Dr. Keith Moore

Associate Professor of Earth System Science

Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics and Biogeochemistry

Department of Earth System Science

Croul Hall 3214

University of California at Irvine

Irvine, CA 92697-3100

Email: jkmoore@uci.edu

Voice: (949) 824-5391

Fax: (949) 824-3874

Research Interests

I am an oceanographer interested in the role of marine biota in global biogeochemical cycles and Earth's climate system. My research focuses on understanding how marine phytoplankton and other ocean biota influence the cycling of key elements (carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, silicon, iron) in the oceans, and on the biogeochemical links between the ocean, atmosphere, and land through atmospheric transport and riverine runoff. These topics are approached through computer modeling of marine ecosystem dynamics and biogeochemical cycles, and by analysis of satellite remote sensing data of ocean physical and biological properties.

Education and Employment Background

BA in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1988.

MS in Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sciences from the University of

Massachusetts Boston in 1994.

Advisor: Tracy Villareal

Research: Field and lab study of large open ocean diatoms

PhD in Oceanography from Oregon State University in 1999.

Advisor: Mark Abbott

Research: Remote sensing studies of the Southern Ocean

Postdoctoral Fellow, Advanced Studies Program at the National Center for

Atmospheric Research in 1999-2001.

Advisor: Scott Doney

Research: Ecosystem and biogeochemical modeling

Visiting Scientist, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, the National Center for

Atmospheric Research in 2001-2002.

Joined the ESS Department at UC Irvine in July, 2002.


ESS 53: Ocean Biogeochemistry

ESS 138: Satellite Remote Sensing for Earth System Science

ESS 218: Terrestrial and Marine Ecology

Selected Publications

2009. Krishnamurthy, A., Moore, J.K., Mahowald, N., Luo, C., Doney, S.C., Lindsay, K., and C.S. Zender

The Impacts of Increasing Anthropogenic Soluble Iron and Nitrogen Deposition on Ocean Biogeochemistry

Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 23, GB3016, doi:10.1029/2008GB003440.


2008. Moore, J.K., Braucher, O.

Sedimentary and Mineral Dust Sources of Dissolved Iron to the World Ocean

Biogeosciences, 5, 631-656.


Iron Database Supplement

2008. Krishnamurthy, A., Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C.

The effects of dilution and mixed layer depth on deliberate ocean iron fertilization: 1-D simulations of the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX)

Journal of Marine Systems, 71, 112-130.


2008. Han, Q., Moore, J.K., Zender, C., Measures, C., Hydes, D.

Constraining oceanic dust deposition using surface ocean dissolved Al

Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 22, GB2003, doi:10.1029/2007GB002975.


2007. Fitch, D., Moore, J.K.

Wind speed influence on phytoplankton bloom dynamics in the Southern Ocean maringal ice zone

JGR-Oceans, 112, C08006, doi:10.1029/2006JC004061.


2007. Krishnamurthy, A., Moore, J.K., Luo, C., Zender, C.S.

The effects of atmospheric inorganic nitrogen deposition on ocean biogeochemistry

JGR-Biogeosciences, 112, G02019, doi:10.1029/2006JG000334.


Related article that generated the N deposition fields.

2007. Luo, C., Zender, C.S., Bian, H., Metzger, S.

Role of ammonia chemistry and coarse mode aerosols in global climatological inorganic aerosol distributions

Atmospheric Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2006.11.030, in press.


2007. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C.

Iron availability limits the ocean nitrogen inventory stabilizing feedbacks between marine denitrification and nitrogen fixation

Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB2001, doi:10.1029/2006GB002762.

Article PDF_file

2006. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C., Lindsay, K., Mahowald, N., Michaels, A.

Nitrogen fixation amplifies the ocean biogeochemical response to decadal timescale variations in mineral dust deposition

Tellus, 58B, 560-572.


2006. Moore, J.K., and Doney, S.C.,

Remote sensing observations of ocean physical and biological properties in the region of the Southern Ocean Iron Experiment (SOFeX)

J. Geophys. Res., 111, C07S06, doi:10.1029/2005JC003173.


2004. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C., and Lindsay, K.

