Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974

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Dates:
Birth 1906-05-12
Death 1974-05-04

Biographical notes:

W. Maurice Ewing (1906-1974) was a marine geologist, oceanographer, and geophysicist, who received his B.A., M.A., and PhD in physics and mathematics from Rice University in 1926, 192, and 1931, respectively. He taught geophysics at Lehigh University (1930-1940), the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1940-1944), served as director of the Lamont-Doherty Geophysical Observatory of Columbia University (1949-1972), and joined the University of Texas Medical Branch as the first director of the Earth and Planetary Sciences Division of the Marine Biomedical Institute (1972-1974). Ewing is well known for his theory of ice ages, his exploration of mid-ocean ridges, and his work in geophysical instrumentation.

From the guide to the Ewing, Maurice, papers 91-350. 38448952., 1912, 1925-1974, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

From the guide to the Ewing, Maurice, papers 91-350. 38448952., 1912, 1925-1974, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

W. Maurice Ewing (1906-1974) was a marine geologist, oceanographer and geophysicist.

He worked at Lehigh University, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Lamont-Doherty Geophysical Observatory of Columbia University and the University of Texas and helped to found the Marine Geophysics Institute. He is well known for his theory of ice ages, his exploration of mid-ocean ridges and his work in geophysical instrumentation.

From the description of Ewing, Maurice, papers, 1912-1974 1925-1974. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 38448952

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Subjects:

  • Marine geophysics
  • Geophysical observatories
  • Submarine topography
  • Underwater acoustics
  • Marine sediments
  • Oceanographers--Archives
  • Geophysical instruments
  • Seismology
  • Geophysical observatories--Texas
  • Submarine geology
  • Seismic waves
  • Mid-ocean ridges
  • Geophysicists--Archives
  • Underwater drilling

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  • Texas (as recorded)