Barry Ruddick


Barry Ruddick


  • Personal website
  • Courses:
    • OCEA 5223 - Waves in the Ocean
    • OCEA 4311/5311 - Fluid Dynamics
Department of Oceanography

Phone: 902-494-2505
Fax: 902-494-3877
Mailing Address: 
Room 5621, LSC Ocean Wing, 1355 Oxford St
PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • Oceanography
  • Physical oceanography
  • Earth science



  • BA - University of Victoria
  • MSc - Physics, University of Victoria
  • PhD - Physical Oceanography, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Song, H., L M. Pinheiro,, B. Ruddick, C.H. Tong, C. Dong, Y. Song, F.C. Tiexeira (2011). Meddy, spiral arms, and mixing mechanisms viewed by seismic imaging in the Tagus Abyssal Plain (SW Iberia), Journal of Marine Research, 69, 827-842.
  • Ruddick, B., N. Oakey, and D. Hebert (2011). Measuring lateral heat flux across a thermohaline front: a model and observational test. J. Mar. Res., 68, 523-539.
  • Ruddick, B., H. Song, C. Dong, L. Pinheiro,. (2009) Water column seismic images as smoothed maps of temperature gradient. Oceanography 22(1), 192-205.
  • Ruddick, B.R., 2003. Sounding out Ocean Fine Structure, Science, Perspectives, 301, 772-773.
  • Ruddick, B. R., A. Anis, K. Thompson, 2000. Maximum Likelihood Spectral Fitting: The Batchelor Spectrum. J. Atmos. Oceanic Tech., 17, 1541-1555.


  • H. Burr Steinbach Scholar, WHOI, 2002
  • Principal Lecturer, GFD Program, WHOI, 1996
  • SCOR Working Group #121 on Ocean Mixing, adjunct member
  • SCOR Working Group #108 on Double-diffusion in the ocean, member.