Look at these guys studying beaches...in 1948! We are all just poorly-dressed copy-cats. Dr. Inman on the left, looking dapper. Photo from The San Diego Union Tribune
This article in the New York Times is a really nice summary of the massive contributions that Doug Inman made to coastal science, science diving, nearshore sediment transport and more.
I love this one..."this is not the approach recommended by Doug Inman". Photo from http://geology.uprm.edu/Morelock/coastref.htm