Josep L. Pelegrí


After an undergraduate degree in Physics (Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela), I got Masters in Physical Oceanography (University College of North Wales, Great Britain) and Oceanography (Oregon State University, USA) and worked in offshore research for the Venezuelan oil industry during six years. In 1988 I went to the United States and in 1992 I got a PhD in Oceanography under the advice of Prof. Gabriel T. Csanady (Old Dominion University). I moved to the Canary Islands where I lectured in the undergraduate degree program in Marine Sciences and the graduate program of Oceanography at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC, 1992-2003) and became the Dean of the School of Marine Sciences at this university (1998-2002). In 2002-2003 I was a visiting fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and in 2003 I moved to the Institute of Marine Sciences (ICM) located in Barcelona, the largest oceanographic centre in Spain belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).

I regularly lecture in several graduate programs granted by Spanish universities, acting during 2005-2010 as the ICM's coordinator for the joint ICM-ULPGC graduate program in Oceanography. I'm also one of the directors of the Ramon Margalef Summer Colloquia, and the academic coordinator for the formative program of ICM's specialized course offer (, where I regularly teach courses on Scientific writing, Ocean dynamics: steady circulation, and Ocean dynamics: propagating anomalies. I have been the director of 21 MSc and 14 PhD theses, and have been member of the dissertation committe in some 50 PhD thesis. I have also had an extensive activity organizing scientific meetings and all sorts of disseminating events, addressed to students from the early school to the university level and to the general public. I have participated in numerous oceanographic cruises, in eight of them as Chief Scientist (R/Vs García del Cid, Hespérides and Sarmiento de Gamboa).

Former national coordinator in Earth Sciences for the Spanish National Evaluation Agency (2006-2010), also founding member for both the International Laboratory on Global Change (LINC-Global, CSIC-Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile) and the Catalan Observatory for the Oceans (ICM and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya). Research Professor at ICM, currently member of the Natural Resources Committee for CSIC, member of the Advising Committee for LINC-Global, Head of the Physical and Technological Oceanography Department and Coordinator for the Research Group on Physical and Technological Oceanography (consolidated group 2014 SGR 1166).

Lines of research

Mixing processes and frontal systems, eastern and western boundary currents, mediterranean outflow, coastal upwelling, mesoscale features, boundary layers, process modeling, glacial-interglacial changes, physical-biological interactions, ocean physiology.

List of Publications

Over 90 papers in impact-index journals, co-edited four special issues of indexed journals, plus many papers in proceedings and dissemination journals, technical reports and extended abstracts. You may find pdf files for most of these articles at

In review journals:

95. Machín F, Pelegrí JL. Interaction of intermediate water lenses with Antarctic Intermediate Water off northwest Africa. Scientia Marina, accepted.

94. Temporal evolution of the momentum balance terms and frictional adjustment observed over the inner shelf during a storm, Ocean Science, 12, 137-151, doi:10.5194/os-12-137-2016.

93. Zunino P, Pérez FZ, Fajar NM, Guallart EF, Ríos A, Pelegrí JL, Hernández-Guerra A. 2015. Transport of anthropogenic CO2 across 7.5ºN and 24.5ºN and storage rates in the tropical North Atlantic in 1992-93 and 2010-11. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, 1075-1091, doi:10.1002/2014GB005075.

92. Peña-Izquierdo J, Van Sebille E, Pelegrí JL, Sprintall J, Mason E, Llanillo P, Machín F. 2015. Water mass pathways to the North Atlantic Oxygen Minimum Zone. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120, 3350-3372, doi:10.1002/2014JC010557.

91. Fajar NM, Guallart EF, Steinfeldt R, Rí­os AF, Pelegrí JL, Pelejero C, Calvo E, Pérez FF. Anthropogenic CO2 changes in the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean. 2015. Progress in Oceanography, 134, 256-270, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.02.004.

90. Castellanos P, Pelegrí JL, Campos ED, Rosell-Fieschi M, Gasser M. Response of the surface tropical Atlantic Ocean to wind forcing. 2015. Progress in Oceanography, 134, 271-292,  doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.02.005.

