Student advisees and postdoc co-authors appear in bold font.


UMass Dartmouth US Application No. 63182267 (04/21) based off the Invention Disclosure UMD16-09 “Autonomous Submersible Sensor Apparatus with Piston Dive Control.” (Inventor: Patrick Pasteris, Mentoring PI: Amit Tandon, supported by ONR and UMassD). Regular patent filed May 2022.


Riihimaki, L. D., Cronin, M. F., Acharya, R., Anderson, N., Augustine, J., Balmes, K. A., … Tandon, A. … & 30 others. Ocean Surface Radiation Measurement Best Practices. Frontiers in Marine Science11, 1359149.  doi: 10.3389/fmars.2024.1359149

Phadtare, J., Fernando, H. J., Black, G., McLaughlin, K., Dehart, J., Krishnamurthy, R.,Bhat, G. S., Shroyer, E., Tandon, A., Pérez Valentín, J. M., & Jinadasa, S. U. P. (2024). Aircraft observations in a tropical supercluster over the equatorial Indian Ocean during MISO-BOB field campaign. Scientific Reports, 14(1), 2182.

Mallary, C., Berg, C. J., Buck, J. R., & Tandon, A. (2023). Listening for rain: Principal component analysis and linear discriminant analysis for broadband acoustic rainfall detection. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Luko, C. D., Lazaneo, C. Z., Silveira, I. C. D., Pereira, F., & Tandon, A. (2023). Topographically-generated submesoscale shear instabilities associated with Brazil Current meanders. Journal of Physical Oceanography.

Wu, Y., Kunze, E., Tandon, A., & Mahadevan, A. (2022). Reabsorption of Lee-Wave Energy in Bottom-Intensified Currents. Journal of Physical Oceanography.

Simoes-Sousa, I. T., Tandon, A., Pereira, F., Lazaneo, C. Z., & Mahadevan, A. (2022). Mixed layer eddies supply nutrients to enhance the spring phytoplankton bloom. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2097.

Martin, M.V., Venkatesan, R., Weller, R.A., Tandon, A.,Joseph, K. J. Seasonal temperature variability observed at abyssal depths in the Arabian Sea. Sci Rep 12, 15820 (2022).

Kerhalkar, S. , Tandon, A., Hormann, V., & Centurioni, L. (2022). Using drifter observations to unearth the mysteries of Monsoons in the Bay of Bengal. In OCEANS 2022-Chennai (pp. 1-7). IEEE

Luko, C. D., Pereira, F. , da Silveira, I. C., Tandon, A., & Flierl, G. R. (2022). Effects of the seasonality of mesoscale eddies on the planktonic dynamics off eastern Brazil. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 98, 101299.

Lazaneo, C. Z., Calil, P. H. R., Tandon, A., & da Silveira, I. C. A. (2022), Submesoscale coherent vortices in the South Atlantic Ocean: A pathway for energy dissipation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 127, e2020JC017099.

Joseph, K. J., Tandon, A., Venkatesan, R., Farrar, J. T., & Weller, R. A. (2021), Longwave Radiation Corrections for the OMNI Buoy Network. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology .

Nagai, T., Hasegawa, D., Tsutsumi, E., Nakamura, H., Nishina, A., Senjyu, T., Endoh, T., Matsuno, T., Inoue, R., & Tandon, A. (2021), The Kuroshio flowing over seamounts and associated submesoscale flows drive 100-km-wide 100-1000-fold enhancement of turbulence. Nature: Communications Earth & Environment, 2(1), 170.

Luko, C. D., da Silveira, I. C. A., Simoes-Sousa, I. T., Araujo, J. M., & Tandon, A. (2021), Revisiting the Atlantic South Equatorial Current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2021JC017387.

Shroyer, E., Tandon, A., Sengupta, D., Fernando,……Simoes-Sousa, I. T…..,  & others (2021). Bay of Bengal Intraseasonal Oscillations and the 2018 Monsoon Onset. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 1-44.

Phillips, H. E., Tandon, A., Furue, R., Hood, R., Ummenhofer, C., Benthuysen, J., … & Wiggert, J. (2021). Progress in understanding of Indian Ocean circulation, variability, air-sea exchange and impacts on biogeochemistry. Ocean Science Discussions, 1-109.

Simoes-Sousa, I. T., da Silveira, I. C. A., Tandon, A., Flierl, G. R., Ribeiro, C. H. A. and Martins, R. P. (2021). The Barreirinhas Eddies: Stable Energetic Anticyclones in the Near-Equatorial South Atlantic. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 28, 2296-7745.

