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Raymond W. Schmitt

Raymond W. Schmitt

Senior Scientist

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2426

Fax: +1 508 457 2181

rschmitt@whoi.edu

» CV


Endowed Observations
Seismic Oceanography

Microstructure Group Site
Introduction to the Global Water Cycle

WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 21

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Education

B.Sc. Carnegie-Mellon University, Physics
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Physical Oceanography

Research Interests

Ocean mixing and microstructure; double-diffusive convection; relationships between small scale mixing processes and large-scale temperature and salinity distributions; the thermohaline circulation of the ocean; development of microprofiling instrumentation. Oceanic freshwater budget, autonomous profiling floats, the salinity distribution and its measurement. Seismic Oceanography (See Science Article)

Research Statement

Citations (Google Scholar):  > 6,300
h-index = 39

Video and Radio Interviews

Regarding expanding Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic, (Vice News, July 26, 2014):
http://www.vice.com/vice-news/the-lake-that-burned-down-a-forest-full-512

On IPCC AR5 Report ("The Takeaway", September 27, 2013)
http://www.thetakeaway.org/story/the-takeaway-2013-09-27/

Salinity and Climate ("The Point", July, 2013):
http://www.capeandislands.org/post/climate-changes-impact-ocean-chemistry-has-far-reaching-effects

Extreme Weather ("The Point", May, 2012):
http://www.wgbh.org/programs/The-Point-298/episodes/Extreme-Weather-38667

Climate Change ("The Point", February, 2007):
http://streams.wgbh.org/online/play.php?xml=cape/ThePoint/point_020707.xml&template=cainan

Webinar on Salinity and Climate Change for SPURS:

http://cosee.umaine.edu/coseeos/spurs/webinars_02.htm

Affiliations

Ocean Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences, 2005-2007.
Panel on Advancing the Science of Climate Change, America's Climate Choices, National Academy of Sciences, 2009-2010.
Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment Committee, National Academy of Sciences, 2011-2012.
NASA Salinity Science Team leader, 2011- present
NASA Advisory Council Earth Science Subcommittee 2014-2017

Awards

J. S. Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-1998.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2012.
Van Allen Clark Sr. Chair for Excellence in Oceanography, 2012.

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