Oral history interview with Neil D. Opdyke 1997

 

Name
Opdyke, Neil D (Interviewee)
Doel, Ronald (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Neil D. Opdyke 1997
Abstract
Childhood: born Frenchtown, New Jersey, working class background; Columbia University: B. S., geology, 1951-1955; Cambridge University: Ph.D., geology, 1955-1958; geological field, lab work in Grand Canyon, Newcastle, England; development of magnetics instrumentation; Fulbright grant, Australia, 1959-1960; Rice University: post-graduate research; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]: voyages at sea aboard Vema as chief scientist, controversy over sea floor spreading, plate tectonics theories, authorship of research papers; changes in LDEO administration: role as director, 1981; development of climate mapping, post-doctoral programs; move to University of Florida; reminiscences of colleagues.
Collection Name
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection
Subjects
Opdyke, Neil D; Columbia University; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Vema (Ship)
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Date
1997
Note (Biographical)
Magnetostratigraphist.
Note
Interviewed by Ronald Doel on March 17 and July 11, 1997.
Note (Provenance)
Neil D. Opdyke, Gift 1998
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
13573913
Also In
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Time-Based Media
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-j1qb-3621
Related URLs
Available digital content for this interview.