David Atlas

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David Atlas (May 25, 1924 – November 10, 2015) was an American meteorologist and one of the pioneers of radar meteorology.wikipedia
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Weather radar

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David Atlas (May 25, 1924 – November 10, 2015) was an American meteorologist and one of the pioneers of radar meteorology. The results of his team were used for the development of the actual United States Doppler weather radars network called NEXRAD.
In the United States, David Atlas at first working for the Air Force and later for MIT, developed the first operational weather radars.

Louis J. Battan

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Along with his colleague and close friend, Dr. David Atlas, Dr. Battan underwent rigorous training in radar engineering and meteorology in the U.S. Army Air Corps, at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) during World War II.

American Meteorological Society

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Atlas is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and a previous president in 1975.

NEXRAD

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The results of his team were used for the development of the actual United States Doppler weather radars network called NEXRAD.
* Atlas, David, Radar in Meteorology: Battan Memorial and 40th Anniversary Radar Meteorology Conference, published by the American Meteorological Society, Boston, 1990, 806 pages, ISBN: 0-933876-86-6, AMS Code RADMET.

Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal

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He received numerous awards, including the Symons Gold Medal of the RMS in 1988 and the Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal in 1996 from AMS.

History of radar

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* History of radar
In the United States, David Atlas, for the Air Force group at first, and later for MIT, developed the first operational weather radars.

University of Chicago

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His career extended from World War II to his death: he worked for the US Air Force, then was professor at the University of Chicago and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), researcher at NASA and private consultant.

National Center for Atmospheric Research

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His career extended from World War II to his death: he worked for the US Air Force, then was professor at the University of Chicago and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), researcher at NASA and private consultant.

Jews

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Atlas was born May 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, from Jewish parents who immigrated from Poland and Russia.

Poland

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Atlas was born May 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, from Jewish parents who immigrated from Poland and Russia.

Russia

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Atlas was born May 25, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, from Jewish parents who immigrated from Poland and Russia.

City College of New York

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He studied primary and high school in Brooklyn, starting college in City College of New York afterward.

United States Army Air Corps

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He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War in the US Army Air Corps, where he worked on the development of radars, in particular on the problem of precipitation echos.

Precipitation

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He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War in the US Army Air Corps, where he worked on the development of radars, in particular on the problem of precipitation echos.

United States Air Force

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After the war, Atlas remained in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years, working at the Cambridge Research Laboratories, in Bedford, Massachusetts, as head of a research team on weather radars while working on his Master and Doctorate degrees.

Air Force Research Laboratory

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After the war, Atlas remained in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years, working at the Cambridge Research Laboratories, in Bedford, Massachusetts, as head of a research team on weather radars while working on his Master and Doctorate degrees.

Bedford, Massachusetts

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After the war, Atlas remained in the U.S. Air Force for 18 years, working at the Cambridge Research Laboratories, in Bedford, Massachusetts, as head of a research team on weather radars while working on his Master and Doctorate degrees.

Doppler effect

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He particularly investigated the Doppler Effect for use in wind measurement.

Boulder, Colorado

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From 1972 to 1976, he was the director of the atmospheric technologies division at NCAR in Boulder, Colorado.

NASA

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His career extended from World War II to his death: he worked for the US Air Force, then was professor at the University of Chicago and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), researcher at NASA and private consultant. In 1977, Atlas formed the Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences at the NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Goddard Space Flight Center

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In 1977, Atlas formed the Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences at the NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Greenbelt, Maryland

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In 1977, Atlas formed the Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences at the NASA at the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.

Weather satellite

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This center has produced numerous meteorological instruments to be used on weather satellites for study of the atmosphere, the oceans, and the cryosphere.

Cryosphere

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This center has produced numerous meteorological instruments to be used on weather satellites for study of the atmosphere, the oceans, and the cryosphere.

American Geophysical Union

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He still worked until recently at Goddard, he is a fellow of the American Geophysical Society, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMS),and the National Academy of Engineering.