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necrology most of his professional career, Mr. Kirk was also associated Bruce B. Clark wit h the Crosley Division of the Avco Manufacturing Corp. 1921-1975 an d joined the McDonnel Douglas Aircraft Corp. in 1960. Th e Society was recently notified of the death, on 17 May A member of the Society since 1952, Mr. Kirk's last address 1975, of Bruce B. Clark. Mr. Clark was a Lieutenant Colonel, was: 1439 Welto n Lane, Kirkwood, Mo. 63122. inactive, in the Air Force, whose specialty was limited sys- tems analysis in meteorology. He was also affiliated with the Ram a Wooldridge Co., and IBM's Federal Systems Division. Irving I. Schell H e held the B.S. from the University of New Mexico, the 1906-1976 A.M. in mathematics from Oberlin College, and the M.S. i n meteorology from MIT. Mr. Clark joined the American Irvin g I. Schell, founder and director of Ocean-Atmosphere Researc h Institute (OARI) in Cambridge, Mass., died on 27 Meteorological Society in 1953. His last address was: 6104 Jul y 1976 after a long illness. Born in Poland, he was one of Lon e Oak Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20034. th e first students in MIT's newly formed Department of Ernest Gold Meteorology in the early 1930s. He received the B.S. from 1881-1976 MI T in 1934 an d pursued graduate studies there, at Harvard, an d abroad. His career began with an appointment as a re- Ernes t Gold, who died at the age of search fellow at Harvard's Blue Hill Observatory in 1933. 94 on 30 Januar y 1976, was elected an Hi s later posts included work as a research assistant at the Honorar y Member of the American Wood s Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1948 to 1960 and Meteorolog y Society in 1959. A true a research associateship at Tufts University's Department of pionee r in the field of synoptic mete- Geology from 1954 to 1965. In 1965, with the help of a orology, Mr. Gold had a long and dis- Nationa l Science Foundation grant, he founded OARI, a tinguishe d career. A graduate and Fel- research institute devoted to solving meteorological problems low of St. John's College, Cambridge, throug h the study of the interaction of the atmosphere and h e was its first Schuster Reader in ocean. As director of the institute he sponsored the research Dynamica l Meteorology, at which time of a numbe r of foreign scientists in this country. h e carried out his well-known work on A member of the American Meteorological Society since th e radiative equilibrium in the stratosphere. In 1910 he 1933, Mr. Schell was a recognized expert in the field of polar joine d the fledgling British Meteorological Office on a ice research. He is survived by his wife, May, his son, Law- permanen t basis. During the First World War he was active rence, and his daughter, Louise. Mrs. Schell resides at: 82 as the officer in charge of the meteorological section of the Pin e Grove Avenue, Newton, Mass. 02162. Roya l Engineers attached to British Forces in France. Soon thereafter , at age 37, he was elected to the Royal Society. For the next two decades, Mr. Gold involved himself in the James A. Thompson task of putting synoptic meteorology on a truly international 1938-1976 footing ; he was president of the Commission for Synoptic Weathe r Information from 1920 until his retirement in 1947. Th e Society was recently notified of the death of James A. Amon g his awards, Mr. Gold held the C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E., Thompson . In 1971 Mr. Thompson joined Midwest Weather Symons Memorial Gold Medal, Medal of Freedom with Service. Prior to that he had been a meteorologist with the Silver Palms, the International Meteorological Organization Ai r Weather Service (AWS) as Chief Forecaster to Amarillo Prize, and the WM O Gold Medal. AFB, and Kelly AFB, Tex., from 1966 to 1969, and as Weathe r Instructor to the Air Force Training Program. Mr. Walte r C. Kirk Thompso n attained the rank of Captain while with the AWS. 1907-1975 H e was a graduate of Oklahoma University. A member of th e American Meteorological Society since 1970, his last Th e Society was recently notified of the death of Walter C. addres s was: 7 California Court, Urbana, 111. 