Bruce C. Heezen
|Bruce Charles Heezen|
Marie Tharp and Bruce Heezen
April 11, 1924|
|Died||June 21, 1977(aged 53)|
|Institutions||Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory|
|Alma mater||University of Iowa
|Known for||Seafloor topography|
Bruce Charles Heezen (April 11, 1924 – June 21, 1977) was an American geologist. He is most famous for collaborating with oceanographic cartographer Marie Tharp at Columbia University to map the Mid-Atlantic Ridge during the 1950s.
Heezen interpreted his early work on the mid-Atlantic ridge as supporting S. Warren Carey's Expanding Earth Theory which had been developed in the 1950s, and "eventually gave up the idea of an expanding earth for a form of continental drift in the mid-1960s".
- Oreskes, Naomi, 2003, Plate Tectonics: An Insider's History Of The Modern Theory Of The Earth, Westview Press, p. 23, ISBN 0813341329
- Frankel, Henry, The Continental Drift Debate, Ch. 7 in Scientific controversies, p. 226, 1987, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-521-27560-6
- "Marie Tharp Bio". Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- "Navy's Newest Ocean Survey Ship Will Offer Public Tours August 3 for Lamont Community August 4 & 5 at Intrepid Pier". The Earth Institute. 2000-07-14. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
- Bruce Heezen explaining formation of oil traps on the ocean floor
- Bruce Heezen explaining turbidity currents
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