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Lawrence J. Pratt

Lawrence J. Pratt

Senior Scientist

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2540

Fax: +1 508 457 2181

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WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 21

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S. University of Wisconsin, 1975, Civil Engineering
M.S. University of Wisconsin, 1977, Civil Engineering
Ph.D. MIT/WHOI Joint Program, 1982, Physical Oceanography

Research Interests

The physics and climate of deep ocean circulation, with emphasis on overflows, boundary currents and canyons; circulation processes in marginal seas, including exchange flows in shallow straits, such as the Strait of Gibraltar; mixing and stirring in the ocean from the standpoint of chaos theory and dynamical systems; circulation around island and in archipelagos; wind jets and dust storms.