Professor Lance Bosart honored as the Gal-Chen Lecturer at Oklahoma University

Professor Lance Bosart honored as the Gal-Chen Lecturer at the University of Oklahoma School of Meteorology on March 31, 2015.

The Tzvi Gal-Chen Memorial lecture series began in 1994 following the untimely death of meteorology professor Gal-Chen. The series celebrates Gal-Chen’s great knowledge of and enthusiasm for all aspects of atmospheric science. Speakers in previous years have been internationally recognized scientists such as Joanne Simpson, who was the first woman to earn a doctorate in meteorology and was at one time the president of the AMS.  

Gal-Chen obtained his undergraduate and master’s degrees in applied math and physics at Tel Aviv University in Israel, and his doctorate in atmospheric sciences at Columbia University in New York City, N.Y. He pursued his career in atmospheric research and education at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Toronto University and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Laboratory for Atmospheric Sciences in Greenbelt, Maryland before coming to Oklahoma. He was a professor in meteorology at OU for 12 years.