Phil Richardson Background




Scientist Emeritus

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Physical Oceanography Dept., MS#21
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Office: (508) 289-2546


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

Research Interests

Observations of the general circulation, its low frequency variability,
western boundary currents, ocean eddies.

Recent Projects

  • Caribbean Current and eddies.
  • Observations of North Brazil Current rings.
  • Characteristics of ocean eddies in the North Atlantic observed with RAFOS floats.
  • Exchange of water around southern Africa (KAPEX)--observations of the Benguela Current and Agulhas rings.