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University of Wisconsin–Madison

Donald R. Johnson, 1930-2017

April 17, 2017

Professor Johnson was a faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOS), the inaugural associate director of the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC) as well as an early interim director for the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). He was internationally renowned for his numerical weather modeling and isentropic analysis. He led numerous scientific committees, and was committed to the education of young scientists in addition to conducting his own research. He has been recognized for his excellence in education, receiving awards from the American Geophysical Union and the American Meteorological Society. Prof. Johnson is a fellow, past- president and an honorary member of the American Meteorological Society.

There will be a funeral service in Kansas as well as a memorial/celebration of his life in Madison later.

See the SSEC news item for more information