1985 WALLACE BROECKER
Dr. W.S. Broecker has been chosen as the eighth recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Award for his outstanding geochemical studies that have had a profound impact on our understanding of the past, present, and predicted future oceans. As a result of his deep insight and guided by the desire to obtain a description of how the ocean "works", Dr. Broecker has developed revolutionary new ideas on geochemical processes, both within the ocean and between the ocean and atmosphere, that span the disciplines of chemistry, physics, and biology and occur over times ranging from seconds to eons. In his voluminous scientific publications, Dr. Broecker describes work that has led to a new generation of ocean models capable of addressing profound and sometimes crucial geochemical questions such as the role of the oceans in determining the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.