In this interview, Carl Wunsch talks with Walter Munk about his career in oceanography; his relationships with scientists such as Harald Sverdrup, Roger Revelle, Walfrid Ekman, Carl Rossby, Carl Eckart, Henry Stommel, and G.I. Taylor; technological advances over the decades; and his thoughts on the future of the field.

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Walter Munk in conversation with Carl Wunsch.

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