Felician Andrzej Berson grew up speaking Swedish with his mother and Polish with his father, Arthur Josef Berson, who was a prominent meteorologist in the early years of the century. Berson senior worked at the Lindenberg Observatory in Germany; he gained fame as a balloonist and by his discovery of the high- level equatorial "Berson Westerlies," later recognized as forming, together with the Clouds on the Horizon: Reminiscences of an International Meteorologist By F.A. Berson where I remained until after the German and Soviet invasions of Pre-war Germany, Sweden, The Panstwowy Institut Meteor- and Poland ologiczny (PIM) had been headed, F. A. Berson (Sweden, 1947) for the last seven years, by Jean My professors in Berlin included H. Lugeon, a Swiss, who was a noted von Ficker and A. Defant, along with specialist in global-scale radio at- "Krakatoa Easterlies," the Nobel laureate physicist, A. mospherics. He resigned on grounds the "Biennial Oscillation." Nernst. During my student years, I of ill health, but during the war be- worked for some months as observer Andrzej Berson decided to came director of the Swiss Meteoro- alone on the Brocken Mountain (1100 study meteorology in 1929 logical Service. There he put his ex-
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