Bjerknes, Vilhelm


Norwegian mathematician, physicist and meteorologist born in Christiana, Norway (now Oslo) (1862-1951). Bjerknes proposed the concept of numerical weather prediction, developed by later scientists as a means of weather forecasting through the use of mathematical modeling. Bjerknes also made fundamental contributions to our understanding of air masses, fronts, and circulation in the atmosphere. He received many honors during his life, and posthumously was honored by a stamp with his image.

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