Colleagues We Will Miss

UCAR was formed to found and manage NCAR as a Federally Funded Research and Development Center on behalf of the National Science Foundation; we opened our doors in 1960 (more about our history). As we continue into our second half-century, we note the passing of colleagues at NCAR|UCAR and in the broader research community who worked alongside us to develop atmospheric and Earth system science, advancing knowledge for the benefit of life on Earth. To note a colleague's passing, please contact us.

In Memoriam

Recent losses as we become aware of them


2017

John Clark (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - September 10, 2017 - Darrell Howe Mortuary

Walter Grotewold (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - August 11, 2017 - Greenwood & Myers Mortuary

A. Richard "Dick" Kassander (Founding member of UCAR and former chair of the Board of Trustees) - July 27, 2017 - Arizona Daily Star

Roscoe Braham, Jr. (University of Chicago, emeritus; co-author of NCAR|UCAR Blue Book) - May 28, 2017 - NCAR-AMS Oral History - OpenSky | Obituary - Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

Margaret Davidson (NOAA Coastal Inundation and Resilience) - May 23, 2017 - NOAA | Charleston Post and Courier

S. T. Wu (University of Alabama Huntsville; UCAR Member Representative & PACUR Member) - May 21, 2017 - The University of Alabama in Huntsville

Griffith Mon Morgan, Jr. (NCAR/National Hail Research Experiment) - May 1, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR

Theodore Ware "Ted" Hildebrandt (NCAR Scientific Computing Division [now the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory]) - April 29, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Chester Newton (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory) - NCAR|UCAR (1995) | OpenSky Oral History

Robert (Bob) Snow (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - April 24, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Nelder "Med" Medrud, Jr. (NCAR Atmospheric Chemistry Observations & Modeling Laboratory) - April 18, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Bill Zelt (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - April 11, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Matthew J. Parker (American Meteorological Society and Savannah River National Laboratory) - March 15, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR | American Meteorological Society

Edward Brown (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory/Research Aviation Facility) - February 24, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Edwin Wolff (NCAR Directorate) - February 23, 2017 - NCAR|UCARBoulder Daily Camera

Keith Watson (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - February 22, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Stan Ruttenberg (NCAR Directorate and UCAR President's Office) - February 12, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Laura Kriho (NCAR Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory) - January 30, 2017- Boulder Daily Camera

Julian Pike (NCAR Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology Laboratory) - January 13, 2017 - Boulder Daily Camera

Tom Horst (NCAR Earth Observing Laboratory) - January 12, 2017 - NCAR|UCAR

 



 

2016

Piers Sellers (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) - December 23, 2016 - Washington Post

William "Buck" Frye (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - December 21, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera 

Cleon Biter (NCAR Research Applications Laboratory) - December 9, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Raisa Leifer (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - December 4, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR

Joseph Henry Choy (NCAR Scientific Computing Division [now the Computational & Information Systems Laboratory]) - November 29, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Erich Bloch (National Science Foundation) - November 25, 2016 - Washington Post

Roy Jenne (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - November 18, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR Oral History Interview | Boulder Daily Camera

Jay S. Fein (National Science Foundation) - November 7, 2016 - Washington Post

Ralph J. Cicerone (University of California, Irvine; National Academy of Sciences) - November 5, 2016 - New York Times

Carl M. Brandauer (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - October 26, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

Gordon Hamilton (University of Maine) - October 22, 2016 - University of Maine | New York Times

Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith (NCAR Atmospheric Analysis and Prediction) - October 13, 2016 -  The Register Guard

Arthur Rickel (NCAR scientific ballooning analysis) - October 9, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera

James J. O'Brien (Florida State University) - September 20, 2016 - Florida State University | Tallahassee Democrat

Gerhard "Gary" Langer (NCAR cloud research) - September 17, 2016 - Boulder Daily Camera 

Andrew G. Slater (NCAR land modeling) - September 9, 2016 - Earth & Space Science News | Forever Missed

Al (Alasdair) Kellie (NCAR Computational & Information Systems Laboratory) - September 7, 2016 -  NCAR|UCAR | Boulder Daily Camera

Vic Tisone (NCAR High Altitude Observatory) - July 14, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR | Boulder Daily Camera

Molly K. Macauley (Resources for the Future) - July 8, 2016 - Baltimore Sun

Jack G. Calvert (NCAR Atmospheric Kinetics and Photochemistry [now within ACOM]) - June 1, 2016 - NCAR|UCAR

William H. Gray (Colorado State University) - April 16, 2016 - Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society