Tiempo Climate Cyberlibrary

Interview with Bo Döös


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Bo Döös

Bo Döös discusses the development of the first operational weather forecast model.

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How did the first operational weather forecasting experiment start?

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What was the next step?

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Why was Sweden able to take the lead in operational weather forecasting?

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Who else was involved in the Swedish experiment?

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What was it like working with Professor Rossby?

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Bo R. Döös was professor of meteorology at the University of Stockholm until 1970.

He then became Director of the Joint WMO/ICSU Planning Staff for the Global Atmospheric Research Programme (1971-1982), Director of the WMO/UNEP/ICSU World Climate Programme (1980-1982), and Manager of the UNEP/WMO/ICSU assessment of the impact of an increased atmospheric concentration of radiatively active gases (1982-1986).

From 1986 to 1988, he was Visiting Scientist at the US National Climate Program Office, responsible for the development of a five-year US National Climate Program. From 1988 to 1991, he was Deputy Director of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and leader of its Environment Programme.

At present, he is chairman of Global Environmental Management.

Contact information

Prof. Bo R. Döös, Global Environmental Management, Packhusgränd 6, SE-111 30 Stockholm, Sweden. Email: bo.doos@telia.com. Web: www.misu.su.se/~doos/bo/.

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