Joseph A. Sharpe was a geophysical researcher at Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is noted for his experimental investigations in the effects of charge size on seismic recording.  Mr. Sharpe was Editor of ''Geophysics'' for the years 1942-1943, 1943-1944, and 1944-1945..
- Sharpe, J. A. (1942) THE PRODUCTION OF ELASTIC WAVES BY EXPLOSION PRESSURES. I. THEORY AND EMPIRICAL FIELD OBSERVATIONS GEOPHYSICS Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 144-154
- Sharpe, J. A. (1942) THE PRODUCTION OF ELASTIC WAVES BY EXPLOSION PRESSURES. II. RESULTS OF OBSERVATIONS NEAR AN EXPLODING CHARGE GEOPHYSICS Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 311-321
- Sharpe, J. A. (1944), THE EFFECT OF CHARGE SIZE ON REFLECTION RECORDS GEOPHYSICS Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 131-142.
- Clark, D. (2010), Out of the past. The Leading Edge," 75(5), 75A263-75A271.