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Mark A. Cane selected as fellow of the Oceanography Society

The Oceanography Society


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The Oceanography Society (TOS) would like to congratulate Professor Mark A. Cane (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University) on being selected as the newest Fellow of The Oceanography Society. The citation on Professor Cane's certificate recognizes him for contributions to the understanding and prediction of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and the tropical oceans and their effects on climate and society. Dr. Cane will be formally recognized during the Ocean Sciences Meeting, February 21 - 26, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Professor Eli Tziperman, who led the team that submitted the nomination for Professor Cane, noted that "Mark has made outstanding contributions in an unusually broad set of problems related to tropical oceanography: important theoretical contributions to equatorial ocean wave dynamics, insights obtained via creative numerical modeling guided by wonderful and even stunning physical intuition that led to the understanding of ENSO's mechanism, application of the theoretical insights to the problem of actual prediction of the state of the tropical Pacific ocean, exploring the role of the tropics in past climates, and demonstrating the effects of the tropical oceans on society from African crops to human conflicts."

Professor Cane is currently the G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. He received his B.A. at Harvard in 1965, his M.A. from Harvard in 1966, and his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975.


The TOS Fellows program recognizes individuals who have attained eminence in oceanography through their outstanding contributions to the field of oceanography or its applications during a substantial period of years. To learn more about The Oceanography Society and the TOS Fellows program, visit:

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