WHOI Waypoints: Russ Davis Receives Stommel Medal


Russ E. Davis of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography received the prestigious Henry Stommel Medal in Oceanography, from Jim Moltz, Chairman of WHOI’s Board of Trustees, in June. WHOI bestows the award to honor Stommel, the renowned WHOI oceanographer who established modern concepts of ocean circulation. Davis was cited for “his pioneering development of autonomous floats and their use to determine the ocean circulation.” Davis, a long-time colleague of Stommel’s, received a gold medal and $10,000—which he promptly and generously donated to help endow the recently established Henry Stommel Visiting Scholars Program at WHOI.