In preparation:

  • C. Moffat, Iturra, C., F. Tapia, M. Sobarzo, M. Fewings. Wind relaxation events off the central Chilean coast.

  • Boldt, K.V., Moffat, C., Nittrouer, C., Hallet, B., Koppes, M. (in prep). Fjord sedimentary processes during rapid glacial retreat.

Submitted & Published:

  • Moffat, C., F. Tapia, C. Nittrouer, B. Hallet, F. Bown, K. Boldt Love, C. Iturra. Seasonal evolution of ocean heat supply and freshwater discharge from a rapidly retreating tidewater glacier: Jorge Montt, Patagonia. Submitted to JGR-Oceans.

  • Sobarzo, M., Saldías, G.S., Tapia, F.J., Bravo, L., Moffat, C., Largier, J.L., 2016. On subsurface cooling associated with the Biobio River Canyon (Chile). J. Geophys. Res. Ocean. 119, 7772–7793. doi:10.1002/2016JC011796

  • Gutiérrez, M. H., Galand, P. E., Moffat, C. and Pantoja, S. 2015. Melting glacier impacts community structure of Bacteria, Archaea and Fungi in a Chilean Patagonia fjord. Environ Microbiol, 17: 3882–3897. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12872

  • Bonicelli, J., C. Moffat, S. Navarrete, J. Largier, F. Tapia. 2014. Spatial differences in thermal structure and variability within a small bay: interplay of diurnal winds and tides. Continental Shelf Research. 84: 72-80. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2014.07.009

  • Moffat, C. 2014. Wind-driven modulation of warm water supply to a proglacial fjord, Jorge Montt Glacier, Patagonia. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 3943–3950, doi:10.1002/2014GL060071. (link).

  • Holte, J., Straneo, F., Moffat, C., Weller, R. and J.T. Farrar. 2013. Structure and surface properties of eddies in the southeast Pacific Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(January), doi:10.1002/jgrc.20175. (PDF)

  • Moffat, C. and S. Lentz. 2012. On the response of a buoyant plume to downwelling-favorable wind stress. Journal of Physical Oceanography. (42) 1083:1092. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-11-015.1. (PDF).

  • Saldías, G., M. Sobarzo, J. Largier, C. Moffat, R. Letelier. 2012. Seasonal variability of turbid river plumes off central Chile based on high-resolution MODIS imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment. 123: 220-233. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2012.03.010 (PDF)

  • Sobarzo, M, L. Bravo and C. Moffat. 2010. Diurnal-period, wind-forced ocean variability on the inner shelf off Concepción, Chile. Continental Shelf Research. 30 (20): 2043–2056.

  • Moffat, C., B. Owens and R.C. Beardsley. 2009. On the characteristics of Circumpolar Deep Water intrusions to the west Antarctic Peninsula Continental Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research. 114, C05017, doi:10.1029/2008JC004955. (PDF)

  • Moffat, C., R.C. Beardsley, B. Owens and N. Van Lipzig, 2008. A first description of the Antarctic Peninsula Coastal Current. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 55 (3-4): 277-293. ([].

  • Figueroa, D. and C. Moffat, 2000. On the influence of topography in the induction of coastal upwelling along the Chilean Coast. Geophysical Research Letters, 27 (23): 3905-3908. doi:10.1029/1999GL011302 (PDF)

Ph.D. Thesis:

  • Moffat, C. (2007). Ocean Circulation and Dynamics on the West Antarctic Peninsula Continental Shelf. MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. (PDF →)

Non-refereed Publications:

  • Straneo, F., Moffat, C., & Weller, R. (2009). Eddies in the southeast pacific and their influence on the upper ocean. U.S. CLIVAR Variations (pp. 9–11).

  • Tapia, F., Moffat, C., & Sobarzo, M. (2010). Surface conditions and scales of response to wind forcing in the coastal ocean off Concepcion, central Chile. COPAS Newsletter (Vol. 19, pp. 1–3).

  • Moffat, C., Beardsley, R. C., Limeburner, R., Owens. W. B., Caruso, M., & Hyatt, J. (2005). Southern ocean globec moored array and automated weather station data report. Rep. WHOI-2005-07, Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst., Woods Hole, Mass. (p. 233).

  • Whelan, S., Lord, J., Galbraith, N., Weller, R., Farrar, J., Grant, D., Grados, C., DeSoeke, S.P, Moffat, C., Zappa, C., Yang, M, Straneo, F. Fairall, C., Zuidema, P. Wolfe, D. Miller, M.Covert, D. (2009). Stratus 9/VOCALS ninth setting of the Stratus Ocean Reference Station & VOCALS Regional Experiment (p. 127). Woods Hole. Retrieved from

  • Lucas, L. E., Way, B., Weller, R. A., Bouchard, P. R., Ostrom, W. M., Fischer, A. S., … Fewings, M. R. (2001). Long-Term Evolution and Coupling of the Boundary Layers in the Stratus Deck Regions of the Eastern Pacific (STRATUS). Group (p. 105). Retrieved from