Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988


Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988

Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988

Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes (1897-1975) was a professor of meteorology at UCLA (1940-1965). He founded UCLA's Atmospheric Sciences Department. His research work focused on the importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere. The collection consists of material relating to Bjerknes and his meteorologist father, Vilhelm. There are clippings, printed items, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia, papers by Jakob Bjerknes, awards, and materials regarding his memorial at UCLA, memorial lecture and fund.

2 boxes (1 linear ft.)


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University of California, Los Angeles. Dept. of Meteorology

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Bjerknes, V. (Vilhelm), 1862-1951

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Bjerknes (1862-1951) was a professor in Oslo, Norway. From the description of Papers, 1877-1951. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79909359 From the description of Correspondence and charts, 1912-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77631656 ...

Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-....

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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...