Oral history interview with Gordon R. Hamilton 1996

 

Name
Hamilton, Gordon R (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Gordon R. Hamilton 1996
Abstract
Childhood: New York City, family members’ scientific training; Princeton: B.S. physics 1940-1943, geology course work; WW II: Naval radar specialist 1943-1945, radar school Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pacific theater; graduate studies geophysics, Columbia University, switch from physics to geophysics, curriculum; first cruise aboard research vessel Atlantis; Navy sonar progra ms; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO], Columbia University Geophysical Field Station [CUGFS] Bermuda, late 1940s to early 1970s, instrument construction, whale sound recordings, underwater acoustics research community, undersea seismographs, verification of Polar missile performance, Precision Depth Recorder development; Palisades Geophysical Institute formation, late 1960s; Ocean Science Department head, Office of Naval Research [ONR],1972; ONR and CUGFS, 1980s; LDEO as research institution; reminiscences of colleagues. Addendum: Columbia University Geophysical Field Station activities, 1949-1969; Palisades Geophysical Institute, 1972. Interview is accompanied by addendum authored by narrator. Addendum further explicates various topics covered by initial interview.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Hamilton, Gordon R; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1996
Date
1996
Note (Biographical)
Geophysicist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 15, 1996.
Note (Provenance)
Gordon R. Hamilton, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13572875
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-vcrh-cv69
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.