Frank Lionel Martin physical and dynamical meteorology. Over 1000 De- 1915-199 8 partment of Defense (mostly U.S. navy) and allied for- eign officers benefited from Martin's dedication to teaching. Known as a demanding teacher, he always The atmospheric/oceanic science community in general, and the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) in gave freely of his time and resources to the students. particular, lost one of its premier graduate teaching and Over 80 master's degree theses in meteorology/ocean- research faculty members when Frank L. Martin ography were fostered and guided by him, along with passed away on 2 April 1998. At 82 years, although several doctoral dissertation studies. retired from active professional life for 20 years, Frank Perhaps a highlight of his career at NPS was the was still jogging the athletic track at the local collaborative writing (with George J. Haltiner) and Monterey Peninsula College, Monterey, California, publication of the well-known and internationally used when his demise occurred. text Dynamical and Physical Meteorology. However, teaching and textbook writing was just part of his pro- Martin was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, on fessional academic career. His research was directed 16 May 1915, but had been a resident of Monterey for to
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