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Sam Kelly

Assistant Professor

Large Lakes Observatory
University of Minnesota Duluth
2205 E. 5th St.,
Research Laboratory Building 213
Duluth, MN 55812

Tel. (218) 726-8064

Fax: (218) 726-6979

email: smkelly at d.umn.edu

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Observing and modeling internal waves, small-scale processes, and diapycnal mixing in oceans and large lakes.
  • Developing numerical models and internal-wave prediction systems.

EDUCATION

Oregon State University, Ph.D.
Carleton College, B.A.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Kelly, S. M., N. L. Jones, G. N. Ivey, and R. J. Lowe (2014), Internal tide spectroscopy and prediction in the Timor Sea, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 44, e-View, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-14-0007.1.

Kelly, S. M., N. L. Jones, J. D. Nash and A. F. Waterhouse (2013), The geography of mode-1 internal tide energy loss, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40, e-view, doi:10.1002/grl.50872.

Kelly, S. M., N. L. Jones, and J. D. Nash (2013), A coupled model for the vertical modes of Laplace’s tidal equation in a two-dimensional fluid of variable depth, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 43, e-view, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0147.1.

Kelly, S. M., J. D. Nash, K. I. Martini, M. H. Alford, and E. Kunze (2012), The cascade of tidal energy from low to high modes on a continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, 1217-1232, doi:10.1175/JPO-11-0231.1.

Nash, J. D., S. M. Kelly, E. L. Shroyer, J. N. Moum, and T. F. Duda (2012), The unpredictable nature of internal tides on the continental shelf, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-028.1.

Nash, J. D., E. L. Shroyer, S. M. Kelly, M. E. Inall, T. F. Duda, M. D. Levine, N. L. Jones, and R. C. Musgrave (2012), Are any coastal internal tides predictable?, Oceanogr., 25, 80-95, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.44.

Nash, J. D., H. Peters, S. M. Kelly, J. L. Pelegri, M. Emelianov, M. Gasser (2012), Turbulence and high-frequency variability in a deep gravity current outflow, Geophys. Res. Lett., 39, L18611, doi:10.1029/2012GL052899.

Martini, K. I., M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, S. M. Kelly, and J. D. Nash (2012), Observations of breaking internal tides on the Oregon continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 42, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-030.1.

Kelly, S. M. and J. D. Nash (2011), Reply to comment by T. Gerkema on “Internal tide energy over topography,” J. Geophys. Res., 116, C09002, doi:10.1029/2011JC007040.

Martini, K. I., M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, S. M. Kelly, and J. D. Nash (2011), Observations of internal tides on the Oregon continental slope, J. Phys. Oceanogr., 41, 1772-1794, doi: 10.1175/2011JPO4581.1

Kelly, S. M., and J. D. Nash, (2010), Internal-tide generation and destruction by shoaling internal tides, Geophys. Res. Lett., 37, L23611, doi:10.1029/2010GL045598.

Kelly, S. M., J. D. Nash, and E. Kunze (2010), Internal-tide energy over topography, J. Geophys. Res., 115, C06014, doi:10.1029/2009JC005618.

Nash, J. D., M. H. Alford, E. Kunze, K. I. Martini, S. M. Kelly (2007), Hotspots of deep ocean mixing on the Oregon continental slope, Geophys. Res. Lett., 34, L01605, doi:10.1029/2006GL028170.

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