Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 02 Issue 02

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Volume 02, No. 2
Pages 48 - 54

SOCIETY SOUNDINGS • Why We Are Oceanographers

Henry Stommel
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Working backward in time, give or take a few years, the overlapping lifetimes of three scientist—Einstein, Darwin and Maskelyne—take us back to an age when Isaac Newton still breathed. That is a measure of the speed at which scientific knowledge has grown.


Stommel, H. 1989. Why we are oceanographers. Oceanography 2(2):48–54, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.1989.16.