Michael S. McCartney is a Senior Scientist of Physical Oceanography at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He is part of jellyfish detection team on Diana Nyad's team from Cuba to Florida in the Straits of Florida in August 2012 together with Adam Sarafian, Mathhew Weeks and Lily Bieber-Ham.
B.S. Case Western Reserve University, 1970, Mechanical Engineering M.S. Case Western Reserve University, 1972, Fluid Dynamics Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, 1973, Fluid Dynamics
Descriptive physical oceanography: distribution and circulation paths and intensities of water masses, particularly those originating in the polar and subpolar zones; paleoceanography; natural and anthropogenic climate change.