Bergen School of Meteorology

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The "Bergen School of Meteorology" is a school of thought which is the basis for much of modern weather forecasting.

Founded by the meteorologist Prof. Vilhelm Bjerknes and his younger colleagues in 1917, the Bergen School attempts to define the motion of the atmosphere by means of the mathematics of interactions between hydro- and thermodynamics, some of which had originally been discovered or explained by Bjerknes himself, thus making mathematical predictions regarding the weather possible by systematic data analysis. Much of the work was done at the Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen, in Bergen, Norway.

Bjerknes' assistants during the period 1917–1926

See also


  • Vilhelm Bjerknes' Vision for Scientific Weather Prediction

External links

  • (in English) Biography of Jacob Bjerknes by Arnt Eliassen with description of the School
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