Wednesday, 23 November 2022

1527) Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp (July 30, 1920 – August 23, 2006). American geologist and oceanic cartographer. Along with geologist Bruce C. Heezen she produced the first scientific map of the Atlantic Ocean floor and Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

"With her red hair and tailored tweed suits, Marie Tharp reminded a lot of people of Katharine Hepburn.."

Oceanographer Bill Ryan described her as "a flaming redhead with a wide smile."

(Google Doodle dedicated to Tharp, showing
her at work with her red hair)

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