Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 19 Issue 04

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Volume 19, No. 4
Pages 93 - 93

DSDP Leg 55—The Cold War and a Test of the Hawaiian Hot Spot Hypothesis

H. Gary Greene
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Having just retired from teaching at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, I have been reflecting upon my life, both in teaching and as a researcher at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and without a doubt my experiences with ocean drilling were the highlights of my career. A cruise that was especially remarkable was Deep Sea Drilling Project Leg 55. Participation in this leg produced an excitement and love for geology that is hard to describe. It fueled the fires of desire to search for facts and solve the puzzle of the Earth—inspiration that remains with me today and continues to carry me on in my research.


Greene, H.G. 2006. DSDP Leg 55—The Cold War and a test of the Hawaiian Hot Spot hypothesis. Oceanography 19(4):93, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2006.20.