Carl Wunsch

Carl Isaac Wunsch
Born (1941-05-05) May 5, 1941 (age 82)
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Scientific career
FieldsOceanography, Geophysics, Statistics
InstitutionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University
ThesisOn the scale of the long period tides (1966)
Doctoral advisorHenry Stommel
Websitepuddle.mit.edu/~cwunsch/

Carl Wunsch was the Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, until he retired in 2013. He is known for his early work in internal waves and more recently for research into the effects of ocean circulation on climate.

Career

Wunsch received his Ph.D. in Geophysics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966. He began teaching there in 1967, achieving tenure in 1970, and was named Cecil and Ida Green Professor of Physical Oceanography in 1976.

Climate change

Wunsch was one of the scientists interviewed in the controversial documentary The Great Global Warming Swindle, but he complained that his views were grossly distorted by context.[1] [2]

Selected honors

Selected publications


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