89. Rosell-Fieschi, M., J. L. Pelegrí, J. Gourrion. 2015. Zonal jets in the equatorial Atlantic Ocean. Progress in Oceanography, 130, 1-18, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.08.008.

88. Hernández-Guerra A., Pelegrí JL, Fraile-Nuez E, Benítez-Barrios V, Emelianov M, Pérez-Hernández MD, Vélez-Belchí P. 2014. Meridional Overturning Transports at 7.5N and 24.5N in the Atlantic Ocean during 1992-93 and 2010-11. Progress in Oceanography, 128, 98-114, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.08.016.

87. Benazzouz A, Pelegrí JL, Demarcq H, Machín F, Mason E, Orbi A, Peña-Izquierdo J, Soumia M. 2014. On the temporal memory of coastal upwelling off NW Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 119, 6356-6380, doi:10.1002/2013JC009559.

86. Talone M, Meloni M, Pelegrí JL, Rosell M, Flobergaghen R. Geoids evolution in the recent years and its impact on Oceanography. Scientia Marina, 78, 155-164.

85. Herrero C, García-Olivares A, Pelegrí JL, 2014. Impact of anthropogenic CO2 on the next glacial cycle. Climatic Change, 122, 283-298, doi:10.1007/s10584-013-1012-0.

84. Ruiz, S., Pelegrí JL, Emelianov M, Pascual A, Mason E, 2014. Geostrophic and ageostrophic circulation of a shallow anticyclonic eddy off Cape Bojador. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 119, 1258-1270, doi: 10.1002/2013JC009169.

83. Pelegrí JL, De La Fuente P, Olivella R, García-Olivares A, 2013. Global constraints on net primary production and inorganic carbon supply during glacial and interglacial cycles. Paleoceanography, 28, 713-725, doi:10.1002/2012PA002419.

82. Macias D, Rodríguez-Santana A, Ramírez-Romero E, Bruno M, Pelegrí JL, Sangrá P, Aguiar-González B, García CM, 2013. Turbulence as a driver for vertical plankton distribution in the upper ocean. Scientia Marina, 77, 541-549.

81. Grifoll M, Aretxabaleta AL, Pelegrí JL, Espino M, Warner JC, Sánchez-Arcilla A, 2013. Seasonal circulation over the catalan inner-shelf (Northwest Mediterranean Sea). Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118, 5844-5857, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20403.

80. Rosell-Fieschi M, Rintoul S, Gourrion J, Pelegrí JL, 2013. Tasman leakage of intermediate Waters as inferred from Argo floats. Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 5456–5460, doi:10.1002/2013GL057797.

79. Llanillo PJ, Karstensen J, Pelegrí JL, Stramma L, 2013. Physical and biogeochemical forcing of oxygen and nitrate changes during El Niño/El Viejo and La Niña/La Vieja upper-ocean phases in the tropical eastern South Pacific along 86ºW: 1993 versus 2009. Biogeosciences, 10, 6339-6355, doi:10.5194/bg-10-6339-2013.

78. Pastor MV, Palter JB, Pelegrí JL, Dunne JP, 2013. Physical drivers of interannual chlorophyll variability in the eastern subtropical North Atlantic. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 118, 3871-3886, doi:10.1002/jgrc.20254.

77. Castellanos P, Pelegrí JL, Benazzouz A, 2013. Wind-driven surface circulation in the Cape Blanc region. Cont. Shelf Res., 60, 87-103, doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2013.02.003i..

76.  Castellanos P, Pelegrí JL, Baldwin D, Emery WJ, Hernández-Guerra A, 2012. Winter and spring surface velocity fields in the Cape Blanc region as deduced with the Maximum Cross-Correlation technique. Int. J. Remote Sensing, 34, 3587-3606, doi: 10.1080/01431161.2012.716545.

75. Buffet GG, Pelegrí JL, de la Puente J, Carbonell R, 2012. Real time visualization of thermohaline structure using Seismic Offset Groups. Methods in Oceanography, 3-4; 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.mio.2012.07.003.

