David Atlas, American meteorologist, Died at 91

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David Atlas was born on May 25, 1924, and died on November 10, 2015.

He was an American meteorologist and one of the pioneers of radar meteorology.

His career extended from World War II to the present days.

David has worked for the US Air Force, then was a professor at the University of Chicago and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), researcher at NASA and private consultant.

David owns 22 patents, has published more than 260 papers, a fellow member of many associations, and has received numerous honours in his field.

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

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

David 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.

After the war, David 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.

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

David passed away at age 91 in November 2015.

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