Upper ocean ecosystem dynamics and iron cycling in a global 3D model

Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18, GB4028, doi:10.1029/2004GB002220.

Link to Model Output on JGOFS SMP Website
Download Ecosystem Code Used in This Study
Suggested parameter updates in the Moore et al. (2006) Tellus B paper.

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2003. Doney, S.C., Lindsay, K., Moore, J.K.,

Global ocean carbon cycle modeling

In: Ocean Biogeochemistry: A JGOFS Synthesis, eds. M. Fasham,

J. Field, T. Platt, B. Zeitschel, Springer-Verlag.

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2003. Buesseler, K.O., Barber, R.T., Dickson, M., Hiscock, M.R., Moore, J.K., Sambrotto, R.,

The effect of marginal ice-edge dynamics on production and export

in the Southern Ocean along 170W

Deep Sea Res. II, 50: 579-603.

2002. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R.,

Surface chlorophyll concentrations in relation to the Antarctic Polar Front:

Seasonal and Spatial Patterns from Satellite Observations

J. Mar. Sys., 37: 69-86.

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2002. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C.,Kleypas, J.C., Glover,D.M., Fung, I.Y.,

An intermediate complexity marine ecosystem model for the global domain

Deep-Sea Res. II, 49: 403-462.

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2002. Moore, J.K., Doney, S.C., Glover, D.M., Fung, I.Y.,

Iron cycling and nutrient limitation patterns in surface waters of the world ocean

Deep-Sea Res. II, 49: 463-508.

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Link to Model Code on JGOFS SMP Website

2001. Doney, S.C., Lima, I., Lindsay, K., Moore, J.K., Dutkiewicz, S., Friedrichs, M., Matear, R.J.,

Marine biogeochemical modeling: Recent advances and future challenges

Oceanography, 14: 93-107.

2001. Yoder, J., Moore, J.K., Swift, R.,

Putting together the big picture: Remote-sensing observations of ocean color

Oceanography, 14: 33-40.

2000. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R.,

Phytoplankton chlorophyll distributions and primary production in the Southern Ocean

J. Geophys. Res., 105, 28,709-28,722.

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2000. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Nelson, D.,

The Southern Ocean at the Last Glacial Maximum: A strong sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide

Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 14, 455-475.

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2000. Smith Jr., W.O., Anderson, R.F., Moore, J.K., Codispoti, L.A., Morrison, J.M.,

The U.S. Southern Ocean Joint Global Ocean Flux Study: An Introduction to AESOPS

Deep-Sea Res. II, 47: 3073-3093.

1999. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G., Smith, W.O., Cowles, T.J.,

Coale, K.H., Gardner, W.D., Barber, R.T.,

SeaWiFS satellite ocean color data from the Southern Ocean

Geophys. Res. Lett., 26, 1465-1468.

1999. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G.,

Location and dynamics of the Antarctic Polar Front from satellite sea surface temperature data

J. Geophys. Res., 104, 3059-3073.

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Mean PF Location File

APF Location Files 1987-1999

README for Location Files

1997. Moore, J.K., Abbott, M.R., Richman, J.G.,

Variability in the location of the Antarctic Polar Front (90-20W)

from satellite sea surface temperature data

J. Geophys. Res., 102, 27825-27833.

1996. Moore, J.K., Villareal, T.A.,

Buoyancy and growth characteristics of three positively buoyant marine diatoms

Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 132, 203-213.

1996. Moore, J.K., Villareal, T.A.,

Size-ascent rate relationships in positively buoyant marine diatoms

Limnol. and Oceanography, 41, 1514-1520.

1996. Villareal, T.A., Woods, S., Moore, J.K., Culver-Rymsza, K.,

Vertical migration of Rhizosolenia mats and their significance to NO3- fluxes

in the central North Pacific gyre

J. Plank. Res., 18, 1103-1121.