Lynn Howell

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Lynn Howell
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PhD university California Institute of Technology

Biography 1953[1]

Lynn G. Howell received degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the University of Texas in 1925 and 1926. He received a Doctor of Philosophy in physics from California Institute of Technology in 1930

Since 1930 he has been engaged in geophysical research with Humble Oil & Refining Company.

From 1941 to 1945, he was on leave from the Humble Company with the Section T group at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism and the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University in and near Washington, D. C.

He is a member of the American Physical Society, the American Geophysical Union, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists, the Seismological Society of American, Sigma Xi, and the Houston Geological Society.

SEG Best Paper in Geophysics Award 1966

Lynn G. Howell, K. O. Heintz, and A. Barry received the 1966 SEG Best Paper in Geophysics Award for their paper The development and use of a high-precision downhole gravity-meter.[2]


  1. Contributors, GEOPHYSICS 1953 v. XVIII n.1 p.241.
  2. Howell, L. G., K. O. Heintz and A. Barry (1966) The development and use of a high-precision downhole gravity-meter, Geophysics 31(4):764.