KENNETH H. JEHN
Kenneth H. Jehn, professor of meteorology, died in Austin
on February 5, 1980. He was 62.
Professor Jehn was born on April 10, 1917, in Paterson,
New Jersey. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Rutgers University
and his master of science degree from New York University. He joined
the faculty at The University of Texas at Austin in 1946, after serving
as a weather officer during World War II and as an instructor of meteorology
at New York University.
Active in the American Meteorological Society for 33
years, Professor Jehn's research fields included micrometeorology and
the meteorology and climatology of the Texas coastal zone. For one of
his major research projects, he used data from ocean and wind currents
to predict the movement of oil slicks. In addition, Professor Jehn was
a weather consultant for the Texas Broadcasting Company for fifteen
years and served as the first meteorologist for KTBC-TV in Austin.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on November
17, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.