Robert M. White

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Robert M. White

Robert M. White (born February 13, 1923 in Boston , † October 14, 2015 ) was an American meteorologist .

Robert White was the brother of the historian Theodore H. White . White studied at Harvard University with a bachelor's degree in 1944 and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a master's degree in 1949 and a doctorate in 1950. From 1952 to 1958 he headed the Large Scale Processes section of the Air Force Cambridge Research Center.

From 1963 to 1965 he was director of the United States Weather Bureau and from 1965 to 1970 head of the Environmental Science Services Administration . He was the first administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) from 1970 to 1977 . From 1983 to 1985 he was President of the National Academy of Engineering . In 1979 he was the first chairman of the World Climate Conference .

White received multiple honorary doctorates and was a member of the Legion of Honor . In 1980 he received the International Meteorological Organization Prize and in 1992 the Typer Prize for Environmental Achievement. From 1963 to 1978 he was the permanent representative of the USA to the World Meteorological Organization. From 1977 to 1977 he chaired the Climate Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences.

Individual evidence

  1. Birth and career dates for American Men and Women of Science , Thomson Gale 2004.