Stommel, Henry M., 1920-1992

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Birth 1920-09-27
Death 1992-01-17
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Henry Melson Stommel, 1920-1992. Physical oceanographer (founder of the field of dynamical oceanography). Employed at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) from 1944-1959 (with two leaves of absence), working first with Maurice Ewing and then with Jeffreys Wyman. Appointed professor at Harvard University (1960-1963) and then Massachusetts Institute of Technology Dept. of Meteorology (1963-). Stommel returned to WHOI in 1978.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81936586

Credited with creating the field of dynamical oceanography; Henry Stommel was considered the most important physical oceanographer of his time. Research interests included ocean currents, ocean circulation and convection.

From the description of Papers, 1946-1996 (bulk 1970-1992). (MBLWHOI Library). WorldCat record id: 48714485

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  • Ocean currents
  • Oceanography--Study and teaching
  • Ocean circulation

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