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Julian, Paul Rowland

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1929-

Born in 1929, Paul R. Julian joined NCAR as a scientist early in NCAR's history. He was a member of the Climate Analysis Section (CAS) in CGD (Climate and Global Dynamics). In 1971, he and Roland A. Madden co-authored a paper titled "Detection of a 40-50 day oscillation in the zonal wind in the tropical Pacific." The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) theory developed from their research and remains influential in climate research. Julian separated from NCAR circa 1987.
Citation
Author: Colleen M. McCorkell
Citation
"National Center for Atmospheric Research Annual Scientific Report Fiscal Year 1986." March 1987. (accessed 2/16/2010). http://nldr.library.ucar.edu/collections/ASR/asset-000-000-000-026.pdf

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Atmospheric Technology Division (ATD) Records

 Collection
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.

Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) Records

 Collection
Identifier:  - GARP
Scope and Contents The Global Atmospheric Research Program (GARP) called for an international effort that would be spread over a decade and aimed at greatly increasing knowledge of the global behavior of the atmosphere. A global observing system and a series of field programs and computer experiments were planned as part of the Program with the goal of extending the range of large-scale weather forecasts beyond the then limit of three to five days.The GARP Records include budget information,...

Paul R. Julian Papers

 Collection — other: 1
Identifier: 04-03-01-PRJ
Scope and Contents The Papers of Paul R. Julian consists of documents dated from 1962 to 1978. Dr. Julian’s research and work for the National Center for Atmospheric Science (NCAR) comprises the bulk of the materials. He was involved with climate change research and early forecasting methods. The collection includes task group materials, correspondence and memoranda, conference materials, research files, publications, figures, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

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

 Collection
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...