Portrait of myself, Henri Drake

Research Interests

I am a graduate student working with Raffaele Ferrari in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program in Physical Oceanography. The goal of my research is to understand the meridional overturning circulation and its role in controlling global climate. I am interested in both the dynamics of the wind-driven upwelling of the upper ocean and the mixing-driven upwelling of the abyssal ocean. I also am interested in how the overturning circulation controls fluxes of heat, carbon, and nutrients between the deep ocean and the surface, with implications for past, present, and future climates.

Trajectories of virtual water parcels in the deep Southern Ocean [Source: Henri Drake]


02/02/2018 - My first first-author paper, on Lagrangian upwelling timescales in the Southern Ocean, was just published in Geophysical Research Letters!

12/12/2017 - Our new review paper on Lagrangian ocean analysis just came out in Ocean Modelling.

11/15/2017 - I was interviewed by Nature editor Michael White's Forecast, a podcast about climate science and climate scientists, as part of outreach for the 2017 Graduate Climate Conference.

09/29/2017 - My first paper, lead by phenomenal Scripps Insitution of Oceanography graduate student Veronica Tamsitt was published in Nature Communications. The work is summarized at Phys.org.

06/12/2017 - Woohoo, one year of grad school down! Four(ish) to go!

06/09/2017 - I was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship by the National Science Foundation to study the circulation of the deep ocean for the next three years. Haverford College article.

02/18/2017 - Welcome to my new and improved website!