Ray G. Peterson Papers
2010-43

Summary Information

Repository
Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives
Creator
Peterson, Ray G., 1952-2001
Title
Ray G. Peterson Papers
ID
2010-43
Date
1559-2004
Extent
1.71 Cubic feet : 4 manuscript boxes, 1/2 legal manuscript box, 1 map folder
Language
English
Language of Materials
Materials are in English and German.

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Biographical Note

After working as a meteorologist for the US Navy, Ray Peterson received his Ph.D. at Texas A&M University in 1987 under Worth Nowlin, measuring the transport and dynamics of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current through Drake Passage. His research was based on observations from the cruises and moorings of the International Southern Ocean Studies (ISOS) program. His postdoctoral work was done from 1988-1990 at the Institut fur Meereskunde in Kiel, Germany, under Gerold Siedler, measuring the circulation in the South Atlantic Basin from R/V Polarstern.

Peterson came to SIO in 1991 as an assistant research oceanographer and was promoted to associate research oceanographer in 1997. While at SIO he continued his studies of the circulation in the Southern Ocean, collaborating with Warren White on the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave, an oceanic/atmospheric wave circling the Southern Ocean which was considered controversial at the time of his research.

Peterson also worked with Janet Sprintall on establishing high-resolution XBT sections across Drake Passage and started a program of repeated temperature measurements from the US Antarctic supply vessel to Palmer Station. He also collaborated with Argentine scientists Alberto Piola and Ricardo Matano, and with German scientists aboard Polarstern. He published what was probably the earliest work using ALACE (Autonomous Lagrangian Circulation Explorer) floats in the Southern Ocean.

Teresa Chereskin and Peterson began a time series in the California Current using a free falling Conductivity, Temperature and Density (CTD) profiler called the "Fast Fish,” which was developed by WHOI engineers under WOCE (World Ocean Circulation Experiment.) He also worked with Russ Davis on the Lagrangian drifter measurements of the Malvinas Current. Peterson passed away at the age of 49 on December 6, 2001 after a long illness. He was survived by his wife, Dorothy Nowroozian-Peterson.

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Scope and Contents

The Ray Peterson Papers consist of correspondence, field reports, proposals, manuscripts, and reprints documenting his research on ocean currents, the Southern Ocean, and the Antarctic Circumpolar Wave. The collection also contains teaching materials for Oceanography 608, and copies of historical maps, charts, and texts used by Peterson for a paper on early concepts of ocean circulation.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Scripps Institution of Oceanography Archives 2011

University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0219
La Jolla, California, 92093-0219

Provenance

Ray Peterson's papers were found in Nierenberg Hall and donated to SIO Archives by Lynne Talley on 18 November 2010.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Ocean currents.
  • Oceanography--History
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography--History

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Collection Inventory

Antarktis X/5 Cruise Report 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 1

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South Atlantic Review 1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 2

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Bottom Press - Tide Gauge 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 3

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Wind-Transport 1988 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 4

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Boundary Currents - Originals 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 5

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Ring Paper 1982 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 6

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Whitworth and Peterson 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 7

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Drifter Paper 1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 8

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Abyssal Boundary Cruise Studies (ABCS) Cruise Paper 1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 9

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Fronts Paper 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 10

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South Atlantic Current 1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 11

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Agulhas History 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 12

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Arnold Gordon 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 13

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South Pacific Current 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 14

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Indian Ocean Cruise 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 15

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Peterson, Ray G., Publications 

 1992-1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 16

 1996-1997 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 17

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Oceanography 608, Spring 1985 

 1981-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 18-19

Slides 1981-1985 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 20

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Pressure Gauge Papers 1991 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 21

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Pressure Gauges - Viewgraphs n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   1 22

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Southern Ocean Data - Viewgraphs n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 1

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Lagrangian - Malvinas 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 2

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Benguela Current 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 3

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SWAP in Oceanography (Southwest Atlantic Ocean) 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 4

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Fahrbach, et al, Weddell Sea 1994 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 5

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FRAM (Fine Resolution Antarctic Model) 1990 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 6

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Dissertation Defense Viewgraphs n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 7

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Southern Ocean Atlas Maps 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 8

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Tides and Sea Level 

 1951-1975 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 9

 1976-1986 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 10

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Mundus Subterraneus, Athanassi Kircheri 1665 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 11

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Historical Illustrations 1559-1937 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 12

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Progress in Oceanography 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 13

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Early Concepts and Charts of Ocean Circulation 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 14

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Dissertation 

Negatives of Figures for Dissertation Papers in JGR n.d. 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   2 15

 December 1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 16

 1985-1987 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   2 17

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Malvinas Paper 

 1972-1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 1

 1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 2

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Reports, Proposals 1998-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 3

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Peterson, Ray 1997-1998 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 4

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Notes 1997-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 5

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Proposals 

 1998-2004 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 6

 1997-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 7

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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) Marine Research 1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 8

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Reprints 

 n.d. 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 9

1971-1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 10

 1990-1993 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   3 11

 1994-1995 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 1

 1996-1997 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 2

 1998-1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 3

 2000-2001 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 4

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Progress in Oceanography 

 1989 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 5

 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 6

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Aspects of the Thermohaline Circulation in a Simple Model 19 September 2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 7

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On the World Ocean Circulation, Volume I June 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 8

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South Western Atlantic Circulation Experiment 1 January 2000 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   4 9

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Western South Atlantic Circulation Experiment 1 January 1999 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 1

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South Atlantic Climate Change October 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 2

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Inter-American Institute for Global Climate Change - IAI 12-14 August 1996 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 3

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Berichte zur Polarforschung/Reports on Polar Research 1992 


    Box Folder
Mixed materials   5 4

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Figures for 2 Dissertation Papers 1988-1989 


    Box Folder
Graphic materials   5 5

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Maps and Charts 

Oversize

Peterson-Whitworth (1989) Fronts Paper 1989 

1

Oceanographic Atlas of the North Atlantic Ocean. Section II: Physical Properties. Publ. No. 700 1967 

2

Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut 1989 

3

Versuch Einer Karte zur Ubersicht der Fluthwellen 1838 

4-5

Warme Meeresstrom des Atlantischen und der Kalte Strom des Grossen Oceans 1852 

6-8

Karte vom Grossen Ocean (Mare Pacifico) 1837 

9-10

Karte vom Atlantischen Ocean 1837 

11-12

Physikalische Karte vom Indischen Meere 1840 

13-14

Kieler Forde 1988-1990 

15

Argentine Basin/Scotia Sea/Mid-Atlantic Ridge n.d. 

16

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