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Imbrie, John.
Oral history interview with John Imbrie, 1997, May 21.
Family and childhood in Finger Lakes, New York; recollections of religious influences on family; undergraduate training at Coe College and Princeton University; impressions of geology faculty at Yale; recollections of Adolph Knopf, carl Dunbar, Chester Longwell, Richard Foster Flint, and G. Evelyn Hutchinson; recollections of discussions of climate chage and continental drift at Yale; summer field training at Woods Hole under Libby Hyman; first academic appointment at University of Kansas. Accepts appointment at Columbia University in 1952; impressions of Walter Bucher, W. Maurice Ewing, J. Laurence Kulp; recollections of courses offered at Columbia; interest in radiocarbon dating at Lamont; recollections of paleontological work at Columbia, including impressions of Norman Newell and George Gaylord Simpson; early research programs in invertebrate paleontology and increasing interest in sea level change; impressions of Lamont research in marine paleontology, including the work of Allen BJ, David Ericson, and Goesta Wollin; interactions with Robert Menzies. Impressions as chair of Department of Geology at Columbia; begins research on paleoclimates; recollections of decision to leave Columbia for Brown University. Development of involvement in CLIMAP project; recollections of James D. Hays, Andrew McIntyre, and Nicholas Shackelton including Shackelton's contributions to marine stratigraphy; impressions of William Donn-Maurice Ewing theory of climate change; personal styles of researchers at Columbia and Lamont; recollections of Jacques Barzun. Impressions of Soviet research involving climate change; recollections of visits to Soviet Union and of interactions with Soviet researchers; impressions of related work at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; recollections of research involving Milankovitch cycle, including work of Cesare Emiliani.
Geologist. Born in 1925. Professor of geology, Columbia University, 1952-1976 and research associate, Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, 1960-1976; H.L. Doherty Professor of Oceanography, Brown University from 1977.
Barzun, Jacques, 1907-
Bucher, Walter H. (Walter Herman), 1888-
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Hutchinson, G. Evelyn (George Evelyn), 1903-
Imbrie, John.
Kulp, J. Laurence (John Laurence), 1921-
Newell, Norman Dennis, 1909-
Columbia University -- Faculty.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Princeton University Dept. of Geology.
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Yale University Dept. of Geology.
Climatic changes -- Soviet Union.
Geology.
Geophysics.
Paleontology.
Radiocarbon dating.
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Geologists -- Interviews. lcsh
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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