Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

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Jacqueline (Jack) McSweeney

Research Associate (Postdoc)
Discipline: Physics of Oceans and Atmospheres
Office: Burt 436
Phone: 541-737-6840
Email: jmcsweeney@ceoas.oregonstate.edu


estuarine dynamics

estuarine-nearshore exchange

sediment transport dynamics 

Research Interests

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 

Working with:

Jim Lerczak and Jack Barth 



McSweeney, J. M., R. J. Chant, C. K. Sommerfield , J. L. Wilkin, and A.Tabatabai. Modeling Spatiotemporal Variability of Residual Circulation and Sediment Fluxes in Delaware Estuary. submitted to J. Geophys. Res. Oceans.

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.

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