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Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography: A Prolonged Weekend Discussion with Walter Munk

  • An inspiring and informative biography of one of the leading scientists in oceanography
  • Covers current issues such as ocean wave prediction and ocean acoustic thermography

By: Hans von Storch(Author), Klaus Hasselmann(Author)

137 pages, biography

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Nov 2014 | #236380 | ISBN-13: 9783642426193
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NHBS Price: £79.99 $107/€91 approx
Hardback | Apr 2010 | #236379 | ISBN-13: 9783642120862
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About this book

The present volume documents an interview with the eminent oceanographer and geophysicist Walter Munk, who is one of the "grand old men" of oceanography. Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography covers many key issues, such as ocean-wave prediction, ocean acoustic thermography. As a highly prominent scientist who has influenced many present day key oceanographers, Munk's career covers 70 years of practice, beginning about 1940 and continuing to the present.

"It is [...] a joyful romp through the history of oceanography that will appeal to both those in the field and those curious about it – touching not just on oceanography, but Earth sciences in general. [...] So my recommendation is: Go ahead, get to know Walter. You'll be glad you did."
– Jerome A. Smith, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, December, 2011


Contents

- Waves and Wave Spectra
- Coming to America
- Bikini (1946) and Eniwetok (1951)
- Settling Down at Scripps
- From Waves to Tides 1958-1968
- Deep Sea Tides 1964-2000
- Internal Waves 1971-1981
- Ocean Acoustics 1974-Present
- Mohole 1957-1964
- The Wobbling Earth 1950-1960
- Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) 1962-Present
- Navy
- Finis
- Epilogue


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