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Oral history interview with Kenneth L. Hunkins, 1998

Creator: Hunkins, Kenneth L. 1928-
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 169 pages Sound recording: 6 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Geophysicist, oceanographer.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Lake Placid, New York, son of gasoline distributor; Yale University, physics, 1946-1950; three years United States Army, second lieutenant, infantry, 1950-1953; Stanford University, geophysics, 1954-1960; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; participation in International Geophysical Year, IGY, program: research of seismics, magnetics, ice core samples, Fairbanks, Alaska, Arctic Circle, 1957-1958; doctoral thesis: seismics, Arctic Ocean floor, Stanford University, 1960; oceanographic research for United States Air Force, Navy, Arctic Research Station, Cambridge Research Lab, 1958-1970; development of satellite navigational receivers; research for Bureau of Land Management: effects of oil spills on earth and water, Hudson Canyon, Baltimore Canyon; chief scientist, physical oceanography, Fram project, Greenland; oceanographic work, nuclear research submarine, NR1, Puerto Rico; reminiscences of colleagues.


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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1998

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