2003 LYNNE TALLEY
Dr. Lynne Talley, the twenty-sixth recipient of the A.G Huntsman Award, is honoured for her outstanding contributions to the understanding of the circulation and ventilation of the global ocean. Throughout her career, she has illuminated the overturning circulation of the oceans through her assembly and synthesis of large datasets.
In addition, she has published significant analytical studies of oceanic processes such as barotropic instabilities, ventilated thermocline theory and mixing and convection. She has led oceanographic expeditions in all of the major ocean basins other than the Arctic and has chaired national and international scientific steering committees for major ocean climate programs such as the World Ocean Circulation Experiment. She has received the 2001 Rosentiel Award and a 1987 U.S. National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.