Arnald o P. Alfons o his many Cuban colleagues about tornadoes and other 1946-199 6 storm systems. His employment history includes serving as a Arnaldo P. Alfonso, one of the most remarkable weather forecaster and as the director of the forecast- scientists of meteorology in Cuba, died on 19 July ing department at the Centro Meteorologico Matanzas, 1996. Born on 29 June 1946, he graduated from Ha- a forecaster at the Meteorological Institute in Havana, vana University in 1973 with a degree in physics. Prior and the director of the Meteorological Center at the to obtaining his degree, he was an amateur meteorolo- Isle of Pines. gist who studied Cuban meteorology. Alfonso' s later works were devoted to the analy- In 1988 Alfonso completed studies on severe lo- sis of synoptic patterns that produce heavy rainfall in cal storms in Cuba for his Ph.D. thesis at the Cuban Cub a and a study about the influence of climate Academy of Sciences, making important contributions interannual variability on severe local storm activity. to the knowledge of severe storm outbreaks in Cuba He was a member of the Scientific Council of the and their relationship with upper-tropospheric cold Institute of Meteorology
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Oct 1, 1996
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