special news about our members Arnt Eliassen, Honorary Member of AMS, re- tex proved to be the cornerstone of several key fun- ceived the International E. Balzan Prize on 19 Novem- damental contributions to atmospheric science, includ- ber 1996 at the head- ing Kuo's later theoretical work that set forth the dy- quarter s of the namics of the Ferrel and Hadley cells within the zon- Accademia Nazionale ally averaged circulation. During the early 1960s, dei Lincei in Rome, shortly after he was named a professor at the Univer- Italy . Oscar Luigi sity of Oslo (from 1953 to 1958 he had been a lec- Scalfaro, president of turer at the university), Eliassen set forth the theory the Republic of Italy, for the forcing of frontal circulations by differential preside d over the temperature advection and deformation. These con- ceremony. cepts were later employed by Hoskins and Bretherton The prize is named in applying Eliassen's semigeostrophic theory to ex- plain frontogenesis. after Eugenio Balzan, a reporter, administra- In addition to the Balzan Prize, Eliassen has re- tiv e manager, and ceived AMS's Clarence Leroy Meisinger Award and shareholder at the Ital- the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal, the Swed- ian
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Dec 1, 1996
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