Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-

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Geophysicist and oceanographer. Munk received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1939 and 1940 and his Ph. D. in 1947. Munk served as assistant and associate professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1947 to 1954 when he became professor of geophysics in the University of California Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Munk founded the Instittue and served as its director from 1959 to 1984. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society. He has served on several panels of the President's Scientific Advisory Council. Munk's work concentrates on the study of ocean waves and currents, air-sea interaction and the prediction of surf conditions. His more recent studies have investigated the role of ocean processes in determing the variability of sound transmission through the ocean. Munk is the recipient of many awards and medals including the National Medal of Science.

From the description of Papers, 1944-1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305968

American geophysicist and oceanographer born in Vienna, Austria, 1917.

From the description of Oral history interviews with Walter H. Munk [sound recording] 1997-1998. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 44054253

Geophysicist, oceanographer, Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Heinrich Munk, 1997-1998. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83949192

Geophysicist and oceanographer. Munk received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1939 and 1940 and his Ph. D. in 1947. Munk served as assistant and associate professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1947 to 1954 when he became professor of geophysics in the University of California Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Munk founded the Institute and served as its director from 1959 to 1984. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and is a foreign member of the Royal Society. He has served on several panels of the President's Scientific Advisory Council. Munk's work concentrates on the study of ocean waves and currents, air-sea interaction and the prediction of surf conditions. His more recent studies have investigated the role of ocean processes in determining the variability of sound transmission through the ocean. Munk is the recipient of many awards and medals including the National Medal of Science.

From the description of Addition to papers, 1955-1996. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82628577

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creatorOf University of California, San Diego. A Tribute to Roger Revelle, October 14, 1991 [videorecording]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records, 1943-1955. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
referencedIn Levin, Sheldon. Class notes, 1944. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Oral history interviews with Walter H. Munk [sound recording] 1997-1998. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Bascom, Willard N., 1916-. Oceans 1968-A New World [sound recording] : the University of California Centennial Symposium on Oceanography. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Papers, 1944-1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Munk, Judith Horton. Papers, 1962-1968. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Glen, William, 1932-. Project in the history of the mass-extinction debates: oral history interviews, 1984-1994. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wooster, Warren S. (Warren Scriver), 1921-. Photographs, 1960-1989. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records, 1943-1955. American Institute of Physics
creatorOf Theatre and Arts Foundation of San Diego County. Records, 1947-1980 [sound recording]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Oral history interview with Walter Heinrich Munk, 1997-1998. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Inaugural lecture, March 1, 1991 [sound recording]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD 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
referencedIn Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history project, 1995-1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Arthur, Robert Siple, 1916-. Papers, 1940-1989. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Addition to papers, 1955-1996. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Snodgrass, Frank, 1920-1985. Slides, 1953-1976, bulk 1961-1976. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Brown, John C. Photographs, September 1964. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. [75th anniversary lecture series] [sound recording] University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Papers, 1908-1974 bulk, 1948-1973. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf University of California, San Diego. Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics. Records, 1959-1963. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 75th Anniversary Film, 1978 [film]. 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
referencedIn Howell, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1917-. Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Green, Cecil Howard, 1900-. Oral history interview with Ronald E. Doel, October 17, 1994. 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
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Wave of the future, July 11, 1986 [sound recording]. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Levin, Sheldon. Class notes, 1944. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Memorial service at La Jolla Presbyterian Church, July 18, 1991 [sound recording] University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Sverdrup, H. U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957. Wind, Waves and Swell : a basic theory for forecasting, 1943. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Oral history interview with Walter H. Munk, 1986 June 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Dashen, Roger Frederick, 1938-1995. Oral history interview with Roger Frederick Dashen, 1986 July 2. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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China
Arctic regions
Bikini Atoll (Marshall Islands)
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Ocean temperature--Research
Ocean--Research
Science and state
Operation Crossroads, Marshall Islands, 1946
Oceanographers--Biography
Oceanography--Research
Acoustic surface waves--Experiments
Tomography
Science--History
Scientific expeditions
Tsunamis--Photographs
Oceanographers--Travel
Submarines (ships)
Ocean currents--Research
Geophysics
Oceanography
Geology
Tides--Photographs
Geophysicists--Biography
World War, 1939-1945--Science
Oceanography--Congresses
Ocean--Research--Databases
Marine sciences
Geophysics--History
Oceanography--History
Ocean waves--Photographs
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Oceanographers
Geophysicists--Interviews
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