Dr. Elmar Rudolf Reiter
1928 - 2016
Dr. Elmar R. Reiter, Professor Emeritus

February 22, 1928 - June 17, 2016

Dr. Elmar Rudolf Reiter, 88, passed away on June 17th, 2016 in Peoria, AZ. He is survived by his spouse Gabriella Reiter, three children (Bernadette, Reinhold, and Christa-Maria), and six grandchildren. Dr. Elmar Reiter was Professor Emeritus from Colorado State University, where he helped found the Atmospheric Science Department. He was a brilliant scientist and inventor. He is best known for his work regarding "jet streams" which gave rise to the algorithms used by the airlines to determine the magnitude and direction of clear air turbulence. He was also a talented artist and tenor singer. He requested that there would be no memorial or funeral service. Instead, he wished that everyone that knew him celebrate his life. He was a scientist who contributed greatly to the advancement of climate models and weather prediction systems. The family asks that donations be given, in his memory, to scholarship funds that further scientific research at CSU school of Engineering and Atmospheric Science.

If you wish to contribute to the fund go to the Colorado State University (CSU) site link https://advancing.colostate.edu/DRELMARREITER or call (970) 491-7135 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT, or by e-mail to [email protected]

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Published by Coloradoan from Jun. 23 to Jun. 29, 2016.
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It was a great opportunity to work with and get to know Elmar at the club fitness center. I will miss our conversations and his sense of humor. What a great life and family he was blessed to have.

Steve & Marion Rommel
June 26, 2016
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Reiter family. May you receive peace from God during this difficult time.
Phil 4:6,7
June 25, 2016
Belated but sincere condolences. Dr. Reiter was one of my all-time favorite teachers also. Thanks to the good doctor for communicating his passion for weather, climate, and science.
Kendal Stitzel
June 24, 2016
My sincere condolences......
Dr. Reiter was one of my all time favourite Professors. He most surely has left a legacy
that is most admirable.
Robt. Kendall
June 23, 2016
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