Presented during the Sixteenth Session of the Assembly of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, this series of lectures is dedicated to the memory of the noted Danish oceanographer and first chairman of the commission, Dr. Anton Frederick Bruun. The "Bruun Memorial Lectures" were established in accordance with IOC Resolution VI-19 in which the Commission proposed that important intersessional developments be summarized by speakers in the fields of solid earth studies; physical and chemical oceanography and meteorology, and marine
biology. the Commission further requested UNESCO to arrange for the publication of the lectures and it was subsequently decided to include them in the "IOC Technical Series".
Anton Bruun was born on 14 December 1901 , the first son of a farmer; however, a severe attack of polio in his childhood led him tom follow an academic, rather than an agrarian career.
Collection(s) and Series: Technical Series- No. 39
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