74. Nash JD, Peters H, Kelly SM, Pelegrí JL, Emelianov M, Gasser M, 2012. Turbulence and High-Frequency Variability in a Deep Gravity Current Outflow. Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18611, 2012GL052899R.

73. Laiz I, Pelegrí JL, Machín F, Sangrà P, Hernández-Guerra A, Marrero-Díaz A, Rodríguez-Santana A, 2012. Eastern boundary drainage of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Ocean Dynamics, 62, 1287-1310.

72. Espino M, Font J, Pelegrí JL, Sánchez-Arcilla A, 2012. Foreword. Scientia Marina 76S1, 9-10.

71. Pelegrí JL, Álvarez-Fanjul E, Espino M, Font J, Parrilla G, Sánchez-Arcilla A. 2012. Crucial times for the Spanish Physical Oceanography community. Scientia Marina 76S1, 11-28.

70. Peña J, Pelegrí JL, Pastor MV, Castellanos P, Emelianov M, Salvador J, Vázquez-Domínguez E. 2012. The continental slope current system between Cape Verde and the Canary Islands. Scientia Marina 76S1, 65-78.

69. San Antolín Plaza MA, Pelegrí JL, Machín FJ, Benítez VM. 2012. Inter-decadal changes in stratification and double diffusion in a transatlantic section along 7.5ºN. Scientia Marina 76S1, 189-207.

68. Emelianov M, Claret M, Fraile-Nuez E, Pastor MV, Laiz I, Salvador J, Pelegrí JL, Turiel A. 2012. Detection of a weak meddy-like anomaly from high-resolution satellite SST maps. Scientia Marina 76S1, 229-234.

67. Mason E, Colas F, Pelegrí JL. 2012. Origin and fate of upwelled waters in the Canary coastal transition zone. Scientia Marina 76S1, 79-94.

66. Claret M, Rodríguez R, Pelegrí JL. 2012. Salinity intrusion and convective mixing in the Atlantic Equatorial Undercurrent. Scientia Marina 76S1, 117-129.

65. Llanillo P, Pelegrí JL, Duarte CM, Emelianov M, Gasser M, Gourrion J, Rodríguez-Santana A. 2012. Meridional changes in water properties along the continental slope off central and northern Chile. Ciencias Marinas, 38 (22), 307-332.

64. Pastor MV, Peña-Izquierdo J, Pelegrí JL, Marrero-Díaz A. 2012. Meridional changes in water properties off NW during November 2007/2008. Ciencias Marinas, 38 (22), 223-244.

63. Mayol E, Ruiz-Halpern S, Duarte CM, Castilla JC, Pelegrí JL. 2012. CO2 and O2-driven compromises to marine life in summer along the Chilean sector of the Humboldt Current System. Biogeosci., 9, 1183-1194, doi:10.5194/bg-9-1183-2012.

62. Aiken CA, Navarrete SA, Pelegrí JL, 2011. Potential changes in larval dispersion and along-shore connectivity in the central Chilean coast due to an altered wind climate. J. Geophys. Res. – Biogeosciences, 116, G04026, doi:10.1029/2011JG001731.

61. Benítez-Barrios VM, Pelegrí JL, Hernández-Guerra A, Lwiza KMM, Gomis D, Vélez-Belchi P, Hernández-León S, 2011. Three-dimensional circulation in the NW Africa coastal transition zone. Progr. Oceanogr., 91, 516-533.

60. Gasser M, Pelegrí JL, Nash J, Peters H, García-Lafuente J, 2011. Topographic steering of the early plunging Mediterranean outflow. Geo-Marine Lett., 31, 301-314.

59. Sangrà P, Gordo C, Hernández-Arencibia M, Marrero-Díaz A, Rodríguez-Santana A, Stegner A, Martínez-Marrero A, Pelegrí JL, Pichon T, 2011. The Bransfield Current System. Deep Sea Res. I, 58, 390-402.

58. Machín F, Pelegrí JL, Fraile-Nuez E, Vélez-Belchi P, López-Laatzen F, Hernández-Guerra A, 2010. Seasonal flow reversals of Intermediate Waters in the Canary Current System east of the Canary Islands. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 40, 1902-1909.

