in Lockney, Texas on May 12, 1906, Ewing was the eldest
child of of large farming family in Floyd,
County. He was pioneering geophysicist, during his
career he published over 340 scientific papers.
He served as president of the American
Geophysical Union and the Seismological Society
of America. He led over 50 oceanic expeditions.
He made many contributions to oceanography,
including the discovery of the SOFAR Channel,
the invention of the sofar bomb, and did much
fundamental work on plate tectonics. He was the
chief scientist on board the Glomar Challenger.
He originated Project Mogul, an early program to
detect Soviet nuclear weapons tests. William Maurice
"Doc" Ewing died in Galveston, Texas May 4, 1974.
Three Part Profile of Maurice
Ewing from The New
Yorker 1974 (recommended by Jeremy Loyd)
Books About Floyd County People and Places
History Of Floyd County 1876-1979
Walking From Lockney To Jerusalem - by Coy Reece Holley
from Lockney Texas
One corner of Heaven - by Blanche Scott Rutherford -
memoir of life in Floyd County 1888 - 1964
Floyd County Cookbooks
Floyd County Yearbooks - Floydada and Lockney
Books by Authors from Floyd County Texas
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