The collection consists of papers documenting Charles Bates's career, including courses taken at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography (SIO) in 1943, and subsequent government service and consulting work.
Charles Carpenter Bates was born in Illinois in 1918. He earned a B.S. in geology at DePauw University (1939) and worked briefly
for the Carter Oil Company before being drafted into the Army. As an officer, he continued his education and participated
in the first courses in military meteorology and oceanography taught by Harald Sverdrup at SIO in 1943. Captain Bates earned
his M.A. in physics and meteorology from UCLA in 1944 and, shortly thereafter, provided meteorological and surf condition
forecasts for amphibious operations in Europe and the Pacific. He received the first Ph.D. awarded in oceanography by Texas
A & M University in 1953. Bates was a civilian scientist and administrator for various offices and programs of the U.S. Navy
from 1946-1968, and science advisor to the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard from 1968-1979. His consulting firm, A.H Glenn
& Associates (est. 1947), provides meteorological forecasting services for offshore drilling companies.
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