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Jule Charney

AKA Jule Gregory Charney

Born: 1-Jan-1917
Birthplace: San Francisco, CA
Died: 16-Jun-1981
Location of death: Boston, MA
Cause of death: Cancer - Lung

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Scientist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Quasi-gesotrophic theory

Jule Charney calculated the equations of motion for the atmosphere, and developed early mathematical formulae for numerical meteorology (computerized weather forecasting). He is the namesake of an award presented annually since 1969 by the American Meteorological Society to recognize "highly significant research or development achievement in the atmospheric or hydrologic sciences". He was a childhood friend of violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin. His son, Nicholas Charney, was the founding publisher of Psychology Today.

Father: Ely Charney
Mother: Stella Charney
Wife: Elinor Kesting Frye (m. 1946)
Son: Nicolas (stepson, magazine publisher)
Daughter: Nora
Son: Peter
Wife: Lois Swirnoff (painter, m. 1967)
Wife: Patricia Peck (photographer)

    High School: Hollywood High School, Hollywood, CA (1934)
    University: BA Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles (1938)
    University: MA Mathematics, University of California at Los Angeles (1940)
    University: PhD Meteorology, University of California at Los Angeles (1946)
    Teacher: Physics and Meteorology, University of California at Los Angeles (1942-46)
    Scholar: University of Chicago (1946-47)
    Scholar: University of Oslo (1947-48)
    Professor: Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1956-81)

    Meisinger Award 1949
    Rossby Medal 1964
    Losey Award 1957
    Symons Medal 1961
    Hodgkins Medal 1968
    Bowie Medal 1976
    Cleveland Abbe Award 1980
    U.S. Committee for the Global Atmospheric Research Program Chair (1968-71)
    National Weather Service Meteorologist (1954-56)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Geophysical Union
    American Meteorological Society
    Institute for Advanced Study (1948-56)
    National Academy of Sciences
    National Research Council Panel on International Meteorological Cooperation (1968-71)
    Norwegian Academy of Science
    Royal Swedish Academy of Science
    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Jewish Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry


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