Correspondence and professional papers of oceanographer Ray G. Peterson, including research files on ocean currents.
Ray G. Peterson (1952-2001) received his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in 1987 under Worth Nowlin, measuring the transport
and dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current through the Drake Passage. Prior to that, he worked as a meteorologist for
the US Navy. His research was based on observations from the cruises and moorings of the International Southern Ocean Studies
(ISOS) program. He completed his postdoctoral work in 1988-1990 at the Institute fur Meereskunde in Kiel, Germany, under Gerold
Siedler, measuring the circulation in the South Atlantic Basin from R/V Polarstern.
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