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    Dr. Harold “Harry” Orville

    Dr. Harold “Harry” Orville

    July, 25 2011

    Professor Orville was a very fine scientist and respected by all his peers. While his contributions to the AMS are well-recognized he also served our Atmospheric Science community in many other ways..via UCAR / NCAR and the National Academies.rn I considered him a personal friend and advisor.rnProf. Tom Vonder Haar ,

    Tom Vonder Haar,  Laporte, Colorado

    July, 22 2011

    Unceasing smile, inspiring scientist, always positive, wonderful man. Blessed to have woven my career with his.

    Roger Reinking,  Longmont, Colorado

    July, 22 2011

    Dr. Orville will long be remembered for his invaluable contributions to the development of weather modification (cloud seeding) technologies. He was a splendid teacher who could take a complex subject like cloud dynamics and explain the concepts in readily understandable terms. He was the consummate professional and gentleman who was always gracious in his dealings with colleagues in the scientific community. He once came to Texas to conduct a seminar about rain enhancement, and his down-home demeanor disarmed both protagonists and antagonists alike in a way one seldom sees. Enabling others to see how they can work with Mother Nature to make life better for us all will be an enduring part of Dr. Orville's legacy.

    George Bomar,  Austin, Texas

    July, 17 2011

    We are greatful for Dr. Orville's 22+ years of membership and support of the Rapid City Cosmopolitan Club's fight against diabetes. He will be missed by all. Bob White President

    Bob White,  Rapid City, South Dakota

    June, 23 2011

    Laura and Family: I am deeply saddened to hear Dr. Orville's passing. He was more than a mentor and a teacher to me. He was a role model as a scientist who was sincere and passionate about everything he did. I learned a lot from him about cloud modeling, meteorology and doing research in general. Also, I am very thankful to him (and to you) for making me feel at home in Rapid City, which I still consider my home away from home. You are in our prayers at this very difficult time.

    Ananthakrishna Sarma,  Herndon, Virginia

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