My interests are focused on analysis of advective mechanisms at work in the Monterey Bay and their impact on chlorophyll concentrations experienced at the coast line. Specifically I am seeking to understand what forces govern the amount of phytoplankton supplied to coastal ecosystems (within 1 km of the shoreline). My work relies upon public data (NOAA and CenCOOS) as well as scripting my analysis in Matlab.
I plan to transition my analyses to the Python programming language and automate data collection and analysis. I enjoy developing interactive data visualizations like the one found here and hope to continue this work after my thesis is complete.