Irving P. Krick Krick was born in San Francisco on 20 December 1906-1996 1906, a few months before the great earthquake of 1907. He attended the University of California, Ber- Irving P. Krick, founding professor of the Depart- keley and graduated with a degree in physics. A gifted ment of Meteorology at the California Institute of musician, he was torn between choosing a career in Technology (Caltech) and a pioneer in developing music or in science. Influenced by his brother-in-law meteorological applica- Horace R. Byers, who was pursuing a degree in me- tion s for industry and teorology at the University of Chicago, he decided that commercial weather ser- the science of the atmosphere would be his field. vices , died on 20 June Continuing his studies at Caltech while working 1996 at his home in Pasa- nights for Western Air Express, he was able to apply dena, California. He had his training and gain experience by forecasting in- lived in Pasadena with his flight weather over the mountainous western states for wife Marie for many years. the airline's pilots. He wrote his Ph.D. thesis on the It was during his tenure foehn type "Santa Ana winds" of southern
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Feb 1, 1997
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