57. Machín F, Herraiz L, Pelegrí JL, Marrero-Díaz A, Font J, Rodríguez-Santana A, 2010.  Inverse modeling of salinity-temperature-depth relationships: Application to the eastern North Atlantic subtropical gyre. J. Mar. Syst., 80, 144-159.

56. Auladell M, Pelegrí JL, García-Olivares A, Kirwan Jr DA, Lipphardt Jr BL, Martín JM, Pascual A, Sangrà P, Zweng M, 2010. Modelling the early evolution of a Loop Current ring, J. Mar. Syst., 80, 160-171.

55. Sallarès V, Biescas B, Dañobeitia JJ, Buffet GG, Carbonell R, Pelegrí JL, 2009. Relative contribution of temperature and salinity to ocean’s acoustic reflectivity. Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L00D06.

54. Buffett GG, Biescas B, Pelegrí JL, Machín F, Sallarès V, Carbonell R, Kläschen D, Hobbs R, 2009. Seismic reflection along the path of the Mediterranean Undercurrent, Cont. Shelf Res., 29, 1848-1860.

53. Mohn C, White M, Bashmachnikov I, Jose F, Pelegrí JL, 2009. Dynamics at an elongated, intermediate depth, seamount in the north Atlantic (Sedlo Seamount, 40º20’N, 27º50’W), Deep-Sea Res. II, 56, 2582–2592.

52. Bashmachnikov I, White M, Mohn C, Martins A, Jose F, Machín F, Pelegrí JL, 2009. Interaction of Mediterranean water eddies with Seadlo and Seine seamounts, subtropical northeast Atlantic, Deep-Sea Res. II, 56, 2593-2605. 

51. Machín F, Pelegrí JL, Emelianov M, Isern-Fontanet J, White M, Bashmachnikov I, Mohn C, 2009. Mass and nutrient fluxes around Sedlo seamount, Deep-Sea Res. II, 56, 2606-2617.

50. Sangrà P, Pascual A, Rodríguez-Santana A, Machín F, Mason E, McWilliams JC, Pelegrí JL, Dong C, Rubio A, Arístegui J, Marrero-Díaz A, Hernández-Guerra A, Martínez-Marrero A, Auladell M, 2009. The Canary Eddy Corridor: a major pathway for long-lived eddies in the North Atlantic. Deep-Sea Res., 56, 2100-2114.

49. Machín, F., and J.L. Pelegrí, 2009. Integral descriptors of the vertical structure of the ocean, J. Oceanogr., 65, 499-510.

48. Machín, F., and J.L. Pelegrí, 2009. Northward penetration of Antarctic Intermediate Water off Northwest Africa, J. Phys. Oceanogr, 39 (3), 512-535.

47. Biescas, B., V. Sallàres, J.L. Pelegrí, F. Machín, R. Carbonell, G. Buffet, J.J. Dañobeitia, and A. Calahorrano, 2008. Imaging meddy finestructure using multichannel seismic reflection data, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L11609.

46. Pastor, M.V, J.L. Pelegrí, A. Hernández-Guerra, J. Font, J. Salat, and M. Emelianov, 2008. Water and nutrient fluxes off northwest Africa, Cont. Shelf Res., 28, 915-936.

45. Pelegrí, J.L., 2008. A physiological approach to oceanic processes and glacial-interglacial changes in atmospheric CO2. Sci. Mar., 72, 185-202.

44. Sangrà, P., M. Auladell, A. Marrero-Díaz, J.L. Pelegrí, E. Fraile-Nuez, A. Rodríguez-Santana, J.M. Martín, E. Mason, and A. Hernández-Guerra, 2007. On the nature of oceanic eddies shed by the Island of Gran Canaria. Deep-Sea Res. I, 54, 687-709.

43. Pelegrí, J.L., Churchill, J., A.D. Kirwan, S.K. Lee, R.E. Munn, and N. Pettigrew, 2006. Gabriel T. Csanady: Understanding the physics of the ocean. Prog. Oceanogr., 70, 91-112.

42. Pelegrí, J.L., A. Marrero-Díaz, and A.W. Ratsimandresy, 2006. Nutrient irrigation of the North Atlantic. Prog. Oceanogr., 70, 366-406.

41. Machín, F., A. Hernández-Guerra, and J.L. Pelegrí, 2006. Mass fluxes in the Canary Basin. Prog. Oceanogr., 70, 416-447.

40. Machín, F., J.L. Pelegrí, I. Laiz, A. Marrero-Díaz, and A.W. Ratsimandresy, 2006. Near-surface circulation in the southern Gulf of Cádiz. Deep-Sea Res. II, 53, 1161.1181.

39. Marrero, A., A. Rodríguez-Santana, F. Machín, and J.L. Pelegrí, 2006. Analytic salinity-temperature relations for the upper-thermocline waters of the eastern North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Sci. Mar., 70, 167-175.

38. Martins, A. M., and J. L. Pelegrí, 2006. CZCS chlorophyll patterns in the South Atlantic Bight during low vertical stratification conditions. Cont. Shelf Res., 26, 429-457.

37. Machín, F., and J. L. Pelegrí, 2006. Effect of the Canary Islands in the blockage and mixing of the North Atlantic eastern water masses. Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L04605.

36. Alemán, J. V., J. L. Pelegrí, and P. Sangrá, 2006. Ocean Rheology. J. Non-Newtonian Fluid Mech., 133, 121-131.

35. Ratsimandresy, A.W., and J.L. Pelegrí, 2005. Vertical alignment of the Gulf Stream. Tellus, 57A, 691-700.

34. Sangrá, P., J. L. Pelegrí, J. Arístegui, I. Arregui, A. Hernández-Guerra, A. Marrero-Díaz, J. M. Martín, A. Martínez, A. W. Ratsimandresy, and A. Rodríguez-Santana, 2005. Life story of an anticyclonic eddy. J. Geophys. Res., 110, C03021, doi:10.1029/2004JC002526.

33. Pelegrí, J. L., J. Arístegui, L. Cana, M. González, A. Hernández-Guerra, S. Hernández-León, A. Marrero-Díaz, M. F. Montero, P. Sangrá, and M. Santana-Casiano, 2005: Coupling between the open ocean and the coastal upwelling region off Northwest Africa: Water recirculation and offshore pumping of organic matter. J. Mar. Syst., 54, 3-37.

32. Pelegrí, J. L., A. Marrero, A. Ratsimandresy, A. Antoranz, J. Cisneros, C. Gordo, D. Grisolía, A. Hernández-Guerra, I. Láiz, A. Martínez, G. Parrilla, P. Pérez-Rodríguez, A. Rodríguez-Santana, and P. Sangrá, 2005: Hydrographic cruises off northwest Africa: The Canary Current and the Cape Ghir region. J. Mar. Syst., 54, 39-63.

31. García-Muñoz, M., A. Antoranz, J. Arístegui, J. L. Pelegrí, and M. Torres, 2005: Phytoplankton distribution and exchange of carbon and nutrients off Cape Ghir (NW Africa), J. Mar. Syst., 54, 83-95.

30. Van Gastel, P., and J. L. Pelegrí, 2004: Estimates of gradient Richardson numbers from vertically smoothed data. Sci. Mar., 68, 459-482.

29. Pelegrí, J.L., M. Auladell, A.W. Ratsimandresy, P. Sangrà, and E. García-Ladona, 2004. Inertial instability of oceanic flows. ERCOFTAC Bull., 60, 22-28.

28. Hernández-Guerra, A., F. Machín, A. Antoranz, J. Cisneros-Aguirre, C. Gordo, A. Marrero-Díaz, A. Martínez, A. W. Ratsimandresy, A. Rodríguez-Santana, P. Sangrà, F. López-Laatzen, G. Parrilla, and J. L. Pelegrí, 2002. Temporal variability of mass transport in the Canary Current. Deep-Sea Res. II, 49, 3415-3426.

