Walter H. Munk

University of California, San Diego

Election Year: 1956
Primary Section: 16, Geophysics
Membership Type: Member

Research Interests

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.

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