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Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes

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Dates

November 2, 1897 – July 7, 1975

Authorized Form of Name

Bjerknes, Jacob Aall Bonnevie, 1897-1975

Additional Forms of Names

Bjerknes, Jakob

Bjerknes, Jakob, 1897-1975

Biography

Abstract

Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was a Norwegian-American meteorologist. He developed with his father, Vilhelm Bjerknes, the Norwegian cyclone model, which explains the life cycle of cyclones.

Important Dates

November 2, 1897Birth, Stockholm (Sweden).

1920 – 1931Superintendent, Weather Forecasting Office (Norske meteorologiske institutt), Bergen (Norway).

1924Obtained PhD in Meteorology, University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo), Oslo (Norway).

1931 – 1940Professor of Meteorology, Geophysical Institute, Bergen Museum (now Universitetet i Bergen, Geofysisk institutt), Bergen (Norway).

1940 – 1975Professor of Meteorology (1940-1965) and Emeritus Professor (1965-1975), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1947Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1948 – 1951President, Meteorological Association, International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics.

1966Awarded National Medal of Science.

July 7, 1975Death, Los Angeles (Calif.).

Occupation

Meteorologist.

Places

Birth

Stockholm (Sweden)

Graduate Education

Oslo (Norway)

Employment

Bergen (Norway)

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Death

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Cyclones.

Meteorology.

Relationships

People

Family

Bjerknes, C. A. (Carl Anton), 1825-1903

Grandfather.

Bjerknes, V. (Vilhelm), 1862-1951

Father.

Colleagues

Griggs, David, 1911-1974

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Vestine, E. H. (Ernest Harry), 1906-1968

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Wetherill, George West

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Additional

Charney, Jule G.

Eliassen, Arnt

Institutions

Major Positions

Norske meteorologiske institutt

Bergen, Superintendent.

Universitetet i Bergen. Geofysisk institutt

Professor of Meteorology.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Professor of Meteorology and Emeritus Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics

President, Meteorological Association.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Universitetet i Oslo. Institutt for teoretisk meteorologi

Obtained PhD (Meteorology) in 1924.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes charts, 1880-1959.

Archives

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Mail Code C-075-C. La Jolla, CA 92093-0175, USA

Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988

UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections, Manuscripts Division

University of California, Los Angeles

280 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Subject

Jule G. Charney papers, 1936-1981, (bulk 1948-1981)

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Published Resources

Author

In memory of Vilhelm Bjerknes on the 100th aniversary of his birth /published by Det Norske videnskaps-akademi i Oslo in cooperation with the American Meteorological Society, Boston.

Subject

Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes: 1897-1975, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences