Dr. Shay holds a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Physical Oceanography
(Applied Math minor for the Ph.D. specializing in upper ocean response to
strong atmospheric forcing events) from the Naval Postgraduate School, and a
B.S. in Physical Oceanography from Florida Institute of Technology. He is
currently a Professor in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
at the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric
Science and oversees the Upper Ocean Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Shay has published
over ninety peer reviewed publications in top tier journals and books and has
chaired or served on thirty student committees.
Dr. Shay's interests include: experimental and theoretical investigations of the
ocean response and coupled air-sea interactions during strong atmospheric forcing
events (tropical and extratropical cyclones, atmospheric jets, fronts), coastal
oceanographic process studies, radar oceanography using HF radar and satellite
altimetry, aircraft-based measurement systems.
Dr. Shay has participated and led a broad spectrum of airborne field programs in
hurricanes and climate programs using various aircraft and several HF radar
programs including the West Florida Shelf and East Florida Shelf HF Radar Testbed
Experiments using a Wellen Radar (WERA) as part of the Southeast Atlantic Coastal
Ocean Observing System Regional Association (member of Board of Directors) and Gulf
of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association.
Ocean Response/Coupled Air-Sea Interactions:
Deployed drifting buoys in hurricane Josephine (84) from Air Force WC-130 aircraft; deployed airborne ocean velocity and temperature profilers (AXCPs,AXBTs) during joint NOAA/ONR ocean response experiment during hurricane Gilbert (88) from NOAA WP-3D; deployed airborne ocean velocity and temperature profilers during Northeast Pacific Ocean Experiment (89) in subarctic fronts from the NRL WP- 3D; simultaneous observations of 2-dimensional directional wave spectra with airborne ocean velocity and temperature profilers during the ONR/NASA Surface Wave Dynamics Experiment (91) from the NASA WP-3A; deployed airborne oceanic profilers during air-sea interaction studies over warm core rings utilizing TOPEX/AVHRR satellite data (98, 99); deployed airborne oceanic (AXCTDs) and atmospheric (GPS) profilers during NSF/NOAA Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Hurricane Experiment in tropical storm Helene (00) and hurricanes Isidore and Lili (02); Katrina and Rita (05); Gustav and Ike (08); and Isaac (2012). In addition, airborne oceanic and atmospheric profilers during the NSF/NOAA sponsored Eastern Pacific Investigation of Climate (01) from NOAA WP-3D and the NCAR WC-130, and during the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (10) from NOAA WP-3D.
Coastal Oceanographic Process Studies:
Deployed Ocean Surface Current Radar as part of the ONR/MMS High Resolution Remote Sensing Experiment (91, 93), ONR Duck94 Experiment, ONR Chesapeake Bay Outflow study sponsored by ONR and NRL (96, 97), ONR 4-D Current Experiment with Florida Atlantic University AUVs (99, 00,01), and NOAA deployments in the Florida Keys (93, 94, 99), and the ONR-sponsored SEA-COOS experiment on the West Florida Shelf (03) and East Florida Shelf (04) using a Wellen Radar that is now supported through NOAA-IOOS as part of the HF Radar National Network.
Awards and Affiliations:
Dr. Shay is a recently elected fellow of the American Meteorological Society in 2012 and was part of the NASA GRIP Team to receive an achievement award (2011) for participation in the field campaign. Dr. Shay is a member of American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Sigma Xi, and Oceanography Society. Dr. Shay served as co-chief editor of the AMS Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanographic Technology-Oceans and serves on the Editorial Board of Elsevier's Dynamics and Atmospheres and International Journal of Oceanography.
His service to the oceanographic and meteorological communities include: Panel of the World Meteorological Organization's International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones Landfall Processes, Chaired the Oceanic Impacts Section of IWTC Proceedings (IV, V, VI, and VII), member of NASA Hurricane Science Team, SECOORA Board of Directors and the National Federation of Regional Association National HF Radar Steering Committee. He co-chaired the NSF/NOAA Prospectus Development Team Hurricanes at Landfall committee, Chaired the Air-Sea Interactions in Tropical Cyclones Committee at NCEP, Co-chaired of the Observations committee of the NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP). Serves on the HFIP Observations and Coupled Modeling team committees, SECOORA Board Policy Committee, GCOOS-RA Observations committee, AMS Tropical Meteorology and Hurricanes Committee, NOAA IOOS Surface Current Mapping Initiative team, and Member of the Florida Institute of Oceanography.
Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions in Tropical Cyclones
- Ocean mesoscale variability in the Gulf of Mexico. CLIVAR Variations, Winter 2016. [PDF]
- Oceanic Influences and the Air-Sea Interface. Eighth WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, Dec 2014. [PDF]
- Seventh WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, Nov 2010, [PDF].
- Air-sea interactions in tropical cyclones, Global Perspectives of Tropical Cyclones, book chapter [PDF].
- Loop Current effects during summer, book chapter [PDF].
- Systematically Merged Atlantic Regional Temperature and Salinity (SMARTS) for use during hurricane intensity forecasting, poster [PDF].
- [ppt], 2012 IHC.
- Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [ppt]
- Air-Sea Interactions in Tropical Cyclones Workshop, 24-25 May 2005. [PDF].
- Successful Oceanic Heat Content Transition [PDF].
- Animations of TMI SST response to hurricane passages of:
Hurricane Juliette (2001) and Hurricanes Isidore and Lili.
- Animal Born Sensors, poster [PDF].
- Application of Oceanic Heat Content Estimation to Operational Forecasting of Recent Atlantic
Category 5 Hurricanes by M. Mainelli, M. DeMaria, L.K. Shay and G. Goni. Wea and Forecasting [PDF].
- Evaluation and sensitivity analysis to an ocean model to hurricane Ivan.
by G. R. Halliwell, L. K. Shay, J. K. Brewster, and W. J. Teague. Mon. Wea. Rev.[PDF].
- Loop Current Mixed Layer Energy Response to Hurricane Lili (2002). Part II: Idealized Numerical Simulations. by E. W. Uhlhorn and L.K.Shay. J. Phys. Oceanogr. [PDF].
- Loop Current mixed layer response to hurricane Lili (2002) Part I: Observations by E. W. Uhlhorn and L.K.Shay. J. Phys. Oceanogr. [PDF].
- Near-inertial wave wake of hurricanes Katrina and Rita over mesoscale oceanic eddies. by B. Jaimes, and L. K. Shay. J. Phys. Oceanogr.[PDF].
- Mixed layer cooling in mesoscale oceanic eddies during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. by B. Jaimes and L.K. Shay. Mon. Wea. Rev.[PDF].
- Eastern Pacific oceanic heat content estimation for hurricane intensity forecasting. by L. K. Shay and J. K. Brewster. Mon. Wea. Rev. [PDF].
- Upper Ocean Response to Tropical Cyclones by L. K. Shay. RSMAS Technical Report [PDF].
- Landfalling Tropical Cyclones: Forecast Problems and Associated Research Opportunities by F.D. Marks and L.K. Shay with PDT-5.
Bulletin of the American Meteorology Society [PDF].
High Frequency (HF) Radar
- Ocean Science 2012[ppt]
- Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2012[ppt]
- Interoperability of Sea Sondes and Wellen Radars In Mapping Radial Surface Currents by Jorge Martinez-Pedraja, L. K. Shay, B. K. Haus, and C. Whelan. (In Submission).
- Pollution Release Tied to Invariant Manifolds: A Case Study for the Coast of Florida by
F. Lekien, C. Coulliette, A.J. Mariano, E.H. and L.K. Shay, G. Haller, and J. Marsden Physica D [PDF].
- Submesoscale Coastal Ocean Flows Detected by Very High Frequency Radar and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
by L.K. Shay, T.M. Cook, and P.E. An; accepted Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, in PDF.
- HF radar observations of small-scale surface current variability in the Straits of Florida. by A. B. Parks, L. K. Shay, W. E. Johns, J. Martinez-Pedraja, and K.-W. Gurgel. J. of Geophys. Res. [PDF].
- Very High Frequency Radar Mapping of Surface Currents by L.K.
Shay, T.M. Cook, H. Peters, A.J. Mariano, R. Weisberg, P.E. An, A. Soloviev,
and M. Luther; IEEE Journal of Coastal Engineering [PDF].
- Current Variability on a Narrow Shelf with Large Ambient Vorticity. by H. Peters, L. K. Shay, A. J. Mariano, and T. M. Cook.
