Definition of Bjerknes, Vilhelm in English:

Bjerknes, Vilhelm

proper noun

  • (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.


Bjerknes, Vilhelm