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New Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences Features URI Graduate
School of Oceanography Scientists and Alumni

Narragansett, RI -- October 15, 2001 -- The recently published Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, considered the definitive resource on all aspects of ocean sciences, brings together the most current, authoritative, and comprehensive information on the science of the oceans. More than a dozen scientists affiliated with the URI Graduate School of Oceanography have contributed to this 6-volume encyclopedia, including five professors as well as nine alumni who have achieved distinction at other oceanographic institutions.

GSO scientists who have written articles for the encyclopedia include the following:
o Jeremy S. Collie, Narragansett, professor of oceanography, "Fisheries Multispecies Dynamics;"

o David Farmer, Wakefield, GSO dean and professor of oceanography, "Flows in Straits and Channels;"

o David L. Hebert, Wakefield, associate professor of oceanography, "Intrusions;"

o H. Thomas Rossby, Narragansett, professor of oceanography, "Meddies and Sub-surface Eddies;" and

o Charles T. Roman, East Greenwich, affiliated professor of oceanography and director, US Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, "Salt Marsh Vegetation."

In addition, James Yoder, Kingston, GSO professor of oceanography, served as a member of the encyclopedia’s editorial advisory board. Yoder was recently appointed Division Director of Ocean Sciences at the National Science Foundation in Washington, DC.

GSO alumni who have contributed to the encyclopedia include the following:

o John W. Farrington, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Chlorinated Hydrocarbons;"
o Raymond W. Schmitt, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Dispersion and Diffusion in the Deep Ocean" and "Double-Diffusive Convection;"

o Philip L. Richardson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, "Drifters and Floats" and "Florida Current, Gulf Stream and Labrador Current;"

o Michael P. Sissenwine, NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Woods Hole, MA, "Fishery Management;"

o Ken Sherman, National Marine Fisheries Service, Narragansett Laboratory, Narragansett, RI, "Large Marine Ecosystems;"

o Robert D. Ballard, Institute for Marine Exploration, Mystic, CT, "Maritime Archaeology;"
o Robert Cheney, NOAA Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry, Silver Spring, MD, "Satellite Altimetry;"

o Michelle A. Komiz, Western Michigan University, "Sea Level Variations Over Time;" and
o Meghan F. Cronin, NOAA/PMEL/OCRD, Seattle, WA, "Wind and Buoyancy-Forced Upper Ocean."

The six-volume Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences, published by Academic Press of San Diego, California, features more than 400 original articles from leading scientists around the world—incorporating all aspects of the physical, chemical, biological, and geological disciplines. For more information, visit www.academicpress.com/ocean.

Contact: Lisa Cugini, (401) 874-6642, lcugini@gso.uri.edu

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