Employee Portrait Gallery — Henry Stommel

Employee Portrait of the Week - Henry Stommel

Henry Stommel, pictured in 1979 in his Clark lab office, was described as a “prodigious man” in a 650-page volume that celebrated his 60th birthday. Evolution of Physical Oceanography: Scientific Surveys in Honor of Henry Stommel, edited by Bruce Warren and Carl Wunsch (MIT), lauded Stommel’s immense influence on the development of physical oceanography. “He is a theorist of extraordinary creativity,” they wrote,” an astute observer willing to spend weeks at sea, and an ingenious laboratory experimentalist of the sealing-wax-and-string school, and he has been an inspiring, if sometimes bewildering, teacher to a generation of graduate students.” (Photo by Vicky Cullen, WHOI)
















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