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Carl O. Bowin

Carl O. Bowin

Scientist Emeritus

Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 2572

Fax: +1 508 457 2187


WHOI Mailing Address:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 24

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


B.S., California Institute of Technology, 1955
M.S., Northwestern University, 1957
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1960

Research Interests

Tectonics of the Earth and planetary bodies; particular recent emphasis has been on global structure of the Earth, Venus, and Mars. Other interests include patterns of plate motions, and studying the transfer function between topography and gravity and geoid anomalies. Development and use of computerized data processing and control systems for ships, submarines, and airplanes with emphasis on gravity investigations. Experimenting with vector magnetometer observation for improvement of methods for determining magnetic secular variations.