Drake, Charles (Lum)(1924– ) geophysicist; born in Ridgewood, N.J. He taught at Columbia University (1955–65) before joining Dartmouth College (1967). He elucidated the impact of geosciences on critical energy resources, and advanced the study of plate tectonics with research on the earth's continental margins, crust, and upper mantle.
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