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Henry Dick

Henry Dick, 2011 Harry H. Hess Medalist

In 2006, geologist Henry Dick (standing, right) lectured in the field during a WHOI Geodynamics Program field trip to Iceland. This week, the WHOI Senior Scientist received the 2011 American Geophysical Union Harry H. Hess Medal for “outstanding achievements in research of the constitution and evolution of Earth and other planets.” Established in 1984, the Hess Medal is named in honor of Harry H. Hess, who made many contributions to geology, mineralogy, and geophysics. Dick was cited for “his many discoveries, creative efforts and deep insights that have led to the modern understanding of the mantle melting and ocean crust formation along the global ocean ridges.” (Photo by Chris Linder, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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