Here are links to my Google Scholar and Researchgate

In prep

du Plessis et al. Observations of the summer mixed layer response to buoyancy forcing across three zonal regimes in the Atlantic Southern Ocean


Queste, B. Y., du Plessis M.D. et al., 2020: Southern Ocean [in “State of the Climate in 2019”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 101 (8), S307–S309 (link)

Swart, S., du Plessis, M.D. et al., 2020. Submesoscale fronts in the Antarctic marginal ice zone and their response to wind forcingGeophysical Research Letters47(6) (link)


du Plessis, M, et al. Southern ocean seasonal restratification delayed by submesoscale wind–front interactions. 2019. Journal of Physical Oceanography 49.4 (2019): 1035-1053. (link)

Gregor, L., du Plessis, M., et al. GliderTools: A Python toolbox for processing underwater glider data. 2019. Frontiers in Marine Science 6 (2019): 738.

Swart, S, du Plessis M., et al. Constraining Southern Ocean air-sea-ice fluxes. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 421.


Dike, V.N., du Plessis, M., et al. Obstacles facing Africa’s young climate scientists. Nature Climate Change 8 (6), 447.


du Plessis, M., Swart, S., Ansorge, I.J., Mahadevan A. Submesoscale processes accelerate seasonal restratification in the Subantarctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 122 (4), 2960-2975.

Morris, T., du Plessis, M., et al. The importance of monitoring the Greater Agulhas Current and its inter-ocean exchanges using large mooring arrays. South African Journal of Science 113 (7-8), 1-7.


Fraser, C., Kay, G. M., du Plessis, M. D., & Ryan, P. G. (2016). Breaking down the barrier: dispersal across the Antarctic Polar Front (link)

Ansorge, I.J., du Plessis, M., et al. SEAmester-South Africa’s first class afloat. South African Journal of Science. 112 (9-10), 1-4.