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Among the topics covered are his youth and education, his work at Lamont-Doherty in geophysics, his return to France.
His father's career in the Navy sparks Lonardi's interest in the Navy, the sea, and sailing. Describes his childhood home and early schooling in Argentina. Spends three years in Europe as a child. Enrolls at the Escuela Naval Militar, the Naval Academy, in 1947. While there, develops an interest in electronics. In 1954, decides to attend the University of Buenos Aires to study telecommunications engineering. Mentions the link between academia and industry and the benefits that the connection afforded. Contrasts the teaching at the Escuela Naval Militar with that of the university.
Recounts her substitution of condoms for balloons when she could not find enough balloons to fill Captain Kohler’s request for 15 gross. Describes Lamont buildings and grounds, physical location of departments, and the director’s residence. Rockefeller’s opposition to some construction. Recalls the humor of working in a building with kidnap protection bars on the windows. In the early days no one is fired. Bruce Heezen and Marie Tharp’s maps. Describes the new and old machine shops. Characterizes Harry Van Santford and mentions the electronics group at Lamont.
Discusses her experience as a director of a book club prior to her hire at Lamont Geological Observatory. Describes her work area in Lamont Hall, and the atmosphere and work ethic at Lamont. Recounts how she was dared into kissing W. Maurice Ewing at her first Lamont party. Explains the need to obtain clearance and a classification code from the government to work at Lamont. Finds out about some research happening around her only after declassification of the research. Works as purchasing agent and accounts payable.
Family background and early education; experience with the Naval Air Corps (1944-1946); Brown University (1946-1947); Wesleyan University (1947-1948); Yale University (1948-1949); Columbia University, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (1949-1951); Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (1951-1955) and many summers; Rice University (1955-1959); Marine Geophysical Services / Alpine Geophysical Associates (1958-1968); running for Congress, 1964, 1972; Dartmouth College (1975- as a research professor; Fulbright scholarship in New Zealand, University of Wellington (1953-1954); religious beliefs.
Family background and early education; influence of his high school football coach, Paul Brown (later founded the Cleveland Browns); football scholarship to Columbia; Columbia University (1941-1943, 1946-1953); Military service, Navy (1943-1946); courses in physics, earth science and geology taught by I. I. Rabi, Polykarp Kusch, Charles Hard Townes, William J. Rainwater, Willis Lamb, Shirley Quimby, John Dunning, W. Maurice Ewing, Walter H. Bucher, Marshall Kay; accepting job with W. Maurice Ewing at Lamont; work on atmospheric acoustics with Albert P.
Influence of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958); worldwide seismograph network; Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, Berkner panel and report; VELA-UNIFORM’s contributions to seismology; NSF funding of seismology; Upper Mantle Project (1960s); Earthquake seismology at Lamont; Ewing’s leadership of Lamont; Columbia University administration’s support of seismology; President of the Seismological Society of America (early 1960s); political turmoil at Columbia (late 1960s); visitors to Lamont, including Bruce Bolt, Inge Lehmann; Chair of the department at Columbia (1969-1971); reasons for leav
Describes family and growing up in Frenchtown, New Jersey. His early schooling. Plays high school football. Is recruited by Columbia University's football coach Lou Little. Enters Columbia in the fall of 1951. His first impressions of Columbia University and early difficulties with course work. Jobs he took to cover tuition. Football at Columbia. Decides to study geology. Describes Columbia’s geology department and characterizes the main professors, A. K. Lobeck, John Imbrie, Marshall Kay. Mentions his undergraduate thesis, laboratory work, courses, and textbooks.
Arrives at Lamont in January of 1964. His first impressions of Lamont explored. Lamont scientists and Columbia University geologists are anti-drift. Characterizes Ewing’s strong personality and leadership. His work with magnetic stratigraphy. Explains his conflict with Bruce Heezen. Heezen and W. Maurice Ewing’s turbulent relationship. Disputes between the geochemists, particularly J. Laurence Kulp and Ewing. Broecker’s refuses to collaborate. Ewing’s marriage to Harriet causes problems.
Discusses childhood and upbringing in Arkansas and Arizona; his undergraduate education at Cal Tech and Pomona College; graduate work at UCLA; his impressions of David Griggs; his postdoc experience in Australia and the geophysics research there; research in earthquakes and high pressure research; his work a Lamont-Doherty and Columbia University; the development of the El Nino model and other climate research; among other topics. Also prominently mentioned are: Lynn Sykes, Mark Kane and Manik Talwani.