Moltz Fellow: Ruth Curry

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Fellow Term: January '06 - December '08

Ruth Curry is a Senior Research Specialist in the Department of Physical Oceanography.  In the last ten years, much of her work has revolved around investigations of variability in Atlantic watermasses and ocean circulation as a response to climate forcing.  These include studies of decadal fluctuations in the North Atlantic baroclinic gyre circulation strength, variability in Labrador Sea Water properties and their influence on the subtropical mid-depths, documenting a wholesale shift in the freshwater balance of the Atlantic, identifying changes in net evaporation at low altitudes, and quantifying the amplitude and rates of dilution in the high latitude watermasses—the headwaters of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (MOC).