Oral history interview with Walter C. Pitman III 1997

Oral history interview with Walter C. Pitman III 1997

 

 

Name:
Pitman, Walter C., III (Interviewee); Doel, Ronald (Interviewer); Levin, Tanya (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Walter C. Pitman III 1997
Abstract:
Born Newark, New Jersey; family genealogy; life-long interest in art and literature; Morristown School for Boys; Lehigh University, B.S. physics and math, 1956; Hazeltine Corporation, New Jersey, 1956-1960: submarine warfare project administrator, interest in physical oceanography; Lamont Geological Observatory [Lamont], 1960-present; technician on 1960 Vema Atlantic Ocean voyage: professionalism of captain and crew, seismic reflection data collecting; Elantin 1965 Pacific Ocean voyage; completion of Ph.D. at Columbia University; career highlights: 1966 magnetic anomaly paper, work on Cretaceous sea level changes; Lamont’s development since the 1960s: site expansion, limitations on classified research, explosion of knowledge in the earth sciences, growing importance of environmentally focused work, interdisciplinary research, international collaborations; reflections on staff and colleagues.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Pitman, Walter C., III; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Physical oceanographer.
Note:
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on December 14, 1995 and January 9, 1997, and by Tanya Levin on May 22, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Walter C. Pitman III, Gift 1999
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record:
13573929
Digital Project:
Time Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rfmt-t940