Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 05 Issue 02

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Volume 05, No. 2
Pages 117 - 120

REVIEW AND COMMENT • Graduate Education in Physical Oceanography

Joseph Pedlosky
First Paragraph

Great waves of reform regularly sweep through every educational enterprise in science. The most natural explanation for this is a dissatisfaction most scientists feel about the education they themselves received as well as the education they are giving to their students. Physical oceanography has witnessed a quiet but radical transformation over the last quarter century in the manner in which new recruits to the field are educated.


Pedlosky, J. 1992. Graduate education in physical oceanography. Oceanography 5(2):117–120, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1992.19.