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Munk (Walter) Papers
SMC 0017  
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Description
Papers of Walter H. Munk (1917-2018), distinguished physical oceanographer and professor of geophysics at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego. The collection documents Munk's scientific career and some of the subject areas where he was an influential theorist, including wave forecasting and acoustic tomography.
Background
Two short, excellent biographies of Walter Munk are available online:
Extent
32 Linear feet (76 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 map case folder)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.