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Reference numberEC/1949/09
Previous numbersCert XV, 217; A03974
LevelItem
TitleKennedy, William Quarrier: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his contributions to petrogenesis, especially in recognising the coqual importance of tholeiite with olivine-basalt as a parent magma; in vulcanology, in discovering composite lava-flows; and in tectonics, in ascertaining that the Great Glen Fault is a wrench with lateral displacement of 64 miles, and in identifying for the first time recumbent folding in the Lewisian rocks of the West Highlands. He has also made important contributions to the study of zonal regional metamorphism in the Moine Schists. During the war his services in locating certain essential minerals in Scotland has been of outstanding value.
ProposersFrom General Knowledge. L L Fermor; Harold Jeffreys
From Personal Knowledge. J E Richey; C E Tilley; Thomas H Holland; W W Watts; H H Read; Arthur Holmes
Access statusOpen
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Kennedy, William Quarrier: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA180Kennedy; William Quarrier (1903 - 1979)1903 - 1979
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