Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Edward L. Winterer

Edward Litton Winterer (1925-2016) was a renowned expert in the study of sediments and was involved in the worldwide Deep Sea Drilling Project which enabled scientists to reconstruct 150 million years of ocean history and to confirm plate tectonics hypotheses about seafloor spreading and other phenomena. 
After receiving his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in geology at UCLA, he joined the UCLA faculty in1954. 
While a student, he worked as a geologist for the U.S. Geological Survey from 1949 to 1953. 
His being awarded the position of Fulbright Lecturer at the University of Louvain enabled him to meet his future wife and future Mayor of Del Mar, Jacqueline Mammerickx. They married in 1964 and she joined him as a geologist at Scripps.
Fantastic to see Winterer wearing his black Basque beret on every expedition, even in the tropics of Vanuatu!

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