Jo e Kaplan meteorologists for the war effort, this training to take 1902-1991 place at a number of universities plus the Weather Service's own schools at Chanute Field and Grand A long-time leader of the geophysics community, Rapids. It is likely that a good number of the older Joseph Kaplan died on 3 October 1991 in Santa meteorologists reading this (as well as your truly) got Monica, California. He was 89 years old, and had their professional start through this program. been in poor health for a number of years. He never lost his feeling of loyalty to the Air Force, He will be remembered by a wide variety of people and was a member of the U.S. Air Force (USAF) in different walks of life, since he played prominent scientific advisory board (and chairman of its geo- roles in many arenas. He wa s a professor at University physics panel) and chairman of the scientific advisory of California-Los Angeles (UCLA), and many genera- group of the Office of Aerospace Research. In 1947 he tions of students learned about the wonders of the received the War Department's Decoration for Excep- atmosphere from him. He was an organizer of scien-
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1992
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