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
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Published by Coloradoan from Jun. 23 to Jun. 29, 2016.