Richard Thomson

Current research and/or projects

I am a researcher in coastal and deep-sea physical oceanography within the Ocean Sciences Division. Coastal oceanographic processes on the continental shelf and slope including coastally trapped waves, upwelling and baroclinic instability; hydrothermal venting and the physics of buoyant plumes; linkage between circulation and zooplankton biomass aggregations at hydrothermal venting sites; analysis and modelling of landslide generated tsunamis; paleoclimate using tree ring records and sediment cores from coastal inlets and basins.

Research and/or project statements

  • Coastal oceanographic processes on the continental shelf and slope including coastally trapped waves, upwelling and baroclinic instability;
  • hydrothermal venting and the physics of buoyant plumes;
  • linkage between circulation and zooplankton biomass aggregations at hydrothermal venting sites;
  • analysis and modelling of landslide generated tsunamis;
  • paleoclimate using tree ring records and sediment cores from coastal inlets and basins

Key publications

Primary Publications:

  1. Borstad, G., W. Crawford, M. Hipfner and R. Thomson. 2010. “Environmental Control of the breeding success of rhinoceros auklets at Triangle Island, British Columbia”, Marine Ecology Progress Series (accepted pending revision).
  2. Sealy, Spencer G., Harry R. Carter, and Richard E. Thomson. 2010. Rapid long-distance dispersal of family groups of Ancient Murrelets. Marine Ornithology (under revision).
  3. Thomson, R.E., and Roy A.S. Hourston. 2010. A matter of timing: The role of the ocean in the initiation of spawning migration by Late-run Fraser River sockeye salmon. Fisheries Oceanography (in press).
  4. Rabinovich, Alexander B., Rogério Candella, and Richard E. Thomson. 2010. Energy decay of the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami in the World Ocean. Submitted to Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (in press).
  5. Thomson, R.E., and M. Krassovski. 2010. The poleward reach of the California Undercurrent extension. J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2010JC006280 (in press).
  6. Thomson, R. E., Earl E. Davis, Martin Heesemann, and Heiner Villinger, 2010, Observations of long-duration episodic bottom currents in the Middle America Trench: Evidence for tidally initiated turbidity flows, J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2010JC006166 (in press).
  7. Zaytsev, Oleg, A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. Thomson, and N. Silverberg. 2010. Intense diurnal surface currents in the Bay of La Paz, Mexico, Cont. Shelf Res., 30: 608-619 (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.05003).
  8. Wilcock, W. S. D., D. C. Soule, and R. E. Thomson. 2009 Tracking fin and blue whales above the Juan de Fuca Ridge with a local seafloor network, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125(4), 2588.
  9. Thomson, R.E., A.B. Rabinovich, I.V. Fine, D.C. Sinnott, A. McCarthy, N.A.S. Sutherland, and L.K. Neil. 2009. Meteorological tsunamis on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 34: 938-955.
  10. Thomson, R.E. 2009. A matter of timing: Oceanic conditions and migration initiation of Late-run Fraser Sockeye, in Hinch, S.G., and J. Gardner (Editors) “Conference on early migration and premature mortality in Fraser River Late-run Sockeye Salmon: Proceedings”. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, pp. 46-49.
  11. Sohn, R.A., R.E. Thomson, A.B Rabinovich, and S.F. Mihaly. 2009. Bottom pressure signals at the TAG deep-sea hydrothermal field: Evidence for short-period, flow-induced, ground deformation. Geophy. Res. Lett., 36, L19301, doi:10.1029/2009GL040006.
  12. Thomson, R.E., M.M. Subbotina, and M.V. Anisimov. 2009. Numerical simulation of mean currents and water property anomalies at Endeavour Ridge: Hydrothermal versus topographic forcing. J. Geophys Res.-Ocean, 114, C09020, doi:10.1029/2008JC005249.
  13. Thomson, R.E. and I.V. Fine. 2009. A diagnostic model for mixed layer depth estimation with application to Ocean Station “P” in the northeast Pacific. J. Phys. Oceanog., 39, 1399-1415, DOI:10.1175/2008JPO3984.1.
  14. Burd, B.J., P.A.G. Barnes, C. A. Wright, and R.E. Thomson. 2009. A review of subtidal benthic habitats and invertebrate biota of the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Marine Environmental Research, 66, S3-S38, Supplement: Benthic processes, organic carbon cycling and contaminants in the Strait of Georgia, Canada, eds. B. Burd, S. Johannessen and R. Macdonald.
  15. Hay, M.B., R. Pienitz, S.E. Calvert, A. Dallimore, R.E.Thomson, and T.R. Baumgartner. 2009. Geochemical, isotopic and diatom signatures of homogeneous mud units in sediment cores recovered from Effingham Inlet, British Columbia (Canada). Marine Geology, DOI:10.1016.j.margeo.2009.03.04.
  16. Lobkovskii, L.I., A.B. Rabinovich, E.A. Kulikov, A.I. Ivashchenko, I.V. Fine, R.E. Thomson, T.N. Ivel’skaya, and G. S. Bogdanov. 2009. The Kuril Earthquakes and Tsunamis of November 15, 2006 and January 13, 2007: Observations, Analysis, and Numerical Modeling, Oceanology (2) 49, 166-181.
  17. Dallimore, A., R.J. Enkin, R. Peinitz, J.R. Southon, J. Baker, C.A. Wright, T.F. Pedersen, S. Calvert, T.S. Ivanochko, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. Post-galcial evolution of a Pacific coastal fjord in British Columbia, Canada: Interactions of sea-level change, crustal response, and environmental fluctuations based on MONA Core MD02-2494. Can. J. Earth Sciences special volume on Polar Stability Networks, 45, 1343-1362.
  18. Ivanochko, T.S., S.E. Calvert, R.E. Thomson and T.F. Pedersen. 2008. Geochemical reconstruction of Pacific Decadal variability from the Eastern North Pacific during the Late Holocene. Can. J. Earth Sciences special volume on Polar Stability Networks, 45, 1317-1362.
  19. Mazzotti, S., C. Jones, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. Relative and Absolute Sea-Level Rise in Western Canada and North-western U.S. from a Combined Tide Gauge-GPS Analysis. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. , 113, C11019, doi:10.1029/2008JC004835.
