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Sutton, George H., 1927-
Oral history interview with George H. Sutton, 1996 December 30 and 3 June 1997.
Discusses his childhood, education, personal life and work at Lamont Doherty and Columbia University, seismology, working on the research vessels; research at Lamont Geophysical Observatory (1949 - ); courses taken with Maurice Ewing, Shirley Quimby, Walter Bucher, Marshall Kay; seismic and gravity surveys in Africa, circa 1955; meeting Sir Edward Bullard in Cambridge; formation of the Alpine Geophysical Association and merging with Charles Officer's Company; Intersea acoustics research in Bermuda; seismology and gravity surveys in the Western Rift Valley, Africa (circa 1955); International Geophysicsl Year seismology instruments; courses taught at Columbia; Continental Drift controversy; Ocean Bottom Seismic Observatories funding and research; move to Hawaii; associate editor of Journal of Geophysical Research (1962-1965). Prominently mentioned are: Maurice Ewing, Charles Drake, Bruce Heezen, Jack Oliver, Frank Press, Manik Talwani, and Lamar Worzel.
Geophysicist, seismologist. Research associate at Lamont Doherty Observatory, Columbia University, 1950-1960; and professor of geology at Columbia University, 1960-1966.
Bucher, Walter H. (Walter Herman), 1888-
Bullard, Edward Crisp, Sir, 1907-1980.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Drake, Charles L.
Heezen, Bruce C.
Officer, Charles B.
Oliver, J. E. (Jack Ertle), 1923-2011-
Press, Frank, 1924-
Quimby, Shirley L.
Sutton, George H., 1927-
Talwani, Manik.
Worzel, J. Lamar (John Lamar), 1919-2008
Columbia University -- Faculty.
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Geology.
Geophysics.
Research vessels.
Seismology -- Research.
Science -- History.
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Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Geophysicists -- Interviews. lcsh
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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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