My research is focused on the physical oceanography of boundary, coastal, and equatorial current systems. Particular foci of my research are dynamics and variability in western boundary currents, shelf-deep ocean exchange, regional oceanic response to transient events, and equatorial dynamics.
Long-duration, high-resolution observations collected with autonomous underwater gliders have been key to my investigations, and I continue to further the development and application of observing platforms and sensors. I primarily use the Spray glider (photo below), which was developed jointly at WHOI and Scripps, but also have experience with the Webb Slocum glider. In addition to hydrographic measurements, I routinely measure currents using glider-mounted acoustic Doppler current profilers.