Charles F. Passel

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Charles F. Passel was a polar scientist responsible (along with Paul Siple) for the development of the wind chill factor parameter. Passel was born in Indianapolis on April 9, 1915.[1] He had a bachelor's degree in geology from Miami University (Ohio), and a master's degree from Indiana University.[2] He died December 27, 2002 in Abilene, Texas.[citation needed]

Passel was a major participant in the third Antarctic Expedition of Admiral Richard E. Byrd (1939–1941). Passel had several diverse duties on the expedition (as all the expedition members did) including as a dog team driver.[3] Passel's diary is published as the book Ice.[4]

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  1. ^ University of Texas. "Passel, Charles F. Antarctic Exploration Collection". Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  2. ^ "Obituary". Reporter-News (Abilene). December 28, 2002. 
  3. ^ Goerler, Raimund E. (February 13–14, 2000). Interview of Charles F. Passel. (Interview). Retrieved 2013-01-15. 
  4. ^ Passel, Charles F. (1995). Ice: The Antarctic Diary of Charles F. Passel. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press. ISBN 978-0896723474.