Wallace Smith Broecker

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Wallace Smith Broecker
Born(1931-11-29)November 29, 1931
DiedFebruary 18, 2019(2019-02-18) (aged 87)
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materWheaton College, Illinois
Spouse(s)Grace Carder
Elizabeth Clark
AwardsMaurice Ewing Medal (1979)
A.G. Huntsman Medal (1985)
Vetlesen Prize (1987)
Alexander Agassiz Medal (1986)
Urey Medal (1990)
Wollaston Medal (1990)
National Medal of Science (1996)
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (2002)
Crafoord Prize (2006)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award (2008)
Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science (2012)
Scientific career
FieldsGeochronology, chemical oceanography, climate
InstitutionsColumbia University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Wallace Smith Broecker (November 29, 1931 – February 18, 2019) was an American geophysicist. He was the Newberry Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University.[1] He created the idea of a global "conveyor belt" and he was known for creating the term "global warming". Broecker received the Crafoord Prize and the Vetlesen Prize.

Broecker died in New York City on February 18, 2019 at the age of 87.[2]

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  1. Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability – Arizona State University
  2. "Scientist Who Popularized Term 'Global Warming' Dies at 87". The New York Times. The Associated Press. 2019-02-18. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on February 18, 2019. Retrieved 2019-02-20. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)

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