  20. Chapman, P.M., J. Cullen, C. Garrett, J. Littlepage, T. Pedersen, D. Varela, R. Macdonald, R. Thomson, and T. Parsons. 2008. Sewage treatment wasted – The Victoria (BC, Canada) example. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 1815-1816.
  21. Thomson, R.E., B. D. Bornhold and S. Mazzotti, 2008. An Examination of the Factors Affecting Relative and Absolute Sea Level in Coastal British Columbia, Canadian Manuscript Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences, 260, Ottawa, 55p.
  22. Subbotina M.M., R.E. Thomson, and M.V. Anisimov. 2008. Numerical simulation of a hydrophysical structure near the seafloor in a hydrothermal venting region, Doklady Earth Sciences, Oceanology, 423A(9), 1423-1426.
  23. Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell, D.A. Patterson, K. Miller-Saunders, D.W. Welch, M.R. Donaldson, K.C. Hanson, G.T. Crossin, M.T. Mathes, A.G. Lotto, K.A. Hruska, I.C. Olsson, G.N. Wagner, R. Thomson, R. Hourston, K.K. English, S. Larsson, J.M. Shrimpton, G. Van der Kraak,. 2008. Developing a mechanistic understanding of fish migrations by linking telemetry with physilogy, behavior, genomics and experimental biology: an Interdisciplinary case study on adult Fraser River Sockeye Salmon. Fisheries, 33 (7), 321-338.
  24. Rabinovich, A.B., R.E. Thomson, V.V. Titov, F.E. Stephenson, and G.C. Rogers. 2008. Locally Generated Tsunamis Recorded on the Coast of British Columbia, Atmosphere-Ocean, 46(3), 343-360.
  25. Rabinovich, A.B., L.I. Lobkovsky, I.V. Fine, R.E. Thomson, T.N. Ivelskaya, and E.A. Kulikov. 2008. Near source observations and modeling of the Kuril Islands Tsunamis of 15 November 2006 and 13 December 2007. Advances in Geosciences Special Volume 14, 105-116.
  26. Candella, R., A.B. Rabinovich, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. The 2004 Sumatra tsunami as recorded on the Atlantic coast of South America. Special issue of Advances in Geosciences Special Volume 14, 117-128.
  27. Foreman, M.G. G., W. Wiggins, A. MacFadyen, B.M. Hickey, R.E. Thomson, and E. Di Lorenzo. 2008, Modeling the Generation of the Juan de Fuca Eddy, J. Geophys Res.-Oceans J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, 113, C03006, doi:10.1029/2006JC004082.
  28. Thomson, R.E., A.B. Rabinovich, and M.V. Krassovski. 2007. Double Jeopardy: Concurrent Arrival of the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami and Storm-generated Waves on the Atlantic Coast of the United States and Canada. Geophys. Res. Lett. 34, L15607, doi:10.1029/2007GL030685.
  29. Thomson, R.E., S.F. Mihaly and E.A. Kulikov. 2007. Estuarine versus transient flow regimes in Juan de Fuca Strait. J. Geophys Res.-Oceans 112, C09022, doi:10.1029/2006JC003925.
  30. Bornhold, Brian D., John R. Harper, Duncan McLaren and Richard E. Thomson. 2007. Destruction of the Pre-contact First Nations Village of Kwalate by a Rock Avalanche-generated Tsunami. Atmosphere-Ocean 45(2), 123-128.
  31. Rabinovich, A.B., and R.E. Thomson. 2007. The 26 December 2004 Sumatra tsunami: Analysis of tide gauge data from the World Ocean. Part 1. Indian Ocean and South Africa. Pure Applied Geophys (PAGEOPH) 164, 261-308.
  32. Rabinovich, A.B., G.V. Shevchenko and R.E. Thomson. 2007. Sea-ice and current response to the wind: A vector regressional analysis approach. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology 24, 1086-1101; DOI:10.1175/JTECH2015.1.
  33. Hay, Murray B., Audrey Dallimore, Richard E. Thomson, Stephen E. Calvert, and Reinhard Pienitz. 2007. Siliceous microfossil record of late Holocene oceanography and climate along the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada). Quaternary Research, 67, 33-49.
  34. Rabinovich, A.B., F.E. Stephenson, and R.E. Thomson. 2006. The California Tsunami of 15 June 2005 along the coast of North America. Atmosphere-Ocean 44(4), 415-427.
  35. Rabinovich, A.B., R.E. Thomson and F. E. Stephenson. 2006. The Sumatra tsunami of 26 December 2004 as observed in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans. Surv. Geophysics, 27, 647-677; DOI 10.10007/s10712-006-9000-9.
  36. 138. Kulikov, E.A., A.B.Rabinovich, and R.E. Thomson. 2005. On long-term tsunami forecasting. Oceanology, 45, 488-499.
  37. Titov, Vasily, Alexander B. Rabinovich, Halford O. Mofjeld, Richard E. Thomson, and Frank I. González. 2005. The Global Reach of the 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Science 309 (23 September) 2045-2048. Science Online August 25, 2005.
  38. Tinis, S., R.E. Thomson, C. Mass, and B. Hickey. 2006. Comparison of MM5 and Meteorological Buoy Winds for the West Coast of North America. Atmosphere-Ocean. 44(1), 65-81
  39. Fine, Isaac V., Alexander B. Rabinovich, and Richard E. Thomson. 2005. The Dual Source Region for the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami. Geophy. Res. Lett. 32, L16602-06. doi:10,1029/2005GL023821.
  40. Wright, C.A., A. Dallimore, R.E. Thomson, R.T. Patterson, and D.M. Ware. 2005. Late holocene paleofish populations in Effingham Inlet, British Columbia, Canada. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (P3 or Palaeo3) 224 (4), 367-384.
  41. Conway, K.W., Manfred Krautter, J. Vaughn Barrie, F. K. Whitney, R.E. Thomson, H. Reiswig, H. Lehnert, G. Mungov, and M. Bertrum. 2005. Sponge reefs in Queen Charlotte Basin, Canada: controls on distribution, growth and development. In Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg, p 605-621.
  42. Ware, D.M. and R.E. Thomson. 2005. Bottom-up ecosystem trophic dynamics determine fish production in the northeast Pacific. Science, 308, 1280-1284 (May 27, 2005).
