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Oral history interview with John Imbrie, 1997

Creator: Imbrie, John
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 102 pages Sound recording: 3 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Professor, oceanographer.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: Newburgh, New York; Presbyterian background; Coe College, physics, 1942-1944; Princeton University, geology, 1945-1948; Yale graduate school, geology, 1948-1951; one year in military, 10th Mountain Division ski troops,1944-1945; University of Kansas: assistant professor, paleontology, 1951; Columbia University, 1952-1966: professor, micropaleontology, chairman; decision to study oceanography; Brown University, 1966; development of Climate Long Range Mapping and Prediction, CLIMAP, 1970; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; geological research in Russia; Henry Doherty Professor of Oceanography, 1976; 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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