Redfield, Alfred Clarence

Redfield, Alfred Clarence

(1890–1983) oceanographer; born in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a professor at Harvard (1921–57), and concurrently a researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (1930–56). He made major contributions to studies of marine ecology, salt marshes, and tides.
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