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

Adjunct Professor, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia


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

  • Meridional overturning circulation; its stability and driving mechanisms
  • Processes setting the distribution of large-scale potential vorticity in the ocean
  • Energetics of ocean circulation and heat transport
  • Climate variability and change


Associate Editor, Journal of Climate

Supervise graduate students at the University of Victoria, Canada, and at the University of New South Wales, Australia


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, 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. 2008. On the strong seasonal currents in the deep ocean. Journal of Climate. 21: 5642-5656.

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.

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.

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