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Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Oral history interview with Wallace S. Broecker, 1997 November 14 and December 21.
Topics include his thesis work in radiocarbon dating; his relationship with Maurice Ewing and Lamont Geological Observatory; his work on in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s; CO2 research; Milankovitch cycles; GEOSECS; paleoclimatology; global warming; funding for research in climatology and oceanography; International Decade of Ocean Exploration; science and the U. S. government; the North Atlantic conveyor. Also includes discussion of politics and science; family background. Some prominently mentioned persons include: C. Emilian, Albert Gore, Jr., Frank Press, Willard Libby, Hans Suess.
Geochemist. Professor, Columbia University, 1956-1980; areas of research included pleistocene geochronology; carbon 14 and 230 dating; chemical oceanography, including oceanic mixing based on radioisotope distribution.
Broecker, Wallace S., 1931-
Emiliani, Cesare.
Ericson, David B.
Ewing, W. Maurice (William Maurice), 1906-1974
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Libby, Willard F.
Press, Frank, 1924-
Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
National Science Foundation (U.S.). Office for the International Decade of Ocean Exploration.
Global warming -- Research.
Milankovitch cycles.
Radiocarbon dating.
Science and state -- United States.
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Weart, Spencer R., 1942- interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA