Francis J. Kelly, Jr. received
his B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley and M.S.
in Oceanography from Texas A&M University. He has been investigating
the physical oceanography of the Gulf of Mexico and its continental
shelves for more than twenty-five years. He was the Principal Investigator
for the Texas Automated Buoy System (TABS) from its inception in 1994. He
has served as the P.I. for the physical oceanography component of numerous
projects studying the circulation, water properties, waves, and forcing
factors in regions ranging from the western Gulf of Mexico, through the Caribbean
to the west coast of Africa.