  43. Ware, D.M. and R.E. Thomson. 2005. Bottom-up ecosystem trophic dynamics determine fish production in the northeast Pacific. Science, 308, 1280-1284 (May 27, 2005).
  44. Dallimore, A., R.E. Thomson, and M. Betrum. 2005. Late Holocene laminated sediments of Effingham Inlet, Vancouver Island, British Columbia: Implications for regional geologic, paleoseismic, oceangraphic and climatic history. Marine Geology, 219 (1), 47-69.
  45. Thomson, R.E., Marina M. Subbotina, and Mikhail V. Anisimov. 2005. Numerical simulation of hydrothermal vent-induced circulation at Endeavour Ridge. J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, 110 doi:10.1029/2004JC002337, C01004 1-14.
  46. Kulikov, E.A., A.B.Rabinovich, and R.E. Thomson. 2005. Estimation of tsunami risk for the coasts of Peru and Northern Chile. Natural Hazards, 35 (2), 185-209.
  47. Whitney, F., K. Conway, R. Thomson, V. Barrie, M. Krautter, and G. Mungov. 2005. Oceanographic Habitat of Sponge Reefs on the Western Canadian Continental Shelf. Cont. Shelf Res. 25, 211-226.
  48. Fine, I.V., A.B.Rabinovich, B.D.Bornhold, R.E. Thomson, and E.A.Kulikov. 2005. The Grand Banks Landslide-Generated Tsunami of November 18, 1929: Preliminary Analysis and Numerical Modeling. Marine Geology 215, 45-57.
  49. Patterson, R.T., A. Prokoph, C. Wright, A.S. Chang, R.E. Thomson, and D.M. Ware. 2004. Holocene Solar Variability and Pelagic Fish Productivity in the NE Pacific. Palaeontologia Electronica, June 2004.
  50. Shevchenko, G.V., A.B. Rabinovich, and R.E. Thomson. 2004. Sea-ice drift dynamics on the northeastern shelf of Sakhalin Island. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 34 (11), 2470-2491.
  51. Thomson, R.E., and H.J. Freeland. 2003. Topographic Steering of a Mid-depth Drifter in an Eddy-like Circulation Region South and East of the Hawaiian Ridge. J. Geophys. Res. 108, No. C11, 3341-3348, 10.1029/2002Jcoo1715.
  52. Thomson, R.E., S.F. Mihaly, A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. McDuff, S.R. Veirs, and F.R. Stahr. 2003. Constrained circulation at Endeavour Ridge facilitates colonisation by vent larvae. Nature 424, 545-549 (July 31, 2003); doi:10.1038/nature01824.
  53. Lorenz, R.D., E. Kraal, E. Asphaug and R. Thomson. 2003. The Seas of Titan. EOS, 84 (14), 8 April 2003, 125-131.
  54. Thomson, R.E. and I.V. Fine. 2003. Estimating mixed layer depth from profile data. 2002. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 20, 319-329.
  55. Rabinovich, A.B., R.E. Thomson, B.B. Bornhold, I.V. Fine and E.A. Kulikov. 2003. Numerical modelling of tsunamis generated by hypothetical landslides in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Pure appl. Geophy., 160, 1273-1313.
  56. Hay, M.B., R. Pienitz, and R.E. Thomson. 2003. Distribution of diatom surface sediment assemblages within Effingham Inlet, a temperate fjord on the west coast of Vancouver Island (Canada): Implications for paleoceanography. Marine Micropaleontology, 48 (3-4) 291-320.
  57. Davis, E.E., K. Wang, K. Becker, R.E. Thomson, and I. Yashayaev. 2002. Deep-ocean temperature variations and implications for errors in seafloor heat flow determination. J. Geophys. Res. 108, No. B1, 2034, doi:10.1029/2001JB001695.
  58. Burd, B.J., R.E. Thomson, and S.E. Calvert. 2002. Isotopic composition of hydrothermal epiplume zooplankton: Evidence for mixed food resourses and implications for carbon recycling in the water column. Deep-Sea Res. 49, 1877-1900.
  59. Bertram, Miriam A., James P. Cowen, Richard E. Thomson and Richard A. Feely. 2002. Temporal variability in the composition of particles leaving a non-buoyant hydrothermal plume. J. Geophysical Research, 107, (C11, 3191) doi:10.1029/2000JC000223.
  60. Rabinovich, A.B., R.E. Thomson, and S.J. Bograd. 2002. Drifter observations of anticyclonic eddies off Bussol’ Strait, Kuril Islands. J. Oceanography, 58, 661-671.
  61. Fine, I.V., A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. Thomson, and E.A. Kulikov. 2002. Numerical Modeling of Tsunami Generation by Submarine and Subaerial Landslides. NATO Science Series, Underwater Ground Failures On Tsunami Generation, Modeling, Risk and Mitigation. Proceedings of the 2001 Istanbul NATO Tsunami Workshop. Eds. Ahmet C. Yalciner, Efim Pelinovsky, Costas E. Synolakis, and Emile Okal. Kluwer Publishing.
  62. Mosher, D.C., and R.E. Thomson. 2002. The Foreslope Hills: deep water sedimentary bedforms in the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Marine Geology, In Special Issue on Recognition and interpretation of deep-water sediment waves: Implication for palaeoceanography, hydrocarbon exploration, and flow processes interpretation. Eds. R.B. Wynn and D.A.V. Stow. 192, 275 – 295.
  63. Thomson, R.E., A.B. Rabinovich, E.A. Kulikov, I.V. Fine and B.B. Bornhold. 2001. On numerical simulation of the landslide-generated tsunami of November 3, 1994 in Skagway Harbor, Alaska. In Tsunami Research at the End of a Critical Decade, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research, Volume 18, Ed. G.T. Hebenstrait, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 304 p.
  64. Davis, E.E., K. Wang, R.E. Thomson, K. Becker, and J.F. Cassidy. 2001. An episode of seafloor spreading and associated plate deformation inferred from crustal fluid pressure transients. J. Geophys. Res.- Solid Earth, 106, 21,953-21,963.
  65. Rabinovich, A.B., and R.E. Thomson. 2001. Evidence of Diurnal Shelf Waves in Satellite-Tracked Drifter Trajectories off the Kuril Islands. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31(9), 2650-2668.
  66. Subbotina, M.M., R.E. Thomson, and A.B. Rabinovich. 2001. Spectral Characteristics of Sea Level Variability along the West Coast of North America during the 1982-83 and 1997-98 El Niño Events. Progress in Oceanography, 49: 353-372.
  67. Allen, S., C. Vindeirinho, R. Thomson, M. Foreman, and D. Mackas. 2001. Physics and biology over a submarine canyon during an upwelling event. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 58(4), 671-684.
  68. Cowen, J.P., M.A. Bertram, S. Wakeham, R.E. Thomson, J.W. Lavelle, E.T. Baker, and R.A. Feely. 2001. Ascending and descending particle flux from hydrothermal plumes at Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Deep-Sea Res.I, 48, 1093-1120.
  69. Wakeham, S.G., J.P. Cowen, B.J. Burd, and R.E. Thomson. 2001. Lipid-rich ascending particles from the hydrothermal plume at Endeavour Segment, Juan de Fuca Ridge.. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 65, 923-939.
  70. Thomson, R.E., and J.R. Delaney. 2001. Evidence for a weakly stratified Europan ocean sustained by seafloor heat flux. J. Geophys. Res. Planets, 106, 12,355-12,365.
  71. Mackas, D., R.E. Thomson, and M. Galbraith. 2001. Covariation of zooplankton community changes and oceanographic conditions on the British Columbia continental margin, 1985-1998. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 58 (4), 685-702.
  72. Patterson, R.T., J.-P. Guilbault, and R.E. Thomson. 2000. Foraminiferal distribution in a suboxic-anoxic inlet on Vancouver Island, west coast of Canada. J. Foraminiferal Res., 30 (4), 321-335.
  73. Thomson, R.E., and S.E. Allen. 2000. Time series acoustic observations of macro-zooplankton diel migration and associated pelagic fish abundance. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 57 (9), 1919-1931.
  74. Davis, E.E., K. Wang, K. Becker, and R.E. Thomson. 2000. Formation-scale hydraulic and mechanical properties of oceanic crust inferred from pore-pressure response to periodic seafloor loading. J. Geophys. Res., 105 (B6), 13,423-13,435.
  75. Foreman, M.G.G., R.E. Thomson, and C.L. Smith. 2000. Seasonal current simulations for the western continental margin of Vancouver Island. J. Geophys.Res., 105 (C8), 19,665-19,698.
  76. Ware, D.M., and R.E. Thomson. 2000. Interannual to multidecadal timescale climate variations in the northeast Pacific. J. Climate, 13 (18), 3209-3220.
  77. Burd, B.J. and R.E. Thomson. 2000. Distribution and relative importance of jellyfish in a region of hydrothermal venting. Deep-Sea Res. I, 47, 1703-1721.
  78. Thomson, R.E., and H.J. Freeland. 1999. Lagrangian measurement of mid-depth currents in the eastern tropical Pacific. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3125-3128.
  79. Peña, M.A., K.L. Denman, S.E. Calvert, R.E. Thomson, and J.R. Forbes. 1999. The seasonal cycle in sinking particle fluxes off Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Deep-Sea Res. II, 46, 2969-2992
  80. Rabinovich, A.B., E.A. Kulikov, I.V. Fine, R.E. Thomson, and B.D. Bornhold. 1999. The landslide-generated tsunami of November 3, 1994 in Skagway Harbor, Alaska: A case study. Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 3009-3012.
  81. Bograd, S., R.E. Thomson, A.B. Rabinovich, and P.H. LeBlond. 1999. Near-surface circulation for the northeast Pacific Ocean from WOCE-SVP satellite-tracked drifters. Deep-Sea Res. II, 46, 2371-2403.
  82. Beamish, R.J., G.A. McFarlane, and R.E. Thomson. 1999. Abrupt declines in the recreational catch of coho salmon in the Strait of Georgia in the 1990s are related to changes in climate. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci. , 56, 506-515.
  83. Bograd, S.J., A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. Thomson, and A.J. Eert. 1999. On sampling strategies and interpolation schemes for WOCE-SVP satellite-tracked drifters. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 16, 893-904.
  84. Cowen, J.P., X. Wen, R.D. Jones, and R.E. Thomson. 1998. Elevated NH4+ in a neutrally-buoyant hydrothermal plume. Deep-Sea Res. 45, 1891-1902.
  85. Stewart, R.W., B.D. Bornhold, H. Dragert and R.E. Thomson. 1998. Sea-Level Change. In The Sea: The Global Coastal Ocean (Processes and Methods), K. Brink and A. Robinson (Eds.). Volume 10, 191-212, 1998, John Wiley & Sons, New York.
  86. Pal, Badal K., C.R, Murthy and R.E. Thomson. 1998. Lagrangian measurements in Lake Ontario. J. Great Lakes Res., 24, 681-697.
  87. Mihaly, S.F., R.E. Thomson, and A.B. Rabinovich. 1998. Evidence for nonlinear interaction between internal waves of inertial and semidiurnal frequency. Geophys. Res. Lett., 25, 1205-1208.
  88. Kulikov, E.A., A.B. Rabinovich, I.V. Fain, B.B. Bornhold, and R.E. Thomson. 1998. Tsunami generation by landslides at the Pacific coast of North America and the role of tides. Oceanology, 38, 323-328.
  89. Baker, E.T., G.J. Massoth, R.A. Feely, G.A. Cannon, and R.E. Thomson. 1998. The rise and fall of the Co-Axial hydrothermal site, 1993-1996. J. Geophys. Res. (Solid Earth), 103 (5), 9791-9806).
  90. Thomson, R.E., and J.F.R. Gower. 1998. A basin-scale oceanic instability event in the Gulf of Alaska. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 3033-3040.
  91. Thomson, R.E., P.H. LeBlond and A.B. Rabinovich. 1998. Satellite-tracked drifter measurements of inertial and semidiurnal currents in the northeast Pacific. J. Geophys. Res., 103 (1), 1039-1071.
  92. Guilbault, J-P., R.T. Patterson, R.E. Thomson, J.V. Barrie and K.W. Conway. 1997. Late quaternary paleoceanographic changes in Dixon Entrance, northwest British Columbia: Evidence from the foraminferal faunal succession. J. Foraminiferal Res., 27, 151-174.
