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Research Associate (Postdoc)
coastal sediment transport
shoaling internal waves
I am interested in understanding the mechanisms that control circulation and transport in the coastal ocean. The coastal ocean includes the inner-shelf, nearshore, surfzone, and estuaries - all of which are controlled by different dynamics. My research focuses on understanding how these regions are connected. This involves understanding the different important spatial and temporal scales and identifying the relative contributions of winds, waves (surface and internal), tides, river discharge, and subtidal circulation patterns.
B.A. Spanish, Loyola Marymount University, 2011
B.S. Chemistry, Loyola Marymount University, 2011
Ph.D. Physical Oceanography, Rutgers University, 2016
Jim Lerczak and Jack Barth
McSweeney, J.M., J.A. Lerczak, J.A. Barth, J. Becherer, J.A. Colosi, J.A. MacKinnon, J.H. MacMahan, J.N. Moum, S.D. Pierce, and A.F. Waterhouse, Observations of Shoaling Nonlinear Internal Bores Across the Central California Inner Shelf. J. Phys. Oceanogr., doi:10.1175/JPO-D-19-0125.1
McSweeney, J. M., R. J. Chant, J. L. Wilkin, and C. K. Sommerfield, Suspended-sediment Impacts on Light-Limited Productivity in the Delaware Estuary, Estuaries and Coasts (2016), doi:10.1007/s12237-016-0200-3
McSweeney, J. M., R. J. Chant, and C. K. Sommerfield (2016), Lateral variability of sediment transport in the Delaware Estuary, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 725–744, doi:10.1002/ 2015JC010974.
McCallum, J. E. B., Huston, G., McSweeney, J. M., Rucker, B., 2010. Synthesis of Lipophilic N9-Benzylguanine Derivatives. Synlett, 19, 2871–2874.