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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 (2009)
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 (2009)
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 (2009)
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 (2008)
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)