WHOI Researcher Chosen as Oceanography Society Fellow

Courtesy of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution: Jim Ledwell, an Emeritus Research Scholar at WHOI, has been named a 2017 Fellow of The Oceanography Society.

WOODS HOLE – A Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution researcher has received national recognition.

Jim Ledwell, an emeritus research scholar, has been named a 2017 Fellow of The Oceanography Society.

He was chosen by the society for his many achievements, including his contributions to the understanding of oceanic mixing.

Ledwell is most well-known for pioneering the use of perfluorinated tracers to study ocean mixing and circulation. The study was driven by the need to understand the role of the ocean in the Earth’s climate system.

He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1982 and arrived at WHOI in 1990. Ledwell has conducted tracer experiments on more than 50 research cruises.

Ledwell says he is honored and humbled by the recognition and that many of his colleagues at WHOI are also deserving and a source of motivation and inspiration.

He will be formally honored by the society on February 13, 2018 during a ceremony in Portland, Oregon at the semiannual Ocean Sciences Meeting.

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