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Walter Munk

Revisiting Normandy: World-Famous Oceanographer Walter Munk Returns to the Science Behind the Success of the D-Day Invasions

Emily Callahan | Posted 08.18.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Dr. Munk's patriotism and adventurous spirit led him to enlist in the U.S. Army, where he helped develop the revolutionary science behind the Sverdrup-Munk wave forecasting system. Its successful deployment during World War II helped General Eisenhower and the Allied Forces' landings save thousands of lives.