Daniel E. Kelley




Email: dan.kelley@dal.ca
Phone: 902-494-1694
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 5652, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography


  • BSc - Mount Allison University
  • PhD - Dalhousie University


  • Kelley, Dan E., Jaimie Harbin, and Clark Richards. “ArgoFloats: An R Package for Analyzing Argo Data.” Frontiers in Marine Science 8 (2021). https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.635922.
  • Kelley, Dan E. Oceanographic Analysis with R. 1st ed. 2018. New York, NY: Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-8844-0.
  • Layton, Chantelle, Blair Greenan J. W., Dave Hebert, and Dan E Kelley. “Low‐Frequency Oceanographic Variability Near Flemish Cap and Sackville Spur.” Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 123, no. 3 (2018): 1814–26. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC013289.
  • Walker, S. A., K. Azetsu-Scott, C. Normandeau, D. E. Kelley, R. Friedrich, R. Newton, P. Schlosser, et al. “Oxygen Isotope Measurements of Seawater ( H218O/ H216O): A Comparison of Cavity Ring-down Spectroscopy (CRDS) and Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS).” Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14, no. 1 (2016): 31–38. https://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10067.
  • Carmack, E., I. Polyakov, L. Padman, I. Fer, E. Hunke, J. Hutchings, J. Jackson, et al. “Toward Quantifying the Increasing Role of Oceanic Heat in Sea Ice Loss in the New Arctic.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 96, no. 12 (February 3, 2015): 2079–2105. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-13-00177.1.
  • Hamelin, Kayla M., Daniel E. Kelley, Christopher T. Taggart, and Michael C. James. “Water Mass Characteristics and Solar Illumination Influence Leatherback Turtle Dive Patterns at High Latitudes.” Ecosphere 5, no. 2 (February 1, 2014): art19. https://doi.org/10.1890/ES13-00158.1.
  • D Bourgault, M Morsilli, C Richards, U Neumeier, DE Kelley, 2013.  Sediment resuspension and nepheloid layers induced by long internal solitary waves shoaling orthogonally on uniform slopes.  Continental Shelf Research, 72, 21-33.
  • C Richards, D Bourgault, PS Galbraith, A Hay, DE Kelley, 2013.  Measurements of shoaling internal waves and turbulence in an estuary Journal of Geophysical Research, 118 (1), 273-286.
  • D Bourgault, DE Kelley, PS Galbraith, 2009.  Turbulence and boluses on an internal beach.  Journal of Marine Research, 66 (5), 563-588.
  • D Bourgault, DE Kelley, 2007.  On the reflectance of uniform slopes for normally incident interfacial solitary waves.  Journal of Physical Oceanography, 37 (5), 1156-1162.
  • DE Kelley, HJS Fernando, AE Gargett, J Tanny, E Özsoy, 2003.  The diffusive regime of double-diffusive convection.  Progress in Oceanography, 56 (3), 461-481.


  • Rosemary Gill award for outstanding service to students
  • NSERC University Research Fellowship (Dalhousie University)
  • NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
  • Outstanding PhD Thesis (Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society)
  • NSERC-PhD Scholar (Dalhousie University)
  • Killam Scholar (Dalhousie University)