Letters from oceanographers, 1948-1991.


Leipper, Dale F.,. Letters from oceanographers, 1948-1991.

Letters from oceanographers, 1948-1991.

This collection consists of copies of letters by oceanographers written as part of a letter exchange over the years 1948-1991. According to Dale Leipper, the participants "started as a Scripps alumni group who considered Harald Sverdrup to be their mentor in the late 40's," and include some close associates. The letters describe the writers' careers in oceanography, along with family and personal information. Letters were sent to Dale Leipper, who copied them and distributed a set to each participant. There are fifteen sets of letters, compiled annually from 1948 through 1958, and in 1965, 1967, 1977, and 1991. Forty-nine oceanographers took part; Harald Sverdrup, Walter Munk, Robert S. Arthur, and Warren Wooster were regular participants. The original copies of the letters were destroyed.

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography

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Lyman, John, 1913-

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

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Sverdrup, meteorologist, oceanographer, and Polar explorer, was the chief of the scientific staff on Raold Amundsen's Maud expeditions (1917-1925) and on the Wilkins-Ellsworth submarine expedition (1931) to the Arctic. From the description of Papers, 1928-1942. (Dartmouth College Library). WorldCat record id: 237352129 ...

Leipper, Dale F.

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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 Nation...

Arthur, Robert Siple, 1916-1995

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Physical oceanographer. From the description of Papers, 1940-1989. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 35802448 Physical oceanographer and professor of oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO). From the description of Papers, 1940-1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77584651 ...

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)....

Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Library. Archives.

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Wooster, Warren S. (Warren Scriver), 1921-

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Oceanographer. From the description of Photographs, 1960-1989. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 33940777 ...