Responses to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988.

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Responses to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988.

Responses to a survey of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union born before 1918, conducted by the American Institute of Physics (AIP) Center for History of Physics in 1988. Recipients were asked to send copies of their curriculum vitae and a list of publications as part one of the survey and were then asked to discuss their entry into science in general and geophysics specifically as a career; how their scientific achievements came about and major efforts they were involved in which did not achieve the hoped for results; changes from one discipline to another; funding sources; the role of other disciplines in their own research; their work as educators; and their involvement in geophysics related institutions. File includes responses from: Ralph Belknap Baldwin, Walter M. Elsasser, Irene Kaminka Fischer, Colin Oswald Hines, Benjamin F. Howell, Harold Jeffreys, Konrad Bates Krauskopf, Thomas Francis Malone, John Aloysius O'Keefe, Elburt Franklin Osborn, John Rodgers, Vincent Joseph Schaefer, Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, William Sterling Von Arx, Donald Edward White, and John Tuzo Wilson.

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American Geophysical Union. Committee on History of Geophysics.

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Rogers, John, 1914-

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Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

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Elsasser died in 1991. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80710094 Died 1991. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1985 November 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82626096 From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330511 From the description of Oral history interview wi...

Spilhaus, Athelstan

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Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1911-1998. From the description of Oral history interview with Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1989 November 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82744113 From the description of Oral history interview with Athelstan Frederick Sphilhaus, 1976 March 9 and April 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78435347 Spilhaus was born in 1911. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id...

Krauskopf, Konrad B. (Konrad Bates), 1910-2003

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Konrad B. Krauskopf was a pioneer in the field of geochemistry and a member of the Stanford University faculty from 1939 to 1976, when he was appointed professor emeritus. He received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his doctoral degree from the University of California-Berkeley in 1934. He began his graduate studies in geology at Stanford in 1935, earning his doctorate in 1939. He authored several widely used textbooks, served as president of several...

Jeffreys, Harold, 1891-1989

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White, Donald Edward, 1914-2002

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Fischer, Irene.

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Baldwin, Ralph Belknap, 1912-

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Astrophysics. Senior physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, 1942-1946; astronomy consultant, Boeing Company, Chance-Vought Corp., Rand Corp., Grumman, Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (NASA), U. S. Air Force moon-mapping project; product manager through chairman of the board, Oliver Machinery Company, 1947-1984. From the description of Correspondence relating to Baldwin's nomination for the 1997 Crafoord Prize in astronomy, awarded by The Royal Swed...

Wilson, J. Tuzo (John Tuzo), 1908-1993

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Wilson died in 1993. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030773 ...

O'Keefe, John Aloysius, 1916-....

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John A. O'Keefe (1916-2001). Planetary physicist. BA, astronomy, Harvard (1937); PhD, astronomy, University of Chicago (1941). Head of Research and Analysis branch, United States Army Corps of Engineers; assistant chief, Theoretical Division, Goddard Space Flight Center (1958-). From the description of John A. O'Keefe collection, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305889 ...

Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)

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This oral history project was undertaken by the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics, beginning in about 1976. The American Philosophical Society Library is a designated repository for the archive, which includes photocopies of typed manuscripts of the interviews, and microfilm and microfiche of certain manuscript collections of astrophysicists. These include the papers of Robert D'E Atkinson, Seth Chandler, Theodore Dunham [The American Philosophical Society has re...

Hines, C. O.

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Howell, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1917-

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Von Arx, William S. (William Stelling), 1916-1999

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William von Arx was a physical oceanographer with degrees in geology and geophysics. His research involved circulation of oceans and atmosphere, heat balance of the earth, physical geodesy of ocean areas and clouds. Later interests included world energy problems and techniques to collect and store solar heat. He was a participant in Henry Stetson's Project 19, Operation Crossroads and Project I-88 (Barataria Bay). From the description of Papers, 1942-1999. (MBLWHOI Library). WorldCat...