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 o f 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
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-rfmt-t940
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.