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, here represented by Ingeborg Andersson and Elisabeth Dahlén.

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

This event has taken place.

Johan Nilsson, MISU oceanographer, demonstrates the Ekman Spiral. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Johan Nilsson, MISU oceanographer, demonstrates the Ekman Spiral.
 
Captive audience. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Captive audience.
 
Relatives of Walfrid Ekman. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Ingeborg Andersson and Elisabeth Dahlén, relatives of Walfrid Ekman.
 
Trying the Ekman student cap on. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Trying the Ekman student cap on.
 
Placing the student cap in the exhibition. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Placing the student cap in the exhibition.
 
Celebratory champagne. Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
Celebratory champagne.
 
The Ekman exhibit is now open, welcome! Photo: Susanne Ekman, MISU.
The Ekman exhibit is now open, welcome!
All photos courtesy of MISU, photographer Susanne Ekman.