1997 RUSS DAVIS
Professor Russ Davis, the twentieth recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Award, is one of the world's leading and most versatile physical oceanographers. His research interests are eclectic, encompassing theoretical studies, ship-board programs, instrument development, and the adaptation and application of new data analysis techniques to oceanographic data sets. He has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of internal waves, turbulence and mixing in the ocean. The Vector Measuring Current Meter and the Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer float owe their development to Dr. Davis. He has provided the framework to interpret the data from his and similar instruments through his seminal work on Lagrangian velocity statistics and their relationship to Eulerian quantities and the transport of ocean properties. He has been one of the scientific leaders involved in the planning and coordination of major collaborative ocean research programs both nationally and internationally.