Philip L. Richardson

Physical Oceanographer


Phil Richardson is a physical oceanographer with a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island (1974). He was affiliated with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1974 until 2000. He continues there as Scientist Emeritus, and is a Senior Scientist with Associated Scientists at Woods Hole. His research interests lie with the general ocean circulation and its low-frequency variability; Gulf Stream, North Atlantic Current, Benguela Current, equatorial currents, Deep Western Boundary Current, ocean eddies and current rings.


Examples of Publications:


Richardson, P. L., 1985. Average velocity and transport of the Gulf Stream near 55W. Journal of Marine Research, 43(1), 83111.


Richardson, P. L., G. Hufford, R. Limeburner and W. S. Brown, 1994. North Brazil current retroflection eddies. Journal of Geophysical Research, 99(C3), 50815093.


Richardson, Philip L., and David M. Fratantoni, 1999. Float trajectories in the Deep Western Boundary Current and deep equatorial jets of the tropical Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research II, 46, 305333.


Richardson, Philip L., Amy S. Bower and Walter Zenk, 2000. A census of meddies tracked by floats. Progress in Oceanography, 45(2), 209250.


Richardson, P. L., and S. L. Garzoli, Characteristics of intermediate water flow in the Benguela Current as measured with RAFOS floats. Deep-Sea Research II, in press.



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