By Hans von Storch, Klaus Hasselmann (auth.)
The current quantity records an interview with the eminent oceanographer and geophysicist Walter Munk, who's one of many "grand previous males" of oceanography. The ebook covers many key concerns, comparable to ocean-wave prediction, ocean acoustic thermography. As a hugely renowned scientist who has encouraged many state-of-the-art key oceanographers, Munk's occupation covers 70 years of perform, starting approximately 1940 and carrying on with to the present.
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We did however realize that the Samoa wave measurements would permit a pretty good job of predicting Hawaii waves a few days later, and for a moment might have entertained the idea of going into the wave forecasting business. However at that time the economic standing of the surfing community did not appear a proper basis for our future economic well being. Perhaps this is a good time for paying tribute to my partner Frank Snodgrass. Frank was a superb ocean experimentalist; I am not a good experimentalist (Fig.
You mentioned that Norman Barber visited Scripps in the sixties . . J. Tucker, and with Sir George himself. Chapter 2 Coming to America von Storch: You were born in Austria. I am puzzled how that relates to your career in oceanography. Munk: It does not; Austria is a landlocked country. But don’t forget, at one time we owned the North Adriatic. When I started in La Jolla in the late 40’s, Austria had a leading school of climatology. Albert Defant was Professor at the University Fig. 1 Since learning to paddle a Plättel in Alt-Aussee as a boy, Walter had been hoping for an opportunity to be his own gondolier on the Venetian canals.
We published together. Frank pioneered dropping instruments to the sea floor and recalling them some months or years later by acoustic commands. After Frank died, I started a partnership with Peter Worcester, much of this dealing with ocean acoustics. This has by now lasted thirty years. When we have gone to sea together, Pete has assigned me various duties that keep me from interfering with his instruments. It is a simple fact that the acoustic work, and the work on waves and tides would not have happened without these partnerships.
Seventy Years of Exploration in Oceanography: A Prolonged Weekend Discussion with Walter Munk by Hans von Storch, Klaus Hasselmann (auth.)