Antonio Martínez Marrero

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Research interests: 
  • Ocean Waves: Internal waves. Near-inertial and tidal waves. Interaction between near-inertial waves and mesoscale structures. Currents on island shelves.
  • Data Analysis: time series of current profiles and sea levels. Vessel mounted ADCP data.

An increasing number of studies point to internal waves as the main candidates for the deep small-scale mixing necessary to increase interior ocean water mass potential energy and thus to maintain the meridional overturning circulation [eg. Munk and Wunsch, 1998, Alford, 2003; Wunsch and Ferrari, 2004; Whalen et al., 2012, Waterhouse et al, 2014]. The main sources of internal waves are internal tides produced by rough topography, and near-inertial waves (NIWs) that are typically excited within the sea surface mixed layer by variable wind-stress forcing [Pollard and Millard, 1970; D’Asaro et al. 1995]. As NIWs are ubiquitous features of the world ocean they may play a dominant role in deep small-scale mixing [Alford et al., 2016]. In this regard a key issue is how effective the mechanisms are by which mixed layer excited NIWs propagate downward and dissipate their energy, and thus induce small-scale deep mixing. The β-dispersion effect that produces both downward and equatorward propagation has been proposed as a first candidate [e.g., Anderson and Gill 1979, Garrett 2001]. Alternatively, the interaction between mesoscale anticyclonic eddies and NIWs [Kunze, 1985] may trap surface-excited NIWs and then induce their downward propagation towards the base of the region of anticyclonic vorticity.

Recent publications

Hernández-Hernández, N., Arístegui, J., Montero, M. F., Velasco-Senovilla, E., Baltar, F., Marrero-Díaz, A., Martínez-Marrero, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., 2020. Drivers of Plankton distribution across mesoscale eddies at submesoscale range. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7, 667.

Burgoa, N., Machín, F., Marrero-Díaz, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Martínez-Marrero, A., Arístegui, J., Duarte, C. M., 2020. Mass, nutrients and dissolved organic carbon (DOC) lateral transports off northwest Africa during fall 2002 and spring 2003. Ocean Science, 16 (2), 483-511.

Martínez-Marrero, A., Barceló-Llull, B., Pallàs-Sanz, E., Aguiar-González, B., Estrada-Allis, S.N., Gordo, C., Grisolía, D., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Arístegui, J., 2019. Near‐Inertial Wave Trapping Near the Base of an Anticyclonic Mesoscale Eddy Under Normal Atmospheric Conditions. JCR Oceans 124(11), 8455-8467.

Barceló-Llull, B., Sangrà, P., Pallàs-Sanz, E., Barton, E. D., Estrada-Allis, S. N., Martínez-Marrero, A., Aguiar-González, B., Grisolía, D., Gordo, C., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Marrero-Díaz, A., Arístegui, J., 2017. Anatomy of a subtropical intrathermocline eddy. Deep Sea Research Part I, 124, 126-139

Barceló-Llull, B., Pallàs-Sanz, E., Sangrà, P., Martínez-Marrero, A., Estrada-Allis, S. N., Arístegui, J., 2017. Ageostrophic Secondary Circulation in a Subtropical Intrathermocline Eddy. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 47, 1107–1123.

Casanova-Masjoan, M., Pelegrí, J. L., Sangrà, P., Martínez, A., Grisolía-Santos, D., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Hernández-Guerra, A., 2017. Characteristics and evolution of an Agulhas Ring. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(9), 7049-7065.

Hernández-Guerra, A., Espino-Falcón, E., Vélez-Belchí, P., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Martínez-Marrero, A., Cana, L., 2017. Recirculation of the Canary Current in fall 2014. Journal of Marine Systems, 174, 25-39.

Laiz, I., Pelegrí, J. L., Machín, F., sangrà, P., Hernández-Guerra, A., Marrero-Martínez, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., 2012. Eastern Boundary drainage of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Ocean Dynamics 62, 1287-1310.

Aguiar-González, M.B., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Cisneros-Aguirre, J., Martínez-Marrero, A., 2011. Near-inertial waves coupled to mesoscale motions and diurnal wind forcing: Evidence and diapycnal mixing processes over the continental shelf off Portugal. Continental Shelf Research, 31, 11, 1193-1201,

Comas Rodríguez, I., Hernández-Guerra, A., Fraile-Nuez, E., Martínez-Marrero, A., Benítez-Barrios, V. M., Pérez-Hernández, M. D., Vélez-Belchí, P., 2011. The Azores Current System from a meridional section at 24.5ºW. Journal of Geophysical Research 116, C09021.

