Born in Seattle, Washington, to parents Floyd and Virginia.
Serves as an active member of the United States Navy during the Formosa Straits Crisis and Korean War until 1959.
Earns a Bachelor of Science in geology from the University of Hawaii.
Receives a Master of Science in volcanology from the University of Hawaii; Is a junior geophysicist at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics until 1966.
Is a visiting researcher and assistant scientist at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution until 1974.
Is a researcher for the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution until 1973.
Is inducted as a fellow of the Smithsonian Institution until 1974; Is a sedimentologist with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.
Attains a PhD in geological science from Harvard University; Is a curator at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University until 1986.
Is the author of six volumes of “The Bytes Brothers” until 1985; Is a reader at the Marine Biological Laboratory of Woods Hole, Maine, until 1996.
Is a senior scientist at the Associated Scientists at Woods Hole through today; Is VP of the board of directors for the Woods Hole Historical Collection until 1992.
Is a professor of geology and oceanography at Windward Community College of the University of Hawaii until 2023.
Is a member of the graduate faculty in geology at the University of Hawaii until 2021.
Is the former director of the board of directors of the Waikalualoko Fishpond Preservation Society through today.
Authors the “Geological Guidebook to Santorini.”
Is a fellow of the Geological Society of America through today.
Is the Malcolm H. Wiener Professor at the American School of Classical Studies at Athens until 2008.
Is inducted as an Alexander Onassis Senior Fellow in Athens, Greece.
Is recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the University of Hawaii.
Commences his retirement and receives the distinguished title of professor emeritus.