J. Geophys. Res. [PDF].
Archer, M., L. K. Shay and W. E. Johns, The Florida current: Mean jet structure and variability from HF
radar observations in a jet coordinate frame. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122,
Halliwell, G. R., M. Mahari, L. K. Shay, V. Kourrafalou, H. Kang, H-S Kim, J. Dong, and R. Atlas, OSSE
Quantitative assessment of rapid-response pre-storm ocean surveys to Improve Coupled Tropical
Cyclone Prediction, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 122, DOI: 10.1002/2017JC012760, 5729-5748.
Rogers, R., S. Aberson, D. Cecil, J. Doyle, J. Morgerman, T. Kimberlain, L. K. Shay, and C. Velden,
Re-Writing the Tropical Record Books: The Extraordinary Intensification of Hurricane Patricia (2015),
Bull. Amer. Met. Soc., http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0039.1 , 2091-2112.
Rudzin, J., L. K. Shay, B. Jaimes, and J. K. Brewster, Upper ocean observations in the eastern
Caribbean Sea reveal barrier layer within a warm core eddy. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans,
Jaimes, B., L. K. Shay, and J. K. Brewster. Observed air-sea interactions in tropical cyclone Isaac over Loop Current mesoscale eddy features. Dyn. Atmos. Ocean.,76 , 306-324.
McCaskill, C., L. K. Shay, J. K. Brewster, and P. Meyers. Creation of the systematically merged Pacific
Ocean temperature and salinity (SPORTS) climatology for typhoon intensity forecasts. J. Atmos. And
Oceanogr. Tech , 33(10), 2259-2272.
Putrasahan, D, I. Kamenkovich, B. Kirtman, and L. K. Shay. Ocean mesoscale variability in the Gulf of Mexico. US CLIVAR Variations. 14, 10-14.
Meyers, P. C., L. K. Shay, J. K. Brewster,and B. Jaimes, Observed ocean thermal response to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, 121, 162-179, doi:10.1002/2015JC010912.
Archer, M. R., L. K. Shay, B. Jaimes, and J. Martinez-Pedraja, 2015. Observing frontal instabilities of the Florida Current using high frequency radar, In: Coastal Ocean Observing Systems: Advances and Syntheses, Liu, Y., H. Kerkering, R. H. Weisberg, eds. Elsevier.
Archer, M. R., L. K. Shay and J. Martinez-Pedraja. Evaluation of WERA HF Radar Observations: Currents, Winds and Waves. CWTM IEEE/OES 11th.
Jaimes, B., L. K. Shay, and E. W. Uhlhorn. Enthalpy and momentum fluxes during Hurricane Earl relative to underlying ocean features. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 111-131.
Jaimes, B., and L. K. Shay, Enhanced wind-driven downwelling flow in warm oceanic eddy features during the intensification of tropical cyclone Isaac (2012): Observations and theory. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 45, 1667-1689.
Halliwell, G. R., V. Kourafalou, M. Le Hénaff, L. K. Shay, R. Atlas. OSSE impact analysis of airborne
ocean surveys for improving upper-ocean dynamical and thermodynamical forecasts in the Gulf of
Mexico. Progress in Oceanogr. [PDF]
Meyers, P. C., L. K. Shay, and J. K. Brewster, The development of the systematically merged Atlantic
regional temperature and salinity climatology for hurricane intensity forecasting. J. Atmos. Oceanogr.
Tech., 31, 131-149.
Shay, L. K. Oceanic Influences and the Air-Sea Interface. Eighth WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, Dec 2014.
Oceanic Influences and the Air-Sea Interface. Eighth WMO International Workshop on Tropical Cyclones, Dec 2014. [PDF]
Martinez-Pedraja, J., L. K. Shay, B. K. Haus and C. Whelan, Interoperability of Sea-sonde and Wellen Radars in Mapping Surface Currents. J. Atmos. Oceanogr. Tech. 30, 2662-2675.
Shay, L.K., In a spin storm chasing. International Innovation: disseminating science research and technology, Aug., 103-105.
Uhlhorn, E., and L. K. Shay. Loop Current mixed layer energy response to hurricane Lili (2002) Part II: Idealized Numerical Simulations. J. Phys. Oceanogr, 43, 1173-1192.
Uhlhorn, E., and L. K. Shay. Loop Current mixed layer response to hurricane Lili (2002) Part I: Observations. J. Phys. Oceanogr. 42, 400-419.
Dr. Lynn Keith Shay
University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149