Honorary Doctorate for Tidal Researcher Dr. Richard Ray

02.07.2008

In recognition of his merits in research on oceanic tides, the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences of the University of Hamburg has conferred the title of Honorary Doctor on Dr. Richard Ray of Maryland, USA.

The recognition is based on his pioneering work in which he demonstrated the significance of the tides for ocean dynamics and on his furthering, as an international capacity of the highest rank, of the development of the entire field of physical oceanography.

The title was awarded to Ray on Tuesday at the KlimaCampus in connection with an international workshop on ocean tide modeling.