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Remembering Parke Snavely

Tribute to Parke by Terry Bruns

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Parke Snavely should hold a special place in the hearts of those in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)'s Coastal and Marine Geology Program.

In 1963, the USGS tried to establish a Marine Geology program but had little success in finding funding. The marine program did not really begin to exist as a strong scientific arm of the USGS until Parke agreed to be the Chief of the Office of Marine Geology and Hydrology in 1965.

Parke was the one who got the marine program off the ground and left it happy, healthy, and well funded. We are the inheritors of his wisdom and guidance during the program's early, formative years.

Parke was a giant presence in both regional geology and marine geology on the West Coast. He was also a true gentleman in every sense of the word.

For those of you who did not know him, I can only wish that you had.

I will miss him, as will everyone else who knew and interacted with him. Parke, wherever you are, may the winds be fair, the waves small, the skies blue, and the rocks always exposed.

Related Sound Waves Stories
Parke D. Snavely, Jr., Emeritus Geologist and Influential Leader of USGS Marine Studies, Passes Away
Dec. 2003 / Jan. 2004
The Saga of the Journey of the Model A from Valyermo to Menlo Park, CA
Dec. 2003 / Jan. 2004
Tribute to Parke by David Scholl
Dec. 2003 / Jan. 2004

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in this issue: Fieldwork Seamount Environments off California

Sediment Transport off South Carolina

Sea Floor off Massachusetts

Research cover story:
Snowy Plover Population Recovery

Ecological Repercussions of Mosquito Control

Outreach St. Petersburg Open House

Pink Sunsets Caused by African Dust

GIS Day: University of South Florida

GIS Day: Woods Hole

Students Visit Woods Hole Scientists

Great American Teach-In: Tampa Bay

Meetings Sustainable Beaches Summit

Mid-Atlantic Offshore Sand Resources

Awards Regional Science Excellence Award

AAPG Award for Presentation Excellence

Staff & Center News Birthday Surprise

Parke Snavely Passes Away

Parke Snavely: The Journey of the Model A

Parke Snavely: Tribute by Terry Bruns

Parke Snavely: Tribute by David Scholl

Publications New Map of Hawai'i Sea Floor

USGS Coral Photograph on GSA Bulletin Cover

Dec. / Jan. Publications List

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