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John A. Whitehead

John A. Whitehead

Scientist Emeritus

Physical Oceanography

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2793

Fax: +1 508 457 2181

jwhitehead@whoi.edu

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 21

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050

Education

B.S. Tufts University, 1963, Mechanical Engineering
M.S. Yale University, 1965, Engineering /Applied Science
Ph.D. Yale University, 1968, Engineering/Applied Science

Research Interests

Physics of continuous media; laboratory and theoretical modeling of geophysical flows, especially buoyancy-driven flows in the ocean and in the earth.

Research Statement

I seek problems in fluid mechanics relevant to ocean or earth, and in this quest have enjoyed cruises, field trips, and lectures; all in close association with colleagues and students.

Awards

Henry M. Stommel Research Award by the American Meteorological Society, 2007.

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