Geophysicist Quotes (3 quotes)
The El Nino phenomenon, the geophysicists' equivalent of the universal solvent.
The interpretation of messages from the earths interior demands all the resources of ordinary physics and of extraordinary mathematics. The geophysicist is of a noble company, all of whom are reading messages from the untouchable reality of things. The inwardness of thingsatoms, crystals, mountains, planets, stars, nebulas, universesis the quarry of these hunters of genius and Promethean boldness.
[Choosing to become a geophysicist was] entirely accidental and was due to the difficulty of getting a job during the depression. There happened to be one available in Cambridge at the time when I needed it.