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Coastal engineering: research, consulting, and teaching, 1946-1997 : oral history transcript / 1997.
BANC MSS 99/31 c; Phonotape 2952 C:1-18
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Title:

Coastal engineering: research, consulting, and teaching, 1946-1997 : oral history transcript / 1997
University of California history series

Creator/Contributor:

Wiegel, Robert L., creator, interviewee.

Creator/Contributor:

Swent, Eleanor H. (Eleanor Herz), interviewer.

Creator/Contributor:

Sobey, R. J.

Creator/Contributor:

Magoon, Orville T.

Creator/Contributor:

Bancroft Library, Regional Oral History Office.

Abstract:

Oakland childhood, University of California, Berkeley, 1940-1943; ROTC experience, Army Ordnance officer, England, France; graduate studies in coastal and ocean engineering at UCB: wave and beach research, tsunamis, risk analysis, turbulent motion; thoughts on synergy of sharing ideas, value of publication, advising and mentoring graduate students; University of California, Berkeley College of Engineering teaching and governance, 1957-1987: acting dean, 1972-1973, work with State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, State Technical Services Program from 1965 to 1968, and technology transfer; consulting and public service: Namibian diamond project, Hilo tsunami protection, Alaska beach nourishment, Nile Delta, Papua New Guinea port construction, Sines (Portugal) breakwater, Strait of Hormuz, Mica Dam, oil platforms in North Sea and Gulf of Mexico, pipelines in Patagonia and Alaska, Manfredonia (Italy) breakwater; contribution to California Advisory Commission on Marine and Coastal Resources, Office of Naval Research Natural Hazards Review Board, Coastal Engineering Research Board.
Single issue of Shore & beach (Vol. 62, no. 3, July 1994) devoted to Wiegel.

Date:

1997 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Wiegel, Robert L -- Interviews
University of California, Berkeley. -- College of Engineering.
Civil engineers -- California -- Berkeley -- Interviews
Coastal engineering -- Research -- History
Shore protection -- Research -- History

Note:

Robert L. Wiegel ; with an introduction by Rodney J. Sobey and Orville Magoon. An interview conducted by Eleanor Swent in 1997. Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley,
Forms part of: University history series.
Audio tape recording of the interview also available. Classified as Phonotape 2952 C:1-18. Tape no. 18 is an interview with Orville Magoon re Wiegel.
Also available online.
Duplicate transcript: Dept. of Special Collections, University of California, Los Angeles Library.
This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Volume includes index.

Type:

biography
Oral histories.

Physical Description:

print
remote
1 volume (ix, 316 pages) : portrait ; 28 cm
18 sound cassettes.
1 item.

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://nma.berkeley.edu/ark:/28722/bk0005z3t36
BANC MSS 99/31 c
Phonotape 2952 C:1-18

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

This manuscript is made available for research purposes only. All publication rights are reserved to The Bancroft Library of the University of California, Berkeley. Requests for permission to quote for publication should be addressed to the Regional Oral History Office, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.

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