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Publicaciones arbitradas – Peer-reviewed articles

1.     Zavala Sansón, L., P. Pérez-Brunius and J. Sheinbaum, 2017.

Surface relative dispersion in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico.  
J, Phys. Oceanogr., 47(2), 387-403. pdf


2.     Zavala Sansón, L., P. Pérez-Brunius and J. Sheinbaum, 2017.

Point source dispersion of surface drifters in the southern Gulf of Mexico.  
Environ. Res. Lett. 12, 024006. pdf


3.     Zavala Sansón, L., 2015.
Surface dispersion in the Gulf of California. 
Progress in Oceanography, 137, A, 24-37. pdf


4.     González Vera, A. S., Zavala Sansón, L., 2015. 

The evolution of a continuously forced shear flow in a closed rectangular. 

Phys. Fluids, 27, 034106.  pdf


5.     Flores Vidal, X., R. Durazo, L. Zavala Sansón, P. Flament, C. Chavanne, F. J. Ocampo Torres, C. Reyes, 2014.

Evidence of inertially generated coastal trapped waves in the Eastern Tropical Pacific.

J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 119, 3121-3133. pdf


6.     Cruz Gómez, R. C., L. Zavala Sansón, y M. A. Pinilla, 2013. 

Generation of isolated vortices in a rotating fluid by means of an electromagnetics method. 

Exp. Fluids, 54(8): 1582.  pdf


7.     Andrade Canto, F., J. Sheinbaum Pardo y L. Zavala Sansón, 2013. 

A Lagrangian approach to the loop currrent eddy separation. 

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 20(1): 85-96.  pdf


8.     Tenreiro Costa, M., R. R. Trieling , L. Zavala Sansón, y G. J. F. van Heijst,  2013. 

Preferential states of rotating turbulent flows in a square container with a step topography. 

Phys. Fluids, 25, 015109.  pdf


9.     Zavala Sansón, L., A. Barbosa Aguiar and G. J. F. van Heijst,  2012.

Horizontal and vertical motions of barotropic vortices over a submarine mountain.

J. Fluid Mech., 695, 173-198.  pdf


10.  Zavala Sansón, L. 2012. 
Simple models of coastal-trapped waves based on the shape of the bottom  topography.

J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 420-429.  pdf


11.  Zavala Sansón, L., 2010.
Solutions of barotropic waves around seamounts.  
J. Fluid Mech., 661, 32-44.  pdf


12.  Tenreiro, M., Zavala Sansón, L., G. J. F. van Heijst and R. R. Trieling,  2010. 
Experiments and simulations on self-organization of confined quasi-two-dimensional turbulent flows with discontinuous topography.  
Phys. Fluids, 22, 025101.  pdf


13.  Zavala Sansón, L., A. Gonzalez-Villanueva and L. M. Flores,  2010. 
Evolution and decay of a rotating flow over random topography.  
J. Fluid Mech., 642, 159-180.  pdf


14.  Zavala Sansón, L. and A. Provenzale,  2009. 
The effects of abrupt topography on plankton dynamics.
. Popul. Biol., 76, 258-267.  pdf


15.  Zavala Sansón, L. and J. Sheinbaum,  2008. 
Elementary properties of the enstrophy and strain fields in confined two-dimensional flows.  
Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 27, 54-61.  pdf


16.  Zavala Sansón, L. 2007. 
The long-time decay of rotating homogeneous flows over variable topography. 
Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 44, 29-50.  pdf


17.  Tenreiro, M., Zavala Sansón, L. and G. J. F. van Heijst,  2006. 
Interaction of dipolar vortices with a step-like topography. 
Phys. Fluids, 18, 056603.  pdf


18.  Zavala Sansón, L.,  R. Serravall, G. F. Carnevale and  G. J. F. van Heijst,  2005. 
Experiments and simulations on coastal flows in presence of a topographic slope. 
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 35, 2204-2218. 


19.   Zavala Sansón, L. 2004
The mechanical influence of continental topography on the trajectories of tropical cyclones 
near the west coast of México. 
Atmósfera, 17, 151-170.  


