December 19 – ”Vagn Walfrid Ekman" exhibition opening

Photo of Vagn Walfrid Ekman, taking measurements outside Bornö weather station in the 1920s.Vagn Walfrid Ekman's ground breaking work on the Ekman spiral was initiated through a meeting with Vilhelm Bjerknes and Fritjof Nansen at Stockholms högskola around 1900. The Ekman spiral and its related Ekman transport remain key concepts in physical oceanography and dynamical meteorology, used in research and thought to all students in our field.

Time: 13.00–13.30, December 19th
Place: Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor

Here, a short historically-oriented presentation of Vagn Walfrid Ekman and his work on the famous Ekman spiral is given. The lecture is followed by an opening ceremony of an Ekman exhibition at MISU, where a main asset will be the student hat of V. W. Ekman, which has generously been donated to Stockholm University by relatives of V. W. Ekman.

Refreshments will be provided after the opening ceremony.

Organisers: Johan Nilsson, Peter Lundberg, Kristofer Döös, Jonas Nycander.

Best regards,
Susanne Ekman




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