Ryan M. McCabe

Research Scientist

Ryan holding a fishPhD, Physical Oceanography, University of Washington 2008
MS, Physical Oceanography, University of Washington 2004
BS, Physics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2000

E-mail: rmccabe@ocean.washington.edu
Office: Wallace Hall 145
Phone: 206-685-0599

Research Interests

  • Coastal oceanography and observations
  • Shelf dynamics, upwelling, and coastal exchange
  • Buoyant flows
  • Flow interactions with topography
  • Coral reefs
  • Physical controls on biogeochemistry

Selected Publications

McCabe, R. M., B. M. Hickey, E. P. Dever, and P. MacCready (2014), Seasonal cross-shelf flow structure and the along-shelf pressure gradient in the northern California Current System, J. Phys. Oceanogr., submitted.

McCabe, R. M., P. Estrade, J. H. Middleton, W. K. Melville, M. Roughan, and L. Lenain (2010), Temperature variability in a shallow, tidally-isolated coral reef lagoon, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C12011, doi:10.1029/2009JC006023.

McCabe, R. M., P. MacCready, and B. M. Hickey (2009), Ebb-tide dynamics and spreading of a large river plume, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 39, 2839–2856, doi:10.1175/2009JPO4061.1.

Hickey, B., R. McCabe, S. Geier, E. Dever, and N. Kachel (2009), Three interacting freshwater plumes in the northern California Current System, J. Geophys. Res., 114, C00B03, doi:10.1029/2008JC004907.

McCabe, R. M., B. M. Hickey, and P. MacCready (2008), Observational estimates of entrainment and vertical salt flux in the interior of a spreading river plume, J. Geophys. Res., 113, C08027, doi:10.1029/2007JC004361.

McCabe, R. M., P. MacCready, and G. Pawlak (2006), Form drag due to flow separation at a headland, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 36, 2136–2152, doi:10.1175/JPO2966.1.