Colleagues we will miss

In Memoriam

UCAR was formed to found and manage NCAR as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center on behalf of the National Science Foundation; we opened our doors in 1960 (more about our history). As we continue into our second half-century, we note the passing of colleagues at NCAR|UCAR and in the broader research community who worked alongside us to develop atmospheric and Earth system science, advancing knowledge for the benefit of life on Earth. To note a colleague's passing, please contact us.

Recent losses as we become aware of them.

 

2019

Sigvard "Sig" Stenlund (NCAR Atmospheric Technology Division) - May 27, 2019 - Dignity Memorial

Paul Smith Jr. (South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, longtime NSF Lower Atmosphere Observing Facilities collaborator) - May 10, 2019 - Kirk Funeral Home

Norman Phillips (Princeton, MIT, NOAA NWS National Meteorological Center (former director), UCAR Science Advisory Committee) - March 15, 2019 - UCAR-AMS Oral history Project | New Hampshire Union Leader

John DeLuisi (NCAR Climate Project, NOAA Environmental Research Lab) - February 26, 2019 - Daily Camera

Wallace Smith Broecker (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University) - February 18, 2019 - AP News | The New York Times

Betty Louise Bloom (NCAR Scientific Computing Division) - February 12, 2019 - NCAR Staff Notes | Boulder Daily Camera

Lester Milen "Bill" Zinser (NCAR Research Aviation Facility) - February 8, 2019 - NCAR Staff Notes | Boulder Daily Camera

Donald Veal (NCAR National Hail Research Experiment, University of Wyoming) - January 20, 2019 - University of Wyoming | Boulder Daily Camera

 

2018

Albert "Bert" J. Semtner (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics, Naval Postgraduate School) - December 15, 2018 - Monterey Herald

Jack Wainwright (NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling) - November 25, 2018 - Boulder Daily Camera

Raymond Arritt (Iowa State University, longtime NCAR collaborator) - November 14, 2018 - Iowa State Agronomy Tribute | Iowa State Daily

Arthur Wartburg (NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry) - October 29, 2018 - Boulder Daily Camera

Michael Thompson (NCAR Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer) - October 15, 2018 - NCAR & UCAR NewsBoulder Daily Camera

Robert Niffenegger (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Lab) - August 27, 2018 - Darrell Howe Mortuary

George William (Bill) Curtis III (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - August 25, 2018 - Boulder Daily Camera

Douglas Lilly (NCAR Laboratory of Atmospheric Sciences; University of Oklahoma) - June 24, 2018 - Cambridge University Press

Benjamin Herman - (UCAR GPS/Met experiment; University of Arizona) - June 8, 2018 - University of Arizona Tribute

John T. "Jack" Gosling - (NCAR High Altitude Observatory, Los Alamos National Lab, University of Colorado) - May 10, 2018 - Earth & Space Science News

A. F. "Fred" Spilhaus Jr. (American Geophysical Union) - April 30, 2018 - EOS

Stephen Piotrowicz (NOAA, U.S. Argo program) - April 2, 2018 - NOAA Biography | Argo Remembrance

Roger Barry (Founding Director of the National Snow & Ice Data Center) - March 29, 2018 - Boulder Daily Camera | NSIDC | CLIVAR

Phillip Merilees (NCAR Global Research Program, Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Lab, and Climate & Global Dynamics Lab; Atmospheric Environment Service of Canada; Naval Research Lab, Marine Meteorology Division) -  March 7, 2018 - Canadian Meteorological & Oceanographic Society (ou en français) |  Shikany's Bonita Funeral Home

Tiruvalam Natarajan "T.N." Krishnamurti (Florida State University, emeritus; longtime NCAR Visitor) - February 7, 2018 - Indian Meteorological Society

Robert Bushnell (NCAR dropsonde program [now part of EOL]) - January 28, 2018 - Boulder Daily Camera

Tracy Vialpando (UCAR Event Services) - January 25, 2018 - Dignity Memorial/Olinger

