1979 AGU Fellows Citations


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William A. Bassett for his pioneering work in developing high-pressure, high-temperature apparatus and applying these to geophysicatly important problems of the earth's interior. His outstanding achievements are the first measurements of the compressibility of a host of mantle minerals to 300 kbar, development of high-pressure laser heating techniques which allow mineral synthesis at 300 kbar and 3000°C, and the development of methods of measuring elastic moduli of minerals at high pressures.