Rui M. Ponte

Dr. Ponte’s broad and multidisciplinary research interests have led him to study, among other topics: the dynamics and forcing of sea level variability and change; the general circulation of the ocean and atmosphere, using the angular momentum approach; the effects of the ocean on the Earth’s rotation and gravity field; the high-frequency oceanic response to atmospheric forcing; the oceanic meridional overturning circulation; and use of satellites to improve knowledge about the state of the ocean-atmosphere system. He has done extensive work on modeling and interpretation of sea level and ocean bottom pressure signals and is currently a member of various NASA satellite mission science teams (Ocean Surface Topography, GRACE, Ocean Surface Salinity) and the GODAE OceanView Science Team. He has been a member of various special working groups (IAU/IUGG Working Group on Non-Rigid Earth Nutation Theory, IAG Special Study Group on Interactions of the Earth’s Rotational Dynamics with the Oceans and Atmospheres) and the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) Special Bureau for the Ocean. His current research includes global ocean modeling and data assimilation efforts as part of Estimating the Circulation & Climate of the Ocean (ECCO) consortium, as well as using ensemble methods for regional ocean analysis and prediction. Dr. Ponte’s work is summarized in close to 90 papers in the refereed literature. Dr. Ponte has been at AER since 1989. He holds a BS degree in Physics from the University of Rhode Island, an MS degree in Oceanography from MIT, and a PhD in Physical Oceanography from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Low frequency sea level variability and the inverted barometer effect

By Rui M. Ponte
May 30, 2005

Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology

What do we know about low frequency signals in ocean angular momentum?

By Rui M. Ponte
January 21, 2005

Cahiers du Centre Européen de Géodynamique et de Séismologie

Filters for GRACE data analysis

By M. Fang, Rui M. Ponte, C. Wunsch, B.H. Hager
December 1, 2004

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco

Barometric tides from ECMWF operational analyses

By Rui M. Ponte, R.D. Ray
August 22, 2003

Annales Geophysicae

Oceanic excitation of polar motion from intraseasonal to decadal periods

XXIII IUGG General Assembly, Sapporo, Japan

Low-frequency sea level variability and the global mean sea level rise problem

By Rui M. Ponte, D. Stammer, C. Wunsch
July 1, 2003

XXIII IUGG General Assembly, Sapporo, Japan

Links between oceanography and geodesy: Current state and future prospects

By D. Stammer, Rui M. Ponte
April 6, 2003

EGS-AGU-EUG Joint Assembly, Nice

Impact of high frequency winds on the determination of mean and seasonal stresses over the ocean

By Rui M. Ponte, R.D. Rosen
March 25, 2003

7th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, New Zealand

Rapid ocean signals in polar motion and length of day

By Rui M. Ponte, A.H. Ali
August 1, 2002

Journal of Geophysical Research