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Baer, Ferdinand, 2003-01-24

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Identifier: Item 5
Oral history interview with Ferdinand Baer, 2003. Interviewed by Joseph Tribbia and Michael Chen. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 5 hrs.): analog, mono + transcript (81 pgs.). AMS 165-167; two physical versions (one master, one copy). Forms part of American Meteorological Society Oral History Project. Topics include: childhood in Germany and Scranton, PA; going to University of Chicago; how he came to be a meteorologist; the meteorology program in Chicago; early work in physics and meteorology; first paper published; other scientists worked with; parameterization work with hurricanes; early problems with programming; early computer modeling; working at Colorado State; colleagues at Colorado State; travels to Mexico and India; reflections on teaching and past graduate students; working for GFDL; leaving CSU; visits to Boulder and NCAR; other countries meteorological modeling; development of the transform method; three dimensional spectral modeling; Bill Burrows; energy analysis; Michigan; sabbatical in Sweden; chairman of the program of meteorology at Maryland; vertical truncation; designing climate models; teaching; numerical hurricane prediction; and international students.

Dates

  • 2003-01-24

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Extent

From the Collection: 107.00 Items