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oceanographer , physicist

Frederick Drach Tappert, American Physicist, oceanographer. Achievements include development of parabolic equation model and split-step Fourier algorithm for electromagnetic and ocean acoustic propagation. Grantee Office Naval Research, since 1974, National Science Foundation, since 1980. Fellow Acoustical Society American; member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Society Industrial Applied Mathematics.

Background

Tappert, Frederick Drach was born on April 21, 1940 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Theodor Gerhart and Helen Louise (Carson) Tappert.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Princeton University, 1967.

Career

Member technical staff, Bell Telephone laboratories, Whippany, New Jersey, 1967-1974; senior research scientist Courant Institute Mathematics Science, New York University, New York City, 1974-1978; professor applied marine physics Rosenstiel School, U. Miami, Florida, since 1978. Consultant in field, since 1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include development of parabolic equation model and split-step Fourier algorithm for electromagnetic and ocean acoustic propagation.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor over 70 articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow Acoustical Society American. Member American Physical Society, American Geophysical Union, Society Industrial Applied Mathematics.

Connections

Married Sally Faith Feldman, March 3, 1979. Children: Andrew Scott, Peter Alan.

father:
Theodor Gerhart Tappert

mother:
Helen Louise (Carson) Tappert

spouse:
Sally Faith Feldman

children:
Andrew Scott Tappert

Peter Alan Tappert