KYLA DRUSHKA


research

I am an observational physical oceanographer working mainly on questions related to air-sea interaction and submesoscale ocean variability. I am particularly excited about: upper ocean salinity variability, especially on small spatial scales; tropical mixed-layer dynamics; exploiting and combining data from satellites, moorings, Argo floats, drifters, etc. in order to extract new and interesting signals.

Current/recent Projects:

Estimating rain-generated mixing near the sea surface (part of the SPURS-2 experiment).

Quantifying submesoscale-to-mesoscale variability from Seaglider data (NASA SWOT science team).

Exploiting historical thermosalinograph data to understand submesoscale variability at the ocean surface (NASA Ocean Salinity Science Team).

Diurnal salinity variations in the tropics from mooring observations.

Quantifying variations in Indian Ocean barrier-layer thickness related to the Madden-Julian Oscillation. With Sarah Gille and Janet Sprintall.

Understanding the impacts of westerly wind bursts in the equatorial Pacific Ocean on intraseasonal variations in the extent of the western Pacific warm pool. (METRO project).

Publications: here.