Class notes, 1944.


Levin, Sheldon. Class notes, 1944.

Class notes, 1944.

Lt. (j.g.) Seldon levin, USNR, was assigned to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography during the summer of 1944 to take a course in sea, well, and surf forcasting methods taught by Harald U. Sverdrup and Walter H. Munk. Levin's notebook includes mimeographed class handouts, notes on lectures, and detailed descriptions of sea, swell, and surf forcasting techniqes. Military meteorologists used these techniques to predict surf conditions for allied landings in Europe, North Africa, and the Pacific during World War II.

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Levin, Sheldon. (person)

Physician. From the description of Class notes, 1944. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 35162534 ...

Sverdrup, H.U. (Harald Ulrik), 1888-1957 (person)

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

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 Nation...