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Dr. Amy Bower
Associate Scientist

Education History
B.S. (Physics), Tufts University, 1981; Sea Semester, 1979, Sea Education Association, Woods Hole, MA; Ph.D. (Oceanography), University of Rhode Island, 1988 (Thesis advisor: Dr. H. Thomas Rossby)

Employment History
Graduate Research Assistant, 1981--88; Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1988, University of Rhode Island;
Postdoctoral Scholar, 1988--1989;
Postdoctoral Investigator, 1989-1990 (Post-doc advisor: Dr. Nelson G. Hogg);
Assistant Scientist, 1990--1995;
Associate Scientist, 1995--present, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution,
Tenured, 1999.

Research Interests Mesoscale ocean circulation; stirring and mixing processes; variability and cross-frontal mixing in the Gulf Stream and North Atlantic Current; Gulf Stream/Deep Western Boundary Current interactions; marginal sea outflows; Mediterranean eddies (meddies); Red Sea and Persian Gulf outflow dynamics; Lagrangian techniques.



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Dr. Joe LaCasce
Assistant Scientist

Research Interests (with manuscripts) :

Vortices over topography:

        A geostrophic vortex over a slope (JPO, 28, 2362-2381; on request)
        Geostrophic turbulence over a slope (JPO, in press)
        Baroclinic vortices over a sloping bottom (MIT/WHOI Thesis, free for the asking!)

Oceanic float statistics:

        Lagrangian statistics in unforced barotropic flows (JMR, 57, 245-274)
        Velocity pdf's for oceanic floats (JPO, in press)
        Floats and f/H (JMR, submitted)
        Does the potential vorticity distribution constrain the spreading of floats in the  North Atlantic?
                (JPO, in press)

Rossby waves:

        On baroclinic Rossby waves in a square basin (JPO, submitted)



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Dr. Breck Owens
Senior Scientist
email:bowens@whoi.edu
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MS#29, 360 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Office: (508) 289-2811
FAX:(508)457-2163


B.S. University of Michigan, 1968, Chemical
Engineering
M.S. University of Colorado, 1972, Chemical
Engineering
Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1976, Physical
Oceanography



Physical Oceanography Department, Dr. W. Brechner Owens
bowens@whoi.edu
February 1999 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution©
Woods Hole, MA 02543



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Dr. Philip Richardson
Senior Scientist
email:prichardson@whoi.edu
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
MS#29, 360 Woods Hole Road
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Office: (508) 289-2546
FAX:(508)457-2163

B. S. University of California, Berkeley, 1964,
Civil Engineering
M.S. University of Rhode Island, 1970, Physical
Oceanography
Ph.D. University of Rhode Island, 1974,
Physical Oceanography

Physical Oceanography Department, Dr. Philip L. Richardson
prichardson@whoi.edu
March 1999 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution©
Woods Hole, MA 02543



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