Job Title: Resesarch Scientist
Employer: Fisheries and Oceans Canada at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Place of Birth: Geraldton, Ontario, Canada
Public School attended: Lyn Public School, Lyn, Ontario
High School attended: Thousand Islands Secondary School, Brockville, Ontario
Further Education: University of Waterloo (B.Math. - 1970), Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Ph.D. - 1975).
Geographic focus of research: Western North Atlantic Ocean, including the Labrador Sea
Brief synopsis of current research:
My research interests lie in experimental and theoretical studies of large scale, deep ocean circulation and dynamics, with a focus on the general circulation of the western North Atlantic Oceans. Recent work has included long-term moored current meter measurements of the North Atlantic Current and studies of decadal-scale variability in the temperature and salinity properties of the Labrador Sea. I am also interested in applying satellite radar altimeter measurements of sea level to problems in ocean circulation and tides.
Clarke, R.A., Hendry. R.M., Yashayaev, I. and Watts, D.R. 1999. A western boundary current meter array in the North Atlantic near 42N. Bulletin of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society 27 (2), 42-44.
Cong, L.Z., M. Ikeda and R.M. Hendry. 1998. Variational assimilation of Geosat altimeter data into a two-layer quasi-geostrophic model over the Newfoundland ridge and basin. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, C4, 7719-7734.
Han, G., R. Hendry, and M. Ikeda. 2000. Assimilating TOPEX/POSEIDON derived tides in a primitive equation model over the Newfoundland Shelf. Continental Shelf Research 20, 83_108.
Yashayaev, I.M., J.R.N. Lazier, R.A. Clarke, and R.M. Hendry. 1999. Decadal changes in deep water properties in the northwest North Atlantic. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) CM 1999/O:09, 12 p.
As an undergraduate, I was interested in mathematics. Physical oceanography provided a field where I could apply the techniques of applied mathematics to a real-world situation. I feel very privileged to be part of a world-wide effort to better understand the general circulation of the oceans. Understanding and eventually predicting the long-time-scale variability of ocean currents like the North Atlantic Current is a step to understanding the causes of interannual climate variability and long-term climate change. ]