Dr. Dutkiewicz works on elucidating the role of biological activity on the distribution of carbon within the oceans. Her current research aims to improve the representation of air-sea interactions and biogeochemical cycling in the MIT ocean general circulation model (GCM). She is involved in collaborative projects with the MIT Climate Modeling Initiative and The Darwin Project, among others. Her research centers on the cycling of carbon by both the "solubility pump" and "biological pump" in the 3D ocean models. She models the movement of the surface water through sinking and advection that redistributes the carbon concentrations in the ocean, and where biological activity fluxes carbon from the surface waters to the deep ocean.
Dutkiewicz, S., B.A. Ward, F.M. Monteiro, and M.J. Follows , 2012: Interconnection of nitrogen fixers and iron in the Pacific Ocean: Theory and numerical simulations, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB1012
Plattner, G.-K, R. Knutti, F. Joos, T.F. Stocker, W. von Bloh, V. Brovkin, D. Cameron, E. Driesschaert, S. Dutkiewicz, E. Eby, N Edwards, T. Fichefet, J. Hargreaves, C. Jones, M. Loutre, H. Matthews, A. Mouchet, S. Müller, S. Nawrath A. Price, A. Sokolov, 2008: Long-term climate commitments projected with climate-carbon cycle models, Journal of Climate, 21(12): 2721-2751
Friis, K., R.G. Najjar, M.J. Follows, S. Dutkiewicz, A. Kortzinger, and K.M. Johnson, 2007: Dissolution of calcium carbonate: Observations and model results in the North Atlantic, Biogeosciences, 4: 205-213
Verdy, A., S. Dutkiewicz, M.J. Follows, J. Marshall and A. Czaja, 2007: Carbon dioxide and oxygen fluxes in the Southern Ocean: Mechanisms for interannual variability, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 21, GB2020
Dutkiewicz, S., A. Sokolov, J. Scott and P. Stone, 2005: A Three-Dimensional Ocean-Seaice-Carbon Cycle Model and its Coupling to a Two-Dimensional Atmospheric Model: Uses in Climate Change Studies, Joint Program Report 122, May, 47 pages
Sokolov, A.P., C.A. Schlosser, S. Dutkiewicz, S. Paltsev, D.W. Kicklighter, H.D. Jacoby, R.G. Prinn, C.E. Forest, J.M. Reilly, C. Wang, B. Felzer, M.C. Sarofim, J. Scott, P.H. Stone, J.M. Melillo and J. Cohen, 2005: The MIT Integrated Global System Model (IGSM) Version 2: Model Description and Baseline Evaluation, Joint Program Report 124, 2005, 40 pages