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MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002
Oral history interview with Gordon J. F. MacDonald, 1994 March 21.
In this interview, Gordon J. F. MacDonald discusses: his family and childhood; Harvard University; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carnegie Institution geophysical laboratory; atmospheric nuclear testing; fluid dynamics; weather modification; National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR); President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC); Council on Environmental Quality; Operation Popeye and cloud seeding; JASON Defense Advisory Group; Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA); greenhouse effect; carbon tax; Union of Concerned Scientists. Individuals discussed include: Kirtley Mather; John Huston Finley; Jim Thompson; Walter Munk; Richard Nixon; Warren Washington; John H. Sununu; James Gaius Watt; Donald P. Hodel; Richard Elliot Benedick; George H. W. Bush; Al Gore.
American physicist. A.M. (1952), Ph.D. geophysics (1954) Harvard University. Professional experience includes: professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1954-1958); professor, associate director of institute of geophysics and planetary science, chairman of planetary and space science department, University of California, Los Angeles (1958-1968); editor, Review of Geophysics (1962-1970); executive vice president, Institute for Defense Analyses (1966-1970); professor, vice-chancellor of research and graduate affairs, University of California, Santa Barbara (1968-1977); chief scientist, vice president, MITRE Corporation (1968-1990); chairman of environmental studies board, National Aeronautical and Space Administration (1969-1970); professor, director of environmental studies, Dartmouth College (1972-1984); instructor, advisory board, Gas Research Institute (1975-1984); professor, director of international studies program, University of California, San Diego (1990-2002).
Benedick, Richard Elliot
Bush, George, 1924-
Finley, John H. (John Huston), 1863-1940
Gore, Albert, 1948-
Hodel, Donald Paul, 1935-
MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002
Mather, Kirtley F. (Kirtley Fletcher), 1888-1978
Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Sununu, John H.
Thompson, James B., 1921-
Washington, Warren M.
Watt, James G., 1938-
Carnegie Institution of Washington. Geophysical Laboratory
Council on Environmental Quality (U.S.)
Harvard University.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)
Union of Concerned Scientists
United States. Advanced Research Projects Agency.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
Carbon taxes
Fluid dynamics
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Weather control
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Fleming, James Rodger, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA