Frédéric Cyr

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Physical Oceanographer

My research focuses on ocean mixing and ocean turbulence. I also study the interactions between physical oceanography and the biogeochemistry of the ocean.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Education and awards

PhD (2014) - Oceanography

Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski, Université du Québec à Rimouski (ISMER/UQAR), Rimouski (Qc), Canada.

MSc (2008) - Climatology

Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Campus de Saclay, France.

MSc (2008) - Engineering / Ocean Sciences

ENSTA-Paristech, Paris, France.

BEng (2008) - Engineering Physics

École Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal (Qc), Canada.

Key publications

[2019] d’Ovidio, F., A. Pascual, J. Wang, A. M. Doglioli, Z. Jing, S. Moreau, G. Grégori, S. Swart, S. Speich, F. Cyr, B. Legresy, Y. Chao, L. Fu, R. A. Morrow, Frontiers in Fine-Scale in situ Studies: Opportunities During the SWOT Fast Sampling Phase. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(168). doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00168. [open_access]

[2019] Cyr F., M. Tedetti, F. Besson, N. Bhairy and M. Goutx, A Glider-Compatible Optical Sensor for the Detection of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in the Marine Environment. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6(110). doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00110. [open_access]

[2017] Cyr, F., M. Tedetti, F. Besson, L. Beguery, A. D. Doglioli, A. A. Petrenko and M. Goutx, A new glider-compatible optical sensor for dissolved organic matter measurements: test case from the NW Mediterranean Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4(89). doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00089. [open_access]

[2016] Dufour, K., F. Maps, S. Plourde, P. Joly and F. Cyr, Impacts of Intraguild Predation on Arctic Copepod Communities. Frontiers in Marine Science, 3(185). doi:10.3389/fmars.2016.00185. [open_access]

[2016] van Haren, H., A.A. Cimatoribus, F. Cyr and L. Gostiaux, Insights from a 3D temperature sensors mooring on stratified ocean turbulence. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(9). doi:10.1002/2016GL068032. [link] [pdf]

[2016] Cyr, F., H. van Haren, F. Mienis, G. Duineveld and D. Bourgault, On the influence of cold-water coral mound size on flow hydrodynamics, and vice-versa. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(2), 775-783. doi:10.1002/2015GL067038. [link] [pdf]

[2016] Cyr, F. and H. van Haren, Observations of small-scale secondary instabilities during the shoaling of internal bores on a deep-ocean slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 46(1), 219-231. doi:10.1175/JPO-D-15-0059.1 [link] [pdf]

[2015] Bourgault, D and F. Cyr, Hypoxia in the St. Lawrence Estuary: How a Coding Error Led to the Belief that "Physics Controls Spatial Patterns". PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138858. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0138858 [open_access]

[2015] Cyr, F., D. Bourgault, P. S. Galbraith and M. Gosselin, Turbulent nitrate fluxes in the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary, Journal of Geophysical Research - Ocean, 120, 2308-2330. doi:10.1002/2014JC010272 [link] [pdf]

[2015] Cyr, F., D. Bourgault, and P. S. Galbraith, Behavior and mixing of a cold intermediate layer near a sloping boundary, Ocean-Dynamics 65(3), 357-374. doi:10.1007/s10236-014-0799-1 [link] [pdf]

[2015] Cyr, F. and P. Larouche, Thermal fronts atlas of Canadian coastal waters, Atmosphere-Ocean, 53(2), 212-236. doi:10.1080/07055900.2014.986710 [link] [pdf]

[2014] Bourgault, D., F. Cyr, D. Dumont and A. Carter, Numerical simulations of the spread of floating passive tracer released at the Old Harry prospect, Environmental Research Letters, 9, 054001. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/5/054001 [open_access]. This article appears in ERL highlights of 2014

[2012] Bourgault D., F. Cyr, P. S. Galbraith, E. Pelletier, Relative importance of pelagic and sediment respiration in causing hypoxia in a deep estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117. doi:10.1029/2012JC007902 [link] [pdf]

[2011] Cyr, F., D. Bourgault, and P. S. Galbraith, Interior versus boundary mixing of a cold intermediate layer, Journal of Geophysical Research, 116, C12029. doi:10.1029/2011JC007359 [link] [pdf]

[2011] Bourgault, D., C. Hamel, F. Cyr, J.-E. Tremblay, P. Galbraith, D. Dumont and Y. Gratton, Turbulent nitrate fluxes in the Amundsen Gulf during ice-covered conditions, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L15602. doi:10.1029/2011GL047936 [link] [pdf]