Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Roy "Fritz" Koerner

At times, it's easy to underestimate the impact that some of the people who walk the same halls as you do have had.

On May 26, Fritz Koerner passed away. I had the pleasure of seeing Fritz give a presentation back in October. He was engaging, friendly, lighthearted and illuminating. Few people could make glaciology as interesting as Fritz did. I didn't realize that he came up with ice core sampling, a crucial measurement strategy in determining previous climates.

RIP, Fritz.

1 comment:

Jan Triska said...

Indeed, Fritz was a true pioneeer and will be missed in the scientific community. I only had the privilege of meeting him and hearing him speak once, here at NRCan, but he made quite the impression on me.