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Dr Nataliya Stashchuk

School of Marine Science and Engineering (Faculty of Science & Environment)

Research interests

I focus my research studies designed to understand behaviour of nonlinear waves, internal waves, hydrodynamic instabilities and mixing. My research is very numerically oriented and theoretical in nature. High resolution numerical simulations, using a fully-nonlinear, nonhydrostatic numerical model, are being done to study a variety of processes related to internal waves. These include such things as wave generation by tidal flow of topographic features such as bank edges and sills, the evolution of shoaling solitary waves and tidal flow over a sill. Mathematical models, such as those based on weakly-nonlinear theory, are also used to study problems related to internal solitary waves. This provides a framework for interpreting and understanding the results of numerical simulations.

Grants & contracts


Researcher - NERC grant NE/K013262 CONNECTIVITY (Influence of population connectivity on depth-dependent diversity of deep-sea benthic biota) &574000, 2016-2018

Co-Investigator  - NERC grant NE/I030232/1 FASTNEt (Fluxes accross the sloping topography) £595000, 2011-2015 

Co-Investigator NERC grant NE/F012403/1 (Modelling of the Wyville Thomson Ridge Overflow) 2008-2011, Partners SAMS, Dundee, UK, £171000

o   Co-Investigator - NERC grant NE/E010214/1 (Non-traditional baroclinic wave effects in the Strait of Gibraltar) 2008-2009, Partners University of Malaga, Spain, £57600

o   Co-Investigator - NERC grant NE/E01030X/1 (A new mechanism for generation of internal waves) £56960 2007-2008

o   Co-Investigator - NERC grant NE/D007968/1 (Boiling water in the Strait of Gibraltar) £55600, 2006-2007 Partners University of Cadiz, Spain

Creative practice & artistic projects

I)                 Books

·                             Vlasenko, V., Stashchuk, N. and K. Hutter (2005) Baroclinic Tides: Theoretical Modeling and Observational Evidence. Cambridge University Press. 371 pp.

·                             Cherkesov, L.V., V.I. Vlasenko, N.M. Stashchuk, A.M. Suvorov and V.V. Fomin (1992) Hydrodynamics of Marine Waves.  Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 164 pp.

·                             Bukatov, A.E., V.I. Vlasenko, N.M. Stashchuk, A.M. Suvorov, A.N. Tananaev, V.V. Fomin, L.V. Cherkesov, R.A. Yaroshenya (1989)  Surface and Internal Gravitational Waves in the Ocean. Kiev: Naukova Dumka, 144 pp.


II)                Chapters in books

                           Eremeev V.N., N.M. Stashchuk, V.I. Vlasenko, V.A. Ivanov and O. Uslu (1999) Some Aspects of the Water Exchange through the Dardanelles Strait. In:  The East Mediterranean as a Laboratory Basin for the Assessment of Contrasting Ecosystem, Kluwer Acad. Publ.: 301-312. Editors P Malanotte-Rizzoli, VN Eremeev 
                        Vlasenko V.I., N.M. Stashchuk, V.A. Ivanov, E.G. Nikolaenko, O. Uslu, and H. Benli (1996) influence of the water exchange through the Dardanelles on the thermohaline structure of the Aegean Sea. In.: Bulletin de l'Institut oceanographie, Monaco, n 17 (CIESM Science Series n 2): 147-165.

III)                Full papers in refereed journals

Vlasenko, V., and N. Stashchuk (2015) Internal tides near the Celtic Sea shelf break: A new look at a well known problem. Deep-Sea Research I, 103, 24-36.

Stashchuk, N., V. Vlasenko, M. Inall, and D. Aleynik (2014) Horizontal dispersion in the shelf seas: high resolution modelling as an aid to sparse sampling. Progress in Oceanography, V 128, 74-87.

Vlasenko, V., N. Stashchuk, M.E. Inall, and J. Hopkins (2014) Tidal energy conversion in a global hot spot: on the 3D dynamics of baroclinic tides at the Celtic Sea shelf break. Journal of Geophysical Research, V 119, DOI: 10.1002/201/C009708.

Cuthbertson, A., P.A. Davies, N. Stashchuk, and V. Vlasenko (2014) Model studies of dense water overflow in the Faroese Channels. Ocean Dynamics, V64, 273-292, DOI: 10.1007/s10236-013-0685-2.

Vlasenko, V., N. Stashchuk, M. E. Inall, and M.C. Palmer (2013) Generation of barooclinic tides over an isolated underwater bank. Journal of Geophysical Research, 118, 1-14, DOI: 10.1002/jgrc.2034

Vlasenko, V., N. Stashchuk, R. McEwan (2013) High-resolution modelling of large-scale river plume. Ocean Dynamics, DOI:10.1007/s10236-013-0653. 

C. Guo, V. Vlasenko, W. Alpers, N. Stashchuk and X. Chen (2012) Evidence of short internal waves trailing internal solitary waves in the northern South China Sea from syntetic aperture radar observations. Remote Sensing of Environment, 124, 542-550.

V. Vlasenko, C. Guo and N. Stashchuk (2012) On the mechanism of A-type and B-type internal solitary wave generation in the northern South China Sea, Deep-Sea Research I, 69, 100-112. 

C. Guo, X. Chen, V. Vlasenko and N. Stashchuk (2011) Numerical investigation of internal solitary waves from the Luzon Strait: generation process, mechanism and three-dimensional effects. Ocean Modelling, 38, 203-216. 

N. Stashchuk, V. Vlasenko and T. Sherwin (2011) Numerical investigation of deep water circulation in the Faroese Channels. Deep-Sea Research I, 58, 787-799. 

V. Vlasenko, N. Stashchuk, C. Guo and X. Chen (2010) Multimodal structure of baroclinic tides in the South China Sea. NonLinear Process in Geophysics, 17, 529-543.

N. Stashchuk, V. Vlasenko and T.J. Sherwin (2010) Modelling of the gravity current in the area of the Cirolana Deep. Deep-Sea Reserach I ,57 1153-1162.

  V. Vlasenko, J.C. Sanchez Garrido, N. Stashchuk, J. G. Lafuente and M. Losada (2009) Three-dimensional evolution of large-amplitude internal waves in the Strait of Gibraltar. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39(9), 2230-2246.

 N. Stashchuk and V.Vlasenko (2008) Generation of internal waves by a supercritical stratified plume. Journal of Geophysical Research, V113, doi:10.1029/2008JC004851

Vlasenko V. and N. Stashchuk (2007) Three-dimensional evolution of large amplitude internal waves. Journal of Geophysical Research, V112, doi:10.1029/2007JC004107.

  Stashchuk, N, and V. Vlasenko (2007) Numerical modelling of stratified tidal flow over a fjord sill. Ocean Dynamics, V57, 325-338, doi:10.1007/s10236-007-0112-7.

Stashchuk N.,  M. Inall, and V. Vlasenko (2007) Analysis of Supercritical stratified tidal flow in a Scottish fjord. Journal of Physical Oceanography 37(7), 1783-1810.

Vlasenko V. and N. Stashchuk (2006) Amplification and suppression of internal waves by tides over variable bottom topography. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 36(10), 1959-1973.

Vazquez, N. Stashchuk, V. Vlasenko, M. Bruno, A. Izquierdo, P. C. Gallacher (2006). Evidence of multimodal structure of the baroclinic tide in the Strait of Gibraltar. Geophysical Research Letters, 33(17) L17605 10.1029/2006GL026806.

 Stashchuk N., V. Vlasenko and K. Hutter (2005) Numerical modelling of disintegration of basin-scale internal waves in a tank filled with stratified water. Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics. 12, 955-964.

 Stashchuk N.  and V. Vlasenko (2005) Topographic Generation of internal waves by nonlinear superposition of tidal harmonics. Deep-Sea Research I, 52, 605-620.

 Stashchuk N. and K. Hutter. (2003) Modelling of the gravity current  flowing from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea. Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics , 27: 1-24.

   Vlasenko V., N. Stashchuk, K. Hutter and K. Sabinin (2003) Nonlinear internal waves of tidal periods at critical latitudes. Deep-Sea Research I , 50: 317-338.

Sherwin T.J., V.I. Vlasenko, N. Stashchuk, D.R. Gus Jeans and B. Jones (2002) Along-slope generation as an explanation for some unusually large internal tides. Deep-Sea Research I, 49: 1787-1799.

