Floyd A. Huff directed the operations of the local (and one of the 1913-199 8 longest running) weather stations in Illinois, directed the Survey's operations of its first dense raingauge network, and primarily did research. Floyd A. Huff, noted meteorologist, died on 23 February 1998. He was born in Hilton, New York, in The research projects that Huff managed over the 1913. next 32 years, 1948-79, addressed hydrometeorology, Huff entered Michigan State University in 1934 radar meteorology, atmospheric radioactivity, planned and received a B.S. in chemical engineering in 1938. and inadvertent weather modification, and synoptic He worked for Eastman climatology. He attracted considerable funding to the Kodak until 1942 when Survey's program through large grants from the U.S. he entered the U.S. Air Signal Corps, U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, U.S. Force. Training as a me- Air Force, National Science Foundation, Bureau of teorologist at the Univer- Reclamation, and Electric Power Research Institute sity of Chicago, he gradu- for projects reflecting his diverse capabilities, scien- ated from its Weather Of- tific reputation, and management skills. ficers School in Septem- His early scientific papers focused on studies of ber 1943. At that time, rainfall variability, assessment of raingauge types and Huff
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: May 1, 1998
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