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Murino, Clifford (Murino, Clifford J.)


Born in 1929, Clifford J. Murino earned a M.S. in Meteorology in 1954 and Ph.D. in Geology in 1957 from St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his career at the University of St. Louis as a professor of Meteorology and later served as the department chair. From 1969 to 1975, he held the position of Vice President for Finance and Research. While serving in this position, Murino was appointed the Physical Science Coordinator for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Washington, D.C. where he was responsible for the NCAR program.

Dr. Murino first came to NCAR in 1975 as the Director of the Atmospheric Technology Division after serving on the UCAR Board of Trustees. He briefly left in 1980 to take the position of President of the Desert Research Institute (DRI) and returned to UCAR as the President in 1983. He retired from this position in 1988.
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Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Records

Identifier:  - 04-03-ATD
Scope and Contents The collection includes records related to NCAR's Atmospheric Technology Division's facilities, projects, and field experiments as well as correspondence, project status reports, administrative records, strategic planning documents, and informational bulletins. Selections from this collection are available online in the NCAR Library's digital repository, OpenSky.

Clifford J. Murino Papers

Identifier:  - 02-CJM
Scope and Contents The Clifford J. Murino Papers contain records pertaining to Dr. Murino's work as the President of UCAR from 1983 to 1988. The collection consists of correspondence, conference materials, notes, reports, clippings, and photographic materials.

Tropical Wind, Energy Conversion, and Reference Level Experiment (TWERLE) Records

Identifier:  - 04-TWERLE
Scope and Contents The Tropical Wind, Energy Conversion, and Reference Level Experiment, or TWERLE, was sponsored by the Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA) and designed and implemented by NCAR and the University of Wisconsin. TWERLE was an intensive program of meteorological observations made from superpressure balloons orbiting the earth at the 150mb density level. The balloons were tracked and monitored by the Nimbus-6 satellite, providing data which increased understanding of atmospheric circulation. Crew...

UCAR Records

Identifier: 02-UCAR
Scope and Contents The UCAR Records contain materials that document UCAR and NCAR. The collection traces the founding of UCAR from an idea to the birth of a national center. It also documents the merger of the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) with NCAR, the international scope of UCAR/NCAR, the relationship between UCAR and Member Universities, and the relationship of UCAR and the NSF.