Hermann Becker Wobus Wobus had a rare talent for creating ingenious 1915-1992 mechanical tools based on sound theory. The Wobus "wiggle-wagon," perhaps the most remarkable ex- Hermann Becker Wobus, ample, was a small device fashioned from a roller who for many years held the skate that, when properly initialized, moved along an analysis map tracing a path of constant absolute post of senior meteorologist vorticity (CAV), thereby solving for the precomputer at the Navy Weather Re- era the problem of calculating CAV trajectories on the search Facility in Norfolk, spherical earth. His work as a senior analyst and his Virginia, died on 3 June 1992 creation of numerous innovations, including (with in Norfolk. He was one of the most creative and resource- Sidney Teweles) the S1 verification score, were rec- ful applied meteorologists of ognized by a Department of Commerce award in 1952 his time and is remembered and by the Losey Award of the Institute of the Aero- by his colleagues as one who nautical Sciences in 1954. could quickly grasp the physi- He was involved in the publication of a thermody- cal fundamentals of any prob- namic diagram at NYU and was the creator of the lem
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Mar 1, 1993
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