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Arnold
L.
Gordon
Professor
Earth and Environmental Sciences
Ocean and Climate Physics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
203 B Oceanography
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
Palisades
NY
10964-8000
US
Phone: 
(845) 365-8325
Fax: 
(845) 365-8157

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Fields of interest: 
My research is directed at the ocean's stratification, circulation and mixing and its role in Earth's climate system.

I am a field-going physical oceanographer, an observationalist. My research is directed at the ocean's stratification, circulation and mixing and its role in Earth's climate system. I study the transfer of heat and freshwater within the ocean and between the ocean, cryosphere and atmosphere. I view the ocean as a global system, with specific attention to interocean exchange and to ventilation of the deep ocean interior through sea-air-ice interaction. Comparison and extension of observational data with model results are an increasingly important part of my research. Historically much of my research deals with the Southern Ocean, but research within the warmer waters of the Indonesian Seas, tropical North Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans now compose most of my research program. Recently my focus is on the role of the ocean mesoscale in the transfer of heat and freshwater to compensate for net sea-air flux. I tend to go to areas that have been neglected by the research community, but have the potential of being key players in the global system.

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Education
List of degrees from highest to lowest:
Ph.D.
Columbia University
1965
BS
CUNY- Herbert Lehman College
1961
Sc.D. Honoris causa
University of Cape Town, South Africa
2005
Honors & Awards: 
The ninth Henry Bryant Bigelow Medal (awarded by WHOI) 1984
AGU Ewing Medal 1999; AGU Fellow 1989
Fellow, American Meteorological Society 1994
Fellow, American Geophysical Union 1989
Hunter College Hall of Fame 1985
American Polar Society Honorary Membership, 2000
Prince Albert I medal, 2013
Fellow, Association for the Advancement of American Science, 2013
Fellow, The Oceanography Society, 2015
Selected Publications: