Welcome to the McSweeney lab website

We are a group of coastal physical oceanographers interested in the interconnected dynamics driving transport within and between coastal subregions, including the inner shelf, nearshore, and estuaries. Research topics we study include:

  1. dynamics of shoaling internal waves and their contribution to cross-shelf transport
  2. estuarine and coastal sediment transport
  3. evolution of buoyant coastal plumes
  4. spatiotemporal variability of stratification in coastal subregions.

Our lab specializes in the collection of new observations locally and globally through mooring operations, shipboard surveys, and a growing glider program.  

If you are interested in joining our lab, please email Jack McSweeney to discuss the current opportunities!