Heezen, Bruce Charles

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Heezen, Bruce Charles (1924–77) An American oceanographer from Lamont-Doherty Observatory, Heezen is perhaps best known for his maps of the ocean floors, produced in collaboration with Marie Tharp. He also made important studies of the axial ridge systems of the oceans, and in 1952 found the first evidence for turbidity currents during his studies of the Grand Banks earthquake (1929).