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E. P. Jones

Job Title: Research Scientist
Employer: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Bedford Institute of Oceanography
Place of Birth: Trail, BC, Canada
Public School attended: Trail Central School
High School attended: J. Lloyd Crowe High School
Further Education: University of British Columbia (B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.).
Geographic focus of research: Labrador Sea, Hudson Bay, Hudson Strait, Canadian Archipelago, Arctic Ocean, North Atlandtic Ocean

Brief synopsis of current research:
Oceanographic studies to determine water mass origins and to trace their circulation; climate related studies related to the sequestering of greenhouse gases in the ocean.

Recent Publications:

Jones, E.P., and L.G. Anderson. 1994. Northern Hudson Bay and Foxe Basin: Water masses, circulation and productivity. Atmosphere-Ocean, 32, 361-374.

Jones, E.P., B. Rudels, and L.G. Anderson. 1995. Deep waters of the Arctic Ocean: Origins and Circulation. Deep-Sea Research, 42, 737-760.

Rudels, B., L.G. Anderson, and E.P. Jones. 1996. Formation and evolution of the surface mixed layer and halocline of the Arctic Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research, 101, 8807-8821.

Anderson, L.G., E.P. Jones, and B. Rudels. 1999. Ventilation of the Arctic Ocean estimated by a plume entrainment model constrained by CFCs. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, 13423-13429.

Tait, V.K., R.M. Gershey, and E.P. Jones. 2000. Inorganic carbon in the Labrador Sea: Estimation of the anthropogenic component, Deep-Sea Res. I, 47,295-308.

I did not originally choose to be an oceanographer, having obtained a PhD in physics. The opportunity to enter oceanography came by chance after I had spent more than ten years working in solid state physics. I have had and am still having a truly rewarding experiences in my second career. Do not be bound by your first choice of a field of study.