Stommel, Henry M., 1920-1992

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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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creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Papers, 1908-1974 bulk, 1948-1973. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Papers, 1929-1976, bulk 1946-1976. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Oral history interview with Walter Heinrich Munk, 1997-1998. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Leipper, Dale F.,. Letters from oceanographers, 1948-1991. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Papers, 1944-1988. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Papers, 1929-1991, bulk 1978-1990. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000. Papers, 1932-1986. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Stommel, Henry M., 1920-1990. Papers, 1946-1996. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Stommel, Henry M., 1920-1990. Papers, 1946-1996 (bulk 1970-1992). MBLWHOI Library, Marine Biological Laboratory Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Library
creatorOf Arthur, Robert Siple, 1916-. Papers, 1940-1989. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
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associatedWith Arthur, Robert Siple, 1916- person
associatedWith Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. person
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Leipper, Dale F., person
associatedWith Massachusetts Institute of Technology corporateBody
associatedWith Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917- person
associatedWith National Science Foundation (U.S.) corporateBody
associatedWith Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000. person
associatedWith Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. person
associatedWith Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution corporateBody
associatedWith Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Board of Trustees. corporateBody
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Ocean currents
Oceanography--Study and teaching
Ocean circulation
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Birth 1920-09-27

Death 1992-01-17

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