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Ray Schmitt

Senior Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Dr. Schmitt earned his Ph.D. in Physical Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island. His research interests include oceanic mixing processes such as "salt fingers" and the oceanic freshwater cycle. Read more about Dr. Schmitt here.
Block diagram of the water cycle

Dr. Raymond Schmitt discusses the role that heat plays in warming the ocean and fueling the water cycle, making the case for a more globalized view of the water cycle.
Mean sea surface salinity (1950-2000)

As the Earth's climate warms, it creates an intensification of the water cycle, which means we can expect more extreme weather. Dr. Raymond Schmitt makes connections between a warming climate and its relationship to ocean surface salinity.
Earth as ocean

Dr. Raymond Schmitt discusses the connection between the ocean and atmosphere and why that connection is so important to the global water cycle.
Annual mean sea surface temperature

The Water Cycle (00:03:18)  Analyzing and Interpreting Data Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions 
In this clip, Dr. Raymond Schmitt talks about how varying ocean temperatures play a role in the global water cycle.