Published on Jul 18, 2018
When a world expert on the ocean/ice cap interface heads for the North Pole, his devotion to the scientific method uncovers unexpected global-scale processes at work that may have a profound impact on future generations. Miles McPhee. He grew up on a fruit orchard in Naches. The following is a list of some of his accomplishments to date: B.S. with distinction, Civil Engineering, Stanford University, 1968: Ph.D., Geophysics, subspecialty geophysical fluid dynamics, 1974: Researcher at the Polar Science Center, Applied Physics Laboratory, Univ. of Washington 1974-78: Geophysicist, US Army Cold Regions Laboratory, Hanover NH, 1978-1981: Occupied the Arctic Chair at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 1982-83: Formed independent McPhee Research Company in 1984 that has continued to the present: Lead and participated in two dozen scientific projects in both the Arctic and Antarctic: Authored or coauthored 60 refereed scientific articles, including chapters in 5 books, and two encyclopedia entries: Authored a monograph entitled Air-Ice-Ocean Interaction, published by Springer, 2008: Served a term on the Polar Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Miles will be speaking about his journey This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.