Women In STEAM Fields

Marie Tharp

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Geologist and Oceanographic Cartographer who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen at Columbia University, created the first scientific map of the Atlantic Ocean floor. 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. Moreā€¦