James B. Macelwane
|James B. Macelwane|
|Born||September 28, 1883|
Sandusky Bay, Ohio
|Died||February 15, 1956(aged 72)|
|Alma mater||Saint Louis University (B.A, 1910; M.A., 1911; M.S., 1912)|
University of California (Ph.D., 1923)
|Known for||Geophysics research, seismology networks, service|
|Awards||William Bowie Medal (1948)|
|Institutions||University of California, Saint Louis University|
James B. Macelwane, S.J. (September 28, 1883 – February 15, 1956) was a pioneering American seismologist. Father Macelwane organized the Jesuit Seismological Service, whose central station is in St. Louis, Missouri and was on the faculty of Saint Louis University (SLU). He was the second of nine children born to Alexander Macelwane, a fisherman and farmer, and Catherine Agnes Carr.
Macelwane is the namesake of the James B. Macelwane Medal awarded annually by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Macelwane Fellowship awarded by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). He served as President of the AGU from 1953 until his death in 1956. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in 1944. The geological division of the SLU Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is housed in Macelwane Hall.
- Introduction to Theoretical Seismology
- When the Earth Quakes
- Byerly, Perry (1956-06-22). "James B. Macelwane, Seismologist and Teacher". Science. 123 (3208): 1109. Bibcode:1956Sci...123.1109B. doi:10.1126/science.123.3208.1109. PMID 17793420.
- Memorial page at Saint Louis University
- James B. Macelwane Manuscript Collection at Saint Louis University
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