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Platzman, George W., 1990-10-22

Identifier: Item 70

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with George W. Platzman, 1990. Interviewed by Norman Phillips. 4 sound cassettes (ca. 5 hrs, tapes 3 and 4 side B blank) : analog, mono + transcript (59 pgs.). AMS 59-62; two physical versions (one master, one copy). Forms part of American Meteorological Society Oral History Project. Topics include: family background and early education; undergraduate and graduate work; work in quality-control statistics, and as both student and instructor in wartime meteorology classes; work for the Army Corps of Engineers; editorship of the Journal of Meteorology; work on Stokes Waves; ENIAC calculations; involvement with numerical weather prediction; thoughts on teaching; spectral methods; lattice structure of grids; early hydraulics modeling; Great Lakes research; storm surges; atmospheric tides; history of meteorology; formation of NCAR; and reflections on students.


  • Creation: 1990-10-22

Conditions Governing Access

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Access to interviews in this collection is provided through OpenSky, the NCAR Library's digital repository.


From the Collection: 107.00 Items

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English