Journal of Physical Oceanography

(The H4-Index of Journal of Physical Oceanography is 20. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
The Submesoscale Kinetic Energy Cascade: Mesoscale Absorption of Submesoscale Mixed Layer Eddies and Frontal Downscale Fluxes45
Submesoscale Fronts and Their Dynamical Processes Associated with Symmetric Instability in the Northwest Pacific Subtropical Ocean38
The Scale of Submesoscale Baroclinic Instability Globally36
Submesoscale Currents in the Subtropical Upper Ocean Observed by Long-Term High-Resolution Mooring Arrays32
Marginal Instability and the Efficiency of Ocean Mixing29
Baroclinic Modes over Rough Bathymetry and the Surface Deformation Radius26
The Scale and Activity of Symmetric Instability Estimated from a Global Submesoscale-Permitting Ocean Model26
The Spatial Distribution of Ocean Waves in Tropical Cyclones26
Properties and Drivers of Marine Heat Waves in the Northern South China Sea26
Random Movement of Mesoscale Eddies in the Global Ocean24
Revisiting Near-Inertial Wind Work: Slab Models, Relative Stress, and Mixed Layer Deepening23
Genesis and Decay of Mesoscale Baroclinic Eddies in the Seasonally Ice-Covered Interior Arctic Ocean23
Kinetic Energy Transfers between Mesoscale and Submesoscale Motions in the Open Ocean’s Upper Layers23
Wave–Current Interactions at Meso- and Submesoscales: Insights from Idealized Numerical Simulations22
On the Upper-Ocean Vertical Eddy Heat Transport in the Kuroshio Extension. Part I: Variability and Dynamics22
Along-Stream Evolution of Gulf Stream Volume Transport22
Investigation of the Internal Tides in the Northwest Pacific Ocean Considering the Background Circulation and Stratification21
Deep-Current Intraseasonal Variability Interpreted as Topographic Rossby Waves and Deep Eddies in the Xisha Islands of the South China Sea21
The Cyclonic Mode of Arctic Ocean Circulation20
Relative Dispersion in the Antarctic Circumpolar Current20
Abundant Cold Anticyclonic Eddies and Warm Cyclonic Eddies in the Global Ocean20
Global Calculations of Local and Remote Near-Inertial-Wave Dissipation20