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Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Victoria, Canada



Editor's Award, Journal of Climate, American Meteorological Society (2010)

Ph.D., Marine Hydrophysical Institute, Sevastopol, Ukraine (1992)


Oleg Saenko

Research Scientist

CURRENT S&T / RESEARCH - Ocean circulation and climate: observations, theories and models

  • Ocean-atmosphere interaction
  • Large-scale ocean circulation
  • Ocean heat uptake processes
  • Climate variability and change


Editor, Journal of Climate


Saenko, O.A., D. Yang and P.G. Myers. 2017. Response of the North Atlantic dynamic sea level and circulation to Greenland meltwater and climate change in an eddy-permitting ocean model. Climate Dynamics. doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3495-7.

Hogg, A. McC., P. Spence, O.A. Saenko and S.M. Downes. 2017. The energetics of Southern Ocean upwelling. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 47: 135-153.

Saenko, O.A., J.C. Fyfe, N.C. Swart, W.G. Lee and M.H. England. 2016. Influence of tropical wind on global temperature from months to decades. Climate Dynamics. 47: 2193-2203.

Cummins, P.F., D. Masson and O.A. Saenko. 2016. Vertical heat flux in the ocean: estimates from observations and from a coupled general circulation model. Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans. 121: 3790-3802.  

Saenko, O.A. 2015. Strong eddy compensation for the Gulf Stream heat transport. Geophysical Research Letters. 42: 10739–10744.

Saenko, O.A., F. Dupont, D. Yang, P.G. Myers, I. Yashayaev and G.C. Smith. 2014. Role of resolved and parameterized eddies in the Labrador Sea balance of heat and buoyancy. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 44: 3008–3032.

Stanley, G.J. and O.A. Saenko. 2014. Bottom-enhanced diapycnal mixing driven by mesoscale eddies: sensitivity to wind energy supply. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 44: 68–85.

Morrison, A.K., O. A. Saenko, A.McC. Hogg and P. Spence. 2013. The role of vertical eddy flux in Southern Ocean heat uptake. Geophysical Research Letters. 40: 5445-5450.

Saenko, O.A., X. Zhai, W.J. Merryfield and W.G. Lee. 2012. The combined effect of tidally and eddy-driven diapycnal mixing on the large-scale ocean circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 42: 526–538.

Spence, P. O.A. Saenko, W. Sijp and M. England. 2012. The role of bottom pressure torques on the interior pathways of North Atlantic Deep Water. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 42: 110-125.

Spence, P., O.A. Saenko, M. Eby and A.J. Weaver. 2009. The Southern Ocean overturning: parametrized versus permitted eddies. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 39: 1634-1651.

Saenko, O.A., J.C. Fyfe and M.H. England. 2005. On the response of the ocean wind-driven circulation to CO2 increase. Climate Dynamics. 25: 415-426.

Saenko, O.A. and W.J. Merryfield. 2005. On the effect of topographically-enhanced mixing on the global ocean circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography. 35: 826-834.

Saenko, O. A., A. Schmittner and A. J. Weaver. 2004. The Atlantic-Pacific seesaw. Journal of Climate. 17: 2033-2038.

Gregory, J.M., O.A. Saenko and A.J. Weaver. 2003. The role of the Atlantic freshwater balance in the hysteresis of the meridional overturning circulation. Climate Dynamics. 21: 707-717. 

Weaver, A.J., O.A. Saenko, P.U. Clark and J.X. Mitrovica. 2003. Meltwater pulse 1A from the Antarctic ice sheet as a trigger of the Bolling-Allerod warm interval. Science. 299: 1709-1713.

Saenko, O.A. and A.J. Weaver. 2001. Importance of wind-driven sea ice motion for the formation of Antarctic Intermediate Water in a global climate model. Geophysical Research Letters. 28: 4147-4150.

Korotaev, G.K., O.A. Saenko, and C.J. Koblinsky. 2001. Satellite altimetry observations of the Black Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research. 106(C1): 917-933.

Expertise Categories associated with this S&T Expert:

     Climate Change and Processes
     Climate Modelling
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