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Affiliation: 
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Department: 
Earth, Atmosphere, and Planetary Sciences
Expertise: 
physical oceanography

Biography

Carl Wunsch (born May 5, 1941) is the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is known for his early work in internal waves and more recently for research into the effects of ocean circulation on climate. Wunsch received his Ph. D. in Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966. He began teaching there in 1967, achieving tenure in 1970, and was named Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography in 1976.