sion, leadership, and political savvy that took the con- He also authored 12 books with topics ranging from cept of AOML from the realm of mere creative poten- oceanography to poetry to humor. Stewart is survived tial to that of full-blown reality—a dream manifested. by daughter Dorothy Barrett, son Harry, brother John, and countless numbers of colleagues, admirers, and He was a prolific writer, publishing over 120 sci- friends.—Gail Derr. entific articles during his years as a marine scientist. Frederick G. Finger nized for his talents in research, his journal publica- 1924-200 0 tions, and for his diligent work, and in 1965 Finger became chief of the Upper Air Branch, in the Devel- Frederick G. Finger died in March 2000, at the age opment Division of the National Meteorological of 75. His friends and associates remember him Center. warmly and with respect, for his many kindnesses to Under Finger's leadership, the branch expanded its the people he came in contact with and for his dedica- work in stratospheric analysis of radiosonde data and tion to his profession. He is best known profession- extended the work into the upper stratosphere, using ally for his work, begun in the 1950s with
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Sep 1, 2000
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