|A celebration of Norbert's life will be held on campus at the University Club
(the former Faculty Club) on Friday, April 13, 6:00-8:00 pm. All are welcome. For further information, contact Mike Wallace at 206-543-7390.
Additional information on his life can be found at http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2017818987_untersteinerobit23.html
|Emeritus Professor Norbert Untersteiner passed away on March 14, 2012.
His key scientific contributions and his wonderful sense of humor were evident in a special celebration at UW hosted by the Department and his friends from around the world in November 2009. Here are some remembrances from that celebration.
|November 18, 2009
Atmospheric Sciences Colloquium (ATM S 520), Dale Durran, Coordinator
Film Premier & Panel Discussion
Drifting Station Alpha in the Arctic
Norbert Untersteiner and Frans van der Hoeven
3:30–4:50 p.m., HUB 310
Featuring the world premiere of a new film by Norbert Untersteiner and Frans van der Hoeven documenting the trials and travails of Arctic Ice Station Alpha during the International Geophysical Year (IGY, 1957-58). Untersteiner introduced the film and talked more generally about how the IGY brought new vitality to the earth sciences at this university and throughout the world. The program concluded with a panel discussion of how our knowledge of Arctic sea ice has advanced over the 50 years since the IGY: What have we learned and what are the major unresolved issues?