Institute of Ocean Sciences - Sidney, BC.
Richard Thomson is a senior research scientist specializing in coastal and deep-sea physical and biophysical oceanography in the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Institute of Ocean Sciences in Sidney, British Columbia. Studies include: coastal upwelling, coastal trapped waves, ocean circulation; observation and modeling of hydrothermal vent circulation and the biology of the water column overlying venting regions, with focus on zooplankton productivity; the analysis and numerical modelling of tsunamis generated by earthquakes, landslides and atmospheric waves; paleoclimate studies using sediment cores from coastal inlets and basins. He is the author-coauthor of over 200 primary journal publications, several books, including “Data Analysis Methods in Physical Oceanography” (Elsevier, 2014), and numerous book chapters. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the American Geophysical Union.