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Irina Marinov

Associate Professor
Long Term Guest Investigator, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University (2005)
BA in Physics and Mathematics, Middlebury College (1998)

Attended Middlebury College, Class of 1998 (B.A. Physics, B.A. Mathematics). Received PhD in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences from Princeton University in 2005. Conducted postdoctoral research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2005-2007- as a NOAA Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate and Global Change - and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 2007-2009. Joined the EES department at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009 as a Lecturer, and was appointed Assistant Professor in 2012.

Research Interests

How does the ocean control atmospheric pCO2 and the global climate?
Feedbacks between climate change, the ocean carbon cycle, and ocean ecology.
Modeling phytoplankton evolution; observing ocean biology from space

Selected Publications

Cabré A., I. Marinov, and A. Gnanadesikan, Global atmospheric teleconnections and multi-decadal climate oscillations driven by Southern Ocean convection, Journal of Climate, 30, 8107-8126, 0741.1 (2017).

Cabré, A., D. Shields, I. Marinov and T. S. Kostadinov, Phenology of Size-Partitioned Phytoplankton Carbon-Biomass from Ocean Color Remote Sensing and CMIP5 Models, Frontiers in Marine Science, 3:39, https://doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00039 (2016).

Marinov, I and A. Gnanadesikan. Changes in ocean circulation and carbon storage are decoupled from air-sea CO2 fluxes, Biogeosciences 8, 505-513, doi:10.5194/bg-8-505-2011, 2011.


Courses Taught

ENVS 204 : Global Climate Change
ENVS 312/640: Ocean Atmosphere Dynamics


American Geophysical Union
American Society for Limnology and Oceanography
American Association for the Advancement of Science
European Geophysical Union

Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316