20.  Zavala Sansón, L. 2003
The two-dimensional character of spin-up in a rectangular container. 
Phys. Fluids, 15, 1811-1814.   pdf


21.  Zavala Sansón, L. 2002
Vortex-ridge interaction in a rotating fluid. 
Dyn. Atmos. Oceans, 35, 299-325. 


22.  Zavala Sansón, L.,  and G. J. F. van Heijst,  2002. 
Ekman effects in a rotating fluid over bottom topography. 
J. Fluid Mech., 471, 239-256.   


23.  Zavala Sansón, L. 2001
The asymmetric Ekman decay of cyclonic and anticyclonic vortices. 
Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids, 20, 541-556.  pdf


24.  Zavala Sansón, L., G. J. F. van Heijst y N. A. Backx, 2001. 
Ekman decay of a dipolar vortex in a rotating fluid. 
Phys. Fluids, 13, 440-451.   


25.  Zavala Sansón, L., and G. J. F. van Heijst, 2000. 
Interaction of barotropic vortices with coastal topographies: laboratory 
experiments and numerical simulations. 
J. Phys. Oceanogr., 30, 2141-2162.  


26.  Zavala Sansón, L., and G. J. F. van Heijst, 2000. 
Nonlinear Ekman effects in rotating barotropic flows. 
J. Fluid Mech., 412, 75-91.  


27.  Zavala Sansón, L., G. J. F. van Heijst and J. J. J. Doorschot, 1999. 
Reflection of barotropic vortices from a step-like topography. 
Il Nuovo Cimento C,  22, 909-929.  


28.  Zavala Sansón, L., G. J. F. van Heijst and F. J. J. Janssen, 1999. 
Experiments on barotropic vortex-wall interaction on a topographic beta plane. 
J. Geophys. Res., 104, 10917-10932.  


29.  Zavala Sansón, L., F. Graef, and E. G. Pavía, 1998. 
Collision of anticyclonic, lens-like eddies with a meridional western boundary. 
J. Geophys. Res.,103, 24881-24890.  pdf



Capítulos de libro arbitrados– Book chapters (peer-reviewed)


1.     Zavala Sansón, L., y G. J. F. van Heijst, 2014.

Laboratory experiments on flows over bottom topography.

Modelling Atmospheric and Oceanic flows: insights from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations.

Editores: T. von Larcher y P. Williams. Editorial Wiley. pdf


2.     Zavala Sansón, L. 2010
Solutions of continental shelf waves based on the shape of the bottom  topography
The Ocean,The Wine and The Valley: The Lives of Antoine Badan
Chapter 2, p. 103-130. 
Editors: E. Pavía, J. Sheinbaum, J. Candela. CICESE, Ensenada, México.  


Publicaciones sin arbitraje estricto (divulgación, resúmenes en extenso)


1.     González-Villanueva, L. Zavala Sansón 2015.

Tree-like branching networks and allo- metric laws.

Int. J. Complex Systems in Science, 5(1), 3741. pdf


2.     Zavala Sansón, L., A. C. Barbosa Aguiar, 2012.

Dipolar Vortex in a Rotating System. Galería de fluidos. J. Klapp et al. (eds.), Springer

Experimental and Theoretical Advances in Fluid Dynamics, Environmental Science and Engineering, Part 7, 501-502.


3.     Zavala Sansón, L.,  2002. 
Experimentos con remolinos en dos dimensiones. 
Bol. Soc. Mex. Fis., 16, 57-63.


4.     Zavala Sansón, L.,  2002. 
Vórtices hasta en la sopa. 
Bajo el Sol, Museo Sol del Niño, 2, 6, 6-7.  




Tesis de doctorado -- PhD Thesis


Zavala Sansón, L., 2000. The effects of topography on rotating barotropic flows. 
Tesis de doctorado, Universidad Tecnológica de Eindhoven, Países Bajos. 
Copias disponibles  (
lzavala@cicese.mx)    pdf

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