27. Lee, S., J. L., Pelegrí, and J. Krolll, 2001. Slope control of boundary currents. J. Phys. Oceanogr., 31, 3349-3360.

26. Rodríguez-Santana, A., J. L. Pelegrí, P. Sangrà, and A. Marrero-Díaz, 2001. Diapycnal mixing in a frontal system forced by an oscillating deformation field. Phys. Chem. Earth B, 26, 293-298.

25. Pelegrí, J. L., I. Alonso, and J. Arístegui, 2001. The ocean, our climate and the earth’s health. Sci. Mar. 65(S1), 3-5.

24. Sangrà, P., G. Basterretxea, J. L. Pelegrí, and J. Arístegui, 2001. Chlorophyll increase due to internal waves on the shelf break of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 89-97.

23. Cisneros-Aguirre, J., J. L Pelegrí, and P. Sangrà, 2001. Experiments on layer formation in stratified shear flow. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 117-126.

22. Gasser, M., J. Salvador, P. Sangrà, and J.L. Pelegrí, 2001. Field validation of a semi-spherical Lagrangian drifter. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 139-143.

21. Antoranz, A., J. L. Pelegrí, and P. Masciángioli, 2001. Tidal currents and mixing in the Lake Maracaibo estuarine system. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 155-166.

20. Hernández-Guerra, A., F. López-Laatzen, F. Machín, D. de Armas, and J. L. Pelegrí, 2001. Water masses, circulation and transport in the eastern boundary current of the North Atlantic subtropical gyre. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 177-186.

19. Láiz, I., P. Sangrà, J. L. Pelegrí, and A. Marrero-Díaz, 2001. Sensitivity of an idealized subtropical gyre to the eastern boundary conditions. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 187-194.

18. Marrero-Díaz, A., J. L. Pelegrí, A. Rodríguez-Santana, and P. Sangrà, 2001. Applicability of T-S algorithms to the Canary Islands region. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 195-204.

17. Pérez-Rodríguez, P., J. L. Pelegrí, and A. Marrero-Díaz, 2001. Dynamical characteristics of the Cape Verde frontal zone. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 241-250.

16. Ratsimandresy, A. W., J. L. Pelegrí, A. Marrero-Díaz, A. Hernández-Guerra, A. Antoranz, and A. Martínez, 2001. Seasonal variability of the upper warmwatersphere in the Canary Basin. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 251-258.

15. Rodríguez-Santana, A., J. L. Pelegrí, P. Sangrà, and A. Marrero-Díaz, 2001. On the relevance of diapycnal mixing for the stability of frontal meanders. Sci. Mar., 65(S1), 259-267.

14. Rodríguez-Santana, A., J.L. Pelegrí, and P. Sangra, 1999. Diapycnal mixing in Gulf Stream meanders. J. Geophys. Res., 104, 25891-25912.

13. Pelegrí, J.L., and P. Sangrà, 1998. A mechanism for layer formation in stratified geophysical flows. J. Geophys. Res., 103, 30679-30693.

12. Pelegrí, J. L., A. Rodríguez-Santana, P. Sangrà, and A. Marrero-Díaz, 1998. Modeling of shear-induced diapycnal mixing in frontal systems. Appl. Scientific Res., 59, 159-175.

11. Pelegrí, J.L., G.T. Csanady, and A. Martins, 1996. The North Atlantic nutrient stream. J. Oceanogr., 52, 275-299.

10. Csanady, G.T., and J.L. Pelegrí, 1995. Vorticity balance of boundary currents. J. Mar. Res., 53, 171-187.

9. Pelegrí, J.L., and G.T. Csanady, 1994. Diapycnal mixing in western boundary currents. J. Geophys. Res., 99, 18275-18304.

8. Pelegrí, J.L., and J.R. Richman, 1994. Corrigendum to “On the role of shear mixing during transient coastal upwelling”, Cont. Shelf Res., 14, 1645-1646.

7. Pelegrí, J.L., and J.R. Richman, 1993. On the role of shear mixing during transient coastal upwelling. Cont. Shelf Res., 13, 1363-1400.

6. Pelegrí, J. L., and G. T. Csanady, 1991. Nutrient transport and mixing in the Gulf Stream. J. Geophys. Res., 96, 2577-2583.

