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Vilhelm Bjerknes
Vilhelm Bjerknes

Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes (March 14, 1862 - April 9, 1951) was a Norwegian physicist and meteorologist who did much to found the modern practice of weather forecasting. Vilhelm Bjerknes This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... 1862 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... A physicist is a scientist trained in physics. ... Meteorology is the scientific study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting. ... If youre looking for the revolutionary communist Weather Underground Organization, see Weathermen Weather forecasting is the science (or some argue that it is an art) of predicting the state of the atmosphere for a future time and location. ...


Born in Christiania, Bjerknes enjoyed an early exposure to fluid dynamics, assisting his father, Carl Anton Bjerknes, in his mathematical research. In 1890, he became assistant to Heinrich Hertz and made substantial contributions to Hertz' work on electromagnetic resonance. County Oslo NO-03 Landscape Viken Municipality NO-0301 Administrative centre Oslo Mayor (2004) Per Ditlev-Simonsen (H) Official language form Neutral Area  - Total  - Land  - Percentage Ranked 224 454 km² 426 km² 0. ... This article or section should be merged with Fluid mechanics Fluid dynamics is the study of fluids (liquids and gases) in motion, and the effect of the fluid motion on fluid boundaries, such as solid containers or other fluids. ... 1890 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Heinrich Hertz Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (February 22, 1857 - January 1, 1894), was the German physicist for whom the hertz, the SI unit of frequency, is named. ... Electromagnetism is the physics of the electromagnetic field: a field, encompassing all of space, composed of the electric field and the magnetic field. ... In physics, resonance is the tendency of a system to absorb more oscillatory energy when the frequency of the oscillations matches the systems natural frequency of vibration (its resonant frequency) than it does at other frequencies. ...


In 1895, he became professor of applied mechanics and mathematical physics at the University of Stockholm where he elucidated the fundamental interaction between fluid dynamics and thermodynamics. It was this work that inspired both V. Walfrid Ekman and Carl-Gustav Arvid Rossby to apply it to large-scale motions in the oceans and atmosphere and to make modern weather forecasting feasible. Bjerknes himself had forseen the possible applications as early as 1904. 1895 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Stockholm University Stockholm University, or Stockholms universitet, is a state university in Stockholm, Sweden. ... This article or section should be merged with Fluid mechanics Fluid dynamics is the study of fluids (liquids and gases) in motion, and the effect of the fluid motion on fluid boundaries, such as solid containers or other fluids. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Vagn Walfrid Ekman (May 3, 1874 - March 9, 1954) was a Swedish oceanographer. ... Carl-Gustav Arvid Rossby (December 28, 1898 – August 19, 1957) was a Swedish-US meteorologist who first explained the large_scale motions of the atmosphere in terms of fluid mechanics. ... Ocean (from Okeanos, a Greek god of sea and water; Greek ωκεανός) covers almost three quarters (71%) of the surface of the Earth. ... Layers of Atmosphere (NOAA) Earths atmosphere is the layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earths gravity. ... If youre looking for the revolutionary communist Weather Underground Organization, see Weathermen Weather forecasting is the science (or some argue that it is an art) of predicting the state of the atmosphere for a future time and location. ... 1904 is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


In 1907, Bjerknes returned to the University of Kristiania before becoming professor of geophysics at the University of Leipzig in 1912. In 1917, he founded the Bergen Geophysical Institute where he wrote his book On the Dynamics of the Circular Vortex with Applications to the Atmosphere and to Atmospheric Vortex and Wave Motion (1921). From 1926 to his retirement in 1932 he held a position at the University of Oslo, where he died. 1907 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, norwegian ), modelled after the recently established University of Berlin. ... Geophysics, the study of the earth by quantitative physical methods, especially by seismic reflection and refraction, gravity, magnetic, electrical, electromagnetic, and radioactivity methods. ... The University of Leipzig (Universität Leipzig), located in Leipzig in the Free State and former Kingdom of Saxony, is one of the oldest universities in Europe. ... 1912 is a leap year starting on Monday. ... 1917 was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... 1921 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1926 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... The University of Oslo (Universitetet i Oslo, in Latin Universitas Osloensis) was founded in 1811 as Universitas Regia Fredericiana (the Royal Frederick University, norwegian ), modelled after the recently established University of Berlin. ...


His son was the meteorologist Jacob Bjerknes (1897-1975). This article lacks information on the subject matters importance. ...


Bjerknes crater on the Moon and a crater on Mars were named in his honor. Bjerknes is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southern hemisphere on the rugged far side of the Moon. ... Crust composition Oxygen 43% Silicon 21% Aluminium 10% Calcium 9% Iron 9% Magnesium 5% Titanium 2% Nickel 0. ... This article is about impact craters, also known as meteor craters. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ...


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Jacob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1897.
Vilhelm Bjerknes returned to Norway in 1918 and founded a geophysical institute at the University of Bergen, where he organized an analysis and forecasting branch which would evolve into a weather bureau by 1919.
Bjerknes, then head of the department of meteorology at UCLA, was an early advocate of using photography from rockets to image atmospheric weather patterns, and he would later help usher in the use of satellites for the same purpose.
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