  93. McFarlane, G.A., D.M. Ware, R.E. Thomson, D.L. Mackas, C.L.K. Robinson. 1997. Physical, biological and fisheries oceanography of a large ecosystem (west coast of Vancouver Island) and implications for management. Oceanologica Acta, 20, 191-200.
  94. Foreman, M.G.G. and R.E. Thomson. 1997. Three-dimensional model simulations of tides and
  95. McFarlane, G.A., M.W. Saunders, R.E. Thomson, and R.I Perry. 1997. Distribution and abundance of larval sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), off the west coast of Vancouver Island and linkages to physcial oceanography. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Biology and Management of Sablefish, Seattle, Washington, 13-15 April 1993; Eds. M.E. Wilkins and M.W. Saunders. NOAA Tech. Report NMFS 130, 27-38.
  96. Thomson, R.E., P. H. LeBlond and A.B. Rabinovich. 1997. Oceanic odyssey of a satellite-tracked drifter: North Pacific variability delineated by a single drifter trajectory. J.Oceanogr., 53, 81-87.
  97. Peña, M.A., K. L. Denman, J. R. Forbes, S. E. Calvert and R. E. Thomson. 1996. Particle Fluxes from the Euphotic Zone over the Continental Slope of an Eastern Boundary Current Region. J. Mar. Res., 54, 1097-1122.
  98. Thomson, R.E. and D.M. Ware. 1996. A current velocity index of ocean variability. J. Geophys.
  99. Kulikov, E.A., A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. Thomson, and B.B. Bornhold. 1996. The landslide
  100. Cannon, G.A., and R.E. Thomson. 1996. Characteristics of a 4-day oscillation trapped by the Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geophys. Res. Lett., 23:13L, 1613-1616; C4OT
  101. Karsten, R.H., G.E. Swaters, and R.E. Thomson. 1995. Stability characteristics of deep-water replacement in the Strait of Georgia. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 25, 2391-2403.
  102. Burd, B.J. and R.E. Thomson. 1995. Distribution of zooplankton associated with the Endeavour Ridge Hydrothermal Plume. J. Plankton Res., 17, 965-997.
  103. Patterson, R.T., J-P. Guilbault, R.E. Thomson and J.L. Luternaurer. 1995. Foraminiferal evidence of Younger Dryas cooling on the British Columbia shelf. Géographie physique et Quaternarie, 49, 409-428.
  104. Thomson, R.E., E.E. Davis, and B.J. Burd. 1995. Hydrothermal venting and geothermal heating in Cascadia Basin. J. Geophys. Res. (Solid Earth), 100, 6121-6141.
  105. Massoth, G.A., E.T. Baker, R.A. Feely, D.A. Butterfield, R.E. Embley, J.E. Lupton, R.E. Thomson, and G.A. Cannon. 1995. Observations of manganese and iron at the CoAxial seafloor eruption site, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 151-154.
  106. Baker, E.T., G.A. Massoth, R.A. Feely, R.W. Embley, R.E. Thomson, and B.J. Burd. 1995. Hydrothermal event plumes from the Co-Axial seafloor eruption site, Juan de Fuca Ridge. Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 147-150.
  107. Lupton, J.E., E.T. Baker, G.J. Massoth, R.E. Thomson, B.J. Burd, D.A. Butterfield, R.E. Embley, and G.A. Cannon. 1995. Variations in water-column 3He/heat ratios associated with the 1993 CoAxial event, Juan de Fuca Ridge, Geophys. Res. Lett., 22, 155-158.
  108. Crawford, W.R., M.J. Woodward, M.G.G. Foreman, and R.E. Thomson. 1995. Oceanographic features of Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound in summer. Atmosphere-Ocean 33(4), 639-681.
  109. Hsieh, W.W., D.M. Ware, and R.E. Thomson. 1995. Wind-induced Upwelling along the west coast of North America, 1899-1988. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci., 52, 325-334.
  110. Willmott, A.J., and R.E. Thomson. 1994. Application of forced shelf wave dynamics along the coast of British Columbia. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 24; 1347-1367.
  111. Willmott, A.J., and R.E. Thomson. 1994. Application of forced shelf wave dynamics along the coast of British Columbia. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 24; 1347-1367.
  112. Burd, B.J., and R.E. Thomson. 1994. Hydrothermal venting affects zooplankton assemblages throughout the water column. Deep-Sea Res.: 41, 1407-1423.
  113. LeBlond, P.H., D.A. Griffin and R.E. Thomson. 1994. Surface salinity variations in Juan de Fuca Strait: Test of a predictive model. Cont. Shelf Res.: 14, 37-56.
  114. Labrecque, M.A., R.E. Thomson, M. Stacey, and J. Buckley. Residual currents in Juan de Fuca Strait. 1994. Atmosphere-Ocean, 32; 375-394.
  115. Burd, B.J., and R.E. Thomson. 1993. Flow volume calculations based on three-dimensional current and net orientation data. Deep-Sea Res.: 40, 1141-1153.
  116. Allen, S.A. and R.E. Thomson. 1993. Bottom-trapped subinertial motions over mid-ocean ridges in a stratified rotating ocean. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 23, 566-581.
  117. Vachon, P.W., G.A. Borstad, and R.E. Thomson. 1992. Airborne SAR observations of mesoscale ocean features. Can. J. Remote Sensing, 18 (3): 152-165.
  118. Thomson, R.E., J.R. Delaney, R.E. McDuff, D.R. Janecky, and J.S. McClain. 1992. Physical characteristics of the Endeavour Ridge Hydrothermal plume during July 1988. Earth Planet. Sci. Let., 111: 141-154.
  119. Burd, B.J., R.E. Thomson and G.S. Jamieson. 1992. Composition of a deep scattering layer overlying a mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal plume. Marine Biology, 113: 517-526.
  120. Thomson, R.E., M.C. Healey, J.F.T. Morris and G.A. Borstad. 1992. The distribution of commercial troll fishing vessels off south- west Vancouver Island in relation to observed physical oceanography: July 1988. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 49: 2296-2306.
  121. Thomson, R.E., P.W. Vachon, and G.A. Borstad. 1992. Airborne synthetic aperture radar imagery of atmospheric gravity waves. J. Geophys. Res. 97 (C9): 14,249-14,257.