5. Pelegrí, J. L, 1988. Tidal fronts in estuaries. Est. Coastal Shelf Sci., 27, 45-60.

4. Pelegrí, J. L., and P. Masciángioli, 1987. Método analítico para la predicción de mareas en canales. Rev. Técnica Intevep, 7, 59-68.

3. Pelegrí, J. L., and D. Padrón, 1986. Algunas características del regimen de corrientes en la plataforma continental al Norte de la Península de Paria. Bol. Instituto Oceanográfico Venezuela, 26, 35-53.

2. Pelegrí, J. L., and R. Avila, 1986. Las mareas como sistemas cooscilantes en los Golfos de Venezuela y Paria. Rev. Técnica Intevep, 6, 3-15.

1. Cooper, C., G. Febres Ortega, and J. L. Pelegrí, 1981. Numerical simulation of currents generated by hurricanes. Rev. Técnica Intevep, 1, 9-18.

As book chapters, proceeding papers or articles in dissemination journals:

19. Pelegrí JL, Peña-Izquierdo J, 2015. Inorganic nutrients and dissolved oxygen in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Oceanographic and Biological features in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem, IOC-UNESCO Technical Series 115, pp. 133-142 (

18. Pelegrí JL, Peña-Izquierdo J, 2015. Coastal upwelling off North-West Africa. Oceanographic and Biological features in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem, IOC-UNESCO Technical Series 115, pp. 93-103 (

17. Pelegrí JL, Peña-Izquierdo J, 2015. Eastern boundary currents off North-West Africa. Oceanographic and Biological features in the Canary Current Large Marine Ecosystem, IOC-UNESCO Technical Series 115, pp. 81-92 (

16. Grifoll M, Aretxabaleta A, Pelegrí JL, Espino M, 2015. Shifting momentum balance and frictional adjustment observed over the inner-shelf during a strom. Ocean Science Discussions, 12, 897-924,

15. Pelegrí JL, Duró A, 2013. La memoria oceánica del clima. El sistema circulatori d’un planeta viu. Mètode, 77: 36-43. (in Catalan, Spanish and English)

14. Llanillo PJ, Karstensen J, Pelegrí JL, Stramma L, 2012. Physical and biogeochemical forcing of oxygen changes in the tropical eastern South Pacific along 86ºW: 1993 versus 2009. Biogeosciences Discussions 9, 17583-17618, 2012, doi:10.5194/bgd-9-17583-2012.

13. Pelegrí, J.L., R. Olivella, and A. García-Olivares, 2011. A simple metabolic model of glacial-interglacial energy supply to the upper ocean. Earth System Dyn. Disc., 2, 271-313.

12. Mayol, E., S. Ruiz-Halpern, C. M. Duarte, J. C. Castilla, y J. L. Pelegrí, 2010. CO2-driven compromises to marine life along the Chilean coast. Biogeosci. Disc., 7, 8895–8918.

11. Castellanos, P., J. L. Pelegrí, D. Baldwin, W. J. Emery, and A. Hernández-Guerra, 2010. Application of the Maximum Cross-Correlation technique to sequential ocean thermal imagery in the Cape Blanc region. Third Recent Advances in Quantitative Remote Sensing, (ISBN 978-84-370-7952-3), José A. Sobrino (Ed.), Universitat de València, pp. 286-291.

10. Llodrà, J.M., and J.L. Pelegrí, 2006. Quan la mar puja i baixa. Revista NAT, 23, 28-30.

9. Pelegrí, J.L. 2005. Les artèries de Gaia. Omnis Cellula, 8, 11-17.

8. Pelegrí, J. L., A. Antoranz, C. Gordo, A. Hernández-Guerra, A. Martínez, and P. Sangrà, 2000. Mechanisms of water exchange at the shelf edge of oceanic islands. In Environmental Coastal Regions III, pp. 353-362, eds. G. R. Rodríguez, C. A. Brebbia, and E. Pérez-Martell, WIT Press.

