Broecker, Wallace S. -

(born 1931): American oceanographer who made many important contributions in the study of the ocean's carbon cycle, rates of deep circulation and heat transport, nutrient budget, and climate history during the ice ages. He has been a Professor of Geology at Columbia University since 1961 and a member of the staff of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York.. His major project, GEOSECS, is a global net of profiles through the ocean designed to define the chemical properties of the ocean in detail.