MUNN, R.E. (TED)
B.A. MATHEMATICS 1941
Ted Munn spent the war years in Gander, Newfoundland as a weather forecaster with the Meteorological Service of Canada. Subsequently, he obtained his M.A. in Meteorology from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in Air Pollution from the University of Michigan. After a number of years as Chief Scientist in the Air Quality Research Branch of Environment Canada, Ted joined the University of Toronto in 1977 where he still teaches a graduate course on global environmental change. There was one interruption (1985-1990) when Ted was Deputy Director of an east-west think tank (IIASA) located in a Hapsburg palace just outside of Vienna.
Ted is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and has won numerous awards. He has written or edited 20 books and more than 150 papers, finding time also to edit an international journal (Boundary-Layer Meteorology) and a collection of monographs for 20 years. Currently, Ted is in the early stages of masterminding a 5-volume encyclopaedia on global environmental change.
WOULD LIKE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR:
" ...his collaboration with Soviet and other East European scientists, achieving consensus on actions that were subsequently taken regarding a number of global environmental issues (design of global environmental monitoring systems; acid rain; management of the Danube River; biosphere sustainability)."
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