The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details
Walter H. Munk
Professor of Geophysics
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
La Jolla,California 92093 USA
"For his unique contributions to the sciences of the geophysics and physical oceanography which have led to a better understanding of the earth's rotation, the complexities of ocean waves, tidal processes and acoustic propagation."
Presented by President Reagan at a White House Ceremony on February 27, 1985.