Born, September 9, 1948. U.S. Army, 1966--68. B.S., University of Oklahoma, 1970. M.S., University of Miami, 1972. Ph.D., University of Miami, 1977. Married, four children.
Positions and Awards
Research Associate, University of Rhode Island, 1977--79. Assistant Scientist, 1979--83; Associate Scientist, 1983--94, awarded tenure, 1988, Senior Scientist, 1994 to present, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Sverdrup Gold Medal, American Meteorological Society, 1994. Seward Johnson Education Chair in Physical Oceanography, 1994--2001. Program Officer at the Office of Naval Research, 2002--2003. Fellow of the American Meteorological Society, 2003. Associate Dean, Academic Programs Office, WHOI, 2006. Retired,Scientist Emeritus, 2010 to present.
Major Advisor to four PhD and two MS recipients. Instructor of graduate level courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program: Air-Sea Interaction, Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Fluid Mechanics of the Atmosphere and Ocean, Science & Communication. Instructor of a workshop for postdoctoral and scientific staff, Writing a Better Science Proposal.
Dynamics of the upper ocean; surface mixed-layer, generation of inertial-internal motions. Hurricane/Ocean interaction. Marginal seas and deep water formation. Lagrangian descriptions.
Research Funding History
JP has been a PI on research grants from the National Science Foundation and the Office of Naval Research for the past 30 years, and presently holds a grant from ONR entitled, Studies of Air-Sea Coupling.
Author or co-author of about 60 refereed scientific publications --- 25 notable or recent as of April 2010:
Price, James F., 1979. On the scaling of stress-driven entrainment experiments. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 90, 509-529.
Price, James F., 1981. Upper ocean response to a hurricane. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 11(2), 153-175.
Price, James F., and H. Thomas Rossby, 1982. Observations of a barotropic planetary wave in the western North Atlantic. Journal of Marine Research, Supplement to 40, 543-558.
Price, James F., 1983. Internal wave wake of a moving storm. Part I: Scales, energy budget and observations. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 13(6), 949-965.
Price, James F., Robert A. Weller, and Robert Pinkel, 1986. Diurnal cycling: Observations and models of the upper ocean response to diurnal heating, cooling, and wind mixing. Journal of Geophysical Research, 91(C7), 8411-8427.
Price, James F., Robert A. Weller, Clarke M. Bowers, and Melbourne G. Briscoe, 1987. Diurnal response of sea surface temperature observed at the Long-Term Upper Ocean Study (34°N, 70°W) in the Sargasso Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research, 92(C13), 14,480-14,490.
Price, James F., Robert A. Weller, and Rebecca R. Schudlich, 1987. Wind-driven ocean currents and Ekman transport. Science, 238, 1534-1538.
Weller, Robert A., and James F. Price, 1988. Langmuir circulation within the oceanic mixed layer. Deep-Sea Research, 35(5A), 711-747.
Richardson, P. L., D. Walsh, L. Armi, M. Schröder, and J. F. Price, 1988. Tracking three meddies with SOFAR floats. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 19(3), 371-383.
Price, James F., Molly O'Neil Baringer, Rolf G. Lueck, Gregory C. Johnson, Isabel Ambar, Gregorio Parrilla, Alain Cantos, Maureen A. Kennelly, and Thomas B. Sanford, 1993. Mediterranean outflow mixing dynamics. Science, 259, 1277-1282.
Price, James F., Thomas B. Sanford, and George Z. Forristall, 1994. Forced stage response to a moving hurricane. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 24(2), 233-260.
Price, James F., and Molly O. Baringer, 1994. Outflows and deep water production by marginal seas. Progress in Oceanography, 33, 161-200.
Baringer, M. O., and J. F. Price, 1997. Momentum and energy balance of the Mediterranean outflow. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 27(8), 1678-1692.
Spall, Michael A., and James F. Price, 1998. Mesoscale variability in Denmark Strait: the PV outflow hypothesis. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 28(8), 1598-1623.
Sundermeyer, Miles A., and James F. Price, 1998. Lateral mixing and the north Atlantic Tracer Release Experiment: Observations and numerical simulations of Lagrangian particles and a passive tracer. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(C10), 21,481-21,497.
Price, James F., and Jiayan Yang, 1998. Marginal sea overflows for climate simulations. In: Ocean Modelling and Parameterizations, E. P. Chassignet and J. Verron, Editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, pp. 155-170.
Price, James F., and Miles A. Sundermeyer, 1999. Stratified Ekman layers. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 20,467-20,494.
Valdes, James R., and James F. Price, 2000. A neutrally buoyant, upper ocean sediment trap. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 17(1), 62-68.
Yang, Jiayan, and James F. Price, 2000. Water-mass formation and potential vorticity balance in an abyssal ocean circulation. Journal of Marine Research, 58(5), 789-808.
Price, James, F., 2001. Subduction. Chapter 5.3 in Ocean Circulation and Climate, G. Siedler, J. Church and W. J. Gould, editors, International Geophysics Series, Academic Press, pp. 357-372.
Price, James F., 2003. Dimensional analysis of models and data sets. The American Journal of Physics, 71(5), 437 447.
Xu, Xiaobiao, Eric P. Chassignet, James F. Price, Tamay Ozgokmen, and Hartmut Peters, 2007. A regional modelling study of the entraining Mediterranean overflow. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 112, doi:10.1029/2007JC004145.
Yang, Jiayan and James F. Price, Potential vorticity constraint on the flow between two basins. Journal of Physical Oceanograhy, 37, 225-22
Kida, Shinichiro, James F. Price, and Jiayan Yang, 2008. The Upper-oceanic response to overflows: A mechanism for the Azores Current? Jouornal of Physical Oceanography, 38(4), 880-895.
Price, James F., Jan Morzel and Pearn P. Niiler, 2008. Warming of SST in the cool wake of a moving hurricane. Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans. 113, C07010, doi:190.1029/2007JC004393
Price, James F., 2009. Metrics of hurricane-ocean interaction: Vertically integrated or vertically-averaged ocean temperarure? Ocean Science, 5, 351-368. www.ocean-sci.net/5/351/2009/
Non-refereed Publication (selected recent)
Dimensional analysis of models and data sets, 41 pp., a Coriolis turorial, 50 pp. and Lagrangian and Eulerian representations of fluid flows, 92 pp. On the MIT Open Course Ware site: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/resources/index.htm