Raymond W. Schmitt
Office Phone: +1 508 289 2426
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
266 Woods Hole Rd.
Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050
B.Sc. Carnegie-Mellon University, Physics
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, Physical Oceanography
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)
Citations (Google Scholar): > 6,000
h-index = 38
Interviews on National Public Radio
On IPCC AR5 Report ("The Takeaway", September 27, 2013)
Salinity and Climate ("The Point", July, 2013):
Extreme Weather ("The Point", May, 2012):
Climate Change ("The Point", February, 2007):
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
J. S. Guggenheim Fellow, 1997-1998.
Fellow, American Geophysical Union, 2012.
Van Allen Clark Sr. Chair for Excellence in Oceanography, 2012.