Vilhelm Bjerknes

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Vilhelm Bjerknes

Name: Vilhelm Friman Koren Bjerknes

Born: March 14, 1862, in Christiania, Norway

Death: April 9, 1951 (Age: 89)

Computer-related contributions

  • Norwegian physicist and meteorologist.
  • Helped found the modern practice of weather forecasting.

Significant publications

  • Application of Line Integral Theorems to the Hydrodynamics of Terrestrial and Cosmic Vortices (1937).
  • Lectures on physical hydrodynamics (1924).
  • Dynamic Meteorology and Hydrography (1911).
  • Fields of Force: A course of lectures in mathematical physics, etc (1906).
  • The Dynamic Principle of Circulatory Movements in the Atmosphere (1900).

Honors and awards

  • Royal Society Fellow (1936).
  • Elected a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences (1936).
  • Elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (1905).
  • Crater Bjerknes on the Moon and Mars are named in his honor.