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Finding Aid for the Jakob Bjerknes Papers, ca. 1900-1988
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Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes (1897-1975) was a professor of meteorology at UCLA (1940-1965). He founded UCLA's Atmospheric Sciences Department. His research work focused on the importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere. The collection consists of material relating to Bjerknes and his meteorologist father, Vilhelm. There are clippings, printed items, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia, papers by Jakob Bjerknes, awards, and materials regarding his memorial at UCLA, memorial lecture and fund.
Background
Jakob Aall Bonnevie Bjerknes was born November 2, 1897; his father, Vilhelm Bjerknes published books on meteorology, including Dynamic meteorology and hydrography (1910-11); Jakob earned a Ph.D at the University of Oslo (Norway) in 1924; became chief of weather forecasting for western Norway in Bergen, 1921-31; consultancies in Zurich and London; professor of meteorology, University of Bergen, 1931-40; professor (1940-65) and professor emeritus, beginning in 1965, UCLA; founded UCLA Atmospheric Sciences Department; research work on importance of atmospheric fronts and initial formulation of polar front model, and global changes in the atmosphere; publications include Life cycle of cyclones and the polar front theory of atmospheric cirulation (1922); member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; he died in 1975.
Extent
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.