soil surveyor for the United States Department of Agriculture, William Edgar Tharp (1xxx-1xxx)
BA in English & music from Ohio Univ. in 1943; MA in geology in 1944 at the Univ. of Michigan
United States of America
geologist Bruce Charles Heezen (1924-1977) & M. T.: Physiographic Map of the North Atlantic Ridge (1952) ; M. T.: Morphology of the earth in the Antarctic and Subantarctic ; National Geographic physical globe ; Map of the Arctic region ; Marine plate tectonics ; Batimetricheskai︠a︡ karta mirovogo okeana ; Carte du fond des océans ; Deep-ocean features ; Ocean floor sediment and polymetallic nodules ; Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University ; since 1948 at Columbia Unuiversity as geologist Maurice Ewing’s research assistant ;
Lamont Geological Observatory (now amont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia Univ.)
John Noble Wilford: The Mapmakers (New York 2000) ; Felt, Hali: Soundings: the story of the remarkable woman who mapped the ocean floor (New York City 2012) ; Kemp 2006: 55-7 ;
M. T., a North-American oceanographer and cartographer, was nominated to be one the four most important cartographers of the 20th century by the U.S. Library of Congress. Her observations became crucial to the eventual acceptance of the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift in the earth sciences.