Vagn Walfrid Ekman, famous Swedish oceanographer.
Vagn Walfrid Ekman, famous Swedish oceanographer.

Vagn Walfrid Ekman's groundbreaking work on the Ekman spiral was initiated through a meeting with Vilhelm Bjerknes and Fritjof Nansen at Stockholms högskola around 1900. The Ekman spiral and its related Ekman transport remain key concepts in physical oceanography and dynamical meteorology, used in research and thought to all students in our field.

Here a short historically-oriented presentation of Vagn Walfrid Ekman and his work on the famous Ekman spiral is given.

The lecture is followed by an opening ceremony of an Ekman exhibition at MISU, where a main asset will be the student hat of V. W. Ekman, which has generously been donated to Stockholm University by relatives of V. W. Ekman.

Refreshments will be provided after the opening ceremony.

Organisers: Johan Nilsson, Peter Lundberg, Kristofer Döös, Jonas Nycander.


Time and place

Tuesday Dec 19th, 13.00-13.30
Rossbysalen C609, Arrhenius Laboratory, 6th floor