Famous American Meteorologists

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Jim Cantore
(American Meteorologist Best Known as an On-Air Personality for 'The Weather Channel')
Jim Cantore
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Birthdate: February 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Beacon Falls, Connecticut, United States
Best known for his long stint on The Weather Channel, meteorologist Jim Cantore has gained fame for making his weather reports interesting to even a lay person. He has hosted weather segments for the 2012 Summer Olympics and is also known for his authentic storm reports, which have often become viral.
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Edward Norton Lorenz
(US Meteorologist and Mathematician Who Proposed the Chaos Theory)
Edward Norton Lorenz
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Birthdate: May 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: West Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 16, 2008
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Reed Timmer
(US Storm Chaser and Meteorologist Known for His Show Storm Chasers)
Reed Timmer
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Birthdate: March 17, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Grand Rapids
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Ted Fujita
(Japanese-American Meteorologist Who Designed the 'Fujita Scale')
Ted Fujita
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Birthdate: October 23, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kokuraminami Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, Japan
Died: November 19, 1998

Japanese-American meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore Fujita, also known as Ted Fujita, is remembered for his research on severe weather. He devised the Fujita Scale, or F-Scale, for measuring the intensity of tornadoes. In his later life, he was associated with the faculty of the University of Chicago.

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Piers Sellers
(British-American Astronaut and Meteorologist)
Piers Sellers
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Birthdate: April 11, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Crowborough
Died: December 23, 2016

Starting his career with NASA as a research meteorologist, Piers Sellers later became a NASA astronaut. The British-American astronaut and climate scientist was a Space Shuttle mission expert and had visited the International Space Station thrice. He also appeared in the documentary Before the Flood, partially produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Owen Daniels
(US Meteorologist and Former American Football Player)
Owen Daniels
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Birthdate: November 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Naperville, Illinois, United States
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Wilson Bentley
(First Known Person to Take Detailed Photographs of Snowflakes)
Wilson Bentley
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Birthdate: February 9, 1865
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Jericho, Vermont, United States
Died: December 23, 1931
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William Morris Davis
(American Geographer, Geologist. Meteorologist, and Geomorphologist)
William Morris Davis
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Birthdate: February 12, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: February 5, 1934

William Morris Davis was an American geologist, geographer, meteorologist, and geomorphologist. Often referred to as the father of American geography, Davis is credited with founding the Association of American Geographers. He is also remembered for his association with the Geological Society of America, where he served as the president. In 1919, he was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Gold Medal.

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Syukuro Manabe
(Nobel Prize-Winning Japanese-American Meteorologist Known for His Research on Climate Change)
Syukuro Manabe
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Birthdate: September 21, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Uma, Ehime, Japan
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William Ferrel
(American Meteorologist Who Developed Theories That Explained the 'Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Circulation Cell')
William Ferrel
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Birthdate: January 29, 1817
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pennsylvania, United States
Died: September 18, 1891

Though mostly self-taught, William Ferrel grew up to be a school teacher and later joined the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac. He was later part of the U.S. Army’s Signal Service and is best remembered for his meteorological research and his explanation of the deflection of air currents on Earth.

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Thomas Corwin Mendenhall
(US Physicist and Meteorologist Remembered for His Pioneering Research on Gravity Measurement)
Thomas Corwin Mendenhall
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Birthdate: October 4, 1841
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hanoverton, Ohio, United States
Died: March 23, 1924
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Cleveland Abbe
(US Meteorologist Who Helped Develop the US Weather Bureau)
Cleveland Abbe
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Birthdate: December 3, 1838
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: October 28, 1916
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Jacob Bjerknes
(Meteorologist)
Jacob Bjerknes
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Birthdate: November 2, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: July 7, 1975

Jacob Bjerknes was a Norwegian American meteorologist known for his works on the dynamics of the polar front and the mechanism for north-south heat transport. He was the son of meteorologist Vilhelm Bjerknes. Jacob Bjerknes began his career working under his father and later pursued an academic career. He was a recipient of the Royal Meteorological Society’s Symons Gold Medal. 

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Jule Gregory Charney
(US Meteorologist Who Developed Numerical Weather Prediction)
Jule Gregory Charney
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Birthdate: January 1, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, United States
Died: June 16, 1981
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Vincent Schaefer
(US Chemist and Meteorologist Who Developed Cloud Seeding)
Vincent Schaefer
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Birthdate: July 4, 1906
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Schenectady, New York, United States
Died: July 25, 1993
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Carl-Gustaf Rossby
(American Meteorologist Who First Explained the Large-Scale Motions of the Atmosphere in Terms of Fluid Mechanicsgist)
Carl-Gustaf Rossby
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Birthdate: December 28, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: August 19, 1957

Carl-Gustaf Rossby was a Swedish-born American meteorologist. He played an important role during the Second World War, organizing the training of military meteorologists. Over the course of his career, Carl-Gustaf Rossby was honored with many prestigious awards such as the Applied Meteorology Award from the American Meteorological Society in 1959.

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James Pollard Espy
(US Meteorologist Known for His Work on the Thermodynamics of Cloud Formation)
James Pollard Espy
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Birthdate: May 9, 1785
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Westmorland County, Canada
Died: January 24, 1860
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Sverre Petterssen
(Meteorologist)
Sverre Petterssen
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Birthdate: February 19, 1898
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Hadsel, Norway
Died: December 31, 1974

Sverre Petterssen was a Norwegian meteorologist. He was well known for his work in the field of weather analysis and forecasting. He was a member of the Bergen School of Meteorology and worked as a weather officer in the Norwegian Air Force for many years. He served as a weather forecaster for bombing raids during World War II. 

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Jerome Namias
(US Meteorologist Who Conducted Pioneering Research on the El NiƱo)
Jerome Namias
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Birthdate: March 19, 1910
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Died: February 10, 1997
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William D. Bond
(Inventor)
William D. Bond
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Birthdate: January 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United States

GE mechanical engineer William D. Bond is best remembered for his contribution to the development of three-wheeled cars and electric cars. He had also served as part of the National Guard during the Korean War. His vintage inventions now adorn the GM Heritage Center in Michigan.