Tzvi Gal-Chen variational prin- 1941-1994 ciple and then to derive an algo- Tzvi Gal-Chen, professor of meteorology at the rithm that would University of Oklahoma (OU), died on 10 October find the unique 1994. He had been at the university for 12 years. He flow from single- obtained his undergraduate and his master's degrees Doppler observa- in applied math and physics at Tel Aviv University, tions. Israel, and his doctoral degree in atmospheric sci- Tzvi grew up ences at Columbia University. He pursued his career as an Israeli sabra in atmospheric research and education atthe National on a collective Center for Atmospheric Research, Toronto Univer- farm and spent sity, and the NASA Laboratory for Atmospheric Sci- time in the Israeli ences in Greenbelt, Maryland, before going to Okla- Army before com- homa. Just before his death, Tzvi had been notified of ing to the United his appointment as a Fellow of the AMS. States. I think he Tzvi and I came to OU together, just after cochair- always consid- ing a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) sum- ered himself a mer school in France. We shared interests and some dual citizen and Tzvi Gal-Chen activities in aspects of mesoscale
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Jan 1, 1995
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