Ever wonder what state-of-the-art oceanography was like in 1963? If so, watch as an intrepid bunch of oceanographers track waves generated in the Antarctic all the way across the Pacific to Alaska in this total period piece “Waves across the Pacific.” Highlights include: Plotting by hand! Ticker tape! FLIP! Scientists smoking! A dude named Gaylord that always wears V-neck sweaters! Women in menial roles! Famous oceanographer Walter Munk in his bathing attire! Data visualizations in plexiglas!
How can you resist?
Parts 2 and 3 are here:
And it has come to my attention that Walter Munk sounds exactly like Ludwig Van Drake.