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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Jule G. Charney

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Dates

January 1, 1917 – June 16, 1981

Authorized Form of Name

Charney, Jule G.

Biography

Abstract

Jule Charney was a meteorologist who worked at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956-1981). His research specialties included numerical weather prediction and dynamic meteorology. His other institutional affiliations included University of California at Los Angeles, University of Chicago, and the Institute for Advanced Study.

Important Dates

January 1, 1917Birth, San Francisco (Calif.).

1938Obtained AB in Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1940Obtained MA in Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1946Obtained PhD in Meteorology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1946 – 1947Research Associate, University of Chicago.

1947 – 1948National Research Fellow, University of Oslo.

1948 – 1956Member (1948-1956) and Director, Theoretical Meteorology Project (1948-1956), Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (N.J.).

1950 – 1955Visiting Lecturer, University of Chicago.

1956 – 1981Professor of Meteorology (1956-1966); Chair, Department of Meteorology (1974-1977); and Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology (1966-1981), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1957Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1964Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1968 – 1971Chair, United States National Committee on Global Atmospheric Research Progress, National Academy of Sciences.

1976Awarded William Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union.

June 16, 1981Death, Boston (Mass.).

Occupation

Meteorologist.

Places

Birth

San Francisco (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Boston (Mass.)

Subjects

Cyclones.

Geophysics.

Meteorology.

Oceanography.

Relationships

People

Family

Charney, Elinor Kesting

Wife.

Charney, Nora

Daughter.

Charney, Peter

Son.

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Ference, Michael, 1911-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fultz, Dave, 1921-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Additional

Arakawa, Akio

Bjerknes, J. (Jacob Aall Bonnevie), 1897-1975

Bolin, Bert, 1925-2007

Hansen, James E. (James Edward), 1941-

Kasahara, Akira

Leith, Cecil E., 1923-

Lorentz, H. A. (Hendrik Antoon), 1853-1928

Lorenz, Edward N.

Malone, Thomas F.

Manabe, Syukuro, 1931-

Phillips, Norman A., 1923-

Rossby, Carl-Gustaf

Smagorinsky, J. (Joseph)

Thompson, Philip Duncan

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member and Director, Theoretical Meteorology Project.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Meteorology

Professor of Meteorology; Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology; and Chair, Department of Meteorology.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Research Associate and Visiting Lecturer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Geophysical Union

Received 1976 William Bowie Medal.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Chair, United States National Committee on Global Atmospheric Research Progress.

Universitetet i Oslo. Institutt for teoretisk meteorologi

National Research Fellow.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Atmospheric Sciences

Obtained PhD (Meteorology) in 1946.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Mathematics

Obtained AB in 1938 and MA in 1940.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Oral history interview with Jule G. Charney, 1980 August 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Akio Arakawa, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Akira Kasahara, 1998 November 2 and 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Bert Bolin, 2001 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith, 1997 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward N. Lorenz, 2000 November 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with James Hansen, 2000 October 23 and November 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1986 May 16, 17 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Duncan Thompson, 1986 December 5.

Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota. Charles Babbage Institute

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Syukuro Manabe, 1998 March 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 1995 January 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Orr Roberts, 1987 August 21.

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

Archives. PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Philip D. Thompson papers, 1944-1994.

Archives

National Center for Atmospheric Research/University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

PO Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000, USA

Storm watchers : the turbulent history of weather prediction from Franklin's kite to El Niño / John D. Cox.

Published Resources

Subject

Jule Gregory Charney: 1917-1981, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.

Storm world : hurricanes, politics, and the battle over global warming / Chris Mooney.

The atmosphere, a challenge : the science of Jule Gregory Charney / edited by Richard S. Lindzen, Edward N. Lorenz, George W. Platzman.