Tribute to Jerome Namias: The Scripps Era

Tribute to Jerome Namias: The Scripps Era mk^m mmm m§i$m Tribute to Jerome Namias: 11-16 JANUARY 1998 The Scripps Era* Daniel R. Cayan Scripps Institution of Oceanography and U.S. Geological Survey, La Jolla, California 1. Introduction participated in the revolu- tion that produced both a During his tenure (1941-71) at the National newly found structure of Weather Service, Jerome Namias pushed his attention the atmosphere and the ad- and the meteorological community's from extended vent of weather forecast- weather fluctuations (hi s 5-day forecasting monograph ing as a true physical was published in 1947) to short period climate vari- science. Also, mentor Carl ability (90-day forecasts were begun in 1958) (Namias Rossby, and friend and 1964). E. Rasmusson's (1998) companion paper de- supporter Harry Wexler1 scribes Namias's pioneering years at the Massachu- had passed away, and FIG. 1. Favorite photo of setts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National long-time collaborator J- Namias > L a Jolla ' 1978 - Weather Service. Phil Clapp was retiring.2 In search of mechanisms that could explain sys- At the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he tematic evolutions or inordinately persistent atmo- found his "second wind," a highly productive era in spheric circulations, Namias had identified anomalous which he published some http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

Tribute to Jerome Namias: The Scripps Era

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American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477(1998)079<1089:TTJNTS>2.0.CO;2
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mk^m mmm m§i$m Tribute to Jerome Namias: 11-16 JANUARY 1998 The Scripps Era* Daniel R. Cayan Scripps Institution of Oceanography and U.S. Geological Survey, La Jolla, California 1. Introduction participated in the revolu- tion that produced both a During his tenure (1941-71) at the National newly found structure of Weather Service, Jerome Namias pushed his attention the atmosphere and the ad- and the meteorological community's from extended vent of weather forecast- weather fluctuations (hi s 5-day forecasting monograph ing as a true physical was published in 1947) to short period climate vari- science. Also, mentor Carl ability (90-day forecasts were begun in 1958) (Namias Rossby, and friend and 1964). E. Rasmusson's (1998) companion paper de- supporter Harry Wexler1 scribes Namias's pioneering years at the Massachu- had passed away, and FIG. 1. Favorite photo of setts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the National long-time collaborator J- Namias > L a Jolla ' 1978 - Weather Service. Phil Clapp was retiring.2 In search of mechanisms that could explain sys- At the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, he tematic evolutions or inordinately persistent atmo- found his "second wind," a highly productive era in spheric circulations, Namias had identified anomalous which he published some

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Published: Jun 1, 1998

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