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necrologies Barry Saltzman resulting from the development of chaos theory is well 1931-200 1 known. A popular account is given by J. Gleick in Chaos: Making of a New Science (Penguin, 1988). Barry Saltzman, professor of geology and geophys- Gleick quotes physicist Freeman Dyson, who said that ics at Yale University and a pioneer in the theory of the news of chaos came "like an electric shock"—and climate and climate change, died on 5 February 2001 for good reason. It suggested that even though a physi- at the age of 69. Saltzman was well known internation- cal system might have a clear set of governing equa- ally for his contributions to chaos theory, harmonic tions, it might not be predictable. A revolution was analysis of midlatitude weather, energy balance mod- underway. The role that Saltzman played in that de- els of the earth climate, and a systems approach to the velopment is not widely known. theory of paleoclimate. In the July 1962 issue of the Journal of the Atmo- Saltzman was born in New York City on 26 Febru- spheric Sciences, Saltzman published the paper "Fi- ary 1931. An avid baseball fan, he spent many an af- nite Amplitude Free http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Barry Saltzman resulting from the development of chaos theory is well 1931-200 1 known. A popular account is given by J. Gleick in Chaos: Making of a New Science (Penguin, 1988). Barry Saltzman, professor of geology and geophys- Gleick quotes physicist Freeman Dyson, who said that ics at Yale University and a pioneer in the theory of the news of chaos came "like an electric shock"—and climate and climate change, died on 5 February 2001 for good reason. It suggested that even though a physi- at the age of 69. Saltzman was well known internation- cal system might have a clear set of governing equa- ally for his contributions to chaos theory, harmonic tions, it might not be predictable. A revolution was analysis of midlatitude weather, energy balance mod- underway. The role that Saltzman played in that de- els of the earth climate, and a systems approach to the velopment is not widely known. theory of paleoclimate. In the July 1962 issue of the Journal of the Atmo- Saltzman was born in New York City on 26 Febru- spheric Sciences, Saltzman published the paper "Fi- ary 1931. An avid baseball fan, he spent many an af- nite Amplitude Free

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