Susan Baltuch (UCAR Visiting Scientist Programs [now CPAESS]) - January 21, 2018 - Rundus Funeral Home

 

 

2017

Bob Gough (Rising Voices co-founder) - September 17, 2017 - Rising Voices | Honor the Earth

John Clark (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - September 10, 2017 - Darrell Howe Mortuary

Walter Grotewold (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - August 11, 2017 - Greenwood & Myers Mortuary

A. Richard "Dick" Kassander (Founding member of UCAR and former chair of the Board of Trustees) - July 27, 2017 - Arizona Daily Star

Roscoe Braham, Jr. (University of Chicago, emeritus; co-author of NCAR|UCAR Blue Book) - May 28, 2017 - NCAR-AMS Oral History - OpenSky | Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

Margaret Davidson (NOAA Coastal Inundation and Resilience) - May 23, 2017 - NOAA | Charleston Post and Courier

S. T. Wu (University of Alabama Huntsville; UCAR Member Representative & PACUR Member) - May 21, 2017 - The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Griffith Mon Morgan, Jr. (NCAR National Hail Research Experiment) - May 1, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR

Theodore Ware "Ted" Hildebrandt (NCAR Scientific Computing Division [now the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory]) - April 29, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Chester Newton (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory) - NCAR|UCAR (1995) | OpenSky Oral History

Robert Snow (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - April 24, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Nelder "Med" Medrud, Jr. (NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory) - April 18, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Bill Zelt (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - April 11, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Matthew J. Parker (American Meteorological Society and Savannah River National Laboratory) - March 15, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR | American Meteorological Society | Augusta Chronicle

Edward Brown (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory/Research Aviation Facility) - February 24, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Edwin Wolff (NCAR Directorate) - February 23, 2017 - NCAR|UCARBoulder Daily Camera

Keith Watson (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - February 22, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Stan Ruttenberg (NCAR Directorate and UCAR President's Office) - February 12, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera | Eos

Laura Kriho (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory) - January 30, 2017- Boulder Daily Camera

Julian Pike (NCAR Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory) - January 13, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Tom Horst (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - January 12, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR

 

 

2016

Piers Sellers (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) - December 23, 2016 - Washington Post

William "Buck" Frye (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - December 21, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera 

Cleon Biter (NCAR Research Applications Laboratory) - December 9, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Raisa Leifer (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - December 4, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR

Joseph Henry Choy (NCAR Scientific Computing Division [now the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory]) - November 29, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Erich Bloch (National Science Foundation) - November 25, 2016 - Washington Post

Roy Jenne (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - November 18, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR Oral History Interview | Boulder Daily Camera

Jay S. Fein (National Science Foundation) - November 7, 2016 - Washington Post

Ralph J. Cicerone (University of California, Irvine; National Academy of Sciences) - November 5, 2016 - New York Times

Carl M. Brandauer (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - October 26, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Gordon Hamilton (University of Maine) - October 22, 2016 - University of Maine | New York Times

Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith (NCAR Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction) - October 13, 2016 -  The Register Guard

Arthur Rickel (NCAR scientific ballooning analysis) - October 9, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

James J. O'Brien (Florida State University) - September 20, 2016 - Florida State University | Tallahassee Democrat

Gerhard "Gary" Langer (NCAR cloud research) - September 17, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera 

Andrew G. Slater (NCAR land modeling) - September 9, 2016 - Earth & Space Science News | Forever Missed

Al (Alasdair) Kellie (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - September 7, 2016 -  NCAR|UCAR | Boulder Daily Camera

Vic Tisone (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - July 14, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR | Boulder Daily Camera

Molly K. Macauley (Resources for the Future) - July 8, 2016 - Baltimore Sun

Jack G. Calvert (NCAR Atmospheric Kinetics and Photochemistry [now within ACOM]) - June 1, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR

William H. Gray (Colorado State University) - April 16, 2016 - Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society

 

 

 

 

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