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]


09/29/2017 - My first paper, lead by phenomenal Scripps Insitution of Oceanography graduate student Veronica Tamsitt was published in Nature Communications! The paper can be found at Nature.com and a summary can be found at Phys.org.

06/12/2017 - Woohoo, one year of grad school down! (Hopefully less than) four 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!