7. Pelegrí, J.L., P. Sangra, and A. Hernandez-Guerra, 1997. Heat gain in the eastern North Atlantic Subtropical Gyre. In The Mathematics of Models for Climatology and Environment, pp. 419-436, NATO ASI Series, Vol. I 48, ed. J.I. Diaz, Springer-Verlag.

6. Pelegrí, J. L., 1997. El entorno marino en el área de Canarias. In Ecosistemas insulares canarios, Usos y Aprovechamientos en el Territorio. Gobierno de Canarias, 139-146.

5. Martínez, J., D. Casas, J. L. Pelegrí, P. Sangrá, and A. Martínez, 1995. Metodología verificada en el estudio de dunas litorales. In Memorias de las III Jornadas Españolas de Costas y Puertos, 667-688, Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Valencia, Spain.

4. Pelegrí, J. L., 1986. Numerical simulation of coastal upwelling. In Aplicaciones del Método de los Elementos Finitos en Ingeniería, B85-B100, Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.

3. Villoria, C., J. L. Pelegrí, and P. Masciángioli, 1986. Operational experiences and innovations in the Venezuelan oil indrustry oceanographic and meteorological data gathering program. In Proceedings of the Marine Data Systems International Symposium, 232-238, New Orleans, USA.

2. Pelegrí, J. L., and G. Febres, 1985. Modelo Lagrangiano de la circulación de las aguas superficiales en el Sistema de Maracaibo y su aplicación en la predicción de trayectorias de derrames. In Actas del I Seminario Regional para la conservación del Lago de Maracaibo y su Cuenca Hidrográfica, 29 pp., Maracaibo, Venezuela.

1. Pelegrí, J. L., and P. Masciángioli, 1985. Aplicación al Estrecho de Maracaibo de una solución analítica de las ecuaciones de la marea. In Actas de las II Jornadas Nacionales de Hidrología, Meteorología y Climatología (Venezuela), 22 p., Caracas, Venezuela.


5. Pelegrí JL, Vaqué D., 2016. Editor, special issue of Scientia Marina: “Planet Ocean”, Vol. 80S1.

4. Espino M, Font J, Pelegrí JL, Sánchez-Arcilla A, 2012. Editor, special issue of Scientia Marina: “Advances in Spanish Physical Oceanography”, Vol. 76S1, 276 pp.

3. Gil Coto M, Pelegrí JL, Rosón G, 2012. Editor, special issue of Ciencias Marinas: “Descriptive Oceanography with Tracers in the Coastal and Deep Oceans (Fernando Fraga: A living commitment to oceanography)”, Vol. 38 (1B), pp. 143-332.

2. Churchill JH, Kirwan D, Lee SK, Pelegrí JL, Pettigrew NR, 2006. Editor, special issue of Progress in Oceanography: “Gabriel T. Csanady: Understanding the Physics of the Ocean”, Vol. 70 (2-4), 419 pp.

1. Pelegrí JL, Alonso I, Arístegui J, 2001. Editor, special issue of Scientia Marina: “An Interdisciplinary View of the Ocean”, Vol. 65 (S1), 304 pp.

Recent projects as PI

Some recent projects I am currently leading or have led are the following:

"Retroflexiones de frontera oeste: Conectando los transportes latitudinales y las recirculaciones en el Océano Atlántico (VA-DE-RETRO)", ref. no. CTM2014-56987-P, financed by the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad, January 2015 to December 2017.

"Memoria Oceánica del Clima: mecanismos y rutas de formación de aguas superficiales en el Atlántico ecuatorial (MOC2)", ref. no. CTM2008-06438-C02-01, financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from January 2009 to December 2011.

"Ruta y transformación inicial del agua mediterránea al Oeste del Estrecho de Gibraltar (MEDOUT-2010)", ref. no. A/023511/09, financed by the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo from January 2011 to July 2011.

"Fisiología Oceánica: una aproximación fisiológica al estudio del Cambio Climático natural y antropogénico en el Sistema Terrestre (FISIOCEAN)", ref. no. PIF08-006-1, financed by the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas from September 2008 to August 2010.

"Corriente de afloramiento del noroeste africano (CANOA)", ref. no. CTM2005-00444/MAR, financed by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación from October 2005 to December 2009.