Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Hunkins 1998

 

Name
Hunkins, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Leland), 1928- (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Sfraga, Michael (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Hunkins 1998
Abstract
Childhood: born Lake Placid, New York, son of gasoline distributor; Yale University, physics, 1946-1950; three years United States Army, second lieutenant, infantry, 1950-1953; Stanford University, geophysics, 1954-1960; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; participation in International Geophysical Year, IGY, program: research of seismics, magnetics, ice core samples, Fairbanks, Alas ka, Arctic Circle, 1957-1958; doctoral thesis: seismics, Arctic Ocean floor, Stanford University, 1960; oceanographic research for United States Air Force, Navy, Arctic Research Station, Cambridge Research Lab, 1958-1970; development of satellite navigational receivers; research for Bureau of Land Management: effects of oil spills on earth and water, Hudson Canyon, Baltimore Canyon; chief scientist, physical oceanography, Fram project, Greenland; oceanographic work, nuclear research submarine, NR1, Puerto Rico; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Oceanography--Research; Hunkins, Kenneth L. (Kenneth Leland), 1928-; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1998
Note (Biographical)
Geophysicist, oceanographer.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 12, 1996, and by Michael Sfraga on June 24, 1997 and April 11, 1998.
Note (Provenance)
Kenneth L. Hunkins, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
13572938
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-xb65-0s95
Related URLs
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