Oral history interview with Wallace S. Broecker 1997

Oral history interview with Wallace S. Broecker 1997

 

 

Name:
Broecker, Wallace S., 1931- (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title:
Oral history interview with Wallace S. Broecker 1997
Abstract:
Childhood: Oak Park, IL; family; struggle with dyslexia; religious activities; Wheaton College, 1949-52; Columbia University [CU] 1952; J. Laurence Kulp; issues of scientific integrity; comparison of Wheaton College and CU; CU geology department courses and professors; early publications; geophysics and geochemistry at Lamont Geological Observatory (LGO); tensions between Bruce Heezen and Maurice W. Ewing, Ewing’s intellectual and political domination of LGO; impressions of Jaques Barzun; attitudes of CU towards science and Lamont-Doherty earth Observatory (LDEO); CU faculty senate member; sterling Forest initiative; Ewing’s departure from Lamont; National Science Foundation (NSF) oceanographic research funding, 1960s-70s; Captain Henry Kohler; experiences onboard Vema; LDEO biology programs of mid-1950s; tree ring project ; abrupt climate change research; Milankovich cycles; CLIMAP and GEOSECS programs; NSF and Feenan Jennings’ fund administration.
Collection Name:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects:
Oceanography--Research; Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-; Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Vema (Ship)
Format:
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre:
Interviews
Origin Information:
1997
Date:
1997
Note (Biographical):
Geochemist.
Note:
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on December 29, 1995, and May 8 and June 6, 1997.
Note (Provenance):
Wallace S. Broecker, Gift 1998
Language:
English
Library Location:
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
13571967
Also In:
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-hsax-h071
Related URLs:
Available digital content for this interview.