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Early in April, the first of a fleet of environmental monitoring satellites will lift off from Europe's spaceport in...
Since 2000, U.S. government health research agencies have spent almost $1 billion on an effort to churn out thousands...
Magdalena Koziol, a former postdoc at Yale University, was the victim of scientific sabotage. Now, she is suing the...
Antiretroviral drugs can protect people from becoming infected by HIV. But so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP...
Two studies show that eating a diet low in protein and high in carbohydrates is linked to a longer, healthier life, and...
Considered an icon of conservation science, researchers at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) headquarters in Washington, D.C.,...
The new atlas, which shows the distribution of important trace metals and other substances, is the first product of...
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- About Us
20 October 1998 7:00 pm
Yesterday was the 81st birthday of Walter Munk, a geophysicist whose work has led to a better understanding of ocean currents, circulation, and tides. During World War II, Munk and Harald Sverdrup, then director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, developed a method to predict surf conditions on beaches--an important tool for military amphibious landings. As a member of the American Miscellaneous Society, Munk helped initiate the Moho project to drill into oceanic crust. This research evolved into the Deep Sea Drilling Project, which has sampled sea-floor sediment around the globe. Most recently, Munk--a longtime researcher at Scripps--headed the Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate Project that aims to measure ocean temperature with sound pulses.