao, J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Science. 363, 6426, p. 516-521 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • 55 Citations (Scopus)
    23 Downloads (Pure)

    Consistent microplastic ingestion by deep-sea invertebrates over the last four decades (1976–2015), a study from the North East Atlantic

    Courtene-Jones, W., Quinn, B., Ewins, C., Gary, S. & Narayanaswamy, B., 1 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 244, p. 503-512 10 p.

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  • 19 Citations (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Activities

    • 19 Oral presentation

    Out of sight out of mind? Microplastic pollution of the deep-sea ecosystem, a study from the Rockall Trough

    Winnie Courtene-Jones (Speaker), , Brian Quinn (Speaker), , Stefan Gary (Speaker), & Bhavani Narayanaswamy (Speaker)

    13 Sep 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Microplastic pollution identified in deep-sea water and ingested by benthic invertebrates in the Rockall Trough, North Atlantic Ocean

    Winnie Courtene-Jones (Speaker), , Brian Quinn (Speaker), , Stefan Gary (Speaker), & Bhavani Narayanaswamy (Speaker)

    4 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Particle residence times and AMOC pathways in the eastern subpolar North Atlantic

    Stefan Gary (Speaker), , Stuart Cunningham (Speaker), & Clare Johnson (Speaker)

    Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Ocean heat content and fluxes of energy in the Labrador Sea: 1992 to 2014

    Stuart Cunningham (Speaker), , B. Berx (Speaker), , Clare Johnson (Speaker), , Loic Houpert (Speaker), & Stefan Gary (Speaker)

    Nov 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Estimates of the seasonal variability of volume, heat and freshwater fluxes in the Rockall Trough

    Stefan Gary (Speaker), , Stuart Cunningham (Speaker), , Clare Johnson (Speaker), , N. Penny Holliday (Speaker), , Loic Houpert (Speaker), , Erik Behrens (Speaker), , Claus W. Böning (Speaker), & Arne Biastoch (Speaker)

    Apr 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    SAMS’ Seagliders Contribute to Ocean Studies

    Stefan Gary

    5/08/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Robotic gliders revolutionize oceanographic research

    Stefan Gary

    3/08/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Scots underwater robots help tackle climate change

    Finlo Cottier & Stefan Gary

    31/07/15

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Underwater robots gather vital eco data

    Stefan Gary

    31/07/15

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Kongsberg Delivers Seagliders to National Oceanography Centre, UK

    Stefan Gary

    29/04/14

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Thesis

    Microplastic pollution in the deep sea ecosystem: a study from the Rockall Trough, North East Atlantic Ocean

    Author: Courtene-Jones, W., 4 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Narayanaswamy, B. (Supervisor), Gary, S. (Supervisor) & Quinn, B. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (awarded by UHI)

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