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
Browse Location’s Digital Content
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.