Henry Stommel's heart stopped beating shortly after midnight on Friday, January 17, 1992, four days after he had undergone surgery for liver cancer at Deaconness Hospital in Brookline, Mass. His death brought to an end the career of a man who, for 45 years, was the most significant scientific contributor to the development of oceanography and who brought a rare degree of harmony and collegiality to the field.
Veronis, George. 1992. "Henry Melson Stommel: 27 September, 1920 - 17 January, 1992." Journal of Marine Research 50, (1). https://elischolar.library.yale.edu/journal_of_marine_research/2025