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Spilhaus, Athelstan.
Oral history interview with Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1989 November 10.
Descriptions of other Spilhaus oral history interviews that cover childhood as well as career in education and public service; impressions of graduate education at Massachusetts Institute of Technlogy (MIT), early 1930s; work at Sperry Corporation. Meteorological research at MIT (C.-G. Rossby, C. S. Draper); meteorological work with Technical Services, South African Army, 1935-1936. Return to MIT, 1936; develops bathythermograph; life at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Professorship in Meteorology at New York University; impressions of department. Develops ozone research project; post-World War II involvement in numerical weather forecasting (John Von Neumann). Dean of Institute of Technology at University of Minnesota, 1949-1966; involvement in weapons testing, involvement in United States National Committee of the International Geophysical Year; impressions of committee members and its operations. National Academy of Sciences advisory panels on oceanography and waste management. Personal philosophy.
Athelstan Frederick Spilhaus, 1911-1998.
Draper, C. S. (Charles Stark)
Spilhaus, Athelstan.
Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
New York University -- Faculty.
Sperry Corporation.
University of Minnesota Institute of Technology.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Meteorology -- Research.
Meteorology -- Study and teaching.
Numerical weather forecasting.
Ozone layer -- Research.
Weapons -- Testing.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Bathythermograph.
International Geophysical Year, 1957-1958.
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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