Vlasenko V., N. Stashchuk and K. Hutter (2002) Water Exchange in Fjords Induced by Tidally Generated Internal Lee Waves. Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 35: 63-89.

 Vlasenko V., N. Stashchuk , V. Ivanov, A. Romanov and Yu. Vnukov (2002) A Study of the Influence of Coastal Upwelling on the Dynamics of Oxygen and Hydrogen Sulphate in the Shelf Region of the Black Sea. Oceanology, 42(3):1-8.

Stashchuk N. and K. Hutter. (2001) Modelling of Water Exchange through the Strait of the Dardanelles. Continental Shelf Research, 21: 1361-1382.

 Stashchuk N.M. and V.I. Vlasenko (1998) Influence of the Coastal Upwelling on the Dynamics of the Upper Boundary of the Hydrogen Sulfide Zone  off the Southern Crimea. Oceanology, 38(6): 766-773.

Vlasenko V.I., V.A. Ivanov and N.M. Stashchuk (1996) The Generation of quasi-inertial oscillations during upwelling off the Southern coast of Crimea. Oceanology, 36(1): 38-45.

Ivanov V.A., N.M. Stashchuk and T.V. Khmara (1996) Investigation of the development of hydrodynamic instability of currents in the North Western Black Sea. Physical Oceanography, 6(6): 411-420.

 Ivanov V.A., N.M. Stashchuk and T.V. Khmara (1995) Investigation of currents instability in the Bosporus Strait. Physical Oceanography, 7(5): 331-338.

 Vlasenko V.I., V.A. Ivanov and N.M. Stashchuk (1994) Study of the influence of seiche oscillations on the oxygen and hydrogen sulphide co-existence zone over the Black Sea shelf. Oceanology, 3(6): 750-754.

 Stashchuk N.M. and L.V. Cherkesov (1991) Generation of internal waves resulting from the interaction of barotropic tide with a horizontally-inhomogeneous density field and bottom topography. Physical Oceanography, 2(2):79-88.

 Vlasenko V.I. and N.M. Stashchuk (1991) On the use of a two-layer fluid stratification model in studies of topographically-generated baroclinic tides. Physical Oceanography, 2(4): 263-268.

 Stashchuk N.M. (1990) Internal tide simulation in the Countercurrent frontal zone of the North-Western part of the Tropical Atlantic. Oceanology, 30(2) :204-210.


IV)                Refereed Conference Contribution

·                             Stashchuk N., Vlasenko V. and K. Hutter (2005) Direct numerical simulations of baroclinic wave processes in stratified tank (with application to lake dynamics). Proceedings of 9-th Workshop on “Physical Processes in Natural Waters”, Lancaster, United Kingdom, 4-6 September 2005, pp. 99-106.

·                             Vlasenko V.I.,  N.M. Stashchuk, A.S. Kuznnetsov,  V.A.Ivanov, O.Uslu and E.Sayin (1998) Some aspects of baroclinic wave motions in the Izmir Bay and their connection with Aegean sea dynamics. In: Proceedings of XXXV Congress of CIESM. Dubrovnik, 1-5 June 1998 : 208-209.

·                              Stashchuk N.M., V.I. Vlasenko and V.A. Ivanov (1998) Modelling of the near-coastal upwelling in the shelf zone of the Crimea and its influence on dynamics of the oxygen-hydrogen. Ibid, 120-121.

·                             Paka V.T., V.I. Vlasenko, N.M. Stashchuk and N.N. Golenko (1998) Investigations of some peculiarities of the hydrophysical fields formation in the Gotland Deep of the Baltic Sea in winter. In: Oceanic Fronts and Related Phenomena (W.R. UNESCO), 159: 398-404.

·                             Paka V.T., N.M. Stashchuk, V.I. Vlasenko and  N.N. Golenko (1998) Peculiarities of the thermohaline water formation in the Stolpe Channel of the Baltic Sea.. Ibid, 392-398.


V)                Other publications

 Stashchuk N. M. (1990) Generation of internal waves in horizontally ingomogeneous ocean. Sevastopol, 20 pp. (autoreferat)

Vlasenko, V.I., and N.M. Stashchuk (1988). Generation of baroclinic tides over oceanic ridge in the two-layers and continuously stratified oceans. Printed in VINITI, Moscow, 20p.preprint