1996 ROBERT DETRICK
Dr. Robert Detrick is the nineteenth recipient of the A.G. Huntsman Award. He is being recognized for his seminal contributions to our understanding of the genesis and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere. Dr. Detrick has led the marine geosciences community into a new era of marine seismological investigation of the ocean crust. His work on seismic imaging of magma chambers below fast-spreading ridges has been used to define the principle characteristics of mid-ocean ridges. In addition he has had a major influence on important international programs, such as RIDGE and ODP. An exceptional educator, he is widely respected by all with whom he has worked.