Sangrà, P., Gordo, C., Hernández-Arencibia, M., Marrero-Díaz, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Stegner, A., Martínez-Marrero, A., Pelegrí, J. L., Pichon, T., 2011. The Bransfield Current System. Deep-Sea Research I, 58, 390-402.

Sangrà, P., Pascual, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Machín, F., Mason, E., McWilliams, J., Pelegrí, J. L., Dong, C., Rubio, A., Arístegui, J., Marrero-Díaz, A., Hernández-Guerra, A., Martínez-Marrero, A., Auladell, M., 2009. The Canary Eddy Corridor: a major pathway for long-lived eddies in the subtropical North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research, 56, 2100-2114.

Martínez-Marrero, A., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Hernández-Guerra, A., Fraile-Nuez, E., López-Laatzen, F., Vélez-Belchí, P., Parrilla, G., 2008. Distribution of water masses and dyapicnal mixing in the Cape Verde Frontal Zone. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L07609.

Corzo, A., Rodríguez-Gálvez, S., Lubián, L. M., Sobrino, C., Sangrà, P., Martínez, A., 2005. Antartic bacterioplankton subpopulations discriminated by their apparent content of nucleic acids differ in their response to ecological factors. Polar Biology, 29, 27-39.

Corzo, A., Rodríguez-Gálvez, S., Lubián, L. M., Sangrà, P., Martínez, A., Morillo, J. A., 2005. Spatial distribution of transparent exopilymer particles (TEP) in the Bransfield Strait, Journal of Plankton Research, 7, 635-646.

Hernández-Guerra, A., Fraile-Nuez, E., López-Laatzen, F., Martínez, A., Parrilla, G., Vélez-Belchí, P., 2005. Canary Current and North Equatorial Current from an inverse box model. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, C12019.

Pelegrí, J. L., Marrero-Díaz, A., Ratsimandresy, A. W., Antoranz, A., Cisneros-Aguirre, J., Gordo, C., Grisolía, D., Hernández-Guerra, A., Láiz, I., Martínez, A., Parrilla, G., Pérez-Rodríguez, P., Rodríguez-Santana, A., Sangrà, P., 2005. Hydrographic cruises off northwest Africa: The Canary Current and the Cape Ghir region. Journal of Marine System, 54, 39-63.

Sangrà, P., Pelegrí, J. L., Hernández-Guerra, A., Arregui, I., Martín, J. M., Marrero-Díaz, A., Martínez, A., Ratsimandresy, A. W., Rodríguez-Santana, A., 2005. Life story of an anticyclonic eddy. Journal of Geophysical Researc, 110, C03021, 1-19.

Hernández-Guerra, A., Machín, F., Antoranz, A., Cisneros, J., Gordo, C., Marrero, A., Martínez, A., Ratsimandresy, A. W., Rodríguez, A., Sangrà, P., López-Laatzen, F., Parrilla G., Pelegrí, J. L., 2002. Temporal Variability Of Mass Transport In The Canary Current. Deep-Sea Research II, 49, 3415-3426.

Ratsimandresy, A. W., Pelegrí, J. L., Marrero-Díaz, A., Hernández-Guerra, A., Antoranz, A., Martínez, A., 2001. Seasonal Variability Of The Upper Warmwatersphere In The Canary Basin.Scientia Marina, 65, 251-258.

Pelegrí, J. L., Antoranz, A., Gordo, C., Hernández-Guerra, A., Martínez, A., Sangrá, P., 2000. Mechanisms Of Water Exchange At The Platform Edge Of Oceanic Islands. Environmental Coastal Regions, 353-362.

Martínez, A., Pérez, E., Bruno, M., 1999. Variation Of The Tidal Properties Around Gran Canaria. Oceanologica Acta, 22, 19-30.

Rodríguez, G. R., Rubio, F., Pacheco, M., Martínez, A., 1999. On The Joint Distribution Of Wave Heights And Periods: The Role Of The Spectral Bandwith. Journal Of Offshore Mechanics And Artic Engineering, 121, 187-193.

Bruno, M., Rico, J., Alonso, J. J., Ruíz, A., Mañanes, R., Martínez, A., 1998. A Simple Method For Tidal Current Prediction In Short Length Convergent Channel. An Application On The Vigo And Pontevedra Estuaries. International Hydrographic Review, LXXV, 123-134.

Martínez, A., 1998. Niveles Y Corrientes De Marea En La Plataforma De Gran Canaria. Vector Plus, 11, 20-27.