( 1862–1951), Norwegian geophysicist and meteorologist; full name Vilhelm Frimann Koren Bjerknes. He developed a theory of physical hydrodynamics for atmospheric and oceanic circulation, and mathematical models for weather prediction. His son Jacob (1897–1975) built on his father’s work and became a major contributor to theoretical meteorology and practical weather forecasting.
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