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|Born||April 7, 1938|
|Fields||Oceanography, fluid dynamics|
|Institutions||Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Chicago|
|Alma mater||Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|Thesis||The stability of currents in the atmosphere and the ocean (1963)|
|Doctoral advisor||Jule Charney|
Joseph Pedlosky (born 1938) is an American physical oceanographer. He is a scientist emeritus at the Woods Hole Oceanography Institute. Pedlosky was elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences in 1985. He is the author of the textbooks Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Ocean Circulation Theory, and Waves in the Ocean and Atmosphere: Introduction to Wave Dynamics.
Pedlosky has made fundamental contributions in the study of baroclinic instability and the thermal structure of the ocean, particularly the oceanic thermocline.
Awards and honors
- 1970: Meisinger Award, American Meteorological Society
- 1981: Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
- 1985: Elected to the United States National Academy of Sciences
- 1986: Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
- 1997: Fellow of the American Association for Advancement of Science
- 2005: Sverdrup Gold Medal, American Meteorological Society
- 2009: Bernard Haurwitz Award, American Meteorological Society
- 2011: Maurice Ewing Medal, American Geophysical Union
- Pedlosky, J., Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 1987.