Konrad Büttner (meteorologist)

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Konrad Johannes Karl Büttner (born October 6, 1903 in Westendorf ; † November 14, 1970 in New Haven ) was a German-American meteorologist and university professor .


After completing his school career, Büttner completed a degree in natural sciences and obtained his doctorate from the University of Göttingen with the dissertation "Experiments on penetrating radiation" published in 1927. phil.

He then headed the Bioclimatic Research Center at Kiel University . In Kiel he completed his habilitation in 1934 with the text "Heat transfer through conduction and convection, evaporation and radiation in bioclimatology and meteorology".

During the Second World War , Büttner worked at the medical department of the “Graf Zeppelin” research institute in Stuttgart-Ruit, which was previously affiliated with the Rechlin air force testing facility . Büttner took part as a government medical advisor and lecturer at the conference on medical issues in distress and winter death on October 26 and 27, 1942, where he himself was a speaker and Ernst Holzlöhner gave a lecture on the "attempts at hypothermia" in the Dachau concentration camp .

After the end of the war, Büttner received an extraordinary professorship for meteorology at the University of Kiel in January 1947. After being recruited for Operation Paperclip , Büttner was initially on leave from teaching in Kiel and finally left the university in December 1950. Büttner was taken to Randolph Air Force Base in the USA , where he initially worked at the School of Aviatic Medicine . Büttner later became a professor of bioclimatology at the University of Seattle.


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  1. a b c Ernst Klee: Das Personenlexikon zum Third Reich , Frankfurt am Main 2007, p. 84
  2. Schleswig-Holstein University Society: Professors and lecturers at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 1665–1954, edition 7, Kiel 1956