Erica Key

No longer at LDEO: 
Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Biology and Paleo Environment
3 Marine Biology
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(504) 273-3562
(845) 365-8150
Fields of interest: 
air-sea interaction, incident cloud forcing, applications of blended remote sensing products, diurnal warming
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
University of Miami, RSMAS
M.Sc., Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
University of Miami, RSMAS
B.S., Biology
University of Georgia
Honors & Awards: 
Smith Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Research, University of Miami
Honorable Mention, L'Oreal Women in Science Postdoctoral Fellowship
Koczy Fellow, University of Miami
Selected Publications: 
Turbulent Air-Sea Fluxes in the Gulf of Guinea during the EGEE-AMMA Experiment, Bourras, D., Weill, A., Caniaux, G., Eymard, L., Bourles, B., Letourneur, D., Legain, D., Key, E., Baudin, F., Piguet, B., Traulle, O., Bouhours, G., Sinardet, B., Barie, J., Vinson, J.P., Boutet, F., and Berthod, C. , Journal of Geophysical Research, (In Press)

Surface heat flux modeling in the Amundsen Gulf and Southern Beaufort Sea, Galley, R., Prisenberg, S., Key, E., and Barber, D. , Journal of Geophysical Research, (In Press)

Cirene: Air-sea interactions in the Seychelles-Chagos thermocline ridge region, Vialard, J., Duvel, J.P., McPhaden, M., Bouruet-Aubertot, P., Ward, B., Key, E., Bourras, D., Weller, R., Minnett, P., Weill, A., Cassou, C., Eymard, L., Fristedt, T.,Basdevant, C., Dandoneau, Y., Duteil, O., Izumo, T., de Boyer Montegut, C., Masson, S. , Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, (In Press)

Why were sea surface temperatures so different in the eastern equatorial Atlantic in June 2005 and 2006?, Marin, F., Caniaux, G., Bourles, B., Giordani, H., Gouriou, Y., and Key, E. , Journal of Physical Oceanography, (In Press)

Spatial and temporal variability of sea ice in the southern Beaufort Sea and Amundsen Gulf: 1980-2004, Galley, R., Key, E., Barber, D., Hwang, B.J., and Ehn, J.K. , Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, (In Press)

Comparisons of shipboard infrared sea surface skin temperature measurements from the CIRIMS and M-AERI, Branch, R., Jessup, A.T., Minnett, P.J., and Key, E.L. , Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, (2007)

Meteorology and atmosphere-surface coupling in and around leads and polynyas, Minnett, P.J. and Key, E.L. , Polynyas: Windows into Polar Oceans, (2007)

Implications of cloud forcing and feedbacks in the Southern Ocean, Key, E.L.; Minnett, P.J. , Annals of Glaciology, Volume 44, (2006)

Estimating polynya cloudiness, Key, E.L.; Minnett, P.J. , Gayana, Volume 68, p.311-316, (2004)

Are polynyas self-sustaining?, Marsden, R.; Serdula, J.; Key, E.L.; Minnett, P.J. , Atmosphere-Ocean, Volume 42, p.251-265, (2004)

Cloud distributions over the coastal Arctic Ocean: surface-based and satellite observations, Key, E.L.; Minnet, P.J.; Jones, R.A. , Atmospheric Research, Volume 72, p.57-88, (2004)

The fate of upwelled waters in the Great Whirl, Hitchcock, G.L.; Key, E.L.; Masters, J. , Deep-Sea Research, Volume 47, p.1605-1621, (2000)