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Currents
Editorial Experience

For several years I wrote articles for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's publications. I eventually became editor of Currents, the Institution's members quarterly. In addition to overseeing its redesign, redirection, and the editorial content of each issue, I wrote about geophysics, geochemistry, biology, engineering, physical oceanography, and public policy issues.
Here are the contents of some selected issues. I wrote all the uncredited articles below.
Winter 1995
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DIRECTOR'S LETTER
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FISHING FOR FIRE by Tom Gidwitz
When Senior Scientist Frank Carey studied warm-blooded fish, he often had his hands full. They're big, strong, stubborn animals with a knack for fighting back.
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Cold Fins, Warm Heart
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Swordfish--Ocean Hothead
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Great White Shark--Have Appetite Will Travel
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Tiny Fish Tell Secrets, Too
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A SHIP ON THE HORIZON
In 1997, a new research ship with a venerable name will join WHOI's fleet.
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ASSOCIATES NEWS
Robert D. Harrington, Jr. Named Associates President 
Young Associates Takes a Sea Cruise 
Associates Calendar of Events
13
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN
Volunteer Employee Committee Pitches In
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WHOI WAYPOINTS
1995 Research Cruises
Spring 1996
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THE BIRTH OF A SHIP by Tom Gidwitz
The launching of Atlantis.
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THE SPIN DOCTOR by John Lauerman
Physical oceanographer Amy Bower is studying an intriguing ocean feature: warm salty eddies that form from Mediterranean water and spin across the Atlantic.
5
Meddies and Hurricanes: The Spin Cycle
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RAFOS Floats
9
THE CAFE THORIUM by Tom Gidwitz
Welcome to the Cafe Thorium, where Chemist Ken Buesseler serves up a brew of fresh espresso and solid science.
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Thorium Fun
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FIVE HUNDRED AND COUNTING by Jody Ericson
Dudley Foster, an Alvin pilot for over twenty years, has made his 500th dive to the bottom of the sea.
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A Visit to the Ocean Floor
15
WHOI WAYPOINTS
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A Timely Gift
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Join WHOI on an Antarctic Expedition
Summer 1996
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2
A PLACE TO STAND by Tom Gidwitz
John Bouthillette, John Kemp, and Dave Simoneau give many of the world's oceanographers platforms to study the ocean for years at a time.
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How Kemp Keeps Cool
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THE UNDERWATER GIANTS by Deborah Kovacs
Massive oceanic volcanoes called seamounts present fascinating puzzles for WHOI scientists.
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WHOI WAYPOINTS
14
New Endowed Chairs and Staff Awards
15
The Fye Society
16
The Hoch Challenge
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Pioneering Biologist Honored
 17
1995 WHOI DONORS--A Special Addition
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WHOI AROUND THE WORLD
Preserving Ancient Chinese Shipwrecks
Fall 1996
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3
OVER THE TOP
WHOI's Capital Campaign Hits $5.3 Million
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LEO-15: OCEANOGRAPHY ON CALL by John F. Lauerman
Engineer Chris von Alt's seafloor instrument nodes are giving scientists a fish's eye view of the ocean twenty-four hours a day.
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LEO's Roving Scout
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ATLANTIS II, FAREWELL
A pioneering WHOI ship ends thirty-three years of service.
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FIELDS OF DREAMS by Joel Zoss
Organic geochemist Jean Whelan has found evidence that some oil fields may be refilling themselves.
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WHOI WAYPOINTS
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Gratia Rinehart Montgomery: Friend of Science and the Sea Associates Donate $2.2 Million to Capital Campaign
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WHOI's Pooled Income Fund: Works Like a Charm
Hochs Establish $1 Million Director's Discretionary Fund
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SURF THE WHOI HOME PAGE
Winter 1997
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CATCHIN' SOME RAYS by Richard Morin 
Marine geologist Mark Kurz uses cosmic rays to unravel the history of antarctic glaciers.
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ADRIFT IN THE BLUE by Kate Madin
Biologists Larry Madin and Richard Harbison study some of the sea's most beautiful creatures.
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DISTINCTIVE FEATURES OF BLUE WATER CREATURES by Deborah Kovacs and Kate Madin
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ALVIN GETS A CHECKUP by Shelley Lauzon
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WHOI WAYPOINTS
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Chemist Bill Jenkins Wins WHOI's Most Prestigious Award
Associates Day of Science: The Ocean in Motion
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IRAs: A Smart Way to Leave a Bequest to WHOI
Scripps Awards Highest Honor to WHOI's Ken Brink
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1997 WHOI RESEARCH CRUISES
Spring 1997
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LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR by Bob Gagosian
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ATLANTIS: PLATFORM FOR THE FUTURE by Deborah Kovacs
The new research vessel Atlantis provides a powerful relay team for researchers.
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TENDING THE FLEET by Tom Gidwitz
Taking advantage of opportunity guarantees WHOI's future afloat.
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WHOI's Seagoing Ships
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Bob Ballard: A Vision of the Deep
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CAPTAIN CHILJEAN TAKES COMMAND by Tom Gidwitz
When Captain Gary Chiljean takes Atlantis to sea, he'll be exploring new frontiers in oceanography.
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The Atlantis Tradition
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The WHOI Captains
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ATLANTIS: A NATIONAL ASSET
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THE ATLANTIS TEAM

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