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

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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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referencedIn Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history project, 1995-1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Ewing, Maurice, papers 91-350. 38448952., 1912, 1925-1974 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Layton, W. M. (William Malloy), 1921-. Oral history interview with William Layton, 1997 May 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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referencedIn Lonardi, Alberto, 1930-. Oral history interview with Alberto Lonardi, 1997 August 27. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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creatorOf Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974. Ewing, Maurice, papers, 1912-1974 1925-1974. University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Kohler, Henry Conrad. Oral history interview Henry Conrad Kohler, 1996 May 27, 28. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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creatorOf Menard, Henry W. (Henry William), 1920-1986. Papers, 1938-1986, bulk 1960-1986. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Press, Billie K. 1925-. Oral history interview with Billie K. Press, 1996 and 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Officer, Charles B. Oral history interview with Charles Officer, 1995 November 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ryan, William B. F., 1939-. Oral history interview with William Ryan, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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referencedIn Takahashi, Taro. Oral history interview with Taro Takahashi, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Greene, Harriett. Oral history interview with Harriett Greene, 1996-1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Press, Frank. Oral history interview with Frank Press, 1997, July 1 and July 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Anne Roe papers, 1949-1974 (bulk), 1949-1974 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Ewing, Maurice, papers 91-350. 38448952., 1912, 1925-1974 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Eaton, Gordon P. Oral history interview with Gordon Eaton, 1997 July 8 and August 4. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hays, James D., 1926-. Oral history interview with James D. Hays, 1996-1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Gerard, Robert D., 1926-. Oral history interview with Sam Gerard, 1996 May 31 and 1997 June 24. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Sindt, John H., 1940-. Oral history interview with John H. Sindt, 1995 December 22. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Aitken, Thomas D., 1934-. Oral history interview with Thomas Aitken, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tharp, Marie. Oral history interview with Marie Tharp, 1994 September 14. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Udintsev, G. B. (Gleb Borisovich). Oral history interview with Gleb Udinetisev, 1997, July 30 and August 1. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Dorman, Henry James, 1928-. Oral history interview with Henry James Dorman, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Jacoby, Gordon. Oral history interview with Gordon Jacoby, 1996. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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creatorOf Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974. Collected publications. [1926-56]. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
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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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Birth 1906-05-12

Death 1974-05-04

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