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Namias Symposium

  • Author(s): Roads, John O
  • et al.

On October 22, 1985, the Experimental Climate Forecast Center of the Climate Research Group at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California at San Diego, held a special symposium in honor of the 75th birthday of Dr. Jerome Namias. The all-day symposium consisted of nine scientific talks on topics relevant to his life's work, presented by some of the world's leading meteorologists, including Dr. Richard A. Anthes, NCAR; Prof. Arnt Eliassen, University of Oslo, Norway; Prof. Dave Fultz, University of Chicago; Dr. Donald Gilman, National Weather Service; Prof. Robert L. Haney, Naval Postgraduate School; Dr. Chester W. Newton, NCAR; Dr. Joseph Smagorinsky, President of the American Meteorological Society; Harry van Loon, NCAR; and Prof. John E. Walsh, University of Illinois. Presentations were also made by Daniel R. Cayan, Dr. William Nierenberg and Prof. R. Somerville of Scripps. At the end of the symposium, Dr. Alan Hecht, Head of the National Climate Program Office, presented Dr. Namias with a plaque signed by Secretary of Commerce, Malcolm Baldridge, and Administrator of NOAA, Anthony Calio. This volume is the final result of the party. It contains Namias's autobiography, the hardcopy of the talks that were given at the symposium and a talk that would have been given by Prof. Edward N. Lorenz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had he been able to attend in October.

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