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Wallace Smith Broecker

1931 - 2019

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Wallace "Wally" Smith Broecker (November 29, 1931 – February 18, 2019) was an American geochemist. He was the Newberry Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, a scientist at Columbia's Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory and a sustainability fellow at Arizona State University. He developed the idea of a global "conveyor belt" linking the circulation of the global ocean and made major contributions to the science of the carbon cycle and the use of chemical tracers and isotope dating in oceanography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Wallace Smith Broecker has received more than 152,756 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Wallace Smith Broecker is the 533rd most popular chemist, the 10,545th most popular biography from United States and the 100th most popular American Chemist.

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Among chemists, Wallace Smith Broecker ranks 533 out of 509Before him are Mary L. Good, Gilbert Stork, Darleane C. Hoffman, John George Children, Anna J. Harrison, and Karen Wetterhahn. After him are Charles M. Lieber, Ida Freund, Arthur Fry, Richard Zare, Susan Solomon, and Martyn Poliakoff.

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Among people born in 1931, Wallace Smith Broecker ranks 477Before him are Thane Baker, Marisa Del Frate, Andrija Fuderer, John Kerr, Ernie Banks, and Marjorie Jackson-Nelson. After him are Maxine Singer, Anne Heywood, Bruce Halford, Tadeusz Rut, Gianuario Carta, and Bruce C. Murray. Among people deceased in 2019, Wallace Smith Broecker ranks 464Before him are Akitsugu Konno, Brigitte Kronauer, Mitsuhisa Taguchi, Ken Matthews, Ted Lindsay, and Marie Senghor Basse. After him are Yasuhiro Takemoto, Zaza Urushadze, Jerry Herman, Olavi Mannonen, Žarko Varajić, and Andrea Pollack.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Wallace Smith Broecker ranks 10,545 out of 18,182Before him are Lindsey Morgan (1990), Nicholas Katzenbach (1922), Timothy M. Dolan (1950), Tom Forman (1893), Meredith Monroe (1969), and Tom Dowd (1925). After him are Simon Cameron (1799), Ed Boon (1964), Dick Butkus (1942), Frederick Theodore Frelinghuysen (1817), Maxine Singer (1931), and Todd Solondz (1959).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Wallace Smith Broecker ranks 100Before him are F. Albert Cotton (1930), Margaret Oakley Dayhoff (1925), Mary L. Good (1931), Darleane C. Hoffman (1926), Anna J. Harrison (1912), and Karen Wetterhahn (1948). After him are Charles M. Lieber (1959), Arthur Fry (1931), Richard Zare (1939), Susan Solomon (1956), Harry B. Gray (1935), and Donald Howard Menzel (1901).