March 30, 1915|
|Died||June 1, 1997(aged 82)|
United States (1939)
|Education||New York University (M.S.)
University of Chicago (Ph.D.)
|Thesis||Subtropical Flow Patterns in Summer (1947)|
|Doctoral students||Joanne Malkus, T. N. Krishnamurti, William M. Gray|
|Known for||Largely developed the subfield of tropical meteorology|
|Notable awards||Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal|
Herbert Riehl (March 30, 1915 – June 1, 1997) was a German-born American meteorologist who is widely regarded as the father of tropical meteorology. He is well known for his work with Joanne Simpson on the importance of hot towers, and their critical role in transport of energy out of the tropics via the Hadley Circulation.
- American Meteorological Society Meisinger Award (1948)
- American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics Losey Award (1962)
- American Meteorological Society Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal (1979)
Dr. Riehl wrote the first textbook on tropical meteorology.
- Lewis, John M.; M. G. Fearon; H. E. Klieforth (Jul 2012). "Herbert Riehl: Intrepid and Enigmatic Scholar". Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 93 (7): 963–85. doi:10.1175/BAMS-D-11-00224.1.
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