was first chaired by Henry Houghton of MIT. In 1958, Paul E. Klopsteg at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the National Science 1889-1991 Board considered the recommendations of the Uni- Paul E. Klopsteg, honorary member versity Committee, which called for the establishment of the AMS and a remarkable man, of a National Center for Atmospheric Research died on 28 April 1991, one month (NCAR). Klopsteg was invited to comment on the uni- short of his 102nd birthday, of versity report and he made an eloquent and persua- causes related to old age. His distin- sive plea on behalf of the NCAR concept, following guished career had a profound in- which the board approved NSF funding of the center. fluence on the course of contemporary science, in par- UCAR became the governing board for NCAR. ticular the atmospheric sciences. Thus, the studies, resolutions, and reports of these During his tenure at the National Science Founda- independent committees, the activities of NSF, and tion (NSF), from its founding in 1951 until his retire- the resulting passage of public laws that took place ment in 1958, Klopsteg was destined to play a major through the 1950s all culminated in 1957-58 to mutu- role in
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jul 1, 1991
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