Marine heat waves in midlatitude regions
(2018–2022) This project is funded by the NASA Ocean Vector Winds Science Team. Using satellite swath ocean vector winds and reanalysis products, we are investigating how regional wind patterns modify large-scale marine heat waves.
Climate variability in the northern California Current
(2017–2020) This project is funded by the NOAA Climate Observations and Monitoring Program. We are using long-term physical and ecological ocean observations from the Newport Hydrographic Line to develop new indices of climate variability and to better understand physical-biological interactions on the shelf.
Water temperature in estuaries
(2020–2024) This project is funded by the National Science Foundation Physical Oceanography program. We are using existing long time series observations from multiple estuaries across the United States to understand the dynamics that control estuarine water temperatures on time scales of days to years.