Jagadish Chandran Kaimal was an atmospheric physicist whose research was crucial in developing an understanding of air flow patterns close to the Earth's surface. Kaimal received multiple awards for his work in the field. He died of natural causes in Hamilton, NY, on January 25th. He was 90 years old. After receiving his B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics at Banaras Hindu University he came to the U.S. and earned a Ph.D. in Meteorology and Electrical Engineering from the University of Washington, where he met his wife, Lorraine Augusta. The family settled in Boston where Chandran worked as a meteorologist for the U.S. Air Force. In 1975 the family moved to Boulder, where Chandran joined the NOAA's Wave Propagation Laboratory and became director of the new Boulder Atmospheric Observatory. He later headed the Atmospheric Studies Program at NOAA. In his spare time Chandran led Indian cooking classes at The Peppercorn. In 1992, Chandran retired and he and his wife moved to Hamilton, NY, to live near their daughter, Padma Kaimal. Chandran is survived by his wife, Lorraine, children Padma, Narayan and Maya, their spouses, six grandchildren and one great-grandson. Donations may be made to Doctors Without Borders
Published by The Daily Camera on Feb. 7, 2021.