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Oral history interview with Marcus G. Langseth, 1996

Creator: Langseth, Marcus G.
Project: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 188 pages Sound recording: 7 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Geologist.

Scope and Contents

Childhood: born Lebanon, New Jersey, son of civil engineer, early education in Tennessee, New York; Waynesburg College: B. S., geology, 1950-1954; Columbia University: M. S., geology, 1954-1956, PH.D., geology, 1965; association with Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory [LDEO]: seismological research at sea aboard Vema as chief scientist, collaboration with Spanish geophysicists, development of seismological instrumentation, publication of papers on sea-floor spreading, funding and voyages of LDEO sea-going vessels; National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA]: heat flow research for Apollo missions, recovery of Apollo 13; 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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