the Gulf of Mexico
Critical Gaps and Recommendations
Committee on Advancing Understanding of
Gulf of Mexico Loop Current Dynamics
Gulf Research Program
A Consensus Study Report of
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COMMITTEE ON ADVANCING UNDERSTANDING OF GULF OF MEXICO LOOP CURRENT DYNAMICS
PAUL G. GAFFNEY II (Chair), Monmouth University
SHUYI S. CHEN, University of Washington
STEVEN F. DiMARCO, Texas A&M University
SCOTT GLENN, Rutgers University
RUOYING HE, North Carolina State University
JOSEPH KUEHL, University of Delaware
ROBERT LEBEN, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research
PIERRE F. J. LERMUSIAUX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
RUTH L. PERRY, Shell Exploration & Production Company
DANIEL L. RUDNICK, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
NEHA SHARMA, Horizon Marine, Inc.
D. RANDOLPH WATTS, University of Rhode Island
ROBERT H. WEISBERG, University of South Florida
DANA R. YOERGER, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
KELLY OSKVIG, Program Officer
TERI THOROWGOOD, Administrative Coordinator
GULF RESEARCH PROGRAM ADVISORY BOARD
JERRY M. MELILLO (Chair), Marine Biology Laboratory
PORFIRIO ÁLVAREZ-TORRES, Consortium of Marine Research Institutions of the Gulf of Mexico
KIM A. ANDERSON, Oregon State University
KENNETH E. ARNOLD, K. Arnold Consulting and Worley Parsons
ELLIOT L. ATLAS, University of Miami
PATRICK BARNES, BFA Environmental
J. FORD BRETT, Petroskills, Inc.
ANTONIO J. BUSALACCHI, JR., University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
ELIZABETH (TERRY) FONTHAM, Louisiana State University
KATHERINE H. FREEMAN, The Pennsylvania State University
PAUL G. GAFFNEY II, Monmouth University (Emeritus)
WILLIAM “MONTY” GRAHAM, University of Southern Mississippi
SARA J. GRAVES, University of Alabama
MYRON P. GUTMANN, University of Colorado
SUSAN HANSON, Clark University
ANTHONY H. KNAP, Texas A&M University
MICHAEL MACRANDER, Shell International B.V. (Retired)
WILLIAM S. MARRAS, The Ohio State University
JEAN MAY-BRETT, Louisiana Department of Education (Retired)
KATHRYN MORAN, Ocean Networks Canada
ALONZO L. POUGH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
LIESEL A. RITCHIE, University of Colorado
JONATHAN SAMET, University of Southern California
RICHARD SEARS, Stanford University
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We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:
PAT HOGAN, Naval Research Laboratory
ALEXIS LUGO-FERNÁNDEZ, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
JAMES J. RILEY, University of Washington
NAN D. WALKER, Louisiana State University
CARL WUNSCH, Harvard University
Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by DAVID M. KARL, University of Hawaii. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.
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