Stephen A. Thorpe, of the Department of Ocean- Peter Hackes Memorial ography, the University of Southampton, United King- Award. The Washington, dom, is the 1997 recipient of the Walter Munk Award D.C., Area Chapter of the for Distinguished Research in Oceanography Related to Radio-Television News Sound and the Sea. The award is granted jointly by the Director s Association Office of Naval Research, the Oceanographer of the (RTNDA) presents the Navy, and The Oceanography Society. award annually to one Thorpe was selected for his work and contributions who has made outstand- to the understanding of ocean processes, including his ing contributions to the pioneering measurements on the generation of ocean local broadcast news in- dustry. The announce- bubbles by breaking waves using high frequency ment of this year's award acoustics, his seminal work on Langmuir circulation, and his investigation of the structure of turbulence in was made at the Robert T.Ryan tidal passes based on sidescan measurements of the RTNDA's annual confer- surface of the ocean. In addition to his experimental ence in New Orleans. The chapter honored Ryan at a contributions, Thorpe has been a leader in developing special luncheon at the George Washington Univer- new theoretical constructs
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 1997
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