Darren McKee

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Doney)

I am a physical oceanographer interested in processes at intraseasonal time scales and their roles in shaping primary productivity.  Currently, I am studying variability in the evolution and vertical structure of phytoplankton and biomass at straining regions between mesoscale eddies using biogeochemical Argo floats, remotely sensed data, and Community Earth System Model simulations.  These are regions where balances break down and ageostrophic, submesoscale processes with strong vertical velocities become important.  For my graduate work, I studied continental shelf dynamics along the western Antarctic Peninsula with implications for shelf-slope exchange and biophysical interactions at submarine canyon heads, and I still maintain interests in these areas.  

Publications

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