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necrologies Kinsell L Coulson ship in which she typed many of his manuscripts, 1916-1999 strongly supporting and encouraging him throughout his career. She survives him. Kinsell L. Coulson After their marriage, they returned to the United died in December 1999 at States, and for two years Coulson engaged in meteo- the age of 83 after the rological activities related to rocket tests by the Na- completion of an unusually val Ordinance Test Station at China Lake, California. varied career in govern- Next he went to the University of California, Los An- ment, military, academia, geles (UCLA), where he received a Ph.D. in 1959 un- and industry. der the tutelage of Zdenek Sekera doing research on He was best known for the theoretical and measured characteristics of sky- his publications of exten- light. His Ph.D. thesis presented theory and computa- sive measurements of the tions of the intensity, degree of polarization, and fluxes degree of polarization of of sunlight in an atmosphere free of clouds and aerosols. sunlight scattered by After leaving UCLA, Coulson studied the atmo- cloud-free atmospheres spheric radiation balance at the Stanford Research In- and natural surfaces. His stitute. In 1960 he moved to the Space Sciences observations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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Kinsell L Coulson ship in which she typed many of his manuscripts, 1916-1999 strongly supporting and encouraging him throughout his career. She survives him. Kinsell L. Coulson After their marriage, they returned to the United died in December 1999 at States, and for two years Coulson engaged in meteo- the age of 83 after the rological activities related to rocket tests by the Na- completion of an unusually val Ordinance Test Station at China Lake, California. varied career in govern- Next he went to the University of California, Los An- ment, military, academia, geles (UCLA), where he received a Ph.D. in 1959 un- and industry. der the tutelage of Zdenek Sekera doing research on He was best known for the theoretical and measured characteristics of sky- his publications of exten- light. His Ph.D. thesis presented theory and computa- sive measurements of the tions of the intensity, degree of polarization, and fluxes degree of polarization of of sunlight in an atmosphere free of clouds and aerosols. sunlight scattered by After leaving UCLA, Coulson studied the atmo- cloud-free atmospheres spheric radiation balance at the Stanford Research In- and natural surfaces. His stitute. In 1960 he moved to the Space Sciences observations

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