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Jim Ledwell

Jim Ledwell

Emeritus Research Scholar

Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3305

Fax: +1 508 457 2194


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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 12

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. Boston College, 1970, Physics
M.S. University of Massachusetts, 1974, Physics
M.S. Harvard University, 1979, Applied Physics
Ph.D. Harvard University,1982, Applied Physics

Research Interests

Mixing and stirring in the ocean and their roles in ocean circulation, the distribution of chemical and biological species, and climate change.


American Meteorological Society

The Oceanography Society

American Geophysyical Union

American Institute of Physics


Senior Scientist Leadership Prize, WHOI, 2013

Elected AGU Fellow, 2011

Alexander Agassiz Medal, National Academy of Sciences, 2007

Edward W. and Betty J. Scripps Senior Scientist Chair, WHOI, 2002