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Curriculum Vitae
Kenneth Harold Brink
Physical Oceanographer
Senior Scientist
Department of Physical Oceanography
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

B.S., Cornell University, 1971 (engineering physics)
M. Phil., Yale University, 1973 (geology and geophysics)
Ph.D., Yale University, 1977 (geology and geophysics)


Research Assistant, 1971-1976, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1977-1979; Research Associate, 1979-1980, School of Oceanography, Oregon State University.

Fellow, Summer Program in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1974; Assistant Scientist, 1980-1984; Associate Scientist, 1984-1993; Tenure awarded, 1988; Senior Scientist, 1993-present, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

Director, Coastal Ocean Institute and Rinehard Coastal Center, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2000-2004


American Meteorological Society Editors' Award, 1985
American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow, 1995
The Cody Award In Ocean Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1996
American Meteorological Society Fellow, 2000
American Geophysical Union Fellow, 2000
Named to National Associates of the National Academies, 2001

Editorial Advisory Board, South African Journal of Marine Science, 1984-2013 [now African Journal of Marine Science since 2003]
Associate Editor, Journal of Physical Oceanography, 1985-2006
Guest Editor, Journal of Geophysical Research, 1990
Editorial Board, Journal of Marine Research, 1989-2010
Editorial Board, The Sea, 1994-

Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Ocean Science, 2006-
Editorial Board, Annual Review of  Marine Science, 2007-
Editor, Dynamics of Atmospheres and Oceans, 2007-2010
Guest Editor, Journal of Marine Research, 2008
Member, AGU Books Board, 2008-2013
Editor, Journal of Marine Research, 2010-


Program Coordinator, Coastal Transition Zone Program, 1985-91
Member, Organizing Committee, Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics and Coupling; (GLOBEC), 1987-1988
Member, Flow Over Abrupt Topography Accelerated Research Initiative Steering Committee Member, AAAS Electorate Nominating Committee of the Section on Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences, 1997-1999
Chairman, Steering Committee for Coastal Physical Oceanography (CoPO), 1988-1990 Chairman, Steering Committee for Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP), 1990-1993
Member, Coastal Ocean Processes (CoOP) Steering Committee, 1990-1995

Member, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council, 1991-1994
Vice-Chairman, Navy Committee, 1992
Chairman, Navy Committee, 1993-1994
Member, Committee on the Coastal Ocean, 1993-1994
Chairman, Ocean Studies Board, National Research Council, 1996-2001
Member, Committee on Global Change Research, National Research Council, 1997-2001
Member, Year of the Ocean Steering Committee, The Heinz Center, 1997 - 1998
President Elect, 1996-98, President, 1998-2000, Past President 2000-2002, The Oceanography Society Meeting Co-Chair, 1998 Meeting (Paris, France)
SMAST External Board of Advisors, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1998 - 2004
CMAST Advisory Committee, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, 1998-2004
Trustee, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, 2005-, Chair of Science Committee, 2007 -
Member, Cornell University Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Alumni Advisory Committee, 2008 -
National Research Council:  Review coordinator for study on sea level change off U.S. west coast.

WHOI Ad hoc library Committee, 2012 -
Mentoring Committees:  Tom Farrar, Jinbo Wang
PO Dept. Space Committee
Chapman Lecture Committee
Co-chair:  PO general examination committee

Member, American Geophysical Union
Member, American Meteorological Society
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, Sigma Xi
Member, The Oceanography Society
Member, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography  

Education Activities:

Course taught: 12.862 Coastal Physical Oceanography (Fall 2011)


Principal Advisor:  Deepak Cherian (2010 - )

Committee Member:  Wilken-Jon von Appen, Alec Bogdanoff

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