Highlighted news stories and profiles of Walter Munk
It’s official. Come October, La Jolla Shores boardwalk will become Walter Munk Way. The city council voted unanimously in favor of honoring the world-famous La Jolla oceanographer, who turns 100 on Oct. 19, by placing signs in the 8100 block of La Vereda Street in La Jolla Shores, near where Munk has lived and worked for 78 years.
July 28, 2017
In 1942, with World War II in full swing, a young military scientist learned of the Allies’ plans to invade northwestern Africa by sea to dislodge the nearby Axis forces.
The New York Times
August 24, 2015
The San Diego Union-Tribune
July 1, 2016
Yes, I’m asking a wave to tell me where it was born. Can you do that? Crazily enough, you can. Waves do have birthplaces. Once upon a time, one of the world’s greatest oceanographers asked this very question.
Krulwich Wonders | NPR
July 13, 2014