Walter H. Munk
University of California, San Diego
Election Year: 1956
Primary Section: 16, Geophysics
Membership Type: Member
My research interests are in ocean dynamics generally. For the last 20 years I have worked on the development of "Ocean Acoustic Tomography" as a technique of mapping ocean temperature. This includes "Acoustic Thermometry of Ocean Climate" (ATOC) to monitor ocean variability on the climate scale. Lately I have worked on the dissipation of tidal energy and its role in ocean mixing.