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Walter Heinrich Munk
October 19, 1917
|Died||February 8, 2019
La Jolla, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||California Institute of Technology (BS,MS)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography/University of California, Los Angeles (PhD)
|Awards||Maurice Ewing Medal (1976)
Alexander Agassiz Medal (1976)
National Medal of Science (1985)
Bakerian Lecture (1986)
William Bowie Medal (1989)
Vetlesen Prize (1993)
Kyoto Prize (1999)
Prince Albert I Medal (2001)
Crafoord Prize (2010)
|Thesis||Increase in the period of waves traveling over large distances : with applications to tsunamis, swell, and seismic surface waves (1946)|
|Doctoral advisor||Harald Ulrik Sverdrup|
|Doctoral students||Charles Shipley Cox|
Walter Heinrich Munk (October 19, 1917 – February 8, 2019) was an Austrian-born American physical oceanographer. He was professor of geophysics emeritus and held the Secretary of the Navy/Chief of Naval Operations Oceanography Chair at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. He has won awards such as Alexander Agassiz Medal (1977), National Medal of Science (1985), William Bowie Medal (1989), Vetlesen Prize (1993), Kyoto Prize (1999) and Crafoord Prize (2010).
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