61801. Kirk on 14 December 1975. An independent consultant for Vol. 57, No. 9, September 1976 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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most of his professional career, Mr. Kirk was also associated Bruce B. Clark wit h the Crosley Division of the Avco Manufacturing Corp. 1921-1975 an d joined the McDonnel Douglas Aircraft Corp. in 1960. Th e Society was recently notified of the death, on 17 May A member of the Society since 1952, Mr. Kirk's last address 1975, of Bruce B. Clark. Mr. Clark was a Lieutenant Colonel, was: 1439 Welto n Lane, Kirkwood, Mo. 63122. inactive, in the Air Force, whose specialty was limited sys- tems analysis in meteorology. He was also affiliated with the Ram a Wooldridge Co., and IBM's Federal Systems Division. Irving I. Schell H e held the B.S. from the University of New Mexico, the 1906-1976 A.M. in mathematics from Oberlin College, and the M.S. i n meteorology from MIT. Mr. Clark joined the American Irvin g I. Schell, founder and director of Ocean-Atmosphere Researc h Institute (OARI) in Cambridge, Mass., died on 27 Meteorological Society in 1953. His last address was: 6104 Jul y 1976 after a long illness. Born in Poland, he was one of Lon e Oak Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20034. th e first students in MIT's newly formed Department of Ernest Gold Meteorology in the early 1930s. He received the B.S. from 1881-1976 MI T in 1934 an d pursued graduate studies there, at Harvard, an d abroad. His career began with an appointment as a re- Ernes t Gold, who died at the age of search fellow at Harvard's Blue Hill Observatory in 1933. 94 on 30 Januar y 1976, was elected an Hi s later posts included work as a research assistant at the Honorar y Member of the American Wood s Hole Oceanographic Institution from 1948 to 1960 and Meteorolog y Society in 1959. A true a research associateship at Tufts University's Department of pionee r in the field of synoptic mete- Geology from 1954 to 1965. In 1965, with the help of a orology, Mr. Gold had a long and dis- Nationa l Science Foundation grant, he founded OARI, a tinguishe d career. A graduate and Fel- research institute devoted to solving meteorological problems low of St. John's College, Cambridge, throug h the study of the interaction of the atmosphere and h e was its first Schuster Reader in ocean. As director of the institute he sponsored the research Dynamica l Meteorology, at which time of a numbe r of foreign scientists in this country. h e carried out his well-known work on A member of the American Meteorological Society since th e radiative equilibrium in the stratosphere. In 1910 he 1933, Mr. Schell was a recognized expert in the field of polar joine d the fledgling British Meteorological Office on a ice research. He is survived by his wife, May, his son, Law- permanen t basis. During the First World War he was active rence, and his daughter, Louise. Mrs. Schell resides at: 82 as the officer in charge of the meteorological section of the Pin e Grove Avenue, Newton, Mass. 02162. Roya l Engineers attached to British Forces in France. Soon thereafter , at age 37, he was elected to the Royal Society. For the next two decades, Mr. Gold involved himself in the James A. Thompson task of putting synoptic meteorology on a truly international 1938-1976 footing ; he was president of the Commission for Synoptic Weathe r Information from 1920 until his retirement in 1947. Th e Society was recently notified of the death of James A. Amon g his awards, Mr. Gold held the C.B., D.S.O., O.B.E., Thompson . In 1971 Mr. Thompson joined Midwest Weather Symons Memorial Gold Medal, Medal of Freedom with Service. Prior to that he had been a meteorologist with the Silver Palms, the International Meteorological Organization Ai r Weather Service (AWS) as Chief Forecaster to Amarillo Prize, and the WM O Gold Medal. AFB, and Kelly AFB, Tex., from 1966 to 1969, and as Weathe r Instructor to the Air Force Training Program. Mr. Walte r C. Kirk Thompso n attained the rank of Captain while with the AWS. 1907-1975 H e was a graduate of Oklahoma University. A member of th e American Meteorological Society since 1970, his last Th e Society was recently notified of the death of Walter C. addres s was: 7 California Court, Urbana, 111. 61801. Kirk on 14 December 1975. An independent consultant for Vol. 57, No. 9, September 1976

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