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Henry Melson Stommel Medal Award Recipients

John Crossley Swallow
February 15, 1994

John Crossley Swallow

Dr. Swallow is perhaps best known in the ocean science community for the invention and development of the neutrally buoyant float, called the "Swallow float," in the 1950s and its applications to deep-water circulation studies. He used the float to identify the Deep Western Boundary Currents off New England that had been predicted by Henry Stommel, then went on to search for the predicted slow poleward return flow in the ocean interior.