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Zetler (Bernard D.) Papers
SMC 0182  
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Description
Papers of Bernard D. Zetler, a research oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography who studied tides and tsunamis.
Background
Bernard David Zetler (1915-1991) was a research oceanographer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) who studied tides and tidal current analysis and prediction, hydrodynamics, acoustic tomography and tsunamis. He graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.S. in mathematics in 1936 before joining the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1938, where he worked as a mathematician and oceanographer until 1965. During World War II he was involved in tide and surf forecasting for the U.S. military which guided Pacific Fleet landings. He then worked as a Senior Research Oceanographer for the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic & Meteorological Laboratory before joining the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics (IGPP) at SIO in 1972. Zetler was awarded the U.S. Department of Commerce Silver Medal in 1966 for his research on tides and life-saving tsunami warning systems.
Extent
1.6 Linear feet (4 archives boxes)
Restrictions
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE. ALLOW ONE WEEK FOR RETRIEVAL OF MATERIALS.