Napolitano, D. C., da Silveira, I. C. A., Tandon, A., and Calil, P. H. R. (2020). Submesoscale phenomena due to the Brazil Current crossing of the vitória‐trindade ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2020JC016731.

Ramachandran, S. & Tandon, A. , Generation of submesoscale temperature inversions below salinity fronts in the Bay of Bengal. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125, e2020JC016278, 2020

Venkatesan, R; Vedachalam, N; Vengatesan, G; Weller, R; Tandon, A; Atmanand, M A, Fuel for Cyclones: Quantification of Ocean‐Atmosphere Energy Exchange during Tropical Cyclones in the Bay of Bengal Using Indian Ocean Moored Observatories, MTSJ

Spiro Jaeger, G., J. MacKinnon, A. Lucas, E. Shroyer, J. Nash, A. Tandon, J. Farrar, and A. Mahadevan, How spice is stirred in the Bay of Bengal. J. Phys. Oceanogr.

Pereira, F., Silveira, I. C. A., Flierl, G. R., Tandon, A. , NPZ response to eddy-induced upwelling in a Brazil Current ring: A theoretical approach. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 87, 2019

Buckley, J. M., B. Mingels, A.Tandon, The impact of lateral advection on SST and SSS in the northern Bay of Bengal during 2015, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 172, 2020

Lazaneo, C. Z.Napolitano, D. C., da Silveira, I. C. A., Tandon, A., MacDonald, D. G., Ávila, R. A., Calil, P. H. R. ( 2020). On the role of turbulent mixing produced by vertical shear between the Brazil Current and the Intermediate Western Boundary Current. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125.

Subramanian A. C., … Tandon Amit, and 20 others, Ocean Observations to Improve Our Understanding, Modeling, and Forecasting of Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Variability, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 2019, 427,

Mixing Associated with Submesoscale Processes, (Chapter in Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences) by Amit Tandon, Takeyoshi Nagai, Editor(s): J. Kirk Cochran, Henry J. Bokuniewicz, Patricia L. Yager, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Third Edition), Academic Press, 2019, Pages 567-577, ISBN 9780128130827

Subseasonal dispersal of freshwater in the northern Bay of Bengal in the 2013 summer monsoon season. SreeLekha, J., Buckley, J. M., Tandon, A., & Sengupta, D. (2018).  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123.

Sustenance of phytoplankton in the subpolar North Atlantic during winter. Karimpour, F., Tandon, A. and Mahadevan, A. (2018). Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans.

Submesoscale Processes at Shallow Salinity Fronts in the Bay of Bengal: Observations during the Winter Monsoon, Sanjiv Ramachandran and Amit Tandon and nine others, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 48, 479-509, 2018,

[Book] Observing the Oceans in Real Time, Venkatesan, R., Tandon, A., D’Asaro, E., Atmanand, M.A. (Eds.), DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-66493-4, 323pp, 2018, Springer pub.,

Recent Trends in Ocean Observations, R. Venkatesan, Amit Tandon, Debasis Sengupta, K. N. Navaneeth, 3-13, book chapter in Observing the Oceans in Real Time, Venkatesan et al. eds. 2018.

The impact of vertical eddy viscosity parameterizations on forced submesoscale eddy-resolving simulations, Sonaljit Mukherjee, Sanjiv Ramachandran, Amit Tandon and Amala Mahadevan.  Ocean Modelling, September 2016.

Introduction to the Special Issue on the Bay of Bengal: From Monsoons to Mixing. Mahadevan, A., T. Paluszkiewicz, M. Ravichandran, D. Sengupta, and A. Tandon. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):14–17,

A Tale of Two Spicy Seas, MacKinnon, J.A., J.D. Nash, M.H. Alford, A.J. Lucas, J.B. Mickett, E.L. Shroyer, A.F. Waterhouse, A. Tandon, D. Sengupta, A. Mahadevan, M. Ravichandran, R. Pinkel, D.L. Rudnick, C.B. Whalen, M.S. Alberty, J. Sreelekha, E.C. Fine, D. Chaudhuri, and G.L. Wagner. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):50–61,

Adrift Upon a Salinity-Stratified Sea: A View of Upper-Ocean Processes in the Bay of Bengal During the Southwest Monsoon. Lucas, A.J., J.D. Nash, R. Pinkel, J.A. MacKinnon, A. Tandon, A. Mahadevan, M.M. Omand, M. Freilich, D. Sengupta, M. Ravichandran, and A. Le Boyer. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):134–145,

The Interplay Between Submesoscale Instabilities and Turbulence in the Surface Layer of the Bay of Bengal. Sarkar, S., H.T. Pham, S. Ramachandran, J.D. Nash, A. Tandon, J. Buckley, A.A. Lotliker, and M.M. Omand. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):146–157,

Decay Mechanisms of Near-Inertial Mixed Layer Oscillations in the Bay of Bengal.Johnston, T.M.S., D. Chaudhuri, M. Mathur, D.L. Rudnick, D. Sengupta, H.L. Simmons, A. Tandon, and R. Venkatesan. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):180–191,

Large-Scale Air-Sea Coupling Processes in the Bay of Bengal Using Space-Borne Observations. Sharma, R., N. Agarwal, A. Chakraborty, S. Mallick, J. Buckley, V. Shesu, and A. Tandon. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):192–201,

Technological Advancements in Observing the Upper Ocean in the Bay of Bengal: Education and Capacity Building. Tandon, A., E.A. D’Asaro, K.M. Stafford, D. Sengupta, M. Ravichandran, M. Baumgartner, R. Venkatesan, and T. Paluszkiewicz. 2016. Oceanography 29(2):242–253,

ASIRI: An Ocean-Atmosphere Initiative for Bay of Bengal, by Hemantha W. Wijesekera, Emily Shroyer, Amit Tandon, M. Ravichandran, Debasis Sengupta and co-authors including Sanjiv Ramachandran and Sonaljit Mukherjee. Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, DOI: March, 2016

Evidence of enhanced double-diffusive convection below the main stream of the Kuroshio Extension by Takeyoshi Nagai, Ryuichiro Inoue, Amit Tandon, Hidekatsu Yamazaki, Volume 120, Issue 12 December 2015, Pages 8402–8421, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans.

Majumder, S., A. Tandon, D. L. Rudnick, and J. Thomas Farrar, 2015, Near-inertial kinetic energy budget of the mixed layer and shear evolution in the transition layer in the Arabian Sea during the monsoons, Journal of Geophysical Research Oceans, 120,

Takeyoshi Nagai, Amit Tandon, Eric Kunze, and Amala Mahadevan, 2015: Spontaneous Generation of Near-Inertial Waves by the Kuroshio Front. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 45, 2381–2406. doi:

Sanjiv Ramachandran, Amit Tandon and Amala Mahadevan, Enhancement in vertical fluxes at a front by mesoscale-submesoscale coupling, Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, Volume 119, Issue 12 (December 2014), pages 8495–8511,

Robert A. Weller, Sudip Majumder, Amit Tandon, Diurnal Restratification Events in the Southeast Pacific Trade Wind Regime, 2569-2587, Journal of Physical Oceanography, Volume 44, Issue 9 (September 2014).

A. J. Lucas, E. L. Shroyer, H. W. Wijesekera, H. J. S. Fernando, E. D’Asaro, M. Ravichandran, S. U. P. Jinadasa, J. A. MacKinnon, J. D. Nash, R. Sharma, L. Centurioni, J. T. Farrar, R. Weller, R. Pinkel, A. Mahadevan, D. Sengupta and A. Tandon, Mixing to Monsoons: Air-Sea Interactions in the Bay of Bengal. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union Volume 95, Issue 30, pages 269–270, 29 July 2014.

Rocha, Cesar B., A. Tandon, I. C. A. da Silveira, and J. A. M. Lima. Traditional quasi-geostrophic modes and surface Quasi-geostrophic solutions in the Southwestern Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 2013, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.20214.

Ramachandran, S., A. Tandon and A. Mahadevan, 2013, Effect of subgrid-scale mixing on the evolution of forced submesoscale instabilities, Ocean Modelling, Vol. 66, 45-63,

Nagai, T., Tandon, A., Yamazaki, H., Doubell M. J., and Gallager S., Direct Observations of Microscale Turbulence, Subduction and Upwelling in the Kuroshio Front, Journal of Geophysical Research, Oceans, Vol. 117, No. C8, C08013, 2012

G. Badin, A. Tandon, A. Mahadevan, 2011. Lateral mixing in the pycnocline by baroclinic mixed layer eddies, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 41, 2080-2101.

Tandon, A. and J. Marshall, Einstein’s Tea Leaves and Pressure Systems in the Atmosphere, The Physics Teacher, Vol. 48, 5, p292-295, May 2010. (online at

Mahadevan, A., A. Tandon and R. Ferrari (2010) Rapid changes in mixed layer stratification driven by submesoscale instabilities and winds, Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 115, C03017,

Illari, L., J. Marshall, A. Tandon, S.Lee, P. Bannon, R. Najjarr, G. McKiley, M. Morgan, T. Haine, R. Clark, T. Sikora, J. Mackin, ‘Weather in a Tank’: Exploiting laboratory experiments in the teaching of meteorology, oceanography and climate, Cover story in the November 2009 issue of Bulletin of American Meteorological Society, 2009.

Nagai, T., A. Tandon, H. Yamazaki, and M. J. Doubell (2009), Evidence of enhanced turbulent dissipation in the frontogenetic Kuroshio Front thermocline, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L12609,

Beesley, D., J. Olejarz J., A. Tandon and J. Marshall, A laboratory demonstration of Coriolis effects on wind-driven ocean currents, Oceanography, 21, Issue 2, 72-76, June 2008. (  )

Mahadevan, A., Thomas, L.N., & Tandon, A. Technical comment: Eddy/wind interactions stimulate extraordinary mid-ocean plankton blooms. Science, Technical Comment, Science 320, 448b,

Thomas, L. N., A. Tandon, and A. Mahadevan, Submesoscale processes and dynamics. In Hecht, M. and Hasumi, H., editors,Ocean Modeling in an Eddying Regime, (AGU Monograph), American Geophysical Union, Washington DC, pages 17-38, 2008.

Nagai, T., A. Tandon, N. Gruber, J. C. McWilliams, Biological and physical impacts of ageostrophic frontal circulations driven by confluent flow and vertical mixing, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 45, Issue 3-4, Pages 229-251, 2008.

Mahadevan, A. and A. Tandon, An Analysis of Mechanisms for Submesoscale Vertical Motion at Ocean Fronts, Ocean Modelling, 14, Issue 3-4 , 2006, Pages 241-256, 2006. doi:10.1016/j.ocemod.2006.05.006

Nagai, T., A. Tandon and D. L. Rudnick, Two dimensional Ageostrophic Secondary Circulation at Ocean Fronts due to Vertical Mixing and Large Scale Deformation. JGR-Oceans, 111, C09038, 2006, doi:10.1029/2005JC002964.

Tandon, A. and L. Zhao. Mixed Layer Transformation for the North Atlantic for 1990-2000. Journal of Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, No. C5, C05018 doi 10.1029/2003JC002059, 2004.

Tandon, A. and K. Zahariev. Quantifying the Role of Mixed Layer Entrainment for Water Mass Transformation in the North Atlantic. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 31, 1120-1131, 2001.

Garrett, Chris and Amit Tandon. The Effects on Water Mass Formation of Surface Mixed Layer Time-dependence and Entrainment Fluxes. Deep Sea Research, 44/12, 1991-2006, 1997.

Tandon, Amit and Chris Garrett. On a Recent Parameterization of Mesoscale Eddies. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 26, 406-411, 1996.

Tandon, Amit and Chris Garrett. Geostrophic Adjustment and Restratification of a Mixed Layer with Horizontal Buoyancy Gradients Above a Stratified Layer.   Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 2229-2241, 1995.

Tandon, Amit and Chris Garrett. Mixed Layer Re-stratification due to a Horizontal Density Gradient.Journal of Physical Oceanography,  24, 1419-1424, 1994.

Tandon, Amit and Sidney Leibovich. Simulations of Three-dimensional Langmuir Circulation in Water of Constant Density,  Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 22,613-22,623, 1995.

Tandon, Amit and Sidney Leibovich. Secondary Instabilities of Langmuir Circulations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 25, 1206-1217,1995.

Leibovich, Sidney and Amit Tandon. Three-dimensional Langmuir Circulation Instability in a Stratified Layer Journal of Geophysical Research, 98, 16501-16507, 1993.

Cox, Steve M., Sidney Leibovich,  Irene M. Moroz and Amit Tandon. Nonlinear dynamics in Langmuir circulations with O(2) symmetry. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 241, 669-704, 1992.

Cox, Steve M., Sidney Leibovich,  Irene M. Moroz and Amit Tandon. Hopf bifurcations in Langmuir circulations. Physica D, 59, 226-254, 1992.

PhD Thesis:

Tandon, A. 1992. Ph.D. Thesis, Cornell University, Direct Numerical Simulations and Hydrodynamic Stability Problems in the Upper Oceanic Mixed Layer, 127 pp. (Professor S. Leibovich, Major Advisor)

Conference and non-refereed publications not listed (numerous, available on request)