Ito, Dr. Taka

    

Ito, Dr. Taka

Associate Professor

Research Interests

  • Ocean Circulation
  • Marine Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Climate

Awards

  • 2006, Carl-Gustaf Rossby Award, Program in Atmospheres, Oceans and Climate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • 2004, Postdoctral Research Fellowship, Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and the Ocean, University of Washington
  • 2003, Award for Excellence in Teaching, Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2001, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellowship, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
  • 1999, MIT Presidential Graduate Fellowship, Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Education

  • Ph.D. (2005) Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Publications

Ito T., R. Hamme and S. Emerson, (2011), “Spatial and temporal variability of noble gas tracers in the North Pacific”, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, to appear. 

Jones D.C., T. Ito and N.S. Lovenduski, (2011), “The transient response of the Southern Ocean pycnocline to changing atmospheric winds”, Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L15604, doi:10.1029/2011GL048145

Woloszyn M., M. Mazloff, T. Ito (2011), "Development and evaluation of a high resolution Southern Ocean carbon cycle model”, Ocean Modeling, 39(1-2), pp. 170-182

Deutsch C., H. Brix, T. Ito, H. Frenzel and L. Thompson, (2011), “Climate-Forced Variability of Ocean Hypoxia”, Science 333 (6040): 336-339  10.1126/science.1202422 JUL 15 2011

Ito, T. and C. Deutsch (2010), "A conceptual model for the temporal spectrum of oceanic oxygen variability”, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, 3, doi:10.1029/2009GL041595. 

Ito, T., M. Woloszyn and M. Mazloff (2010), "Anthropogenic carbon dioxide transport in the Southern Ocean driven by Ekman flow”, Nature, 463, 80-83. 

Lovenduski N. and T. Ito, (2009), "The future of the Southern Ocean CO2 uptake”, Journal of Marine Research, 67(5). 

Van Roekel L., T. Ito, P. T. Haertel and D. A. Randall (2009), "Lagrangian Analysis of the Meridional Overturning Circulation in an Idealized Ocean Basin", Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39(9), 2175-2193.

Ito T. and J.C. Marshall, (2008), “Control of lower limb circulation in the Southern Ocean by diapycnal mixing and mesoscale eddy transfer”, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 38(12), 2832–2845.

 Ito, T., C. Deutsch, S. Emerson and R. Hamme (2007), "The impact of diapycnal mixing on the observed argon distribution in the subtropical North Pacific.", Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L09602, doi:10.1029/2006GL029209.

Ito T. and C. Deutsch (2006), “Understanding the saturation state of argon in the thermocline: The role of air-sea gas exchange and diapycnal mixing”, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 20, GB3019, doi:10.1029/2005GB002655. 

Parekh P., M. J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz and T. Ito, (2006), “Physical and biological regulation of the soft tissue carbon pump”, Paleoceanography, 21, PA3001, doi:10.1029/2005PA001258. 

Follows M., T. Ito and S. Dutkiewicz (2006), “Solving the carbonate chemistry system in ocean biogeochemistry models”, Ocean Modeling. 12 (3-4), 290-301.

Parekh P., S. Dutkiewicz, M.J. Follows and T. Ito, (2006), “Atmospheric carbon dioxide in a less dusty world”, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L03610, doi:10.1029/2005GL025098. 

Ito T. and M.J. Follows, (2005), “Preformed phosphate, Soft tissue pump, and atmospheric CO2”, Journal of Marine Research, 63, 813-139. 

Ito T., P. Parekh, S. Duekiewicz, and M. Follows, (2005), “The Antarctic Circumpolar Productivity Belt”, Geophysical Research Letters 32, L13604, doi:10.1029/2005GL023021

Ito T., M. Follows and E.A. Boyle (2004), “Is AOU a good measure of respiration in the oceans?”, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L17305, doi:10.1029/2004GL020900

Ito T., J.C. Marshall and M.J. Follows, (2004), “What controls the uptake of transient tracers in the Southern Ocean?”, Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 18(2), GB2021, doi:10.1029/2003GB002103

Ito T. and M.J. Follows, (2003), “Upper ocean control on the solubility pump of CO2”, Journal of Marine Research, 61(4), 461-489.  

Follows M.J., T. Ito and J. Marotzke, (2002), “The oceans' subtropical gyres and atmospheric pCO2”, Global Biogeochem. Cycles., 16(4), doi:10.1029/2001GB001786

Contact Information

Phone: 
404-894-3985
Email: 
taka.ito@eas.gatech.edu
Office: 
ES&T 1102