Christopher John Raymond Garrett

Christopher John Raymond Garrett, physical oceanographer (b at Bude, Eng 30 July 1943). Educated at Cambridge, he joined the department of oceanography at Dalhousie University in 1971. Known for his early work with W.H.

Christopher John Raymond Garrett, physical oceanographer (b at Bude, Eng 30 July 1943). Educated at Cambridge, he joined the department of oceanography at Dalhousie University in 1971. Known for his early work with W.H. Munk on the description of internal wave characteristics, he is also respected for his research on frontal processes, ocean mixing and shelf dynamics, and in Canada for his explanation of the high tides of the Bay of Fundy. He has also worked on various practical issues, including iceberg trajectory prediction and the problem of radioactive waste disposal in the deep ocean. In 1982 he won the A.G. HUNTSMAN award in physical oceanography.