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Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Oral history interview with Wallace S. Broecker, 1995 December 29, 1997 May 8 and June 6.
Discusses childhood and upbringing in Chicago, recollections of family members; involvement in religious activities as youth; attending Wheaton College, recollections of courses and social environment of Wheaton; early interactions with J. Laurence Kulp and Paul Gast. Transfer to Columbia University; early impressions of Lamont Geological Observatory; impressions of relations between Kulp and W. Maurice Ewing; recollections of conflicting interpretations of C-14 ratios in ocean water samples; impressions of Harmon Craig and Gerald Wasserburg; interactions with Columbia University geology faculty, including Walter Bucher. Impressions of graduate and undergraduate teaching at Columbia; recollections of Hans-Suess; impressions of relations between LGO geochemists and Lamont scientists in other fields; recollections of Heezen-Ewing tensions and Heezen presentations at 1965 meeting of the Second International Oceanographic Congress (Moscow); relations with Ewing involving promotion and tenure and impressions of Ewing's intellectual domination at Lamont; role as faculty senate member at Columbia University; recollections of proposed relocation of LGO; impressions of funding shifts involving oceanographic research, 1960s-1970s; recollections of experiences onboard Verma; recollections of Henry C. Kohler.
Geochemist. Professor, Columbia University, 1956-1980; areas of research included pleistocene geochronology; carbon 14 and 230 dating; chemical oceanography, including oceanic mixing based on radioisotope distribution.
Bucher, Walter H. (Walter Herman), 1888-
Craig, Harmon
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Heezen, Bruce C.
Kulp, J. Laurence (John Laurence), 1921-
Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-
Columbia University -- Faculty.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Wheaton College (Ill.) -- Students.
International Oceanographic Congress (2nd: Moscow)
Geochemistry.
Geology.
Geophysics.
Research vessels.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Geochemists -- Interviews. lcsh
Vema (Ship)
Kohler, Henry Conrad.
Doel, Ronald Edmund interviewer.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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