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A.B., Chemistry and Physics, Reed College, 1963
A.M., Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1965
Ph.D., Chemical Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1969

Professional Experience
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Summer Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1968.
Harvard University: Research Fellow in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1969-71; Lecturer in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 1971.
National Center for Atmospheric Research: Visiting Scientist, Oceanography Section, Division of Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction, 1983-84.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Assistant Scientist, 1971-75; Associate Scientist, 1975-86; Tenure awarded, 1982; Senior Scientist, 1986-present; Chair, Department of Physical Oceanography, 1990-94; Associate Director for Research, 1994-1996; Senior Associate Director and Director of Research, May 1996-April 2002; Executive Vice President and Director of Research, April 2002-July 2006; Acting President and Director, July 17, 2006-January 31, 2008; Director Emeritus, February 1, 2008 to present.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Director, Red Sea Science and Engineering Research Center, September 1 to present.

Naval Research Advisory Committee: Member, 1997-2003.
American Meteorological Society Awards Committee Member, 1998-2003.
Member, American Meteorological Society, since 2002.
Board Member, Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System (GoMOOS), since 2002.

Research Interests
Observations of ocean currents designed to understand the underlying processes, particularly long period equatorial variability and its relation to the mean circulation; models of the thermocline in the subtropical gyres; structure of the general circulation of the North Atlantic and the role of eddies therein; observations and dynamics of the Gulf Stream, Agulhas and other strong currents.

Author or co-author of 40 referred scientific publications.

Referred Publications

Luyten, J. R., 1973. Collisions and equilibrium. Annals of Physics (New York), 77, 354-379.

Luyten, J. R., 1973. Topographic Rossby waves-a cautionary tale. Memoires Societe Royals des Science de Liege, 6e series, VI, 167-177.

Robinson, A. R., J. R. Luyten, and F. C. Fuglister, 1974. Transient Gulf Stream meandering; Part I: An observational experiment. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 4(2), 237-255.

Luyten, J. R., and A. R. Robinson, 1974. Transient Gulf Stream meandering; Part II: Analysis via quasi-geostrophic time dependent model. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 4(2), 256-269.

Robinson, A. R., J. R. Luyten, and G. Flierl, 1975. On the theory of thin rotating jets a quasi-geostrophic time dependent model. Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, 6, 211-244.

Thompson, R. O. R. Y. and J. R. Luyten, 1976. Evidence for bottom-trapped topographic Rossby waves from single moorings. Deep-Sea Research,23, 629-635.

Luyten, J. R., and J. C. Swallow, 1976. Equatorial undercurrents. Deep-Sea Research, 23, 1005-1007.

Luyten, J., 1977. Scales of motion in the deep Gulf Stream and across the continental rise. Journal of Marine Research, 35(1), 49-74.

Luyten, J. R., 1979. Recent observations in the equatorial Indian Ocean. Chapter 31 in: Monsoon Dynamics, M. J. Lighthill, editor, Cambridge University Press, p. 465-480.

Luyten, J., M. Fieux, and J. Gonella, 1980. Equatorial currents in the western Indian Ocean. Science, 209(4456), 600-603.

Luyten, J. R., 1982. Equatorial current measurements, I. Moored observations. Journal of Marine Research, 40(1), 19-41.

Luyten, J. R., G. Needell, and J. Thomson, 1982. An acoustic dropsonde-design, performance and evaluation. Deep-Sea Research, 29(4A), 499-524.

Luyten, J. R., and D. H. Roemmich, 1982. Equatorial currents at semi-annual period in the Indian Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 12(5), 406-413.

Owens, W. B., J. R. Luyten, and H. L. Bryden, 1982. Moored velocity measurements on the edge of the Gulf-Stream recirculation. Journal of Marine Research, Supplement to 40, 509-524.

Luyten, J. R., and H. Stommel, 1982. Recirculation reconsidered. Journal of Marine Research, Supplement to 40, 407-426.

McWilliams, J. C., and the LDE Group, 1983. The local dynamics of eddies in the western North Atlantic. Chapter 5 in: Eddies in Marine Science, A. R. Robinson, editor, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 92-113.

Luyten, J. R., J. Pedlosky, and H. Stommel, 1983. The ventilated thermocline. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 13(2), 292-309.

Luyten, J., J. Pedlosky, and H. Stommel, 1983. Climatic inferences from the ventilated thermocline. Climatic Change, 5, 183-191.

Luyten, J., and H. Stommel, 1984. The density jump across Little Bahama Bank. Journal of Geophysical Research, 89(C2), 2097-2100.

Voorhis, A., J. R. Luyten, G. Needell, and J. Thomson, 1984. Wind-forced variability of upper ocean dynamics in the central equatorial Pacific during PEQUOD. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14(3), 615-622.

Pedlosky, J., W. Smith, and J. R. Luyten, 1984. On the dynamics of the coupled mixed layer-thermocline system and the determination of the oceanic surface density. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14(7), 1159-1171.

O'Neill, K., and J. Luyten, 1984. Equatorial velocity profiles. Part 2: Zonal component. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 14(12), 1842-1852.

Luyten, J., and H. Stommel, 1985. Upstream effects of the Gulf Stream on the structure of the mid-ocean thermocline. Progress in Oceanography, 14, 387-399.

