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Schaefer, Vincent J., 1993-05-08

 Item
Identifier: Item 82
Oral history interview with Vincent Schaefer, 1993. Interviewed by Earl Droessler. 3 sound cassettes (ca. 3 hrs., tape 3 side B blank) : analog, mono + transcript (44 pgs.). AMS 92-94; two physical versions (one master, one copy). Forms part of American Meteorological Society Oral History Project. Topics include: beginnings in meteorology; research at General Electric Research Laboratory with Irving Langmuir; wartime work on smoke generators for military, and demonstration for Vladimir Zworykin, Vannevar Bush, Alan Waterman; work on supercooled clouds, aircraft de-icing, discovery of homogeneous nucleation;‚Project Cirrus; Bernard Vonnegut and early research on use of silver iodide in cloud seeding; hail suppression; Carl-Gustav Rossby; jetstream and clouds; youthful interest in science and influences; reflections on career; development of Natural Sciences Summer Institute to inspire young people in science; Munitalp Foundation; establishment of the Desert Research Institute; cloud seeding in the intermountain west; study of lake effect snowstorms; Langmuir Laboratory (New Mexico); Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, Albany; Project Shower (Hawaii); research in Australia; family, childhood, education, early work as toolmaker, forester; early years at General Electric, Langmuir and Blodgett; American Meteorological Society, and past presidents; and industrial meteorology.

Dates

  • 1993-05-08

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Extent

From the Collection: 107.00 Items