Edwin Kessler

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Edwin Kessler III
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Born(1928-12-02)December 2, 1928
DiedFebruary 21, 2017(2017-02-21) (aged 88)
EducationColumbia University (1950)
MIT (M.S., 1952; Sc.D., 1957)
Known forOverseeing development of Doppler weather radar, Kessler Microphysics Scheme, first director of National Severe Storms Laboratory
AwardsCleveland Abbe Award[1]
Scientific career
FieldsMeteorology
InstitutionsCambridge Research Laboratories, Travelers Research Center, NSSL
Theses
Doctoral advisorHenry G. Houghton
Other academic advisorsJ. M. Austin
InfluencesDavid Atlas, Edward Norton Lorenz
InfluencedEdward Norton Lorenz, Howard Bluestein

Edwin Kessler III (December 2, 1928 – February 21, 2017)[1] was an American atmospheric scientist. He was known for being part of the development of Doppler weather radar and was the first director of the National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).[2]

Kessler died in Austin, Texas on February 21, 2017, aged 88.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Edwin Kessler: Dec 2, 1928 - Feb 21, 2017". Norman Transcript. Feb 22, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-24.
  2. Hampton, Joy (Feb 23, 2017). "Norman mourns 'Father of Doppler radar'". Norman Transcript.