  122. Thomson, R.E., B.J. Burd, A.G. Dolling, R.L. Gordon, and G.S. Jamieson. 1992. The deep scattering layer associated with the Endeavour Ridge hydrothermal plume. Deep-Sea Res. 39: 55-73.
  123. Hickey, B.M., R.E. Thomson, H. Yih, and P.H. LeBlond. 1991. Velocity and temperature fluctuations in a buoyancy-driven current off Vancouver Island. J. Geophys. Res., 96: 10,507-10,538.
  124. Crawford, W.R., and R.E. Thomson. 1991. Physical Oceanography of the Western Canadian continental shelf. Cont. Shelf Res.; 11: 669-683.
  125. Ware, D.M., and R.E. Thomson. 1991. Link between long-term variability in upwelling and fish production in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci.; 48: 2296-2306.
  126. Thomson, R.E., R.L. Gordon, and A.G. Dolling. 1991. An intense acoustic back-scattering layer at the top of a mid-ocean ridge hydrothermal plume, J. Geophys. Res.; 96: 4839-4844.
  127. Kundu, P.K., and R.E. Thomson. 1990. Inertial oscillations observed near British Columbia. In Special Volume of Pure and Applied Geophysics, R. Hughes editor: 133; 677-689.
  128. Crawford, W.R., A.V. Tyler and R.E. Thomson. 1990. A possible eddy retention mechanism for ichthyoplankton in Hecate Strait. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci.: 47; 1356-1363.
  129. Thomson, R.E., P.H. LeBlond, and W.J. Emery. 1990. Analysis of deep-drogued satellite-tracked drifter measurements in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Atmosphere-Ocean: 28; 409-443.
  130. Thomson, R.E., S.E. Roth, and J. Dymond. 1990. Near-inertial motions over a mid-ocean ridge: Effects of topography and hydrothermal vents. J. Geophys. Res.; 95; 7261-7278.
  131. Healey, M.C., R.E. Thomson, and J.F.T. Morris. 1990. The distribution of commercial troll fishing vessels off southwest Vancouver Island in relation to fishing success and oceanic water properties and circulation. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci.: 47, 1846-1864.
  132. Thomson, R.E., R.L. Gordon, and J.A. Gast. 1990. Reply to Comment on "Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Observations of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Plume" by D.R. Palmer and P.A. Rona. J. Geophys. Res.: 95; 5413-5415.
  133. Thomson, R.E., B.M. Hickey, and P.H. LeBlond. 1989. The Vancouver Island Coastal Current: Fisheries barrier and Conduit, In "Effects of ocean variability on recruitment and an evaluation of parameters used in stock assessment models", R. Beamish and G. McFarlane Eds., 265-296, Spec. Publication of Fish. Aquatic Sci., 108, Ottawa.
  134. Thomson, R.E. and S. Tabata. 1989. Steric sea level trends in the northeast Pacific Ocean: Possible evidence of global sea level rise. J. Climate, 2: 542-553.
  135. Thomson, R.E., R.L. Gordon and J. Dymond. 1989. Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler Observations of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Hydrothermal Plume. J. Geophys. Res., 94:4709-4720.
  136. Thomson, R.E. and D.M. Ware. 1988. Oceanic factors affecting the distribution and recruitment of west coast fisheries. In "Report from the National Workshop on Recruitment", Eds. Sinclair et al., Can. Tech. Report Fish. Aquatic Sci., 1626: 31-64.
  137. Thomson, R.E., T.A. Curran, M.C. Hamilton, and R. McFarlane. 1988. Time series measurements from a moored fluorescence-based dissolved oxygen sensor. J. Atmos. Oceanic Technology, 5: 614-624.
  138. Kundu, P., R.E. Thomson, B.M. Hickey, and P.H. LeBlond. 1988. Interaction of internal waves and mean flow observed near a coast. J. Marine Res., 46: 1-23.
  139. Thomson, R.E. and S. Tabata. 1987. Steric height trends at Ocean Station PAPA in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Marine Geodesy, 11: 103-113.
  140. Thomson, R.E. and J.E. Papadakis. 1987. Upwelling filaments and motion of a satellite-tracked drifter along the west coast of North America. J. Geophys. Res., 92: 6445-6461.
  141. Thomson, R.E. and R.E. Wilson. 1987. Coastal countercurrent and mesoscale eddy formation by tidal rectification near an oceanic cape. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 11: 2096-2126.
  142. Luternauer, J.L., R.H. Linden, S.J. Wesrheim and R.E. Thomson. 1986. Sedimentology of Amphitrite Bank: A commercially exploited groundfish habitat - southern continental shelf, British Columbia, Canada. Environ. Geology and Water Sci., 8: 107- 121.
  143. LeBlond, P.H., B.M.Hickey and R.E. Thomson. 1986. Runoff driven coastal flow off British Columbia. NATO ASI Series, Vol. G7, In The Role of Freshwater Outflow in Coatal Marine Ecosystems; Ed. S. Skreslet, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 309-317.
  144. Thomson, R.E. and W.J. Emery. 1986. The Haida Current. J. Geophys. Res., 91: 845- 861.
  145. Thomson, R.E. and J.H. Middleton. 1985. On wavenumber estimates for forced continental shelf waves. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15: 33-45.
  146. Kundu, P. and R.E. Thomson. 1985. Inertial oscillations due to a moving front. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 15: 1076-1084.
  147. Thomson, R.E. and J.F.R. Gower. 1985. A wind-induced mesoscale eddy on the Vancouver Island continental slope. J. Geophys. Res., 90: 8981-8993.
  148. Middleton, J.H. and R.E. Thomson. 1985. Steady wind-driven circulation on a beta-plane. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 12: 1809-1817.
  149. Thomson, R.E. and E. Wolanski. 1984. Tidal period upwelling within Raine Island Entrance, Great Barrier Reef. J. Mar. Res., 42: 707-808.
  150. Thomson, R.E. 1984. A cyclonic eddy over the continental margin of Vancouver Island: Evidence for baroclinic instability. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14: 1326-1348.
  151. Freeland, H.J., W.R. Crawford, and R.E. Thomson. 1984. Currents along the Pacific coast of Canada. Atmosphere-Ocean, 22: 151-172.
  152. Crawford, W.R. and R.E. Thomson. 1984. Diurnal period continental shelf waves along Vancouver Island: A comparison of observations and model. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 14: 1629-1646.
  153. Wolanski, E. and R.E. Thomson. 1984. Wind-driven circulation on the northern Great Barrier reef continental shelf in summer. Estuarine Coast. Shelf Sci., 18: 271-289.
  154. Thomson, R.E. 1983. A comparison between computed and measured oceanic winds near the British Columbia coast. J. Geophys. Res., 88: 2675-2683.
  155. Thomson, R.E. and S. Tabata. 1982. Baroclinic oscillations of tidal frequency at Ocean Station P. Atmosphere-Ocean, 20: 242-257.
  156. Crawford, W.R. and R.E. Thomson. 1982. Diurnal period continental shelf waves along Vancouver Island. J. Geophys. Res., 87: 9516-9522.
  157. Thomson, R.E. and W.R. Crawford. 1982. The generation of diurnal period continental shelf waves by tidal currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 12: 635-643.
  158. Thomson, R.E. and W.S. Huggett. 1981. Wind-driven inertial oscillations of large spatial coherence. Atmosphere-Ocean, 19: 281-306.
  159. Thomson, R.E. and L.S.C. Kuwahara. 1981. Detecting temperature finestructure and mesoscale frontal regimes along Line P in the northeast Pacific Ocean. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci., 38: 40-51.
  160. Thomson R..E. and W.S. Huggett. 1980. M2 baroclinic tides in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 10: 1509-1539.
  161. Yorath, C.J., B.D. Bornhold and R.E. Thomson. 1979. Oscillation megaripples on the northeast Pacific continental shelf. Marine Geology, 31: 45-58.
  162. Marko, J.R. and R.E. Thomson. 1977. Rectilinear leads and internal motions in the pack ice of the Western Arctic Ocean. J. Geophys. Res., 82: 979-987.
  163. Stewart, R.W. and R.E. Thomson. 1977. Re-examination of vorticity transfer theory. Proc. Royal Soc. Lond. A., 354: 1-8.
  164. Thomson, R.E. 1977. Currents in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia: supplementary data on the Vancouver Island side. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada, 34: 697-703.
  165. Thomson, R.E., J.F.R. Gower and N.W. Bowker. 1977. Vortex streets in the wake of the Aleutian Islands. Monthly Weather Review, 105: 873-884.
  166. Thomson, R.E. and R.W. Stewart. 1977. The balance and redistribution of potential vorticity within the ocean. Dyn. Atmospheres and Oceans, 1: 299-321.
  167. Thomson, R.E. 1976. Tidal currents and estuarine-type circulation in Johnstone Strait, British Columbia. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada, 33: 2242-2264.
  168. Thomson, R.E. 1976. The attenuation of vertically propagating internal gravity waves by a randomly varying wind/current shear. J. Atmospheric Sc., 33: 52-58.
  169. Marko, J.R., and R.E. Thomson. 1975. Spatially periodic lead patterns in the Canadian Basin sea ice: a possible relationship to planetary waves. Geophys. Res. Letters, 2: 431-434.
  170. Thomson, R.E. 1975. Longshore current generation by internal waves in the Strait of Georgia. Can. J. Earth Sc., 12: 472-488.
  171. Thomson, R.E. 1975. The propagation of planetary waves over random topography. J. Fluid Mech., 70(2): 267-285.
  172. Thomson, R.E. 1973. The energy and energy flux of planetary waves in an ocean of variable depth. J. Geophys. Fluid Dyn., 5: 385-399.
  173. Thomson, R.E. 1972. An explanation for the warm water intrusion off the British Columbia coast. J. Fish. Res. Bd. Canada, 29: 103-107.
  174. Thomson, R.E. 1972. On the Alaskan Stream. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 2(4): 363-371.
  175. Thomson, R.E. 1970. On the generation of Kelvin-type waves by atmospheric disturbances. J. Fluid Mech., 42(4): 657-670.

Secondary Publications:

  1. Foreman, M.G. G., W. Wiggins, A. MacFadyen, B.M. Hickey, R.E. Thomson, and E. Di Lorenzo. 2008, Modeling the Generation of the Juan de Fuca Eddy, J. Geophys Res.-Oceans J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, 113, C03006, doi:10.1029/2006JC004082.
  2. Candella, R., A.B. Rabinovich, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. The 2004 Sumatra tsunami as recorded on the Atlantic coast of South America. Special issue of Advances in Geosciences Special Volume 14, 117-128.
  3. Rabinovich, A.B., R.E. Thomson, V.V. Titov, F.E. Stephenson, and G.C. Rogers. 2008. Locally Generated Tsunamis Recorded on the Coast of British Columbia, Atmosphere-Ocean, 46(3), 343-360.
  4. Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell, D.A. Patterson, K. Miller-Saunders, D.W. Welch, M.R. Donaldson, K.C. Hanson, G.T. Crossin, M.T. Mathes, A.G. Lotto, K.A. Hruska, I.C. Olsson, N. Wagner, R. Thomson, R. Hourston, K.K. English, S. Larsson, J.M. Shrimpton, G. Van der raak,. 2008. Developing a mechanistic understanding of fish migrations by linking telemetry with physilogy, behavior, genomics and experimental biology: an Interdisciplinary case study on adult Fraser River Sockeye Salmon. Fisheries, 33 (7), 321-338.
  5. Cooke, S.J., S.G. Hinch, A.P. Farrell, D.A. Patterson, K. Miller-Saunders, D.W. Welch, M.R.
  6. Subbotina M.M., R.E. Thomson, and M.V. Anisimov. 2008. Numerical simulation of a hydrophysical structure near the seafloor in a hydrothermal venting region, Doklady Earth Sciences, Oceanology, 423A(9), 1423-1426.
  7. Thomson, R.E., B. D. Bornhold and S. Mazzotti, 2008. An Examination of the Factors Affecting Relative and Absolute Sea Level in Coastal British Columbia, Canadian Manuscript Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences, 260, Ottawa, 55p.
  8. Chapman, P.M., J. Cullen, C. Garrett, J. Littlepage, T. Pedersen, D. Varela, R. Macdonald, R. Thomson, and T. Parsons. 2008. Sewage treatment wasted – The Victoria (BC, Canada) example. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 1815-1816.
  9. Mazzotti, S., C. Jones, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. Relative and Absolute Sea-Level Rise in Western Canada and North-western U.S. from a Combined Tide Gauge-GPS Analysis. J. Geophys. Res.-Oceans. , 113, C11019, doi:10.1029/2008JC004835.
  10. Ivanochko, T.S., S.E. Calvert, R.E. Thomson and T.F. Pedersen. 2008. Geochemical reconstruction of Pacific Decadal variability from the Eastern North Pacific during the Late Holocene. Can. J. Earth Sciences special volume on Polar Stability Networks, 45, 1317-1362.
  11. Dallimore, A., R.J. Enkin, R. Peinitz, J.R. Southon, J. Baker, C.A. Wright, T.F. Pedersen, S. Calvert, T.S. Ivanochko, and R.E. Thomson. 2008. Post-galcial evolution of a Pacific coastal fjord in British Columbia, Canada: Interactions of sea-level change, crustal response, and environmental fluctuations based on MONA Core MD02-2494. Can. J. Earth Sciences special volume on Polar Stability Networks, 45, 1343-1362.
  12. Lobkovskii, L.I., A.B. Rabinovich, E.A. Kulikov, A.I. Ivashchenko, I.V. Fine, R.E. Thomson, T.N. Ivel’skaya, and G. S. Bogdanov. 2009. The Kuril Earthquakes and Tsunamis of November 15, 2006 and January 13, 2007: Observations, Analysis, and Numerical Modeling, Oceanology (2) 49, 166-181.
  13. Hay, M.B., R. Pienitz, S.E. Calvert, A. Dallimore, R.E.Thomson, and T.R. Baumgartner. 2009. Geochemical, isotopic and diatom signatures of homogeneous mud units in sediment cores recovered from Effingham Inlet, British Columbia (Canada). Marine Geology, DOI:10.1016.j.margeo.2009.03.04.
  14. Burd, B.J., P.A.G. Barnes, C. A. Wright, and R.E. Thomson. 2009. A review of subtidal benthic habitats and invertebrate biota of the Strait of Georgia, British Columbia. Marine Environmental Research, 66, S3-S38, Supplement: Benthic processes, organic carbon cycling and contaminants in the Strait of Georgia, Canada, eds. B. Burd, S. Johannessen and R. Macdonald.
  15. Thomson, R.E. and I.V. Fine. 2009. A diagnostic model for mixed layer depth estimation with application to Ocean Station “P” in the northeast Pacific. J. Phys. Oceanog., 39, 1399-1415, DOI:10.1175/2008JPO3984.1.
  16. Thomson, R.E., M.M. Subbotina, and M.V. Anisimov. 2009. Numerical simulation of mean currents and water property anomalies at Endeavour Ridge: Hydrothermal versus topographic forcing. J. Geophys Res.-Ocean, 114, C09020, doi:10.1029/2008JC005249.
  17. Sohn, R.A., R.E. Thomson, A.B Rabinovich, and S.F. Mihaly. 2009. Bottom pressure signals at the TAG deep-sea hydrothermal field: Evidence for short-period, flow-induced, ground deformation. Geophy. Res. Lett., 36, L19301, doi:10.1029/2009GL040006.
  18. Thomson, R.E. 2009. A matter of timing: Oceanic conditions and migration initiation of Late-run Fraser Sockeye, in Hinch, S.G., and J. Gardner (Editors) “Conference on early migration and premature mortality in Fraser River Late-run Sockeye Salmon: Proceedings”. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Fisheries Resource Conservation Council, pp. 46-49.
  19. Thomson, R.E., A.B. Rabinovich, I.V. Fine, D.C. Sinnott, A. McCarthy, N.A.S. Sutherland, and L.K. Neil. 2009. Meteorological tsunamis on the coasts of British Columbia and Washington. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 34: 938-955.
  20. Wilcock, W. S. D., D. C. Soule, and R. E. Thomson. 2009 Tracking fin and blue whales above the Juan de Fuca Ridge with a local seafloor network, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125(4), 2588.
  21. Zaytsev, Oleg, A.B. Rabinovich, R.E. Thomson, and N. Silverberg. 2010. Intense diurnal surface currents in the Bay of La Paz, Mexico, Cont. Shelf Res., 30: 608-619 (doi:10.1016/j.csr.2009.05003).
  22. Thomson, R. E., Earl E. Davis, Martin Heesemann, and Heiner Villinger, 2010, Observations of long-duration episodic bottom currents in the Middle America Trench: Evidence for tidally initiated turbidity flows, J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2010JC006166 (in press).
  23. Thomson, R. E., Earl E. Davis, Martin Heesemann, and Heiner Villinger, 2010, Observations of long-duration episodic bottom currents in the Middle America Trench: Evidence for tidally initiated turbidity flows, J. Geophys Res.-Oceans, doi:10.1029/2010JC006166 (in press).
  24. Rabinovich, Alexander B., Rogério Candella, and Richard E. Thomson. 2010. Energy decay of the 2004 Sumatra Tsunami in the World Ocean. Submitted to Journal of Physics and Chemistry of the Earth (in press).
  25. Thomson, R.E., and Roy A.S. Hourston. 2010. A matter of timing: The role of the ocean in the initiation of spawning migration by Late-run Fraser River sockeye salmon. Fisheries Oceanography (in press).
  26. Sealy, Spencer G., Harry R. Carter, and Richard E. Thomson. 2010. Rapid long-distance dispersal of family groups of Ancient Murrelets. Marine Ornithology (under revision).
  27. Gary Borstad, William Crawford, Mark Hipfner, and Richard Thomson. 2010. Satellite oceanographic observations near the Triangle Island seabird colony: SST and chlorophyll are linked with breeding success of rhinoceros auklets. (Marine Ecology. under review).
  28. Chapman, P.M., J. Cullen, C. Garrett, J. Littlepage, T. Pedersen, D. Varela, R. Macdonald, R. Thomson, and T. Parsons. 2008. Sewage treatment wasted – The Victoria (BC, Canada) example. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 56, 1815-1816.