Gent, P. R., and J. R. Luyten, 1985. How much energy propagates vertically in the equatorial oceans. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 15(7), 997-1007.

Luyten, J., H. Stommel, and C. Wunsch, 1985. A diagnostic study of the northern Atlantic subpolar gyre. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 15(10), 1344-1348.

Luyten, J. R., and H. Stommel, 1986. A beta-control of buoyancy-driven geostrophic flow. Tellus, 38A, 88-91.

Reverdin, G., and J. Luyten, 1986. Meanders in the near-surface equatorial jet in the Indian Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 16(6), 1088-1100.

Luyten, J., and H. Stommel, 1986. Gyres driven by combined wind and buoyancy flux. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 16(9), 1551-1560.

Luyten, J., and H. Stommel, 1986. Experiments with cross-gyre flow patterns on a Beta-plane. Deep-Sea Research, 33(7A), 963-972.

Luyten, J. R., N. G. Hogg and H. M. Stommel, 1987. Closing the oceanic circulation. Deep-Sea Research, 34(1A), 55-60.

Stommel, H., and J. Luyten, 1988. The disk. In: Station "S" off Bermuda, Physical Measurements 1954-1984. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Bermuda Biological Station for Research, pp. 175-189 + 1 diskette.

Ponte, R. M., and J. Luyten, 1989. Analysis and interpretation of deep equatorial currents in the central Pacific. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 19(8), 1025-1038.

Ponte, R. M., and J. Luyten, 1990. Deep velocity measurements in the western equatorial Indian Ocean. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 20(1), 43-52.

Luyten, J., and H. M. Stommel, 1991. Comparison of M2 tidal currents observed by some deep moored current meters with those of the Schwiderski and Laplace models. Deep-Sea Research, 38, Suppl. 1, S573-S589.

Ponte, R. M., J. Luyten, and P. L. Richardson, 1990. Equatorial deep jets in the Atlantic Ocean. Deep-Sea Research, 37(4), 711-713.

Schmitz, W. J., Jr. and J. R. Luyten, 1991. Spectral time scales for mid-latitude eddies. Journal of Marine Research, 49(1), 75-107.

Huang, R. X., J. R. Luyten, and H. M. Stommel, 1992. Multiple equalibrium states in combined thermal and saline circulation. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 22(3), 231-246.

Schmitz, W. J., Jr., J. D. Thompson, and J. R. Luyten, 1992. The Sverdrup circulation for the Atlantic along 24°N. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97(C5), 7251-7256.

Luyten, J., M. McCartney, H. Stommel, R. Dickson and E. Gmitrowicz, 1993. On the sources of North Atlantic Deep Water. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 23(8), 1885-1892.

Schmitz, W. J., Jr., J. R. Luyten, and R. W. Schmitt, 1993. On the Florida Current T/S envelope. Bulletin of Marine Science of the Gulf and Caribbean, 53(1), 1048-1065.

Brink, K. H., J. R. Luyten, and R. W. Weller, 1994. Moored and underway measurements planned for the U.S. Arabian Sea effort. In: Biogeochemical Processes in the Arabian Sea, MHI UNAS, p. 212-220.

Rudnick, D. L. and J. R. Luyten, 1996. Intensive Surveys of the Azores Front. Part I: Tracers and Dynamics. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(C1), 923-939.

Non-Referred Publications

Luyten, J. R., 1980. The Indian Ocean: Upper level circulation. In: McGraw-Hill Yearbook of Science and Technology, McGraw-Hill, New York, p. 229-231.

Reverdin, G., M. Fieux, J. Gonella, and J. R. Luyten, 1983. Free drifting buoy measurements in the Indian Ocean equatorial jet. In: Hydrodynamics of the Equatorial Ocean, J. C. J. Nihoul, editor, Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., Amsterdam: p. 99.

Luyten, J. R., and P. F. Smith, 1985. Agulhas Current trajectory from new ARGOS drifter compared with simultaneous shipboard measurements. Oceans-85, Conference Record, Ocean Engineering and the Environment, November 12-14, 1985, San Diego; Marine Technology Society and IEEE Ocean Engineering Society.

Technical Reports

Spencer, A., K. O'Neill, and J. R. Luyten, 1980. A compilation of moored current meter data, White Horse profiles and associated oceanographic observations, Volume XXIV (Indian Ocean array, 1976). Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-80-41, 46 pp.

Levy, E., A. Spencer, G. Needell, G. Hund, and J. R. Luyten, 1982. A compilation of moored current meter data, White Horse profiles and associate oceanographic observations. Volume XXIX (INDEX, 1979). Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-82-16, 39 pp.

Luyten, J. R., and H. M. Stommel, 1988. Exploring the North Atlantic Ocean on floppy disks. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-88-59, 65 pp. + 4 diskettes.

Luyten, J., A. Spencer, S. Tarbell, K. Luetkemeyer, P. Flament, J. Toole, M. Francis, and S. Bennett, 1990. Moored current meter, AVHRR, CTD, and drifter data from the Agulhas Current and Retroflexion region (1985-1987), Vol. XLII. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Technical Report WHOI-90-30, 100 pp.

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