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Chelton receives award from SIO

Dudley Chelton, a physical oceanographer specializing in ocean circulation, was selected to receive the 2010 Robert L. and Bettie P. Cody Award in Ocean Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UCSD.

He is a professor of physical oceanography at Oregon State University’s College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences and a former student of Scripps research oceanographer Russ Davis. The award was presented in a private ceremony.

As part of the award, Chelton presented a public lecture at the Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment (Scripps Seaside Forum) in La Jolla. The lecture was titled “The Oceans Viewed From Space.”