Sean Haney

Postdoctoral Researcher

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Surface wave/internal wave interactions Submesoscale instabilities in the Bay of Bengal Surface wave modified submesoscale instabilities Stokes Drift and Shear Instabilities in Fronts Hurricane Wake Restratification

Office: Keck OAR 254

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I am a postdoctoral researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography working with Prof. William Young. We are working on the emission of internal waves by surface wave groups. I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder under the supervision of Prof. Baylor Fox-Kemper. We worked on the restratification and mixing processes in the ocean surface boundary layer.

My research focus is on ocean dynamics and turbulence. I use geophysical fluid dynamics theory and numerical simulations to solve for oceanic flows in idealized settings. Recently, in colloaboration with Prof. Jennifer MacKinnon, I have been combining theory, modeling, and observations to analyze observations of strong, salt stratified fronts from the Bay of Bengal.