Charles Officer

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Charles Officer
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Membership Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America, Geological Society of America, and American Physical Society
BSc Physics
MSc Physics
PhD Geophysics
BSc university Brown University
MSc university Yale University
PhD university Columbia University


Biography

Charles B. Officer, Jr. received the degrees of Sc.B. in physics from Brown University in 1947, M.A. in physics from Wesleyan University in 1948, M.S. in physics from Yale University in 1949, and in 1952 Ph.D. in geophysics from Columbia University.

  • From 1947 to 1948 he held a teaching fellowship at Wesleyan University.
  • From 1948 to 1949 he was an instructor of physics at Yale University.
  • From 1949 to 1951, as research associate in geophysics at Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University, he was primarily engaged in geophysical exploration of the continental margins.
  • From 1951 to 1953 he held the position of geophysicist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, engaged in research on various problems dealing with underwater sound transmission, ambient noise, and channel propagation, under contract with the U.S. Navy.
  • For the years 1953-1954, he was a Fullbright Fellow in geophysics in New Zealand.

Dr. Officer was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, American Geophysical Union, Seismological Society of America, Geological Society of America, and American Physical Society.[1]

Award

Charles Officer Jr. received the 1953 Best Paper in Geophysics Award for his paper The refraction arrival in water covered areas".[2]

Link

Oral History Transcript — Dr. Charles Officer & Trixie Officer[2]

References

  1. Contributors, Geophysics 1953 v. XVIII n.4 p.978.
  2. Officer, C., Jr. (1953). ”THE REFRACTION ARRIVAL IN WATER COVERED AREAS.” GEOPHYSICS, 18(4), 805–819. doi: 10.1190/1.1437931[1]

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