Roger R.D. Revelle 1909–1991
Article first published online: 19 OCT 2006
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 72, Issue 43, pages 465–470, 22 October 1991
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1991), Roger R.D. Revelle 1909–1991, Eos Trans. AGU, 72(43), 465–470, doi:10.1029/90EO00338.(
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Roger Randal Dougan Revelle was born on March 7, 1909, in Seattle, Wash. He received a bachelor's degree in geology from Pomona College, Claremont, Calif., in 1929 and a doctorate in oceanography in 1936 from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, Calif. He remained at Scripps and rose through its academic ranks. During World War II he served in the U.S. Navy Bureau of Ships and subsequently was involved in the establishment of the Office of Naval Research. From 1951–1964 he served as director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. In 1964 he founded the Harvard University Center for Population Studies and assumed the Richard Saltonstall Chair as professor of population policy. He returned to UC at San Diego as professor of science and public policy in 1975, a position he held until his death on July 15, 1991.