Dr. McPhee-Shaw came to Western after serving for almost a decade on the faculty at San Jose State University, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. She is a coastal oceanographer who studies waves and turbulence and their effects on the transport of sediment, oxygen, nutrients, and plankton. She is particularly interested in internal waves and the physics of boundary-interior exchange at continental margins. She has been chief scientist on several deep-sea expeditions to west coast continental slope, shelf, and canyons, and lead principal investigator on multi-institution projects funded by the National Science Foundation. She was 2013-2014 Leopold Leadership Fellow (Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment) and efforts on behalf of the oceanographic and environmental community include national and state-level leadership on boards of the US Integrated Ocean Observing Systems (US IOOS) and the Central and Northern California Ocean Observing System (CeNCOOS), and election to chair the International Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Circulation.
Cheriton, O. M., E. E. McPhee-Shaw, C. D. Storlazzi, K. J. Rozenberger, W. J. Shaw, B. Y. Raanan, 2014 [Submitted]. Upwelling rebound, ephemeral secondary pycnoclines, and the creation of a near-bottom wave guide over the Monterey Bay continental shelf. Submitted to Geophysical Review Letters.
Cheriton, O. M., E. E. McPhee-Shaw, W. J. Shaw, T. P. Stanton, J. G. Bellingham, and C. D. Storlazzi, 2013, Suspended particulate layers and internal waves over the southern Monterey Bay shelf: An important control on shelf mud belts?, 2014. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol 119, 1-17. Doi.10.1002/2013JC009260.
Washburn, L. and E. McPhee-Shaw, 2013. Coastal transport processes affecting inner-shelf ecosystems in the California Current system. Oceanography, 26(3): 34-43
McPhee-Shaw, E., T. Maurer, and K. Johnson. The ocean response to fertilizer nitrate pollution during a “first-flush” runoff event on the Central California Coast, 2014. Manuscript in preparation.
McPhee-Shaw, E. E., E. Kunze, J. Girton, and C. Collins. 2014. “Monterey Canyon Pumps Oxygen into the Abyss” – manuscript in preparation.
Vidal, J. S. MacIntyre, E. McPhee-Shaw, W. J. Shaw, S. Monismith, 2013. Temporal-spatial variability of the internal wave field in a lake with complex morphometry. Limnology & Oceanography, 58(5), 1557-1580.
Booth*, J., E.E. McPhee-Shaw, P. Chua, E. Kingsley, M. Denny, R. Phillips, S. J. Bograd, L. D. Zeidberg, W. F.Gilly, 2012. Natural intrusions of hypoxic, low pH water into nearshore marine environments on the California coast. Continental Shelf Research, vol. 45, pp. 108-115. *graduate student first author
Kunze, E., C. MacKay, E. McPhee-Shaw, K. Morrice, J. Girton, and S. Terker. 2012. Turbulent Mixing and Exchange with Interior Waters on Sloping Boundaries. Journal of Physical Oceanography, vol 42, pp. 910-927, DOI:10.1175/JPO-D-11-075.1.
Cazenave*, F., Y. Zhang, E. McPhee-Shaw, J. Bellingham, and T. Stanton, 2011. High-resolution surveys of internal tidal waves in Monterey Bay, California, using an autonomous underwater vehicle. . Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 9, 2011, 571-581 *graduate student first author
Oliver, J.S., K.K Hammerstrom, E. E. McPhee-Shaw, P. N. Slattery, J. M. Oakden, S. L. Kim, S. I. Hartwell, 2011. High species density patterns in macrofaunal invertebrate communities in the marine benthos. Marine Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00461.x
McPhee-Shaw, E. E. K. J. Nielsen, J. L. Largier, and B. A. Menge, 2011. Nearshore chlorophyll-a events and wave-driven transport. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, doi:10.1029/2010GL045810.
Gough, M., N. Garfield, and E. McPhee-Shaw, 2010. An analysis of HF-radar measured surface currents to determine tidal, wind-forced and seasonal circulation in the Gulf of the Farallones, California, United States. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, C04019, doi:10.1029/2009JC005644.
Cudaback, C. and E. McPhee-Shaw. 2009. Diurnal period internal waves near Point Conception, California. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Sciences, 83, 349-359.
McPhee-Shaw, E.E., D. Siegel, L. Washburn, M. Brzezinski, J. Jones, A. Leydecker, and J. Melack 2007 ‘Mechanisms for nutrient delivery to the inner shelf: observations from the Santa Barbara Channel’ Limnology and Oceanography, 52(5), 1748-1766.
McPhee-Shaw, E. E., 2006. ‘Boundary- Interior Interactions: Reviewing the idea that internal-wave mixing enhances lateral dispersion near continental margins.’ Deep-Sea Research II, 53, 42-59.
Bassin, C. J., L. Washburn, M. Brzezinski, and E. McPhee-Shaw, 2005, Sub-mesoscale coastal eddies observed by high frequency radar: a new mechanism for delivering nutrients to kelp forests in the Southern California Bight. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L12604 doi:10.1029/2005GL023017.
McPhee-Shaw, E. E., R.W. Sternberg, B. Mullenbach, and A. S. Ogston, 2004, ‘Observations of intermediate nepheloid layers on the northern California margin.’ Continental Shelf Research. 24, 693-720.
McPhee-Shaw, E. E. and E. Kunze, 2002, ‘Boundary-layer intrusions from a sloping bottom: A mechanism for generating intermediate nepheloid layers.’ Journal of Geophysical Research. 10.1029/2001JC000801.
McPhee, E. E., A. R. M. Nowell, and R. W. Sternberg, 1998, ‘Boundary layer measurements and their implications for sediment transport on the Eastern Norwegian Sea Continental Slope.’ Deep-Sea Research I, 45, 719-743.
B.A. Physics, Dartmouth, Ph.D. Oceanography, University of Washington (2000)