• oceanography;
  • AGU Fellow;
  • obituary

AGU Fellow and 2004 Maurice Ewing medalist Bruce A. Warren died suddenly on 2 September 2010 at the age of 73 while vacationing in Provincetown, Mass. He was a renowned physical oceanographer who was primarily responsible for the discovery, analysis, and dynamical interpretation of multiple deep currents throughout the world ocean. His work significantly advanced the field in areas including the dynamics of ocean general circulation, large-scale water property distributions, and the deep circulation of the world ocean. He was also a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and was the society's 2010 Sverdrup Gold Medal recipient “for advancing our understanding of the general circulation of the ocean through observations and dynamical interpretation.”