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Haltiner, George J.
Oral history interview with George Haltiner, 2000.
Topics include: his youth and education; his commission in the Navy; meteorology training at the University of Chicago under C.-G Rossby and Horace Byers; assignment to Fleet Weather Central, Pearl Harbor as a meteorological watch officer; his training at Scripps Institute of Oceanography; the importance of wave and surf forecasting to amphibious landings; assignment to British Meteorological Office in Dunstable to be trained in Sverre Petterssen's constant pressure map techniques; subsequent assignment to Fleet Weather Central, Guam, assignment to teach meteorology at Navy Post Graduate School; combines mathematical background with meteorological training to move into numerical weather prediction; interaction with meteorologists involved with numerical modeling efforts, Norm Phillips and Aksel Wiin-Nielsen; importance of American Meteorological Society meetings.
Haltiner, George J.
Military meteorology
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Naval Post Graduate School.
Harper, Kristine, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA