September 15, 2014


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Senior Staff Associate - Lamont Res Eng

Kenneth Hunkins, an oceanographer who made many key 20th-century observations about the Arctic Ocean, often while camping for months on its frozen surface, died in his sleep at his home in Tappan, N.Y., on Sept. 2. He was 86. Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, where he had spent his entire career, confirmed his death.

Please click here to read his obituary.