Papers, 1929-1976, bulk 1946-1976.

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Revelle, Roger, 1909-1991. Papers, 1929-1976, bulk 1946-1976.

Papers, 1929-1976, bulk 1946-1976.

Includes material documenting Revelle's education at Pomona College and his doctoral research at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 1929-1936, his wartime naval career, his years as director of the Scripps Institution, 1950-1964, his efforts to establish UCSD, 1954-1964, and his years as an advisor to the U.S. government and governments of developing nations on science policy, national resources and population, 1964-1977. Includes correspondence, reports, data and other material documenting Revelle's confirmation of Darwin's theory of the origin of atolls in 1947, the discovery of the submerged Mid-Pacific Mountain Range in 1950, the first measurements of heat flow through the ocean floor in 1950, the examination of atmospheric carbon dioxide and its environmental effects beginning in 1956, investigations of population, natural resources and development with particular regard to poor nations.

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