Articles | Volume 2
Adv. Radio Sci., 2, 263–264, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-2-263-2004
Adv. Radio Sci., 2, 263–264, 2004
https://doi.org/10.5194/ars-2-263-2004

  27 May 2005

27 May 2005

Karl Rawer’s life and scientific achievements*

B. W. Reinisch* B. W. Reinisch
  • Environmental, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Department, Center for Atmospheric Research, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 600 Suffolk St., Lowell, MA 01854, USA
  • *Dedicated to Prof. Dr. K. Rawer on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Abstract. This laudation is given in honor of the 90th birthday of Prof. Karl Rawer. The ionosphere was discovered during Karl Rawer’s life, and he has dedicated his life to the exploration of this part of Earth’s environment. The horrible events of world wars I and II shaped his early life, but they also launched his career as one of the eminent geophysical scientists of the twentieth century.