Marie Tharp
#32076 Overall Influence

Marie Tharp

Oceanographer and cartographer

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Marie Tharp was an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen, created the first scientific map of the Atlantic Ocean floor. Tharp’s work revealed the detailed topography and multi-dimensional geographical landscape of the ocean bottom. Her work also revealed the presence of a continuous rift valley along the axis of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, causing a paradigm shift in earth science that led to acceptance of the theories of plate tectonics and continental drift.

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Columbia University
Columbia University

Private Ivy League research university in New York City

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Ohio University
Ohio University

Public university in Athens, Ohio, United States

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University of Tulsa
University of Tulsa

University in Oklahoma, United States

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#8641 World Rank #2651 USA Rank
Biology