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Pitman, Walter C.
Oral history interview with Walter C. Pitman, 11995 February 14, 1997 January 9 and May 22.
Discusses childhood and education; his first trip to sea on the Lamont ship, Vema; his graduate work in oceanography at Columbia University and Lamont; publishing his first paper on the magnetic anomaly in 1966; mid-ocean ridges; later cruises on the Vema; life at Lamont in the 1960 and 70s; the departure of Maurice Ewing. Also prominently mentioned are: James Heirtzler, Henry Kohler, Jack Nafe, Manik Talwani.
Oceanographer, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Heirtzler, J. R. (James R.)
Talwani, Manik.
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Geophysics
Magnetic anomalies.
Mid-ocean ridges.
Oceanography
Research vessels
Science -- History.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Oceanographers -- Interviews.
Vema (Ship)
Kohler, Henry Conrad.
Nafe, John Elliott, 1914-
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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