Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-....

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Birth 1897-11-02
Death 1975-07-07

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Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was born Nov. 2, 1897; his father, Vilhelm Bjerknes published books on meteorology, including Dynamic meteorology and hydrography (1910-11); Jakob earned a Ph. D at the University of Oslo (Norway) in 1924; became chief of weather forecasting for western Norway in Bergen, 1921-31; consultancies in Zurich and London; professor of meteorology, Univ. of Bergen, 1931-40; professor (1940-65) and professor emeritus, beginning in 1965, UCLA; founded UCLA Atmospheric Sciences Dept.; research work on importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere; publications include Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric cirulation (1922); member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he died in 1975.

From the description of Papers, ca. 1900-1988. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38991246

Biography

Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was born November 2, 1897; his father, Vilhelm Bjerknes published books on meteorology, including Dynamic meteorology and hydrography (1910-11); Jakob earned a Ph.D at the University of Oslo (Norway) in 1924; became chief of weather forecasting for western Norway in Bergen, 1921-31; consultancies in Zurich and London; professor of meteorology, University of Bergen, 1931-40; professor (1940-65) and professor emeritus, beginning in 1965, UCLA; founded UCLA Atmospheric Sciences Department; research work on importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere; publications include Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric cirulation (1922); member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he died in 1975.

From the guide to the Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Dept. of Special Collections.)

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