21 Facts About Helmut Landsberg


Helmut Erich Landsberg was a noted and influential climatologist.


Helmut Landsberg was born in Frankfurt, Germany, February 9,1906 and died December 6,1985 in Geneva, Switzerland while attending a meeting of the World Meteorological Organization.


Helmut Landsberg authored several notable works, particularly in the field of particulate matter and its influence on air pollution and human health.


Helmut Landsberg is the first to write in English about the use of statistical analysis in the field of climatology and implemented such statistical analysis in aiding military operations during World War II.


Helmut Landsberg received a number of significant honors during his life.


Helmut Landsberg's father, Georg Landsberg, was a physician and his mother, Clare Zedner Landsberg was a housewife.


Helmut Landsberg attended the city's Woehler Realgymnasium High School, and then went on to study at the University of Frankfurt, physics, mathematics, and geosciences.


Helmut Landsberg served as a supervisor of the Taunus Observatory of Geophysics and Meteorology at that university before moving to the United States in 1934 to teach geophysics and meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University.


Helmut Landsberg was appointed to the faculties of the University of Chicago and the University of Maryland, with which he continued to work until his death.


Helmut Landsberg was skeptical of the risks of man-made global warming, arguing that computer models were unreliable and that the impacts of projected warming would be minor.


Helmut Landsberg became the acting director of the Joint Research and Development Board's Committee on Geophysical Sciences and then the director.


In 1949, Landsberg was appointed to the Air Pollution Committee of US President Harry S Truman, where he helped to shape US air pollution regulations.


For 15 volumes from 1964, Helmut Landsberg was the editor in chief of the journal World Study of Climatology.


Helmut Landsberg served at the Cambridge Research Center as Director of the Geophysics Directorate and at the United States Weather Bureau as Director of the Environmental Data Service.


Helmut Landsberg was a fellow, an honorary member, and Certified Consulting Meteorologist of the American Meteorological Society.


Helmut Landsberg was president of the American Geophysical Union from 1968 to 1970.


Helmut Landsberg was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1966.


Helmut Landsberg published a ground-breaking worn on condensation nuclei, the submicrometre-sized particles in the air about which clouds form, which was the first to examine the role such particulate matter plays on air pollution and the degree to which it is retained in the respiratory system.


Helmut Landsberg linked falling pressure to the onset of non-induced labor in childbirth.


Helmut Landsberg introduced English-speaking audiences to the usefulness of statistical analysis in the field in his 1941 book, Physical Climatology.


Helmut Landsberg received a number of honors and recognitions throughout his career.