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Walter H. Munk received the Vetlesen Prize medal from Columbia University
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Walter H. Munk received the Vetlesen Prize medal from Columbia University on Jan. 21 for his work is using sound waves to measure changes in ocean temperature. The Vetlesen Prize, which consists of the gold medal and $50,000, is the premier award in the earth sciences. Dr. Munk, second from right, a geophyiscist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography of the University of California at San Diego, is shown with, from left, George Rowe, Jr., president of the G. Unger Vetlesen Foundation, Gordon Eaton, director of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, and Jonathon Cole, Columbia provost.

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1 photographic print (black and white; 10 x 8 inches)
Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-
Eaton, Gordon P.